Monday, 3 October, 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.

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SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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