Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: NDRF

‘Never seen floods like this before’ — 134 dead, 21 lakh hit as 22 Assam districts battle deluge

NDRF carrying out relief operations in Silchar, which is now mostly underwater, but many families still in need of essentials. Officials say operations to go on for another few days.

At annual meet of Disaster Response Force, pat on the back from Amit Shah & roadmap for future

Several top officers were present at NDRF's 'Annual Conference on Capacity Building for Disaster Response', including BSF's Pankaj Kumar Singh & NSG's M.A. Ganapathy.

IPS officer Sheel Vardhan Singh to head CISF, Atul Karwal appointed new NDRF chief

Singh currently holds the post of Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau and Karwal is the director at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad.

Prepare for worst-case scenario, NDRF chief tells Bengal & Odisha govt as Cyclone Yaas brews

NDRF chief S N Pradhan has urged authorities to adopt an over-preparing approach and carry out evacuation even in the least vulnerable places.

Army, CAPFs, ITBP—all reported on Covid duty. Where is NDRF, India’s disaster response force?

The authorities need to understand that disaster does not mean just a building collapse, cloud burst or flood. The NDRF needs to move beyond this.

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.

Drones, radars, remote cameras — Uttarakhand floods rescue effort is India’s most hi-tech yet

Radars, remote cameras and antennae have been sourced from DRDO and CSIR, and start-ups were contacted for hi-tech drones.

Four bodies recovered from hydropower plant site in Chamoli, over 50 still missing  

Two of the bodies have been identified. The bodies were retrieved by teams of NDRF, SDRF, ITBP and the Army in a multi-agency operation. 

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa meets PM Modi in Delhi, seeks early release of NDRF funds

Karnataka Chief Minister Yediyurappa also discussed various developmental issues pertaining to the state and invited PM to inaugurate the Bengaluru Tech Summit virtually.

12 killed in Odisha as rains flood Mahanadi, over 4 lakh affected

Over 3.83 lakh people in 552 villages are marooned, while 2,757 houses have been damaged and 18,534 people have been evacuated, officials said.

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File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.