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

IORA meeting on Disaster risk Management begins

The Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is organising a meeting of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Cluster Group on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) on 5-6 February 2019 in New Delhi. The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), formerly known as the Indian Ocean Rim Initiative… Continue reading IORA meeting on Disaster risk Management begins

Cyclone Gaja: Being prepared against extreme events

Cyclone Gaja: Being prepared against extreme events News: The article discusses about the effective mitigation measures taken by the government in tackling Cyclone Gaja. Important Facts: Tamil Nadu’s political parties have acted in a mature manner and kept partisan criticism from getting in the way of relief and rehabilitation after Gaja. This is in contrast… Continue reading Cyclone Gaja: Being prepared against extreme events