India ranked among the top five countries worst affected by climate change-induced extreme weather events in 2018.According to the Global Climate Risk Index by Germanwatch, an international environmental think tank, India ranks fifth in the list of countries worst affected by climate disasters in 2018, The Indian Express has reported. The list is topped by Japan, the Philippines and Germany.The index ranks the most vulnerable countries based on the number of casualties as well as economic losses caused by disasters. Last year, India was ranked 14th on the list of most-affected countries in 2017.Close In 2018, as many as 2,081 human lives were lost in India – the maximum for any country that year. While Japan lost 1,282 lives, Germany had 1,246 fatalities in climate-related incidents that year. related news What is the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 and why is it in the news? Rahul Gandhi lashes out at PM Modi, Amit Shah and Nirmala Sitharaman India’s economic … [Read more...] about Climate change is real: India fifth most vulnerable to extreme weather disasters, shows study
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In a scathing attack on the BJP-led government at the Centre, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the country was in "trouble" as the "imaginary world" the Prime Minister had created was falling apart.Gandhi did not spare Home minister Amit Shah and Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman either and took potshots at them during his hectic tour of the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency, which he represents.He lashed out at Sitharaman, saying she was "incompetent", not aware of what was happening around her and had the "arrogance" to say she does not eat onions or garlic.Close The Congress leader, who is on a three-day visit to Wayanad, said his party will oppose the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill aimed at providing citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. related news What is the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 and why is it in the news? Climate change is real: India fifth most vulnerable to extreme weather disasters, shows study His … [Read more...] about Rahul Gandhi lashes out at PM Modi, Amit Shah and Nirmala Sitharaman
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