Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicDisaster Management Act

Topic: Disaster Management Act

Not IAS rules but Modi govt issues show cause notice to Bengal chief secy under disaster law

While Centre can't unilaterally initiate disciplinary proceedings against an IAS officer posted with a state govt, it has instead used NDMA under which anyone can be tried for non-compliance of orders.

Either be accountable or revoke DMA — Centre can’t keep blaming states for Covid

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India kept improvising during coronavirus. Age of Pandemics needs a new public health law

An up-to-date legal framework will ensure there is no misuse of police power and human rights are protected. India can't tackle next pandemic with a 19th-century law.

Existence of NDRF doesn’t bar creation of PM CARES for voluntary donations: Centre tells SC

A petition filed by the Centre for Public Interest Litigation says that NDRF has not been utilised by the authorities and the PM CARES Fund has been set up instead.

Why ‘family elder’ Modi, and not aggressive Amit Shah, is govt’s face in Covid-19 fight

Covid-19 pandemic is a crisis in which the government must reach out and bring everyone together. Amit Shah's combative image might not work.

Noida authorities seek donations from residents to help fight Covid-19 crisis

The District Magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar also ordered landlords to postpone rent collection from daily wagers.

Modi govt is using two laws to tackle coronavirus spread. But one of them needs changes

While govt is using Disaster Management Act and 1897 Epidemic Diseases Act in tandem to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, experts say India needs a modern public health law.

These are the two laws Modi govt has invoked to tackle coronavirus. But it’s not enough

The Disaster Management Act, 2005, and the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 are innovative, but they still fall short of comprehensibly dealing with outbreaks.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

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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