NDRF to train unit to save heritage structures

News: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has decided to come up with a specialized unit in each battalion to help preserve monuments and other heritage structure in pre and post disaster scenarios. Facts: About National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) The NDRF is a specialised force constituted for the purpose of specialist response to a… Continue reading NDRF to train unit to save heritage structures

‘Red Atlas Map’ unveiled for flood mitigation in Chennai

News:Vice President has unveiled the Red Atlas Action Plan Map and Coastal Flood Warning System App(CFLOWS-Chennai). Facts: About Red Atlas Action Plan Map: The Atlas has been prepared by the Ministry of Earth Sciences to aid Tamil Nadu government in effective flood mitigation in Chennai. It was prepared with the help of India Meteorological Department… Continue reading ‘Red Atlas Map’ unveiled for flood mitigation in Chennai

36 million Indians face flood risk: study

News:According to a recent study,36 million people in India would face annual flooding by 2050 and 44 million by 2100 if emissions continue to rise. Facts: About the study: The study was conducted by the Climate Central study.It is a non-profit science and news organisation providing information to help the public and policymakers make sound… Continue reading 36 million Indians face flood risk: study

Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

News: While speaking at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit in New York on September 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the launch of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) Facts: About Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure It is an international knowledge and capacity development platform where countries can collaborate to make… Continue reading Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

Monsoon Forecast in India

News: The Monsoon Mission Coupled Forecast Model, developed under the Monsoon Mission has failed to accurately forecast the excess rainfall in August-September 2019. Facts: Monsoon Forecast in India: The IMD issues operational forecast for the southwest monsoon seasonal (June to September) rainfall for the country as a whole in two stages. The first stage forecast… Continue reading Monsoon Forecast in India

National Crisis Management Committee(NCMC)

News:Cabinet Secretary has chaired a meeting of National Crisis Management Committee to review the prevailing flood situation in Bihar. Facts: About NCMC: Government of India had set up a Standing National Crisis Management Committee for effective implementation of relief measures in the wake of natural calamities. The committee is headed by Cabinet Secretary.It also includes… Continue reading National Crisis Management Committee(NCMC)

Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA)

News:The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) is organizing a National workshop on Post Disaster Needs Assessment(PDNA). Facts: About PDNA: Post-Disaster Needs Assessment(PDNA) is a government-led exercise to assess the full extent of a disaster’s impact. The tool was developed by the UN Development Group, the World Bank and the European Union as one of… Continue reading Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA)

Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS)

News:Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan(NYKS) in collaboration with National Disaster Response Force(NDRF) will train Disaster Response Teams(DRTs) of NYKS Youth Volunteers for Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR). Facts: Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan: Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan(NYKS) was set up in the year 1987-88 as an autonomous organization.It works under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. NYKS is… Continue reading Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS)

Cabinet approves Establishment of an International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) along with its supporting Secretariat Office in New Delhi. The CDRI is proposed to be launched at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, USA on 23rd September 2019. The CDRI will serve as a platform to generate and… Continue reading Cabinet approves Establishment of an International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

From drones to social media, big data helps mitigate impact of complex disasters in Asia

According to the UNESCAP report,rising global temperatures have increased the frequency and intensity of floods,cyclones and droughts in the Asia pacific region. Since 1970,natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region have killed two million people which is around 59% of the global death toll for that period.  However,technological innovations have helped in reducing some of that… Continue reading From drones to social media, big data helps mitigate impact of complex disasters in Asia