Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: NDMA

Ranitidine off essential meds list but India still sells ‘cancer-causing’ antacid shunned by world

Known as Rantac and Zantac in India, ranitidine is still a heartburn go-to. But several countries suspended its sale in 2020 after it was found to contain cancer-causing compound.

Can’t rely on hydropower in long run, says NDMA in report examining Chamoli disaster

In February 2021, a flood in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli killed 80 people. A year later, NDMA report says many hydropower plants set up in Himalayan region located in 'environmentally fragile' area. 

Need to scale up disaster management as climate change accelerates, says NDMA member secretary

The NDMA is India’s apex body for disaster management and gets into action during floods, droughts, heatwaves, cyclones, and six other types of disaster events. With the frequency of such events increasing, Kishore said disaster management services are now needed on a larger scale. 

NDMA recommends Rs 50,000 ex-gratia to kin of Covid victims, Modi govt informs SC

The monetary assistance will be provided only if the cause of death is certified as Covid as per the guidelines issued by the Union health ministry and ICMR, the Centre says.

SubscriberWrites: Effective mechanism needed for providing ex-gratia to families of Covid victims

Ex-gratia will affect the country’s finances, therefore, it is important to come up with policies that help beneficiaries and also don’t harm economy further, writes Srimant Mishra.

NDMA ‘failed to perform duty’: SC gives it 6 weeks to decide ex gratia for Covid victims’ kin

The Supreme Court said the 'reasonable amount' to be provided to the Covid victims' families is left to the 'wisdom of the national authority'.

SC directs NDMA to issue guidelines for providing ex-gratia to kin of Covid victims

The court also asked Centre to simplify the process of issuance of death certificates for Covid fatalities and fix the minimum standard of amount to be paid to the beneficiaries.

PM has no individual powers under NDMA. Notice to Alapan Bandyopadhyay questionable

No part of the functions of the NDMA includes the giving of directions, leave alone requiring individuals to attend meetings at the cost of incarceration.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
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.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

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.