Monday, 30 July 2012

Disaster Management Bits

Disaster Management Bits
*       An earthquake under the Sea is called Tsunami.

*       Main objective of First Aid is to prevent life.

*       Richter scale is used for measuring intensity of earthquakes.

*       Tsunami waves may be generated because of undersea earthquakes.

*       Earthquake, Cyclone and Landslides are Natural Hazards.

*       The Ministry at the central Government which coordinates all Disaster Management activities in the country is Home Affairs.

*       Number of people killed by Natural Disasters in India from 1980 to 2010 were 1,43,039.

*       National Institute of Disaster Management is at New Delhi.

*       UN Disaster Management Team (UNDMT) is responsible for solving the problems resulting from disasters occurring in all countries in the World.

*       A disaster is an event which results in Loss of human life, loss of property and loss of livelihood.

*       Disaster Management Act was made in India in 2005.

*       United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the 1990s as the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction.

*       During 1980-2010, number of people affected by natural disasters in India were 1,521,726,127.

*       Natural Disasters from 1980 - 2010

No of events
No of people killed
Average killed per year
No of people affected
Average affected per year
Economic Damage (US$ X 1,000)
Economic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000):

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