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  • COP26 | Who will finance loss and damage? Oct 29, 2021 04:31 PM IST

    COP26 | Who will finance loss and damage?

    The contentious issue of funding loss and damage is no longer on the official negotiating agenda for COP 26, but that has not deterred the group of 45 nations, including civil society, from renewing their call for funding for loss and damage at the summit 

  • A look at the growing number of natural disasters around the world Jul 13, 2021 07:08 PM IST

    A look at the growing number of natural disasters around the world

    Heavy rains triggered flash floods in parts of Himachal Pradesh and the Jammu region on July 12, disrupting normal life. Flood swept away buildings and cars at tourist spots. In the first twenty years of this century, natural disasters killed 60,000 people on average per year.

  • Not just COVID: Earthquakes, typhoons pose threat at Tokyo Olympics Jul 12, 2021 11:14 AM IST

    Not just COVID: Earthquakes, typhoons pose threat at Tokyo Olympics

    Japan sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches throughout southeast Asia and across the Pacific Basin. The country is also home to numerous active volcanos and is regularly hit by typhoons in the season that runs from around May to October, peaking in August and September.

  • Earthquake of magnitude 4.1 strikes Andaman and Nicobar Islands Feb 15, 2021 10:37 PM IST

    Earthquake of magnitude 4.1 strikes Andaman and Nicobar Islands

    The earthquake occurred at 7:23 pm on February 15 and its epicenter was 258 km south-southeast (SSE) of Portblair.

  • In Pics | As Nisarga strikes, a look at major cyclones that hit the country in the past Jun 03, 2020 09:30 PM IST

    In Pics | As Nisarga strikes, a look at major cyclones that hit the country in the past

    In the past few years, cyclones have caused heavy damages in various parts of our country, with eastern India suffering the most.

  • In Pics | Five million people internally displaced in India due to natural disasters Jun 03, 2020 06:34 PM IST

    In Pics | Five million people internally displaced in India due to natural disasters

    A global report on internal displacement has compiled the extent of damage caused and the number of people affected.

  • Cyclone Amphan | All you need to know about Super Cyclonic Storms and how deadly it can be May 20, 2020 01:38 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan | All you need to know about Super Cyclonic Storms and how deadly it can be

    Cyclone Amphan, which has now turned into an ‘extremely severe storm’ may intensify further into a ‘super cyclonic storm’.

  • Cyclone Titli death toll rises to 61 Oct 20, 2018 04:30 PM IST

    Cyclone Titli death toll rises to 61

    The state government had submitted a preliminary report to the Centre on the damage caused by the cyclone, seeking Rs 1,000 crore as interim assistance.

  • The Podcast Weekender - The  Forbes India Rich List, the enigma of Elon Musk, crowdsourcing disaster relief, and much more Oct 05, 2018 07:31 PM IST

    The Podcast Weekender - The Forbes India Rich List, the enigma of Elon Musk, crowdsourcing disaster relief, and much more

    Here's a playlist of the best podcasts covering various events over the week.

  • TN sends 256 transformers, 40,000 power meters to flood-hit Kerala Aug 25, 2018 08:20 PM IST

    TN sends 256 transformers, 40,000 power meters to flood-hit Kerala

    A total of 42 types of relief materials, including rice, grains, medicines and essentials worth Rs 4 crore has also been sent.

  • Kerala floods: Why incessant rains are not the only reason for the devastation Aug 17, 2018 08:36 PM IST

    Kerala floods: Why incessant rains are not the only reason for the devastation

    Incursions into catchment areas of rivers that have dried up and mountainous areas have rendered settlements in their vicinity vulnerable to vagaries of nature.

  • Landslides in northern Thailand kill seven; houses, roads damaged Jul 28, 2018 02:55 PM IST

    Landslides in northern Thailand kill seven; houses, roads damaged

    Landslides and flooding in Thailand usually occur during the May-November rainy season.

  • 4 killed, 25 injured as huge rock rolls down waterfall in J&K's Reasi Jul 15, 2018 05:25 PM IST

    4 killed, 25 injured as huge rock rolls down waterfall in J&K's Reasi

    According to preliminary information, a loose rock rolled down through the waterfall, killing four people on the spot and injuring 25.

