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Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai, students were briefed about the ShakeOut drill during class assemblies.(Handout)

Mumbai school events: A virtual lesson to prepare students for natural disasters

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 06:53 PM IST
ShakeOut drills were conducted across all Aga Khan Development Network institutions on the same day. The school has been conducting these drills twice every year for the past decade.
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For people who prefer smaller phones that fit better in their hands, bags and pockets, Apple’s new SE scores high
For people who prefer smaller phones that fit better in their hands, bags and pockets, Apple’s new SE scores high

Techilicious by Rajiv Makhni: New iPhone SE: Masterstroke or disaster?

By Rajiv Makhni | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 12:20 AM IST
At first glance you’ll think it’s the latter, but you will be so wrong
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For the study, the researchers analysed in-depth interviews with 33 women and 10 men across two Texas towns.(Unsplash)
For the study, the researchers analysed in-depth interviews with 33 women and 10 men across two Texas towns.(Unsplash)

Women have quicker responses to dealing with natural disasters than men do

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 06:12 AM IST
Women are quicker to take cover or prepare to evacuate during an emergency, but often have trouble convincing the men in their life to do so, a new study suggests.
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The state on Thursday got flak from the Opposition and activists over its disaster management unit’s delayed response in alerting citizens about the rain on Wednesday.(Hindustan Times)
The state on Thursday got flak from the Opposition and activists over its disaster management unit’s delayed response in alerting citizens about the rain on Wednesday.(Hindustan Times)

‘State’s management unit was a disaster’

By Swapnil Rawal | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 01:01 AM IST
Sent out just a few alerts even as rain battered the city and state; authorities say they were monitoring situation, insist BMC, collectorates 1st respondents
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Himachal Pradesh, August 18: Ancient Panchwaqtra Mahadev temple submerged in flooded Beas river in Mandi(ANI Photo)
Himachal Pradesh, August 18: Ancient Panchwaqtra Mahadev temple submerged in flooded Beas river in Mandi(ANI Photo)

Floods in north India: A man-made disaster

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2019 09:09 PM IST
Reckless infrastructure development is leading to environmental costs
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In a letter to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, Congress has demanded the floods in Kolhapur and Sangli be declared as level-three (L-3) disaster – the most severe disaster which needs to be tackled by the Centre.(ANI Photo)
In a letter to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, Congress has demanded the floods in Kolhapur and Sangli be declared as level-three (L-3) disaster – the most severe disaster which needs to be tackled by the Centre.(ANI Photo)

Declare the floods in western Maharashtra most severe disaster: Congress

By Surendra Gangan | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 01:00 AM IST
According to the National Disaster Management manual, a disaster of such gravity is termed as an L-3 disaster and must be immediately announced so.
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(From left) GT Deve Gowda, Milind Deora, Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar and Sanjay Nirupam in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
(From left) GT Deve Gowda, Milind Deora, Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar and Sanjay Nirupam in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

‘Man-made disaster’: How Karnataka coalition unravelled

By Vikram Gopal | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 11:03 AM IST
About six months before the current crisis, a similar one played out as MLAs from the two coalition partners tried to defect to the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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But the Boeing Co. 737 Max wasn’t about to stall. Instead, a computer was getting erroneous readings from a sensor mounted like a weather vane on the jet’s nose. The(REUTERS)
But the Boeing Co. 737 Max wasn’t about to stall. Instead, a computer was getting erroneous readings from a sensor mounted like a weather vane on the jet’s nose. The(REUTERS)

Six minutes to disaster: How Ethiopian Air’s pilots battled the Boeing 737 Max

By Alan Levin | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 10:48 AM IST
As speed and altitude readings started going haywire, a device known as a stick shaker activated on the left side of the cockpit, where the captain sits.
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Seihan Mori, master of the ancient Kiyomizu temple, uses an ink-soaked calligraphy brush to write the Chinese character, known as kanji, of "disaster" at the temple in Kyoto on December 12, 2018. - Japan selected the Chinese character for "disaster" as its traditional "defining symbol of 2018" after the country was hit by a series of natural disasters.(AFP)
Seihan Mori, master of the ancient Kiyomizu temple, uses an ink-soaked calligraphy brush to write the Chinese character, known as kanji, of "disaster" at the temple in Kyoto on December 12, 2018. - Japan selected the Chinese character for "disaster" as its traditional "defining symbol of 2018" after the country was hit by a series of natural disasters.(AFP)

After quakes and flooding, Japan picks ‘disaster’ as 2018 symbol

By Agence France-Presse | Tokyo
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 02:00 PM IST
Japan was hit by a series of natural disasters in 2018, starting with massive flooding in western regions that killed over 200 people.
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Rescuers help a pregnant woman to disembark a boat after she was evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva, Kerala, August 18, 2018(REUTERS)
Rescuers help a pregnant woman to disembark a boat after she was evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva, Kerala, August 18, 2018(REUTERS)

Kerala should be a template for other states for a gendered approach to disaster

UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 12:04 AM IST
Many women, again in largely patriarchal societies like ours, are not used to taking any independent decisions. So they tend to not react in the face of disaster waiting for directions to come from an authority figure like a husband or an official. This leads to crucial time being wasted and possibly injuring or death when a natural disaster strikes.
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Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has directed officials to arrange for one helicopter each for Garhwal and Kumaon for relief and rescue operations in disaster affected areas.(HT File)
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has directed officials to arrange for one helicopter each for Garhwal and Kumaon for relief and rescue operations in disaster affected areas.(HT File)

No rent to be charged for chopper services from disaster affected people: U’khand govt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2018 10:12 PM IST
The Uttarakhand government has denied the social media reports that it was charging from the disaster affected people in Pithorgarh for helicopter services being used for their evacuation.
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Droughts are a frequent occurrence in India.(PTI File)
Droughts are a frequent occurrence in India.(PTI File)

India to get national database on disasters by 2020

By Malavika Vyawahare | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 08:50 PM IST
India is affected by over 30 types of disasters, including droughts, cyclones and earthquakes. Urban disasters such as slum fires are also emerging as a major area of concern.
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The SDMA is equipping the disaster management system of Uttarakhand with latest equipment, besides training people in search and rescue operations, said an official.(HT File)
The SDMA is equipping the disaster management system of Uttarakhand with latest equipment, besides training people in search and rescue operations, said an official.(HT File)

U’khand gears up for implementing hi-tech plan to manage disasters

By Deep Joshi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2018 10:15 PM IST
The Uttarakhand government has drawn up a plan, under which its “entire disaster management system will be revamped” by getting it equipped with state-of-the-art tools and by involving communities in a big way in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 10-point Disaster Risk Reduction agenda
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Smoke billowing out of NTPC's Unchahar Power Plant in UP’s Raebareli after a blast. Thirty-four people died in the accident.(PTI file photo)
Smoke billowing out of NTPC's Unchahar Power Plant in UP’s Raebareli after a blast. Thirty-four people died in the accident.(PTI file photo)

3 dead in blast at chemical plant near Mumbai: A look at India’s worst industrial disasters

UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2018 10:28 AM IST
From Chasnala mining disaster to NTPC blast, a look at major industrial disasters in India
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