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29 Jan 2018 description
report Government of India

Pulse Polio drops were administered to children below five years of age across the country today on the National Immunisation Day.

President Ram Nath Kovind launched the countrywide pulse polio programme for the year yesterday by administering polio drops to a child at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

As a part of the drive, more than 17 crore children of less than five years across the country will be given polio drops to maintain the country's polio-free status

22 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

Foreign Secretary of India Dr S. Jaishankar is undertaking an official visit to Myanmar on December 20, 2017.

During the visit, he called on State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Union Minister in State Counsellor's Office U Kyaw Tint Swe and Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye. All matters relating to bilateral cooperation, including follow up on decisions taken during recent visit of Prime Minister of India to Myanmar, as well as matters pertaining to Rakhine State were discussed during these meetings.

22 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

Simulates disaster scenarios to assess preparedness and response

NEW DELHI, THURSDAY: A State-level mock exercise on earthquake was conducted by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in Haryana on Thursday for assessing the preparedness and response mechanism of the State Government in a disaster situation. The exercise was conducted in collaboration with the Haryana State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA).

11 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

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Ministry of Defence

‘OP Sahayam’ of Southern Naval Command persisted for the tenth day on 09 Dec 17 over Southeast Arabian Sea and L& M islands. Ten ships and all aircraft have continued the search and rescue (SAR) operations with same zeal to bring succour to fishing community and sea farers. In the past 72 hours, search area was increased up to the coast of Maldives. However, no stranded boats, fishermen or floating bodies have been found in this duration.

08 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

Yesterday’s Depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved north-northwestwards, intensified into a Deep Depression in the early morning of today. It lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 08th December, 2017 over westcentral Bay of Bengal near Latitude 15.0 ºN and Longitude 86.8 ºE, about 510 km south-southeast of Gopalpur and 610 km eastsoutheast of Machilipatnam. It is likely to maintain intensity of deep depression for about 12 hrs and weaken gradually into a depression during subsequent 12 hrs.

07 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

Yesterday’s Depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved north-northwestwards and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 07th December, 2017 near Latitude 12.0º N and Longitude 88.0 ºE, about 870 km southeast of Gopalpur and 875 km to the eastsoutheast of Machillipatnam. The system is very likely to move north-northwestwards and reach north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts around 9th December morning. The system is likely to intensify further into a deep depression during next 24 hours.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

The Depression over southeast Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood moved north-northwestwards and lay centred at 1730 hrs IST of today, the 06 December, 2017 near Latitude 9.8º N and Longitude 88.0 ºE, about 1020 km to the east-southeast of Machillipatnam and 1100 km south-southeast of Gopalpur. The system is very likely to move north-northwestwards and reach north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts around 8th December evening. The system is likely to intensify further into a deep depression during next 36 hours.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

The Government of India, through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and with the assistance of National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) has developed the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Tools for India under National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project assisted by the World Bank. The objective of these tools is to establish a standardized mechanism based on scientific approach for conducting post disaster needs assessment for recovery and reconstruction.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

The Government of India, through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and with the assistance of National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) has developed the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Tools for India under National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project assisted by the World Bank. The objective of these tools is to establish a standardized mechanism based on scientific approach for conducting post disaster needs assessment for recovery and reconstruction.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

The Government of India, through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and with the assistance of National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) has developed the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Tools for India under National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project assisted by the World Bank. The objective of these tools is to establish a standardized mechanism based on scientific approach for conducting post disaster needs assessment for recovery and reconstruction.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

Rainfall Forecast issued by India Meteorological Department for today and tomorrow indicate that Heavy rainfall is likely in North Konkan North Madhya Maharashtra and Gujarat State during the next 24 hrs in association with Ockhi Cyclone which is likely to cross the coast near Surat. Likely formation of a depression in Bay of Bengal with associated heavy rainfalls in North Coastal Andhra Pradesh and South Odisha on December 07 and 08, 2017.

05 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

Even as Indian Navy's search and rescue(SAR) operations are in full swing for the fifth day on 04 Dec 17, the Navy Day, over Southeast Arabian Sea and L& M islands in the aftermath of Very Severe Cyclonic Storm 'OCKHI'. Eight naval ships, including frontline ships from Western Naval Command INS Chennai, Kolkata and Trikand, were deployed for rendering assistance to the affected islands. In addition, all aircraft at the disposal of Southern Naval Command, including long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft P8I of Eastern Naval Command, were deployed throughout the day.

03 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

PRESS RELEASE - 6

Time of issue: 1300 hours IST Dated: 03-12-2017

Sub:

(i) Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over eastcentral and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea

(ii) Well marked low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal

(i) Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over eastcentral & adjoining southeast Arabian Sea

03 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

PRESS RELEASE - 5

Time of issue: 1000 hours IST Dated: 03-12-2017

Sub: Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over southeast and adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea