Disaster management agencies need to speed up response time: Rijiju

India's response to disasters is not "adequate" and multiple agencies involved in this task need to step up their preparedness to a level ensuring that no person dies of human error, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Monday.

Govt announces national medal for men in counter-disaster operations

Government Tuesday announced institution of a new national service medal for the personnel of country's lead disaster mitigation force NDRF and other such units who risk their lives to help the common man struck in calamities.

Global meet on climate change in Kerala in February

Tackling climate change, disaster management are among the issues set to be discussed at an international conference to be held here in February next year.

Disaster response robots to discern between humans and rubble
Disaster response robots to discern between humans and rubble

Researchers have developed a new algorithm that allows robots to differentiate between humans and debris while carrying out search and rescue operations following a natural disaster.

Disaster management effective in dealing with Hudhud cyclone?-Part 2

The worst is over, as Cyclone Hudhud has lost speed and winds are now blowing at 120-130 kmph. The contingency plans being in place this time,can we say that this was an example of good disaster management?

Disaster management effective in dealing with Hudhud cyclone?

The worst is over, as Cyclone Hudhud loses speed and winds are now blowing at 120-130 kmph. The contingency plans being in place this time,can we say that this was an example of good disaster management?

Cyclone Hudhud hits Vizag coast

Cyclone Hudhud hit India’s east coast killing at least six people and creating havoc in Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring Odisha.

Vishal, Papon want to hold fundraiser gig

Musicians Vishal Dadlani and Papon want to raise funds to help people in Assam, hit by floods last month.

J&K floods: Union Cabinet to meet today to review situation

The Union Cabinet is likely to hold a review meeting here this evening to discuss the situation arising out of the flood relief and rescue operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

Disaster Management: Lessons to be learned from China

Disaster Management: Lessons to be learned from China

DNA: Should India learn from Japan in disaster management?

Should India learn from Japan in disaster management? Watch the full program on Zee News' Daily News and Analysis.

DNA: Kashmir floods, another disaster management system test for India

The Indian military Monday scaled up its massive operation to rescue thousands marooned in Jammu and Kashmir's worst floods in 50 years that has claimed over 160 lives so far.

Char Dham Yatra halted: Country’s disaster management totters on the edge!

More than 50 million people are affected by natural disasters annually, but despite this the second most populous country in the world suffers from serious lack of disaster preparedness.

Framework for Disaster Management in Bengal weak: CAG

The institutional framework for disaster management in West Bengal is weak because of deficient functioning of the State Disaster Management Authority, the Comptroller and Auditor General has noted.

Second quake in a week hits Pithoragarh; Darma, Johar valleys on alert

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Ritcher scale, the second in a week`s time, hit Darma valley of the district on Sunday evening prompting authorities to sound a general alert in the valley and the adjoining Johar valley, District Disaster Management authorities said on Monday.

Calamity threat: Departments asked to prepare contingency plan

With IMD predicting deficient rainfall due to El-Nino factor during this monsoon, Odisha government on Wednesday asked all the departments to prepare a contingency plan within a week in order to meet the eventuality.

Traffic jams in Guwahati a handicap in disaster management

The National Disaster Management Authority has identified traffic jams and narrow roads in Guwahati as major handicaps in disaster management measures during high magnitude earthquakes.

Workshop on disaster management for Kumbh Mela 2015 kicks off

Police officers are getting lessons on disaster and crowd management at a workshop being organised here with view of `Kumbh Mela` (religious congregation), which is scheduled next year.

Parliamentary panel questions efficacy of satellites during disasters

Citing Uttarakhand calamity, Parliamentary Committee questioned efficacy of country`s satellite communication in disaster management, saying efforts of Department of Space remain "far from adequate".

Internet at bottom of ocean to detect tsunamis

Internet goes underwater! Scientists are developing a system of sensors to conquer the internet`s final frontier: the deep sea.