Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicNational Disaster Response Force

Topic: National Disaster Response Force

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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PM Modi at Leh, accompanied by CDS Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General MM Naravane | Twitter @bjp4india

Modi govt must utilise the pause period in CDS Rawat’s replacement and fine-tune the role

Two aspects deserve a closer look: Should India continue with the triple-hatted appointment of the CDS? What should be the scope of their operational mandate?

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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