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What Happened on 03 June 2020


03 June 2020 Current Events Cyclone Nisarga Likely to Make Landfall Today Afternoon, Near Mumbai

Tropical Cyclone Nisarga has been developing in the Arabian Sea. It has turned into a “severe cyclonic storm” this morning. Cyclone Nisarga is likely to make landfall today afternoon near south of Mumbai, then it will cross Maharashtra and the south Gujarat coast. Another natural calamity is expected in Maharashtra and Gujarat which are badly hit by COVID-19 pandemic.

Expectations of heavy rain

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted torrential rain in the areas of Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad. Along with heavy rain high speed winds are expected to blow at 120kmph along the coast.

Landfall is expected near south of Mumbai

As per the weather bureau report “The landfall site has been identified close to Alibag, Raigad district, which is 16km south of Mumbai over the sea, with extensive damage expected for Mumbai”. The impact of the cyclone's landfall over Alibag is likely to take place around 12 noon and its effect would continue till 3 PM.

Admin ready to face challenge

The administration of both the states Maharashtra and Gujarat are taking all the precautionary measures to reduce the damage. Both states have activated their disaster-response mechanisms. The two western states have deployed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams and they have started evacuating people from unsafe places at war footing. In Maharashtra alone more than 65,000 people have been evacuated who were living close to the coastal areas. They have been kept in safe places.

7 districts in Maharashtra on alert

Seven coastal districts of Maharashtra- Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Thane, Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburban, and Palghar have been kept on high alert. The citizens of these districts have been asked to remain indoors on Wednesday and Thursday.

NDRF & SDRF coordinating with each other

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are coordinating with each other. They are deployed in high alert districts to thwart any challenges arising due to cyclones.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to chief ministers of both states and assured them all possible help from the Centre. “.

Keep phones charged 

People have been asked to keep their phones and emergency lights charged. They were also warned to store drinking water and other essential items and avoid unnecessary usage of electricity, as power cuts may take place due to heavy rain.

Prohibitory order by police

In Mumbai, the police have issued a prohibitory order and restricting the public movement near the coastal areas including at Marine Drive, Nariman Point, Bandra, Worli sea face, and at beaches and parks which are near the coastline on Wednesday and Thursday. 

BMC officials’ issue ‘dos and don’ts’

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. (BMC) has sent its teams near the coastal areas, where civic officials are asking people how to remain safe. The BMC’s official Twitter handle has also put out a list of ‘dos and don’ts’.

Govt 's advise

People have been asked to keep their emergency kits ready, stay at the center of the room, avoid open spaces, hide under furniture, and hold in tight, if required. Apart from these do not spread or believe in rumours, avoid drive or ride vehicles in the cyclone. Never allow oil or other flammable substances to spill. If it spills then clean it immediately.

In case of emergency do not create panic call the BMC disaster control room helpline 1916 and remain safe in this natural calamity.

Map Depicting Location of Cyclone Nisarga as on June 03, 2020


India is Far Away from the Peak of Covid-19: ICMR

Dr Nivedita Gupta of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said at a press conference on Tuesday that, with prompt and efficient interventions, India has managed to keep the Coronavirus cases and fatalities low and is far away from the peak of Covid-19 spread. Further, she said that India has been good with reducing mortality rate as well. When asked about community transmission phase, Gupta said it is more important to understand the extent of spread of the disease and where the country stands in comparison with other nations. ICMR is also conducting a "serosurvey" of almost 34,000 people to assess the extent of the spread of the infection. The expected results should come by the end of this week or early next week.




Cyclone Nisarga Likely to Make Landfall Today Afternoon, Near Mumbai

Tropical Cyclone Nisarga has been developing in the Arabian Sea. It has turned into a “severe cyclonic storm” this morning. Cyclone Nisarga is likely to make landfall today afternoon near south of Mumbai, then it will cross Maharashtra and the south Gujarat coast. Another natural calamity is expected in Maharashtra and Gujarat which are badly hit by COVID-19 pandemic.Expectations of heavy rain

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted torrential rain in the areas of Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad. Along with heavy rain high speed winds are expected to blow at 120kmph along the coast. Landfall is expected near south of MumbaiAs per the weather bureau report “The landfall site has been identified close to Alibag, Raigad district, which is 16km south of Mumbai over the sea, with extensive damage expected for Mumbai”. The impact of the cyclone's landfall over Alibag is likely to take place around 12 noon and its effect would continue till 3 PM.Admin ready to face challenge

The administration of both the states Maharashtra and Gujarat are taking all the precautionary measures to reduce the damage. Both states have activated their disaster-response mechanisms. The two western states have deployed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams and they have started evacuating people from unsafe places at war footing. In Maharashtra alone more than 65,000 people have been evacuated who were living close to the coastal areas. They have been kept in safe places. 7 districts in Maharashtra on alert

Seven coastal districts of Maharashtra- Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Thane, Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburban, and Palghar have been kept on high alert. The citizens of these districts have been asked to remain indoors on Wednesday and Thursday. NDRF & SDRF coordinating with each other

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are coordinating with each other. They are deployed in high alert districts to thwart any challenges arising due to cyclones. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to chief ministers of both states and assured them all possible help from the Centre. “.Keep phones charged 

People have been asked to keep their phones and emergency lights charged. They were also warned to store drinking water and other essential items and avoid unnecessary usage of electricity, as power cuts may take place due to heavy rain. Prohibitory order by policeIn Mumbai, the police have issued a prohibitory order and restricting the public movement near the coastal areas including at Marine Drive, Nariman Point, Bandra, Worli sea face, and at beaches and parks which are near the coastline on Wednesday and Thursday.  BMC officials’ issue ‘dos and don’ts’Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. (BMC) has sent its teams near the coastal areas, where civic officials are asking people how to remain safe. The BMC’s official Twitter handle has also put out a list of ‘dos and don’ts’.

Govt 's advise

People have been asked to keep their emergency kits ready, stay at the center of the room, avoid open spaces, hide under furniture, and hold in tight, if required. Apart from these do not spread or believe in rumours, avoid drive or ride vehicles in the cyclone. Never allow oil or other flammable substances to spill. If it spills then clean it immediately.

In case of emergency do not create panic call the BMC disaster control room helpline 1916 and remain safe in this natural calamity.

India is Far Away from the Peak of Covid-19: ICMR

Dr Nivedita Gupta of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said at a press conference on Tuesday that, with prompt and efficient interventions, India has managed to keep the Coronavirus cases and fatalities low and is far away from the peak of Covid-19 spread. Further, she said that India has been good with reducing mortality rate as well. When asked about community transmission phase, Gupta said it is more important to understand the extent of spread of the disease and where the country stands in comparison with other nations. ICMR is also conducting a "serosurvey" of almost 34,000 people to assess the extent of the spread of the infection. The expected results should come by the end of this week or early next week.






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