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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, […]

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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 […]

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Twitter may aid disaster response in real time

Twitter and other social media platforms can help track natural disasters in real time and alert first responders of the areas that need urgent aid, scientists say.

With over 500 million tweets sent every single day, […]

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India to host first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise this year: Sushma

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that India will be hosting the first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise in October this year.
“Our region is vulnerable to a variety of disasters due to its geo-climatic […]

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Students made disaster-ready

Indian Red Cross Society Krishna District, Department of Youth Service and Commissioner of College Education had jointly organised a three day training classes on Disaster Management and First Aid at Maris Stella College (MSC) Vijayawada […]

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Mobilising a health revolution

It is no longer in the realm of contest if mobile health technologies are beneficial to health delivery and monitoring systems across the globe. With a rapidly expanding mobile user base and the availability of […]

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Indian researchers develop wireless communication for disaster relief powered by human mobility

Kolkata: Researchers from six Indian institutes, including IIT-Kharagpur and IIM-Calcutta, have developed a low-cost and fast deployable wireless communication infrastructure that is driven by human mobility to aid disaster management services.

They are working together since the […]

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Centre mulls over creation of medical service like IAS

The Centre is considering creating an All India Medical Service like the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, under the All India Service Act, 1951. A letter has gone out to all chief […]

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India top supplier in health sector to UN system in 2016

UNITED NATIONS: India was the main supplier in the health sector to the UN system in 2016 with total sales of over $800 million, including in pharmaceuticals.

According to the total procurement of goods and […]

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Facebook on Wednesday launched disaster maps – an initiative aimed at helping humanitarian organisations save lives in emergencies.
“When there’s a flood, earthquake, fire or other natural disaster, response organisations need accurate information quickly about where […]

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Drones may save lives with rapid heart attack response

A latest study has found out that drones are way faster to reach patients than ambulances.

According to the report published in Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday, it has been studied that drone […]

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Disaster Health Systems in India

Over 58.6% of Indian landmass is earthquake prone while 5,700km of 7,516km-long coastline is prone to cyclones and tsunamis.
About 40-million hectares of land are at the risk of flooding and river erosion; 68% of cultivable […]

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India hailed for disaster management plan

Cancun: India has come in for praise at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction for being the first country to draw up a national plan and a local strategy for disaster risk reduction […]

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A step forward in emergency medical care

An emergency medical dashboard that provides a set of standard operating procedures to be followed in acute trauma, emergency cases and in intensive care units across the country is being developed by the Society for […]

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India’s disaster management authority to conduct mock drill to improve forest fire preparedness

India’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is all set to conduct a mock exercise on forest fires in northern state of Uttarakhand to improve its preparedness and response mechanism, officials said Tuesday.
The mock drill, first […]

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SDRF imparts disaster management training to over 6,400 people

DEHRADUN: The state disaster response force (SDRF) has imparted disaster management training to over 6,400 people in the state. The month-long training drive was conducted in 30 blocks of six disaster vulnerable districts – Bageshwar, […]

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DU students to get training in first aid, disaster response

The administration at Zakir Husain Delhi College has started a ‘Learning Beyond Curriculum Programme’ for undergraduate students, who are being trained in first aid, disaster response, social skills, legal literacy, entrepreneurship, self-defence, civic values and […]

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Soon, city schools to take part in disaster management programme

The government has allotted an amount of Rs 77 lakh to implement the programme in schools.

The private and government schools in the city will participate in a training programme to bring awareness to their students […]


Disaster management workshop for housewives in Thane

THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) here organized a two-day disaster management workshop for housewives to handle situations before help arrives.
The intention of the drive arranged along with an NGO on Tuesday was aimed at […]

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75% Indian companies not disaster ready: CBRE

MUMBAI: Nearly 75 per cent of Indian companies are not prepared for disaster management, a recent survey by real estate consultant CBREsays.

According to the study, which includes over 100 top corporates in the country and […]

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Plan to make disabled people disaster-ready

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a first, the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has come up with a project to strengthen the response capability of the disabled people in emergency situations or when disasters strike.
It has identified around […]

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India is not equipped to deal with natural or man-made disasters

There’s a little story about the grasshopper and the ant. The grasshopper was a jolly chap and he sang all day through spring and summer, not preparing for the winter. The hardworking ant stocked up […]

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Govt disaster relief body to be studied as a business model

New Delhi: In what is being seen as the ministry of home affairs’ (MHA) attempt at upping its brand value, its disaster response arm—the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)—is now the subject of a case […]

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Mumbai gets upgraded disaster control room, litigation management system

MUMBAI: An upgraded disaster management control room at a cost of almost Rs 6 crore was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and the Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at the civic head […]

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‘Disaster management is the need of the hour’

NAGPUR: With a view to rejuvenate the civil defence structure on a local, state and national level the National Civil Defence College (NCDC) in Civil Lines has organized a two-day event — Traindia — 2016 […]

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‘Disaster management is the need of the hour’

Nagpur: With a view to rejuvenate the civil defence structure on a local, state and national level the National Civil Defence College (NCDC) in Civil Lines has organized a two-day event — Traindia — 2016 […]

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Disaster Management Cell to conduct drill in Sector 44

