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Daily Current Affairs – 2020

Topic: For Prelims and Mains

Amphan Cyclone

1st June, 2020

Why in News?

Recently, the National Crisis Management Committee reviewed the preparedness for the impending cyclone Amphan.

  • At the national level, Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) and National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) are the key committees involved in the top-level decision-making related to Disaster Management.

Key Points:

  • Cyclone Amphan(pronounced as UM-PUN) is a tropical cyclone formed over Bay of Bengal that has intensified and likely to turn into a “super cyclonic storm (maximum wind speed is 120 knots)”.
  • According to the India Meteorological Departmentforecast, it will make landfall as a very severe cyclone between the Sagar islands of West Bengal and the Hatiya islands of Bangladesh.
  • It has been namedby
  • Affected Regions:West Bengal, Odisha and Bangladesh.
  • Amphan is the second pre-monsoon cyclone to form in the Bay of Bengal in two years. The first one was Cyclone Fani.
  • The pre-monsoon period is generally considered to be unsupportive for the formation of tropical cyclones.

 

Facts for Prelims

Rozgar Setu scheme:

  • The Madhya Pradesh Government has announced the launch of the ‘Rozgar Setu’ scheme, to help secure employment for skilled workers who have returned back to their homes and were employed at industries elsewhere.
  • Madhya Pradesh is the first state to devise such a work plan for the workers.
  • The State government will act as a setu (bridge) between workers and employers so that both are benefited.
  • This would fulfil the manpower requirement of industries as well as provide employment to workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

SWAMITVA Yojana:

  • Madhya Pradesh administration also hailed the Centre’s ‘SWAMITVA Yojana’ under which rural areas would be surveyed to help prepare land records.
  • SVAMITVA – Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas scheme.
  • It is a collaborative effort of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, State Panchayati Raj Departments, State Revenue Departments and Survey of India.
  • Through the scheme rural population will be given land ownership records as proof of their right over plots of land.
  • The State government has said the scheme would help gram panchayats secure local sources of revenue.
  • At the panchayat level, it will be easier to draw up development plans and public properties could be protected.
  •  Further, the scheme would help resolve property disputes.

 

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