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2017

On December 2004, tsumani brought havoc on 14 countries including India. Discuss the factors responsible for occurrence of Tsunami and its effects on life and economy.In the light of guidelines of NDMA (2010) describe the mechanisms for preparedness to reduce the risk during such events. (Q. No. 18, CSE 2017, 250 words, 15 Marks)


2016

The frequency of urban floods due to high intensity rainfall is increasing over the years. Discussing the reasons for urban floods, highlight the mechanisms for preparedness to reduce the risk during such events.(Q. No. 15, CSE 2016, 200 words, 12.5 Marks)


2016

With reference to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) guidelines, discuss the measures to be adopted to mitigate the impact of recent incidents of cloudbursts in many places of Uttarakhand.(Q. No. 16, CSE 2016, 200 words, 12.5 Marks)


2016

With reference to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) guidelines, discuss the measures to be adopted to mitigate the impact of recent incidents of cloudbursts in many places of Uttarakhand.


2015

The frequency of earthquakes appears to have increased in the Indian subcontinent. However, India's preparedness for mitigating their impact has significant gaps. Discuss various aspects.(Q. No. 16, CSE 2015, 200 words, 12.5 Marks)


2015

The frequency of earthquakes appears to have increased in the Indian subcontinent. However, India’s preparedness for mitigating their impact has significant gaps. Discuss various aspects.


2014

Drought has been recognized as a disaster in view of its party expense, temporal duration, slow onset and lasting effect on various vulnerable sections. With a focus on the September 2010 guidelines from the National disaster management authority, discuss the mechanism for preparedness to deal with the El Nino and La Nina fallouts in India.(Q. No. 14, CSE 2014, 200 words, 12.5 Marks)


2014

Drought has been recognised as a disaster in view of its party expense, temporal duration, slow onset and lasting effect on various vulnerable sections. With a focus on the September 2010 guidelines from the National disaster management authority, discuss the mechanism for preparedness to deal with the El Nino and La Nina fallouts in India.


2013

How important are vulnerability and risk assessment for pre-disaster management? As an administrator, what are key areas that you would focus on in a Disaster Management System? (Q. No. 18, CSE 2013, 200 words, 10 Marks)


2013

How important are vulnerability and risk assessment for pre-disaster management? As an administrator, what are key areas that you would focus on in a Disaster Management System? (200 words)


2011

Composition and functions of the National Executive Comittee of the National Disaster Management Authority. (in not more than 50 words each)


2010

What are the salient features of The National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan? ( 50 words)


2007

What is the disaster management? Discuss the steps required to tackle natural disasters. (in about 250 words)


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