Disaster & Management

S&P insurers moving cautiously in the aftermath of massive Texas Ice storm Uri

International News       Feb 26, 2021

  NEW YORK: Based on preliminary observations, S&P Global Ratings thinks the estimated insured losses covered by private insurers on the unusually severe Winter Storm Uri that began on Feb. 9, 2021, and swept through Texas and neighboring states are somewhat comparable with those from Hurricane...

Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough:UN

International News       Feb 26, 2021

  United Nation: The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what's needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report finds. So the U.N.'s climate chief is telling nations to...

Climate change a big challenge, disaster resilient infra need

Indian News       Feb 23, 2021

  Kharagpur:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said climate change and the resultant natural disasters posed a huge challenge to the world and asked the IITs to help develop disaster resilient infrastructure that can withstand their effects. He said India presented to the world its concept...

Study shows Covid-19 patients have higher risk of cardiac damage

Facts       Feb 22, 2021

  A recent study revealed that approximately 50 per cent of patients, who are hospitalized due to severe Covid-19 symptoms, show raised levels of a protein called troponin that causes damage to their hearts.The injury was detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans at least a...

CPSE strategic sale: Govt makes security clearance mandatory for bidders

Indian News       Feb 21, 2021

  New Delhi: The government has tweaked the guidelines for strategic disinvestment, making security clearance mandatory for all bidders who put in price bids for buying a central public sector enterprise (CPSE). Now, financial bid would be opened by the evaluation committee on strategic disinvestment only...

Plane With 200+ Passengers On Board Suffers engine failure, lands safely

International News       Feb 21, 2021

Denver, United States: A United Airlines plane suffered a fiery engine failure Saturday shortly after taking off from Denver for Hawaii, dropping massive debris on a residential area before a safe emergency landing, officials said. A video shot from inside the aircraft -- which had...

Third topmost globally, India's cumulative vaccination coverage crosses 94 lakhs

Indian News       Feb 18, 2021

  New Delhi: With cumulative vaccination coverage to healthcare workers and frontline workers against COVID-19 in the country crossing 94 lakhs, India has become the third topmost country globally with the highest cumulative vaccination numbers, after USA and the UK. "The cumulative vaccination coverage to healthcare...

Himalayan rescuers recover more bodies as flash flood death toll rises to 50

Indian News       Feb 14, 2021

  LUCKNOW: Rescuers pulled out nine more bodies from the site of a flash flood in a Himalayan region of northern India on Sunday, a week after the disaster struck, bringing the death toll to 50 with more than 150 people still missing, officials said. The...

SolarWinds hack was 'largest and most sophisticated attack' ever: Microsoft president Brad Smith

Facts       Feb 14, 2021

WASHINGTON: A hacking campaign that used a U.S. tech company as a springboard to compromise a raft of U.S. government agencies is "the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen," Microsoft Corp President Brad Smith said. The operation, which was identified in...

FPIs invest Rs 22,038 cr in Feb so far amid post-Budget cheer

Indian News       Feb 14, 2021

  New Delhi: Continuing their buying trend, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) have pumped in a net Rs 22,038 crore into the Indian markets in February so far amid positive sentiments around the Union Budget. According to depositories data, overseas investors poured in Rs 20,593 crore into...

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