Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicNational Disaster Response Force

Topic: National Disaster Response Force

Methi in water, diet counselling, 4 am runs — NDRF on mission to become a lean rescue machine

Efforts part of fitness drive aimed at bringing down BMI of 14,000 NDRF personnel across all 12 battalions. Some have lost over 11 kg in 40 days. Struggle is 'worth it', they say.

Winds, narrow gorge & unsteady trolleys: Why Jharkhand ropeway rescue turned into 44-hr mission

More than 76 people were trapped after cable car malfunction Sunday. Rescue operation involving 200 personnel from Army, Air Force, ITBP, NDRF & state forces came to a close Tuesday.

NDRF increases relief and rescue teams to 100 in the wake of impending Cyclone Tauktae

These teams are being mobilised for deployment in the coastal regions of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra.

Time to train for high-altitude flood water rescue ops, says NDRF chief after Chamoli tragedy

NDRF chief SN Pradhan says they will establish 3 battalions in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, J&K to deal with snow avalanches & high-speed floods, and another in Delhi-NCR.

Rescue operations in Chamoli to continue till last victim reached, says NDRF commandant

The NDRF commandant also said the muck-clearing exercise at Tapovan tunnel may take months, if not a year.

Mumbai building crash: Crowds in already congested Dongri area hamper rescue efforts

The crowded, narrow lanes in Dongri has slowed down the pace of rescue efforts as civic authorities struggle to access the crash site in Mumbai.

How a tweet by an Arunachal Pradesh MP created flood scare in northeast

Ninong Ering’s tweet implied that a barrier dam created on Yarlung Tsanpo as a result of landslide in Tibet would cause floods in Arunachal and Assam.

Army gets dragged into Kerala flood politics as CPM and RSS fight over who’s doing more

RSS alleges state govt is interfering with Army’s operations; ruling CPI(M) insists it has been appreciated by rescue forces, while RSS is ‘spreading lies’.

On Camera

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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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