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DRONES TECHNOLOGY FOR SMART CITIES – THE WIND BENEATH THE WINGS

Drones have several key technical advantages over classical aerial operations that makes them key to contribute to the sustainability of smart cities.

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“Resilience is the ability of any city to cope with any disaster or stress that may come its way.”, Amit Prothi, Head of India National Strategy, 100RC

Resilient cities are the cities of today, tomorrow and future, but, the meaning of resilience is what needs to be understood in a whole new paradigm given the complexities surrounding the Indian cities. Talking about the recently announced initiative of 100 Resilient Cities (100 RC) by Rockfeller Foundation in collaboration with National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), Amit Prothi, Head of India National Strategy, 100RC talks to Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities about what the term resilience truly constitutes and the need to convene a broad base of all stakeholders in building strong partnerships with an intent of driving the urban resilience agenda at the national and state level.

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Earthquake Warning System Installed At Haryana govt's building

Goel claimed that this system was not only a seismic switch for on site early warning but capable of releasing early warning of an earthquake

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India To Play Larger Role In Combating Disasters: Rijiju

The Minister said the country, in this pursuit, will also hold the first Asian Ministerial conference in Delhi in November this year for disaster risk reduction

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ODHISHA to SET UP STATE DISASTER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

Personnel of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force and Fire department would be given training in the proposed institute.

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AP to FORM DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE, AUTHORITY

SDRF will have six companies, stationed in Vizag, Vizianagaram, Kakinada, Mangalagiri, Venkatagiri (Nellore) and Kurnool.

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SAARC nations undertake maiden disaster combat exercise in NCR

In a first, all SAARC countries came together for a massive field training exercise on combating an earthquake - like disaster

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Govt pursuing paradigm shift in disaster mngmnt: Home Minister

A paradigm shift in disaster management from a relief centric approach to a holistic one, encompassing preparedness, prevention, mitigation and risk reduction, is being initiated, says the Union Home Minister

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India to host SAARC disaster management exercises

The aim of the exercise is to build interoperability among SAARC member countries to undertake joint disaster response operations in cooperation with each other

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NDRF inks pact with ISRO arm to get satellite data

The pact between National Disaster Response Force and National Remote Sensing Centre will allow the Force with geo-spatial and other satellite data for sharpening its relief and rescue operations

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