NOIDA: The Disaster Management Cell (DCM), Noida will conduct earthquake school evacuation drill on Wednesday at Mahamaya Balika Inter College Sector 44 where about 600 students and faculty will be trained in various disasters i.e. […]

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Most schools unprepared to cope with disasters

How do you respond to the disaster? `Will douse it with blankets,’ `call the fire force,’ and run to safety’, were some of the responses children of Classes 4 to 11 of nearly 10 schools […]

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Kerala to rope in public for disaster management

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 (PTI) In view of instances of natural and man-made calamities in the state, Kerala government is mulling setting up Disaster Response Forces at the grass-root level by giving training to public in […]

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Headmasters trained in disaster management

To ensure safety of school students during disasters, 150 heads of government middle schools in six blocks have been trained in disaster management in Vellore district. They will train their students and also establish school-level […]

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Heart attack, lung disease, stroke: 3 killers in India

NEW DELHI: Heart attacks, lung obstruction and strokes are the three top causes of death in India, accounting for over one-third of deaths. Along with diabetes and chronic kidney diseases, they make five non-communicable diseases […]

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New Delhi to host Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on Monday chaired a video conference with State Chief Secretaries in connection with the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016, to be held in New Delhi from […]

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On health front, India 143rd among 188 nations: Study

NEW DELHI: A global study on a range of health indicators released on Thursday has ranked India 143rdamong 188 countries, citing various challenges, including mortality rates, malaria, hygiene and air pollution.

“Despite rapid economic growth, India […]

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Govt to organise national-level painting competition for school children on disaster risk reduction

NEW DELHI: Keen to spread awareness among young children regarding mitigation of disasters, the government will organise a national-level painting competition for school children aged between 10 and 14 years on November 3 during the […]

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India to host international meet on disaster risk reduction PM Modi will inaugurate the conference that will be held here on November 3-5 in collaboration with the UNISDR

India will host the Asian ministerial conference on disaster risk reduction next month which will focus on partnership with governments and stakeholders to imbibe the practices in the region’s development narrative.

This is the first AMCDRR […]

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NDMA to ponder over its disaster mgmt plans today

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will rake up various key issues during its 12th Formation Day on Wednesday.

Among them, the three main issues, which will be discussed during the session are–India’s National Disaster […]

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India ranks poorly in disaster preparedness, hence is more vulnerable to natural calamities than BRICS nations

Bonn-based prestigious United National (UN) University’s new “World Risk Report 2016” United Nations University has suggested that while India may not be as exposed to natural disasters compared to most of the 171 countries it […]

CM approves Kerala Disaster Management Plan 2016

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a first, the Kerala Disaster Management Plan-2016 is approved by the state government led by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The plan looks at ways to address multitude of disasters with specific directions to […]

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India to participate in IOWave16, UNESCO’s tsunami mock drill, tomorrow

Chennai: India along with 23 other countries will participate in a large-scale tsunami simulation exercise organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of Unesco on 7 and 8 September.

The tsunami mock drill, known as the IOWave16, […]

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One person every second displaced by natural disaster since 2008: Report

On an average, one person every second is displaced by disasters brought on by natural hazards since 2008, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).
The IDMC estimates that more than 19.3 million people were […]

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3rd National Level Disaster Management Exercise From Sep 15

Visakhapatnam: The third national-level joint disaster management exercise will be held in Gujarat’s Bhuj from September 15, a senior Navy official said.

The second such exercise titled ‘Prakampana’ is presently going on here and it will conclude […]

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Disaster management plan should have been drafted into Act: HC

The Madras High Court today observed that a disaster management plan should have been drafted into the provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 a long time ago and had that been done, possibly the situation […]

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India ranked 77 in disaster risk index of the world

Lack of critical infrastructure and weak logistic chains substantially increase the risk that an extreme natural event will become a disaster
While Bangladesh is among the top five countries at risk of disaster, India ranks 77 […]

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IoT and disaster management in India

With Government of India actively pursuing Digital India and Smart Cities powered by the latest communications technologies like Internet of Things (IoT) and 4G/LTE, it would be meaningful to discuss how they can be utilized […]

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BRICS members to set up joint task force on disaster management, says Kiren Rijiju

BRICS nations would soon set up a joint task force on disaster management to share information, technique and for mutual support on natural disaster in accordance with the Ufa declaration, Union Minister of State for […]

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MHA for a bigger disaster relief unit to protect coast

MANGALURU: With the ministry of home affairs (MHA) identifying Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts as most vulnerable to natural calamities, Karnataka Home Guards is now gearing up to recruit volunteers for Civil Defence […]

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City to have its own ‘Disaster Management System’

KOCHI: In the foreseeable future, Kochi Corporation could well have its own ‘Disaster Management System’ (DMS) modelled on the lines of the District Disaster Management Authority set up to tackle industrial or natural calamities.
The civic […]

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The concept of disaster management should be incorporated in designing buildings and infrastructure and for making a smart disaster control programme which is workable from top to bottom, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren […]

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AP mulls setting up 19 trauma care centres

VISAKHAPATNAM: The TDP government is to set up 19 trauma care centres (TCCs) in the state. Andhra Pradesh already has 13 TCCs. The new centres are being set up with the aim of reducing the […]