Maui wildfires

Maui wildfires Context  The lovely resort town was reduced to mounds of smouldering debris by the blaze, which broke out on Tuesday. It destroyed 1,000 buildings and rendered thousands of people homeless, making it the greatest natural disaster in the history of the U.S. state. […]

Bhopal Gas Tragedy

Bhopal Gas Tragedy #GS-03 Disaster Management For Prelims Bhopal Gas Tragedy Bhopal Gas Tragedy is the name given to an industrial accident which caused a gas leak at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal on the night of 2 December 1984. […]

Mullaperiyar dam

Mullaperiyar dam #GS-03 Disaster Management, #GS-02 Inter-State Disputes  For Prelims Mullaperiyar dam Mullaperiyar dam is a 126-year-old dam located on the confluence of the Mullayar and Periyar rivers in Kerala’s Idukki The dam though fully located within Kerala, is owned, operated and maintained by Tamil […]

Cyclone Mandous

Cyclone Mandous #GS-01 Geography, #GS-03 Disaster Management For Prelims Tropical Cyclone: Cyclones are rapid inward air circulation around a low–pressure The air circulates in an anticlockwise direction in the Northern hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Tropical cyclones are strong storms that form over tropical […]

Cyclone Asani

Cyclone Asani Context: • Severe cyclonic storm Asani packing gale-force winds up to 120 kmph which is moving towards the east coast bringing along heavy rain, is likely to recurve in a north-northeastward direction on reaching near the shore and weaken gradually into a cyclonic […]