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14 MAY 2019 7:19PM by PIB Delhi
India to co-chair Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

India is unanimously chosen as co-chair of the Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) for the fiscal year 2020. The decision was taken during the CG meeting of GFDRR […]

Disaster Management Authority updates monsoon readiness plan

Published: 13th May 2019 / New Indian Express

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With barely a month before the monsoon, the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) has come out with an upgraded version of the ‘Monsoon Preparedness and Emergency Response Plan’.

The plan streamlines the roles and responsibilities of around 29 departments, Central agencies, district disaster management authorities and the State Emergency […]

AAI preparing airports to handle disasters

As part of efforts to make Indian airports disaster-ready and become national trainers, 14 airport operations experts from across the country have gathered in the city to learn and also share what they have learned.
The five-day programme is being organised byDeutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The two are […]

How telemedicine is transforming health care in India

In 1953, the doctor-population ratio in India was 1:6,300, meaning that for every one doctor there were 6,300 non-doctors – or to put it in another way, 6,300 potential patients. The World Health Organization has a recommended doctor population of 1:1,000. Thankfully, while the number of Indians has trebled since 1953, the number of doctors […]

CLIMATE LENS MUST FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT

There has to be closer integration between climate adaptation plans and management of disaster risks that engages local communities deeply, new research shows

Although climate change would lead to more natural disasters such as storms, cyclones, droughts and floods, the linkages between adaptation plans and disaster risk management are weak in India and the rest of […]

India accounts for one-fifth of global deaths from floods: Report

India could see a six-fold increase in population exposed to the risk of severe floods by 2040 to 25 million people.
India accounts for one-fifth of global deaths due to floods, according to government data that lends perspective to a new World Bank study that says climate change will lower the standards of living of nearly […]

Mongolia to cooperate with India on disaster management

Mongolia could step up cooperation with India to
prevent disasters and reduce risks, the Mongolian deputy prime minister's office
said Tuesday.
Mongolian Deputy Prime Minister Ulziisaikhan Enkhtuvshin made the remarks
when meeting with an Indian delegation led by Union Minister of State for Home
Affairs Kiren Rijiju in Ulan Bator, it said.
Stressing that Mongolia attaches great importance to relations […]

How Innovation is Paving the Way for Better Home Healthcare

Technology has always been an enabler for growth. Whether it’s systemizing processes or creating new and improved ways to conduct businesses, technology has always been a catalyst for change, paving the way for a better world. The healthcare industry, for instance, is undergoing functional and structural changes towards building a value-based ecosystem for patients, and […]

Assam starts training ‘disaster friends’

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority launched the “Äapda Mitra” programme in the state on Monday.
Sources said the training programme for community volunteers will be carried out in two phases, the first covering Kamrup (metro) district and the second Jorhat district.
Under the programme, to be carried out in collaboration with the District Disaster Management Authority, […]

National Disaster Risk Index: Maharashtra most vulnerable among states, Delhi among UTs

National Disaster Risk Index: Maharashtra most vulnerable among states, Delhi among UTs
The index does not talk about the possibility of a natural disaster, but the economic vulnerability of the region and the steps taken by the administration to mitigate the risks

Maharashtra has been ranked at the top of the list of Indian states, vulnerable […]