Weekly Current Affairs

Notice

  1.  Outlining a 10-point agenda for renewing efforts for disaster risk reduction, PM stressed on encouraging involvement of women volunteers and sought greater cohesion in international response to deal with all kinds of calamities.
  2. Inaugurating Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, he emphasised on working towards risk coverage for all, starting from poor households to small and medium enterprises and multi-national corporations to nation states.
  3. All development sectors must imbibe principles of disaster risk management and encourage involvement and leadership of women as they are the biggest sufferers of any disaster.
  4. There should be investment in risk mapping globally, leveraging of technology to enhance the efficiency of the disaster risk management efforts and utilising the opportunities provided by social media and mobile technologies.
  5. There is a need of building on local capacity and initiative, ensuring that the opportunity to learn from a disaster is not wasted and bringing about greater cohesion in international response to disasters.
  6.  Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System has become operational and along with its Australian and Indonesian counterparts, the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services is mandated to issue regional tsunami bulletins.