Disaster & Management

Global leaders at UN meet: If virus does not kill us, climate change will

International News       Sep 28, 2020

  In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week's annual United Nations (UN) meeting are taking the long view, warning: If Covid-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will. With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice...

Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan

Steady rise in heavy rainfall events during 3 last years: Harsh Vardhan

Indian News       Sep 25, 2020

  New Delhi: There has been a steady rise in the number of heavy rainfall events during the last three years, Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday. He said studies show that the frequency of severe cyclones in the Arabian Sea has increased in...

Nearly seven crore tests conducted in India for detection of COVID-19

Indian News       Sep 25, 2020

  New Delhi: A record 14,92,409 tests have been conducted for detection of COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, taking the total tests done so far in the country to nearly 7 crore, while the national cumulative positivity rate stands at 8.44 percent, the Union...

Global COVID-19 death toll could hit 2 million before vaccine in wide use, WHO says

International News       Sep 25, 2020

GENEVA/ZURICH: The global death toll from COVID-19 could double to 2 million before a successful vaccine is widely used and could be even higher without concerted action to curb the pandemic, an official at the World Health Organization said on Friday.“Unless we do it all,...

Christian Mumenthaler, Swiss Re’s Group Chief Executive Officer

A fifth of countries worldwide at risk from ecosystem collapse as biodiversity declines, reveals pioneering Swiss Re index

Facts       Sep 23, 2020

  Zurich: Even as over half (55%) of global GDP, equal to USD 41.7 trillion  is dependent on high-functioning biodiversity and ecosystem services. a staggering fifth of countries globally (20%) are at risk of their ecosystems collapsing due to a decline in biodiversity and related beneficial...

AIR Worldwide Releases updated Multiple Peril Crop Insurance Model for China

International News       Sep 22, 2020

  BOSTON: Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) today announced that it released an updated Multiple Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) Model for China to support probabilistic assessments for five newly modeled crop lines of business and a newly modeled sub-peril. The AIR Multiple Peril Crop...

More than 150 nations join global vaccine plan,U.S.,but China absent

International News       Sep 22, 2020

  GENEVA/LONDON: Some 156 nations have joined a global scheme for fair distribution of future vaccines against COVID-19, an alliance led by the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, but superpowers China and the United States did not sign up. U.S. President Donald Trump's government...

U.S. nears grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths

International News       Sep 22, 2020

The death toll from the spread of the coronavirus in the United States was approaching over 200,000 on Monday, by the far the highest number of any nation. The United States, on a weekly average, is now losing about 800 lives each day to the...

Insured losses for Hurricane Sally between USD 1-3 billion:AIR Worldwide

International News       Sep 21, 2020

  Boston: Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that industry insured losses to onshore property resulting from Hurricane Sally’s winds, storm surge, and inland flood will range from USD 1 billion to USD 3 billion, with wind representing the majority of the losses. AIR Worldwide...

Carbon emissions of richest 1% more than double the emissions of the poorest half of humanity:Oxfam

International News       Sep 21, 2020

The richest one percent of the world’s population are responsible for more than twice as much carbon pollution as the 3.1 billion people who made up the poorest half of humanity during a critical 25-year period of unprecedented emissions growth. Oxfam’s new report,‘Confronting Carbon Inequality’’...

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