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Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF)

Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) PMNRF was instituted in 1948 by Jawaharlal Nehru to assist displaced persons from Pakistan. The fund is used to tackle natural calamities like floods, cyclones and earthquakes. The fund is also used to help with medical treatment like kidney transplantation, cancer treatment and  acid attack. The fund consists entirely of public contributions and does not get any bu

Impact of Heatwaves on Children: UNICEF

Impact of Heatwaves on Children: UNICEF In a recent report titled "Coldest Year of the Rest of Their Lives - Protecting children from the escalating impacts of heatwaves," UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) predicted that by the year 2050, nearly all children worldwide would be exposed to more frequent and severe heat waves. The United Nations (UN) has a special programme called UNICEF that supports national initiatives aimed at enhancing children's health, nutriti

Doppler Weather Radar Network

Doppler Weather Radar Network The Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) Systems in Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh were unveiled by the Ministry of Earth Science on the occasion of the 148th anniversary of the establishment of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). In order to provide more precise forecasts for extreme weather occurrences, the Ministry of Earth Science is also working to extend the Doppler weather radar network across the entire nation by 2025.


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