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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 […]

IBM will invest in technologies that will predict natural disasters in India as part of a $30 mn global program

IBM has said it will invest in technologies to predict natural disasters like floods and cyclones in India, as part of a $30-million global programme aimed at disaster relief.

The global tech major has joined hands with the United Nations, American Red Cross, David Clark Cause and the Linux Foundation for a global initiative to use […]

NDMA to conduct workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction database, aims to set up an integrated database at the National level

NEW DELHI:National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is conducting a two-day national workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database . The workshop is being held in collaboration with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).

India is one of the most […]

Centre to launch National Disaster Database

NEW DELHI: Cyclone Vardah, which hit the Indian coast in Tamil Nadu in December 2016, resulted in destruction of properties estimated at over $1 billion. In January the same year, an earthquake of 6.7 on the Richter scale in Manipur had damaged properties worth over $75 million — this was only 40% of all disaster […]

Disaster management lessons for disabled people

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As the first state to launch training for disabled people in disaster risk reduction (DRR) management two years ago, Kerala now plays a lead role in strengthening emergency response capabilities of people with disabilities (PwD). Initially, 3,000 disabled people will be trained in DRR using Braille, sign language, video and audio format. Later, it […]

NDMA to conduct mock exercise on earthquake in northeast

Preparedness measures required to be taken at individual, societal and institutional levels to minimise the effects of an earthquake were discussed.

NEW DELHI: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will on Thursday conduct a mock exercise on earthquake preparedness in three North Eastern States – Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram. The exercise, which is being held in collaboration […]

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TRAI WANTS GOVT. TO HAVE 4G LTE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM TO RESPOND TO CALAMITIES

PPDR COMMUNICATION NETWORKS ALLOW FOR THE RAPID DEPLOYMENT OF NETWORKS IN SITUATIONS WHERE CAPACITY IS NEEDED ON AN EXPEDITED BASIS.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is set to tell the government to go for latest 4G LTE-based systems to provide relief in cases of large-scale natural or man-made public disasters, according to an official familiar […]

DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR CIVIC SCHOOLS

Navi Mumbai: All civic-run schools now possess a detailed action plan to be implemented in times of any disasters. NMMC along with USAID and United Nation Development Plan (UNDP) has commenced the programme for safety and security of schoolchildren in the city. The first segment of the programme entailed the civic-run schools to prepare a […]