Disaster Management

Cyclone Sagar: IMD issues advisory to 5 states, 1 UT

Indian News       May 18, 2018

  New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department today issued an advisory to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and the Lakshadweep archipelago over cyclonic storm 'Sagar'. The cyclonic storm lay centered over the Gulf of Aden, about 390 km east-northeast of Yemen's Aden city and 560...

80 dead, 136 injured in 5 states due to lightning strikes, thunderstorms

Indian News       May 14, 2018

  NEW DELHI: As many as 80 people have been killed in five states due to thunderstorms and lightning strikes since yesterday, with Uttar Pradesh alone recording 51 deaths, the home ministry said on Monday.   Fourteen people died in West Bengal, 12 in Andhra Pradesh, two...

Quake hits Afghanistan-Tajikistan border; tremors felt in North India

Indian News       May 09, 2018

  NEW DELHI: The tremors of an earthquake that hit the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border were felt in several north Indian states including Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan as well as Jammu and Kashmir.   The epicentre of the quake, measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale, was Afghanistan-Tajikistan border and...

Government issues fresh thunderstorm, squall warning for 4 states

Indian News       May 04, 2018

  NEW DELHI: A fresh warning about thunderstorm and squall hitting West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh today has been issued, the home ministry said, and noted that 124 people were killed while more than 300 injured in five states due to thunderstorm and lightning...

Nearly 100 killed in dust storm in UP, Rajasthan

Indian News       May 03, 2018

  LUCKNOW/JAIPUR: A severe dust storm followed by thunder showers hit parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan overnight, killing nearly 100 people and leaving a trail of destruction.    Houses collapsed and trees and poles were uprooted in the storm that also led to power outages.  In...

Disasters could cost Asia-Pacific region $160 billion per year by 2030, UN warns

International News       Apr 25, 2018

  New York: The need is all the more pressing given that only eight per cent of region’s losses are insured, said the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). “The time for establishing solutions to these complex emerging challenges is now,”...

8 dead, several injured as massive storm hits Kolkata, suburbs

Indian News       Apr 18, 2018

KOLKATA: Eight people were killed and several others injured on Tuesday after strong winds of up to 98 km per hour hit the West Bengal capital and its adjoining areas, disrupting public transport and traffic, officials said. Unconfirmed sources, however, put the death toll at...

Hemant Nagpal - Director, Model Product Management,Risk Management Solutions(RMS)& Christine Ziehmann,Vice President, Model Product Management, RMS

``India is set to become the first and the only country to have a plan and strategies to reduce natural calamities losses’’

Interviews       Feb 24, 2018

What are the cat risks Indian market experience? The major natural catastrophe perils affecting India include tropical cyclones, floods, earthquake, tsunami and droughts. Landslides and hail are also common in parts of India with the latter generally affected standing crops. India ranks among the top...

World Bank raises a record USD1.36 bn cat bond

International News       Feb 07, 2018

Chicago: World Bank has raised a record USD1.36 billion of earthquake catastrophe bond.The largest ever sovereign risk transfer protects World Bank against natural hazard exposure in four countries     The bond, which mitigates balance sheet risk for the World Bank in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru...

6.1 Afghanistan earthquake jolts Delhi-NCR

Indian News       Jan 31, 2018

New Delhi: A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 jolted northern Afghanistan capital Kabul on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, with tremors felt as far away as New Delhi and Islamabad.   At least one infant was killed and nine of her family members reported injured...

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