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22 NATIONS TO JOIN DISASTER MEET IN INDIA

NEW DELHI: More than 22 countries have confirmed participation in a two-day international meet India is hosting along with the UN from Monday to build a global coalition for development of disaster resilient infrastructure on the lines of […]

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RAILWAYS TO USE DRONES FOR MONITORING AND RESCUE OPERATIONS

The Railways on Monday said it has decided to deploy drone cameras for monitoring projects and activities of relief and rescue operation.
Beside monitoring of the project and maintenance of tracks, the drone cameras will also […]

BORDERS WITHOUT DOCTORS: REPORT SHOWS RURAL HEALTHCARE STILL NOT UP TO CODE

BORDERS WITHOUT DOCTORS: REPORT SHOWS RURAL HEALTHCARE STILL NOT UP TO CODE
THERE IS AN 86.5 PERCENT SHORTFALL OF SURGEONS, 74 PERCENT OF GYNAECOLOGISTS AND OBSTETRICIANS, 84.6 PERCENT OF PHYSICIANS AND 81 PERCENT OF PEDIATRICIANS.

From March […]

How to build a pan-India broadband Public Protection and Disaster Relief Communications Network; all you need to know

Should PSUs provide a nationwide broadband Public Protection and Disaster Relief communication network?

Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) networks cater to communication used by agencies responsible for both public protection (maintenance of law and order, […]

Cyclone Ockhi exposes India’s lack of disaster preparedness (yet again)

In Kerala, hit by cyclone Ockhi, fishermen have stopped waiting for the state government and Coast Guard to help them. Communities banded together and launched their own search parties to look for missing neighbours at […]

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Successful disaster management outcome of volunteers

Successful disaster management was an outcome of the dedication and commitment of volunteers who provided humanitarian assistance, a member of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said today.
Addressing a gathering of school students on the […]

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Standard Operating Procedures: Post Disaster Needs Assessment India

The Government of India, through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and with the assistance of National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) has developed the Post Disaster Needs Assessment […]

Kerala might reconstitute disaster management authority

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: State government is likely to reconstitute the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) by bringing in more experts so that the state would be more prepared next time, unlike what happened during cyclone Ockhi. […]

India-Russia to cooperate in disaster management

Russia will assist India to set up a national crisis management centre in the country to handle disaster and other emergency situations. This was agreed during a meeting between Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian […]

Statsguru: India’s health chart While air pollution has moved up, metabolic risks, e.g. high blood pressure, have rapidly jumped up the ladder

The India State-level Disease Burden Initiative recently released its first-ever report that provided a comprehensive and standardised comparison of health loss caused by different diseases and risk factors, across geographic units, sexes, and age groups […]

Drones to boost surveillance along Uttarakhand border with Nepal, China

ITDA director Amit Kumar Sinha said the drones will play a crucial role in disaster management as they will send images of the disaster hit areas.

High definition cameras installed on drones will keep an […]

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Bihar Introduces Disaster fight training for school kids

From January, schoolchildren across the state will get training every Saturday about calamities and disaster mitigation.
The new initiative has been christened “Safe Saturday” and it will be a part of the Mukhyamantri School Suraksha Karyakram […]

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Facebook Introduces Disaster Maps in India for Faster Responses to Natural Disasters

By introducing such measures, Facebook is using its platform to generate awareness, so that timely help is provided to the people in need.

‘Disaster maps data’ will show people’s movement and concentration of FB users […]

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UAVs can be effectively used in disaster management: NDMA

New Delhi: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be effectively used in disaster management, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) today said.
“UAVs can provide high-resolution, real-time images of even the inaccessible locations. These images can then […]

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JNU gets Disaster Research Centre

NEW DELHI: A special centre for disaster research at JNUwas inaugurated by minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju .
The new centre has collaborated with three DU colleges—Lady Shri Ram, Kamala Nehru and Miranda […]

NDRF Imparts Training to NCC Cadets, Home Guards on Disaster Management

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) imparted training to NCC cadets and Home Guard jawans on how to conduct themselves during time of natural calamities like floods and earthquakes.
The three-day training programme hosted under the […]

Train on Fire, But no Panic: It’s India’s First Disaster Village

New Delhi: Trains falling into rivers and coaches catching fire will be common sights in the country’s first ‘Railways disaster management village’ expected to come up on the outskirts of Bengaluru by December next year. […]

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TRAI floats paper on public protection, disaster relief communication

NEW DELHI: India’s telecom regulator wants communication networks during disasters to be more robust and reliable, which will enable faster decision making and handling of disaster relief operations in times of crisis, such as the […]

`Most community health centres lack infra, facilities’

KOCHI: In Kerala, 175 primary health centres (PHC) were identified for upgradation from 2011-16 to provide 24×7 emergency services. But, none of them were upgraded, said the comptroller and auditor general’s audit (CAG) report. CAG’s […]

VNL, BSNL launch disaster management service in India

NEW DELHI: Domestic telecom equipment provider Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to launch “Relief 123” service to provide disaster management in India. […]

India to conduct BIMSTEC disaster management exercise

NEW DELHI: India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is going to conduct a disaster management exercise next month in New Delhi with BIMSTEC countries, the Home Ministry said on Wednesday.

The exercise, to be conducted between […]

INDIA RANKS 128TH IN MEETING UN’S 2030 HEALTH TARGET: REPORT

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WASHINGTON: India ranks 128th in terms of meeting the UN’s health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with low scores on air pollution, sanitation, […]

Disaster management exercise in Hyderabad on Sep 23

Hyderabad, A joint exercise of armed forces and other agencies to make combined efforts for disaster management would be held at the Hussain Sagar lake here on September 23. The exercise aims to synergise […]