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20 Sep 2017 description

by Reuters
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 08:14 GMT

By Krishna N. Das and Rupam Jain

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh/NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar's military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in neighbouring India.

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20 Sep 2017 description

"We used to easily be able to harvest three crops a year. Now we can barely harvest a single crop," says one farmer

By Rina Chandran

NAGAPATTINAM, India, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vinod Kumar remembers a time, not so long ago, when the fields in his village in the southern state of Tamil Nadu were green all year round.

His family lived comfortably from its farmland of just over 2 acres (0.8 hectares), growing vegetables, coconuts and millet irrigated by the Cauvery river and the rain.

20 Sep 2017 description
report Government of India

Heavy rains coupled with thunder and lightning lashed Mumbai Tuesday afternoon, slowing down movement of vehicular traffic and suburban trains.

Rains continued through the night till Wednesday morning. The city is fearing a repeat of the massive floods last month that brought Mumbai to a halt as most part of the city went under floodwaters and slush.

20 Sep 2017 description

by Rina Chandran

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A mobile phone app is the latest tool for campaigners seeking to end child marriage in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, where nearly two-thirds of girls in some of its rural areas are married before the legal age of 18.

The app, Bandhan Tod, was developed by Gender Alliance - a collective of more than 270 charities in Bihar focused on gender rights - and launched this week by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi. It is backed by the United Nations Population Fund.

19 Sep 2017 description

18 septembre 2017 – L'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) a annoncé lundi qu'elle allait lancer une nouvelle stratégie début octobre avec pour objectif de réduire de 90% le nombre de morts dus au choléra d'ici à 2030 dans le monde.

Selon les dernières estimations de l'OMS, il y a près de 95.000 décès liés au choléra dans le monde, pour environ 2,9 millions de cas suspects. La plupart de ces cas sont enregistrés en Inde et au Bangladesh.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Government of India

A petition has been filed with India's Supreme Court, challenging the government's plan to deport as many as 40,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar.

The top court began hearing the plea Monday.

The government said in a statement to the court that the Rohingya are "illegal" immigrants and some of them pose "a very serious and potential threat to the national security of India."

The lawyer representing the Rohingya said the Indian constitution "provides equal rights and liberty to every person," including non-citizens.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Government of India

A day after torrential rain wreaked havoc across Kerala, there was a general respite from heavy showers on Monday.

However, some high range areas and interior parts of the southern state continued to receive heavy rains for the second consecutive day, causing uprooting of trees and traffic snarls on roads.

Meanwhile, the Southern naval command at Kochi is on high alert to face any contingency arising because of incessant rains in the state in recent days.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Government of India
  1. Highlights of Situation report given by SEOCs

As per situation report received from SEOCs, during last 24 hours due to heavy rainfall the following damages have been reported:

i. Assam: District affected 01, Human lives lost-Nil.

ii. Uttar Pradesh: District affected 01, Human lives lost -Nil.

  1. Forecasting:

a) CWC

18 Sep 2017 description

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund two grants totalling $6.011 million to two agencies for providing relief to flood victims in Bihar, India.

17 Sep 2017 description
report Government of India
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  1. Highlights of Situation report given by SEOCs

As per situation report received from SEOCs, during last 24 hours due to heavy rainfall the following damages have been reported:

i. Assam: District affected 01, Human lives lost-Nil.

ii. Uttar Pradesh: District affected 01, Human lives lost Nil.

  1. Forecasting:

a) CWC

16 Sep 2017 description
report RAND Corporation

Heat waves—prolonged periods of abnormally hot weather—can be deadly events, especially for vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, the chronically ill, and infants. Historically, heat waves have been responsible for large numbers of deaths; the most notorious recent events are the European 2003 and Russian 2010 heat waves, in which tens of thousands died. And, as a result of climate change, these events are projected to become more frequent, more intense, and lengthier, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Government of Odisha has approved plans for scaling up feeding fortified rice to children through the government school feeding programme (Mid-day Meals) in 14 tribal districts. This decision is based on WFP’s successful pilots in the states on rice fortification

  • A supply chain assessment mission in Odisha State was completed successfully and recommendations were shared with the state government. The mission report is now finalized and is under publication.

15 Sep 2017 description
report Government of India

Highlights of the past week

  • The monsoon trough was close to foothills of Himalayas or north of its normal position during the week.

  • South Peninsula region received above normal rainfall (26% above the Long Period Average (LPA)) during the week.

  • All the sub-divisions of northeast India the week

15 Sep 2017 description
report Government of India

India's aid to Bangladesh for help in tackling the Rohingya refugee crisis has started arriving where its needed the most in tonnes. These materials include food, water, clothes and shelter building supplies and are proving to be a blessing for those who have been left without a place to call home.

India has sent 53 tonnes of relief materials to Bangladesh for Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, who poured into the country following the ethnic violence in the neighbouring Buddhist-majority nation. India will provide 7,000 tonnes of relief materials to Bangladesh.