Articles about National Disaster Management Authority

Assam floods: 4 more deaths take death toll to 18

22 May 2022

India
Assam floods: 4 more deaths take death toll to 18

As the flood water entered new areas in Assam, four more deaths were reported on Saturday, taking the total death toll to 18.

TN: 4 workers trapped in stone quarry, rescue operation underway

15 May 2022

India
TN: 4 workers trapped in stone quarry, rescue operation underway

At least four workers have been trapped in a quarry in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district since Saturday night, reported NDTV.

Heatwave: Experts suggest COVID-like surveillance for old, vulnerable people

28 Apr 2022

India
Heatwave: Experts suggest COVID-like surveillance for old, vulnerable people

An early heatwave that has engulfed India has spurred leading experts to call for COVID-like surveillance of the old and vulnerable.

COVID-19 death compensation: SC fixes timelines for filing of claims

11 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19 death compensation: SC fixes timelines for filing of claims

The Centre announced on Monday the Supreme Court has set certain timelines for the submission of claims for the ex gratia compensation of COVID-19 deaths by affected families.

Centre seeks extension for ex-gratia compensation to COVID-19 victims' kin

21 Jul 2021

India
Centre seeks extension for ex-gratia compensation to COVID-19 victims' kin

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has sought an extension of four more weeks to frame guidelines for financial compensation to the kin of those who died of COVID-19.

Lightning strikes jump by 34%; experts point to climate change

20 Jul 2021

India
Lightning strikes jump by 34%; experts point to climate change

India saw 18.5 million lightning strikes between April 2020 and March 2021, marking a significant jump of 34% from the 13.8 million strikes that occurred over the corresponding period in the previous year.

Cyclone Nivar to hit Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday: Details here

23 Nov 2020

India
Cyclone Nivar to hit Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday: Details here

South coastal Andhra Pradesh is expected to be hit by Cyclone Nivar by Wednesday, November 25. On Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that the depression is still 600 km south-southeast of Puducherry.

Visakhapatnam: Gas leak at pharma plant claims two lives

30 Jun 2020

India
Visakhapatnam: Gas leak at pharma plant claims two lives

In a terrible piece of news, two workers died and four were hospitalized after harmful gas leaked from a factory in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam around midnight on Monday. The incident was reported from the Sainor Life Sciences pharmaceutical company.

Chandrababu Naidu's crowded welcome in Andhra Pradesh sparks political row

26 May 2020

Politics
Chandrababu Naidu's crowded welcome in Andhra Pradesh sparks political row

After spending two months at his Jubilee Hills residence, Hyderabad, in neighboring Telangana, former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu returned to the state on Monday, only to spark a major controversy.

Cyclone Amphan becomes 'extremely severe storm'; Odisha, Bengal on alert

18 May 2020

India
Cyclone Amphan becomes 'extremely severe storm'; Odisha, Bengal on alert

After brewing over the South Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Amphan has now intensified into an "extremely severe storm" and is likely to turn into a "super cyclonic storm" on Monday.

Nationwide lockdown extended till May 31; here are the guidelines

17 May 2020

India
Nationwide lockdown extended till May 31; here are the guidelines

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Sunday directed the central and state governments to extend the nationwide lockdown till May 31.

After Vizag gas leak, government issues guidelines for restarting industries

10 May 2020

India
After Vizag gas leak, government issues guidelines for restarting industries

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Saturday issued guidelines for the reopening of industries after the nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

GSK recalls popular antacid Zinetac amid concerns over cancer-causing substance

26 Sep 2019

Business
GSK recalls popular antacid Zinetac amid concerns over cancer-causing substance

Amid an ongoing probe into Ranitidine's reported cancer-causing impurities, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited (GSK) has recalled Ranitidine-based antacid Zinetac (150mg and 300mg) in India and other markets.

Meghalaya: Air Force transports heavy-duty pumps to rescue trapped miners

28 Dec 2018

India
Meghalaya: Air Force transports heavy-duty pumps to rescue trapped miners

A day after National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel found a foul smell emanating from the rat hole coal-mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners are trapped, authorities have stepped up rescue efforts.

Kerala: 373 dead, 87 injured due to rains, floods, landslides

21 Aug 2018

India
Kerala: 373 dead, 87 injured due to rains, floods, landslides

Rains, floods, and landslides in Kerala have killed 373 people since May 30, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said today.

"Floods may kill more than 16,000 in next 10 years"

20 Aug 2018

India
"Floods may kill more than 16,000 in next 10 years"

Just as Kerala is reeling from the worst floods it faced in 80 years, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has predicted that 16,000 may lose their lives in floods in the next ten years. Further, it said property worth Rs. 47,000 crore will be lost.

These 16 states may receive heavy rainfall this week

12 Aug 2018

India
These 16 states may receive heavy rainfall this week

The National Disaster Management Authority on Saturday said that in the next two days, 16 states may get heavy to very heavy rainfall.

TN: Disaster management drill goes wrong, student falls to death

13 Jul 2018

India
TN: Disaster management drill goes wrong, student falls to death

In a shocking incident, a 19-year-old BBA student in Coimbatore died when she was pushed from the second floor during a disaster preparedness drill yesterday.

India to witness intense summer, temperatures already at a high

01 Mar 2018

India
India to witness intense summer, temperatures already at a high

Indians, brace for a particularly intense summer this time. Met officials have warned that temperatures in many places in the north, west and center can increase from the normal by over 1 degree Celsius.

"Typhoon-like" rains lash Mumbai, heaviest downpour in years expected

29 Aug 2017

India
"Typhoon-like" rains lash Mumbai, heaviest downpour in years expected

Mumbai has been inundated due to continuous downpour since yesterday morning which has only gotten worse.

Assam floods: 5 dead, over 17 lakh remain affected

14 Jul 2017

India
Assam floods: 5 dead, over 17 lakh remain affected

Nearly five people lost their lives and over 17 lakh remain affected as the flood situation deteriorated in Assam.

59% areas in India vulnerable to moderate to severe earthquakes

22 Sep 2016

India
59% areas in India vulnerable to moderate to severe earthquakes

Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Venkaiah Naidu released a seismic zone map developed by the National Disaster Management Authority and the Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council.