Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicUttarakhand floods

Topic: Uttarakhand floods

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. 

IPCC has a clear warning for India, flood forecasting needs some speed in it

Until we find the answers to climate change that can ease flooding, a nation-wide implementation of state-of-the-art flood forecasting systems is the only way to go.

Recent flash flood in Uttarakhand had nothing to do with Char Dham project, Centre tells SC

In a letter, the chairman of the court-appointed High Powered Committee Ravi Chopra had attributed the Uttarakhand flash flood to the Rs 12,000-crore road project.

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.

Uttarakhand govt to probe Chamoli flood, study glaciers through satellite, says minister

Irrigation Minister Satpal Maharaj said govt is 'concerned over the way glaciers are melting', will form department to monitor all the glaciers through satellite.

How Chamoli flood brings back focus on nuclear device IB-CIA operation lost at Nanda Devi

In episode 683 of 'Cut the Clutter', Shekhar Gupta narrates a story from the messy world of spying in the Himalayas, one which entails espionage during the Cold War.

Caught between SC & Centre, 24 Uttarakhand hydel projects stuck on paper after 2013 floods

Despite 31 Supreme Court hearings and 3 government committee reports, a clear policy on hydroelectricity projects (HEPs) in Uttarakhand has remained elusive. 

13 more bodies, a blanket and a phone — snapshots from 8th day of rescue ops in Uttarakhand

Security forces & administration have set up ways to get people & supplies across Rishi Ganga & Dhauliganga rivers, such as a temporary bridge and a ropeway.

Eight bodies recovered from Tapovan tunnel, Uttarakhand flood death toll rises to 46

The bodies have been kept at a temporary mortuary built in Tapovan, officials said. 158 people from the disaster remain missing.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.