Eleven people were confirmed dead in New Zealand on Sunday from Cyclone Gabriel, with thousands more missing. New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins described Cyclone Gabriel as the country’s worst natural disaster of the century and said the search for missing persons was on alert. Last week, February 12, millions of homes were left without power due to the cyclone that hit northern New Zealand. More than 5,608 people have been reported missing, with 1,196 declared safe, according to police.
The dangerous consequences of climate change are now becoming apparent. The lowest level of Antarctic sea ice broke last year’s record. In providing this information, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) said snowfall was at its lowest level as far back as last year. However, on February 13, 2023, the snow cover area fell to 1.91 million square kilometers, compared with the lowest snow accumulation of 1.92 million square kilometers on February 25 last year.
Abu Dhabi. The UAE-India Business Council was launched on Saturday to enhance trade and investment between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade of the UAE, Sanjay Sudhir, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, Dr. Aman Puri, Consul General of India in Dubai, and founding members attended the UIBC launch.
Perth: Foreign Minister V Muraleedharan meets Australian Education Minister
perth. Foreign Minister V Muraleedharan met Indian-Australian Education Minister Tony Booty in Perth on Sunday. The two leaders discussed expanding cooperation and deepening relations between the two countries in the fields of education, trade and tourism. Muraleedharan provided information on the meeting on Twitter, “I had a very productive meeting with Tony Booty, the Australian Minister for Education, Citizenship and Multiculturalism.” Earlier in Melbourne, he was in Melbourne with Industry and Treasurer Tim Pallas Talks were held.
London: Lord Swaraj Paul inaugurates a hall in memory of his wife
Lord Swaraj Paul, a British industrialist of Indian descent, has opened a new hall at London’s Indian Gymkhana Club in memory of his late wife Aruna. On Saturday, on his 92nd birthday, Paul opened Aruna Swaraj Paul Hall at the more than 60-year-old Gymkhana club in west London. Caparo Group of Industries founder Paul said they love India very much.
New Delhi: NDRF team returns from Turkey after completing Operation Dost
The last contingent of the National Disaster Response Force returned to India from Turkey under Operation Dost on Sunday. The NDRF team returned home after the earth announced the end of the rescue operation. In Operation Dost, three teams of 151 NDRF personnel and a dog unit helped earthquake-hit Turkey. MEA spokesman Arindam Bagchi tweeted that NDRF teams saved lives at 35 locations in Noordagi and Antakya. The chairman of Turkey’s disaster and emergency management said search and rescue operations have now ended in most provinces.