Sunday, 15 May, 2022
TopicCyclone Yaas

Topic: Cyclone Yaas

Encephalitis, Covid, Yaas: Bihar litchi farmers face crisis after crisis, ‘50% losses’ for 3 yrs

Bihar is largest producer of litchi in India, with over 45,000 small and marginal farmers engaged in cultivating the fruit. State accounts for annual production of 3-4 lakh tonnes.

Hit by Covid, cyclone & high fuel price, India’s fishing industry finds itself marooned

Stakeholders say the lockdown-induced restrictions on market times have led to a drop in prices & demand, while cyclones have damaged boats & other infrastructure.

Central team to visit West Bengal to assess damage caused by Cyclone Yaas

The very severe Cyclone Yaas made a landfall in Odisha on 26 May and affected a large part of Odisha and West Bengal.

It was a ‘big BJP team, I was alone’: Mamata on why she skipped cyclone review meet with PM

On the Centre's decision to recall the state chief secretary, Mamata says she will take legal recourse if needed; asks PM not to 'humiliate' her.

‘Shameful’: Union ministers launch coordinated Twitter attack on Mamata for making Modi wait

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee didn't join PM Modi's review meeting while the latter waited for 30 minutes. She met the PM later for a few minutes.

Mamata skips cyclone meeting with Modi, TMC says Suvendu Adhikari’s presence upset her

Mamata Banerjee demands Rs 20,000 cr relief in separate meet with PM, says she 'didn't know' of other meeting and had scheduled engagements. BJP calls her move 'petty politics'.

Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi, submits report on damages caused by Cyclone Yaas in Bengal

PM Modi had earlier flown to Odisha to review the post-cyclone situation before heading to West Bengal, where the storm wreaked havoc in the coastal districts.

PM Modi, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik hold review meeting on impact of Cyclone Yaas

PM Modi advised concerned agencies to ensure normal life is restored in the affected areas. He will also conduct an aerial survey of the affected parts of Odisha and Bengal.

Bengal CM Mamata to hold review meeting with Modi on impact of cyclone Yaas during his visit

Banerjee, along with Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, is scheduled to undertake an aerial survey of the cyclone-hit areas in Purba Medinipur, South & North 24 Parganas Friday.

Ready to support Cyclone Yaas response efforts in India, says UN

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' spokesperson said cyclone preparedness measures have been activated and food stocks have been prepositioned.

On Camera

YourTurn

Do those viral ‘36 questions’ actually lead to finding love? Here’s what we know

To answer the question of whether the '36 questions' is a scientific hoax or not, we need to go back to the original research paper.
Congress leader P. Chidambaram addresses a press conference at the 'Chintan Shivir' in Udaipur | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

30 years after liberalisation, Congress calls for economic reset at ‘Chintan Shivir’

Former finance minister Chidambaram called it a ‘step forward post-liberalisation’. It’s significant because it was a Congress government that brought in liberalisation in 1991.   

Defence

File photo of Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif speaking in the National Assembly | ANI

India expects ‘nothing dramatic’ from new Pakistan govt, ‘terror must stop for normalisation’

With Shehbaz Sharif government in power now, there's speculation that ties between India and Pakistan, which worsened after Balakot air strike, could see major improvement.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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