UNPRECEDENTED FOREST FIRE IN UTTARAKHAND

GS 3 – Disaster and Disaster Management Source : The INDIAN EXPRESS dated 07/04/2021 https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-why-is-this-seasons-forest-fires-in-uttarakhand-worrisome-7261373/ Context : In just five days of April, Uttarakhand has recorded 361 incidents of forest fire that have damaged 567 hectares, including 380 hectares of reserve forest areas. Introduction Forest fires, also called bush or vegetation fire or wildfire, it can beContinue reading “UNPRECEDENTED FOREST FIRE IN UTTARAKHAND”

Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) in Uttarakhand

GS 3 Environment Disaster and disaster management. Introduction         A glacial lake outburst flood is a type of outburst flood caused by the failure of a dam containing a glacial lake. Recent Incident: Recently a glacial burst has occurred in Nanda Devi glacier in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. 19 bodies have been recovered so far andContinue reading “Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) in Uttarakhand”

Flash Droughts in India

Introduction         According to UN, Drought is defined as an extended period – a season, a year, or several years – of deficient rainfall relative to the statistical multi-year average for a region. Historical Background:       In 1979, India faced a severe flash drought, affecting about 40% of the country and taking a toll onContinue reading “Flash Droughts in India”

Cyclone Nivar

GS 3 Disaster and disaster management Introduction          Tropical cyclone, also called typhoon or hurricane, an intense circular storm that originates over warm tropical oceans and is characterized by low atmospheric pressure, high winds and heavy rain. Contemporary News: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Nivar, which crossed the TN coast as a veryContinue reading “Cyclone Nivar”

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