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Kerala Floods 2018: Latest Disaster Management Figures Released

As per the state's Disaster Management control room, between May 29 and August
28, 474 people have lost their lives as a result of the calamity. In addition, 15
persons are missing, while 70 persons are injured […]

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FLOOD DISASTER HELP LINE NUMBERS

District Emergency Numbers (ജില്ലാ എമർജൻസി നമ്പരുകൾ)
Troll Free Number: 1077
Idukki : 0486 2233111, 9061566111, 9383463036
Ernakulam: 0484 2423513, 7902200300, 7902200400
Thrissur: 0487 2362424, 9447074424
Palakkad : 0491 2505309, 2505209, 2505566
Malappuram : 0483 2736320, 0483 2736326
Kozhikkode: 0495 2371002
Kannur : […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

DISASTER MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR DIFFERENTLY ABLED

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 […]

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THE ROLE OF DATA DURING NATURAL DISASTERS

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 […]

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IIT-MADRAS TEAM DEVELOPS ALGORITHM FOR HEALTH MONITORING DEVICE

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 […]

KERALA’S DISASTER-PRONE AREAS WITHIN PUBLIC DOMAIN

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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, […]

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 […]