  • No hurry to hike, says former Fed chief Ben Bernanke Oct 06, 2015 07:47 AM IST

    No hurry to hike, says former Fed chief Ben Bernanke

    With the Fed considering a rate hike that would be the first in nine years, he said it's not evident that monetary policy is too easy because inflation is so low and full employment is only starting to emerge.

  • RBI may cut repo to 4 year low; caution against inflation Sep 28, 2015 12:49 PM IST

    RBI may cut repo to 4 year low; caution against inflation

    The RBI is also likely to err on the side of caution as US interest rates are expected to rise by the end of this year for the first time since 2006, potentially putting pressure on emerging market currencies, including the rupee.

  • ADB to double annual climate financing to USD 6 bn by 2020 Sep 25, 2015 09:24 PM IST

    ADB to double annual climate financing to USD 6 bn by 2020

    Six of the 10 nations most vulnerable to climate change in 2013 are in Asia-Pacific (Philippines, Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Lao PDR, Vietnam).

  • US backs India‘s bid for permanent UNSC seat Sep 23, 2015 11:53 AM IST

    US backs India‘s bid for permanent UNSC seat

    The US also commended India‘s leadership in evacuating foreign nationals including US citizens, from conflict in Yemen, as well as cooperation between the US and India on providing post-earthquake relief in Nepal.

  • Maha Cabinet panel on drought to table report today Sep 16, 2015 07:59 AM IST

    Maha Cabinet panel on drought to table report today

    The committee will put forth its report and recommendations in the cabinet meeting tomorrow and final decision on declaring scarcity in drought-hit talukas in the state will be taken soon, Khadse told reporters here.

  • Drought to cut India's summer-sown corn output by 15% Sep 15, 2015 08:16 AM IST

    Drought to cut India's summer-sown corn output by 15%

    Lower output in the main exporter of corn to Southeast Asia, at a time when the world is flush with Latin American and US supplies, should help underpin global prices of the grain that recently hit a 10-month low of USD 3.46-1/2 per bushel.

  • 50 days addl work under MGNREGA in drought-hit areas: Govt Sep 14, 2015 10:13 PM IST

    50 days addl work under MGNREGA in drought-hit areas: Govt

    At present, 100 days of work is provided to rural job card holders under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). The decision has been taken after monsoon deficit today reached 16 across the country, which could affect kharif crops and rural income.

  • Opinion poll: Will not become complacent, says BJP Sep 11, 2015 07:50 AM IST

    Opinion poll: Will not become complacent, says BJP

    On a question about Nitish Kumar emerging as the most favoured candidate for the post of chief ministership, Modi termed it as "obvious" saying that it was natural for anybody who has been serving so long, to be seen as leading.

  • PM Modi wants Aviation Min to act on high festival airfares Sep 03, 2015 07:09 PM IST

    PM Modi wants Aviation Min to act on high festival airfares

    According to a senior official in the ministry, Modi received representations from some Indians residing in the UAE on his recent visit to the Arab country.

  • Monsoon rains seen falling short of previous forecast Sep 03, 2015 08:06 AM IST

    Monsoon rains seen falling short of previous forecast

    This would be the second straight year of drought- or drought-like conditions for only the fourth time in 115 years, which is another setback for Prime Minister Narendra Modi struggling to win over political opposition to pass reforms and unshackle Asia's third-largest economy.

  • Three reasons why investors remain confident on India Sep 01, 2015 12:20 PM IST

    Three reasons why investors remain confident on India

    India's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 7 percent on-year in the April-June quarter, versus a 7.5 percent gain in the first three months of the year, dragged down by weak net exports.

  • World must reach climate deal 'while we still can': Obama Sep 01, 2015 09:46 AM IST

    World must reach climate deal 'while we still can': Obama

    Barack Obama told a meeting of foreign ministers in Alaska that the United States recognized it played a big part in raising the Earth's temperatures and "embraces our responsibility" to help fix the problem.

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