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 […]
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Disaster Management Authority and Social Justice Department are jointly holding training camps for the differently abled in disaster preparedness. The training sessions will be held in all districts and the first session […]
IN AN INCREASINGLY TECH-CENTRIC AND DIGITAL WORLD, IT IS NECESSARY TO USE OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY AND THE TECHNOLOGY AT HAND TO HELP KEEP PEOPLE SAFE.
According to the United Nations, India is the third worst-affected country […]
CHENNAI: To record vitals in a non-invasive manner, a team from IIT Madras has developed the algorithm for a medical-grade, wearable device called ‘VinCense.’ The device can be used for monitoring vital parameters including the […]
International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on Friday marked another landmark in the disaster preparedness of Kerala as it became the first State in the country to disclose maps of disaster-prone areas in an international format […]
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 […]
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
The analysis also ranked countries on an overall health-related SDG index
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, […]
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 […]