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17 Oct 2017 description
report Government of India

The garden city of Bangalore has received its highest rainfall this monsoon, breaking all the previous records, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

The city recorded around 1615mm of rainfall this year, crossing the previous record of 1606mm rain in 2005. This caused misery to the residents to Bangalore as the rains claimed over 10 lives .

However on Monday Bangaloreans had some respite from rain as the showers stopped till evening following which the municipal corporation undertook the pothole filling process.

16 Oct 2017 description

Summary

Open defecation represents a major social and health burden for individuals, families and societies. India alone accounts for approximately 60 per cent of the global population defecating in the open, with the majority residing in rural India. Open defecation spreads diseases such as diarrhoea, schistosomiasis and trachoma and results in stunting and malnutrition of children. It can be dangerous and represent an affront to the dignity of vulnerable groups such as women, adolescent girls, the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

16 Oct 2017 description

This policy brief, from the CDKN Raising Risk Awareness initiative, identifies how climate change attribution science can help to mitigate future extreme heat events and address the needs of those most affected.

16 Oct 2017 description

This policy brief, from the CDKN Raising Risk Awareness initiative, identifies the key causes of Chennai’s 2015 extreme rainfall and gives a number of recommendations for building urban resilience in the area.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Government of India

Government is investing Rs 50,000 crore for a period of five years to develop complete irrigation supply chain, water resources, distribution network and farm-level application solutions to achieve the target of providing water for every farm

13 Oct 2017 description
report Government of India

**Dr Jitendra Singh to be Chief Guest at the Valedictory Session of the four-day Exercise tomorrow **

As a part of the first “Bay of Bengal Initiative For Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Corporation (BIMSTEC), Disaster Management Exercise - 2017, a Joint Field Training Exercise on Flood Rescue was conducted here today at the Yamuna Barrage, Wazirabad, in which the delegates & rescue teams of all the seven member nations of BIMSTEC group participated with great enthusiasm.

09 Oct 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The states of Assam and Manipur experienced flooding for the third time after the DREF allocation was approved.

Although there is no change in the geographical coverage of floods or in the total number of deaths reported during the third round of floods, most of the operational areas were cut off until the last week of August. Currently, sporadic rainfall is still reported in the operational area in Assam and flood water levels were raised once again in early September.

09 Oct 2017 description
report Government of India

Let no child suffer from any vaccine-preventable disease: Prime Minister

Improving the health status of children of our country is amongst the top priorities of the Government: Sh J P Nadda

06 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

By Anjana Pasricha

NEW DELHI —

As India’s financial capital, Mumbai, reeled under swirling floodwaters in August after it was lashed with more rain in 12 hours than it receives in two weeks, the inevitable question followed: Are such events being increasingly triggered by climate change?

A new study gives an answer. It says extreme rainfall events that lead to widespread flooding, and have risen threefold across a vast swath of Central India since 1950, are the result of rapid warming of the Arabian Sea.

05 Oct 2017 description
report Government of India

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that decisions on immigrants were taken by the executive on a "case to case basis" keeping in mind a variety of factors and there cannot be any comparison between the move on Rohingyas vis-a-vis immigrants who had fled persecution in Bangladesh and Pakistan.

The reply comes on a petition filed by two Rohingya refugees challenging the government's move to deport them.

04 Oct 2017 description

More than 20 million people across Bihar in eastern India are suffering as a result of the worst flood to hit the state in recent decades. With Assam, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal also coming under the deluge this year, over 30 million people in India have been affected by the flood.

04 Oct 2017 description
report Times of India

PUNE: Widespread extreme rain events, like the one that flooded Mumbai on August 29 this year, have tripled between 1950 and 2015 across central India, says a study by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorologypublished in Nature Communications on Tuesday.

The rise comes in the backdrop of decreasing monsoon rain in the region, making such events 'catastrophic', the study says.

03 Oct 2017 description
report Times of India

NEW DELHI: Cases of diarrhoea among children living in non-open defecation free (ODF) villages are 46% higher in comparison to ODF ones, findings of a study conducted for the drinking water and sanitation ministry showed.