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National Institute of Disaster Management Invites Applications for Various Posts

National Institute of Disaster Management Invites Applications for Various Posts

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The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India invites applications for the following posts purely on contractual basis: One Post of Senior Consultant (Hydro-meteorology): Pay Rs. 70,000/- pm plus + Rs. 8,000/-pm conveyance One Post of Consultant (Meteorology): Pay Rs. 50,000/- pm + 4500/-pm conveyance One post of Junior Consultant (Environmental Sciences/Life Sciences): Pay Rs. 35,000/-pm + Rs. 2,500/-pm conveyance One post of Junior Consultant (Hydrology/Meteorology): Pay Rs. 35,000/-pm + Rs. 2,500/-pm conveyance One post of Junior Consultant (Human Behavior/Community Development): Pay Rs. 35,000/-pm + Rs. 2,500/-pm conveyance One post of Junior Consultant (Multi-Disciplinary/Cross-Cutting Issues): Pay Rs. 35,00...
Nature’s Fury, Man’s Worry: Time to Reflect and Reconnect

Nature’s Fury, Man’s Worry: Time to Reflect and Reconnect

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The past few days have been the most devastating and the most dreadful days for the state of Uttarakhand. The state which is otherwise popular for its scenic beauty and pilgrimage, has been washed away with Nature's fury. What is left behind is completely shattered. Recent flash floods in Kedarnath and in rest of the Gadhwal region of Uttarakhand have not only created havoc but have also resulted in a disaster of an intensity which one cannot think of. Torrential downpour accompanied with landslide has transformed a usually serene area into a powerful river of death within minutes. All those who were are caught unprepared amidst the power and velocity of the flash floods could not survive the catastrophe. The magnitude of the disaster is told to such that villages, people, animals were...
Managing Fire Accidents Part II: Are You Ready?

Managing Fire Accidents Part II: Are You Ready?

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All disasters--whether floods, earthquakes, cyclones, droughts or fire--inevitably cause upheavals not only in the physical but also in the social and economic context where they occur. In our last post, we discussed about fire hazard and steps you can take to prevent the occurrence of a fire disaster. Fire has very special characteristics if one considers the particularities of the causative agent and the type of damage it produces to living beings. Also, when fire comes into contact with objects and materials it burns or destroys them in a relatively short time.Thus, there is a greater need to not just prevent fires in urban and densely packed settings but also be ready in the event of a fire disaster. Of course, the safest thing to avoid harms caused by fire would be to always be ou...
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 31, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 31, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 31 (starting July 30, 2012) 2012. 1. Delhi zoo loses a male nilgai now An adult male nilgai died on Sunday at the National Zoological Park after it succumbed to injuries caused due to fighting with another male. 2. Rainwater harvesting system must for all new buildings Planning to construct a new house or office building in Delhi? You will now have to install a rainwater harvesting system to obtain a completion certificate from civic agencies. The Delhi cabinet has in principle approved a proposal to make the system mandatory for all new constructions. 3. Experts from IIT to suggest green ways Alarmed at the increasing pollution levels in the city, the Delhi government’s environment depart

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 10, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 10 (starting March 5, 2012) 2012. 1. Exhibition on forest products on at Dilli Haat Kesraj Jogi sits cross-legged in front of a makeshift kitchen at Dilli Haat - there's a small brick stove, some basic utensils and a pot of brewing tea. It's exactly like his home in Kotputli, Rajasthan, he says. He's here at Green Haat 2012 - the ongoing exhibition of forest-based products - and is contributing by preparing nomadic food. 2. Play it safe this Holi, use natural colours No matter how tempting those shining reds, blues, greens, yellows and purples may seem, you should double check the quality of colours that you use this Holi to avoid skin allergies, eye irritation and a host of other health problems th...
NIDM Announces Online Training on Disaster Management

NIDM Announces Online Training on Disaster Management

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The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), a premier national organization working for human resource development at the national level in the area of disaster mitigation and management, invites application from working professional for online training on various courses related to disaster management. The courses are available at two levels: basic and advanced and are particularly targeted at developmental practitioners, central, state and local government officials, NGO representatives, community leaders and others interested in the challenges and issues related to disaster risk reduction and management. Courses include National Disaster Risk Management Framework, Community based disaster Risk Management, Safe Cities, Climate change and disaster management, etc.  Th

Being Prepared

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November 29, 2008 Saturday 8 pm: “Operation Cyclone” as the commando operation at Taj Hotel was christened, ended in Mumbai city. The carnage caused by it took the lives of over 100 people. Only 10 terrorists could hold the entire city to ransom, destroying the two prime locations for high end business visitors. We are still dealing with the impact of it all… urban terrorism – a man made disaster. Over the last one week we have seen all the stages of coping with disaster: Anger… how dare they… was the security sleeping?... Denial – politicians blaming media, media blaming RGV… Depression/ resignation this is the way life is .... and finally cynicism - what can we do?… will set in. Blaming the victims, or the status quo, or the government, does not take us very far. Disaster preparedn

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