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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 […]


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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 […]