WebsiteJanuary 4, 2018
 Fire disaster at Hotel Siddharth Continental in Delhi kills 37, leaving 46 injured. Due to fire , the lower half of the nine-storey Hotel Siddharth Continental turned into ashes
 4 people killed and 5 injured in a fire broke out in Andheri East’s Mamoon Manzil , Mumbai

January 6 2018
 (W) A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Iran injuring over 20 people
 At least 11 people have died in the avalanche that hit north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, A passenger vehicle was hit by a huge avalanche of snow at Khooni Nallah near Sadhna Top on the Kupwara-Tangdhar road on Friday. 10 bodies were recovered from the avalanche site. The body of a Border Roads Organization (BRO) officer was also recovered. 3 people were rescued alive by the rescue team
 (W)Dangerous heat waves are battering the country of Australia with temperatures so high that the asphalt on some roads has been melting. The “catastrophic” hot weather caused a 10km stretch of the Hume Highway, near the Victoria state capital Melbourne, to become soft and sticky, causing havoc for motorists trying to enter the city. Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania have now declared a total fire ban after blazes on the outskirts of Melbourne raged out of control, destroying buildings and threatening lives.(Independent)

January 8
 (W)Madagascar was hit by a cyclone that killed 29 people. Thousands of others have been displaced by the cyclone. (Reuters)

January 9
 (W)After facing months of wildfires, California was hit by heavy rains, creating deadly mudslides, mudslides had killed at least 13 people and destroyed six houses entirely. Luckily, thousands of people were evacuated the day before, as officials predicted mudslides due to the damages of the wildfires. (CNN). 4 had died in the mudslide, causing the death toll to rise to 17. The number of missing people has also risen to be 17 as of this date. (Reuters).Later on the death toll rose to 21
 A fire broke out in a local Kailash Bar and Restaurant in Bangalore city killing 5 workers who were sleeping in the restaurant

January 10
 (W)A magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit Iran , no casualties or damages have been reported. (Reuters)
 (W)Extreme rainfall causes mudslides in California killing at least 13 people

January 11
 (W)A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad . 4 people suffered minor injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said seven of the quakes struck near the Iraqi city of Mandali, 75 miles northeast of the Iraqi capital. Mandali is right on the border between the two nations. The eighth hit near Mehran in western Iran, about 55 miles southeast of Mandali along the sparsely populated Zagros Mountains that divide Iran and Iraq. All quakes were ranging from 4 to 5 magnitude in the richter scale ( San Diego Union Tribune)
 A detailed analysis of changing climate trends in Ladakh shows that in the recent past, Ladakh’s arid, Moon-like landscape has borne many scars left behind by ferocious flooding. A statistical analysis of climate over Leh shows that, overall, the arid region has been receiving more rainfall than it used to. The Ladakh region is a cold desert in the Trans-Himalayas; on average, the daily precipitation ranges from 0.5 to 1.5 mm/day, which leaves the region cold and arid. The consequences of shifting precipitation trends are exacerbated by increasingly frequent cloudbursts, flash floods, landslides and glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) { Thewire}
 (W)An earthquake of Magnitude:6.2 with many aftershocks occurred at 23:56:25 IST, Lat:18.4 N & Long: 94.0 E, Depth: 10 Km in Myanmar .Cities like Yangoon and Phyu suffered series of tremors

January 13
 Three girls died and few others were injured after a fire broke out at a Rashtriya Shivir held at Vedic Ashram in Rajkot’s Pransla village. Students were attending camp as a part of building nationalist ideas
 A Pawan Hans helicopter with 5 ONGC personnel and two pilots on board crashed off the city coast while heading to an oil rig at Mumbai High Chopper reportedly was trying to make a turn back to Juhu after flying about 30 miles. Thereafter it lost all contacts. Wreckage of ONGC helicopter found 22 km off shore

January 14
 (W)A Pegasus Airlines flight skidded off the runway of a Turkish coastal airport and ended up halfway down a steep slope into the Black Sea, but no passengers or crew were hurt, Turkish media reported on Sunday.The incident happened in night at Trabzon airport in northeast Turkey.
 Massive fire reported in City Center Barmer. No casualty reported

January 15

 The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a two-day International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) .The workshop was organised jointly by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).A cross – section of stake holders including multilateral development banks, the United Nations, the private sector and academics participated in the event

January 18

 The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a two-day International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) .The workshop was organised jointly by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).A cross – section of stake holders including multilateral development banks, the United Nations, the private sector and academics participated in the event

January 29
 A man got sucked into an MRI machine at a Mumbai hospital and died minutes after he walked into the room carrying an oxygen cylinder(NDTV)

January 31

 (W) A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northeast Afghanistan; however, the ten injuries were reported in neighbouring Pakistan. One child in Pakistan also died from the quake. (Reuters)
 At least five persons drowned and several others were missing when a boat carrying 15 people capsized in River Ganga in Fatuha. They all were coming from Holy bath in the river Ganga (financialexpress)

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