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Editorial Analysis: The five Ps of disaster management

The five Ps of disaster management Approx Read Time: 5 minutes Destruction caused by Amphan cyclone: Amphan was the first super-cyclone in the Bay of Bengal after 1999 (i.e., wind speeds beyond 220 kph). West Bengal chief minister (CM) even called Amphan “a bigger disaster than Covid-19”. In less than two days, Bengal lost an estimated …

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Nature Bytes: Odisha, West Bengal brace for Amphan

Amphan Cyclone Approx Read Time: 7 minutes In News: A rapidly intensifying Category 5 super cyclone ‘Amphan’ is moving across the Bay of Bengal and heading for the India-Bangladesh border. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the severe cyclonic storm is likely to make a landfall somewhere between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya …

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Sewage testing can help track the spread of Covid-19 infection

Sewage testing to prevent spread of COVID19 Approx Read Time: 6 minutes Gauging the extent of the coronavirus infection: The fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is at a critical juncture. To gauge the extent of the infection, the Government of India now plans to expand random testing in areas with no reported cases. It …

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Govt looks to expand testing in high-risk zones following exodus

Testing COVID19 in high-risk zones Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Testing COVID19 in high-risk zones India reported three deaths and over 370 new cases on April 1 — the highest-ever single-day increase in its COVID-19 tally. However, reports from the State Health Departments put the number of positive cases at 1,897, with 1,798 …

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Govt allows use of malaria drug for healthcare workers

Treating Coronavirus Approx Read Time: 6 minutes  In News: Treating Coronavirus As the number of Covid-19 cases in India reached 471 and the death toll touched nine, the government has announced new measures, to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus. Further, in view of the continuing spread of the virus, Parliament curtailed its …

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