Coronavirus #COVID-19
The risk of Coronavirus infection is spreading across the globe, including India. Even as we write this, global media are reporting new confirmed cases. As on date, there are 31 confirmed cases in India. 
The Government of India and the State Governments are working together to prevent the spread of Coronavirus infection. All necessary measures are being taken to prevent the spread of this Virus that was first identified in Hubei Province, China, and is spreading from person-to-person.
Universal medical screening of international passengers irrespective of nationality has been mandated since March 4, 2020. Adequate screening measures have been set up at 30 airports as of today. Screening is also being done at seaports and land crossings.
Without your support, all the work will go in vain. Take these simple yet effective measures to reduce the risk of its infection:
1. Say Namaste, avoid shaking hands, hugging, kissing, etc.  2. Maintain a safe dista…
For a cooler home during Heatwave?
It may not be possible to halt the onslaught of a heat wave but it is very well possible to reduce its effects. Here are some simple, effective and low-cost solutions to ensure your home stays cool through the scorching summers:
- Use solar-reflective white paint and cool roof technology. It will reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat, thus reducing the amount of heat conducted to your home. Studies have shown that cool roofs can be up to 30 degrees Celsius cooler than conventional roofs and can bring the indoor temperatures down by 3-5 degrees Celsius.
- Use dark colour curtains, tinted glass/ shutters or sunshade through the day. Keep your windows, especially those right opposite another, open during mornings and late evenings when the air is comparatively cooler.
- Go for green roofs, green walls and indoor plants. They reduce heat by cooling the building naturally and reducing air-conditioning requirements. You can also keep hays…
How to care for cattle during a heatwave?
Extreme heat causes significant stress to livestock. Keeping an eye on weather forecasts and developing a mitigation plan for the heatwave season is crucial to their well-being. Use these simple tips to keep them safe during a heatwave.
- Keep animals in shade and give them plenty of clean and cold water to drink. Water intake increases 40 to 50 per cent during the summers. - Do not make them work between 11am to 4pm. - Cover the shed roof with straw, paint it white or plaster with dung-mud to reduce temperature. - Use fans, water spray and foggers in the shed. - During extreme heat, spray water and take cattle to a water body to cool off. - Give them green grass, protein-fat bypass supplement, mineral mixture and salt. Make them graze during cooler hours. - In case of sunstroke, take them to a veterinary hospital immediately.
1. Comments will be moderated by NDMA'seditorial team. 2. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiar…

What is a heat wave? Heat wave is a period of abnormally high temperatures, more than the normal maximum temperature that occurs during the pre-monsoon (April to June) summer season. The extreme temperatures and resultant atmospheric conditions adversely affect people living in regions reeling under heat wave conditions as they may cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, physiological stress and sometimes even death.
Heat wave develops gradually, adversely affects humans, animals, crops and even causes death. In fact, it has emerged as one of the major severe weather events around the globe in recent years. The years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 have been confirmed as the four warmest years on record. In 2019, unlike earlier years, even night temperatures refused to come down.
India too is experiencing increased instances of heat waves every year - 23 States were affected by heat waves in 2019, up from 19 in 2018. Many cities recorded all-time high t…
Meeting on Prevention and Elimination of Emergency Situations
The tenth Meeting of the Heads of Departments of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, dealing with prevention and elimination of emergency situations, was held in New Delhi on November 8, 2019. The meeting was chaired by the Union Minister of Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah.
The delegation heads delivered reports on the major emergencies that happened in the SCO Member States. They also exchanged opinions on future cooperation in Prevention and Elimination of Emergency Situations within the SCO framework.
Based on these reports, the parties agreed on the need to step up their joint efforts to strengthen cooperation and provide assistance in the field of Prevention of Emergency Situations and provide assistance. They would continue to promote their interaction to implement the agreements reached within the framework of the organization.
The Action Plan to implement the intergovernmental SCO agreement on emerg…
SCO Joint Exercise -2019

Approximately 40% of the global population lives in the region that forms the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. With about 22% of the global geographical area, the region contributes 20 % to the global GDP. As the region represents today's fastest growing economies in the world, it is natural that SCO countries - Republic of India, Republic of Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan - come together to reduce their disaster risks.
During the 9th meeting of the Heads of Departments of SCO countries dealing with the prevention and elimination of emergency situations, held at Kyrgyzstan in August, 2017, India volunteered to organize the "Shanghai Cooperation Organization Joint Exercise on Urban Earthquake Search & Rescue- 2019" for the region. In line with that, a four-day exercise was conducted by the Natio…
Protect yourself from Coronavirus
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus was first identified in Hubei Province, China. Hundreds of cases have been confirmed and more cases are being identified in a number of countries. It is a rapidly evolving situation and demands preparedness from each one of us. Follow these simple precautions to considerably reduce the risk of infection: Clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow.Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.Thoroughly cook meat and eggs.Avoid unprotected contact with live wild or farm animals.
1. Comments will be moderated by NDMA'seditorial team. 2. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be published. 3. Please write complete sentences. Do not type comments in all capital letters, or in all lower case letters, or using abbreviated text. (example: u cannot substitute for you, d is not 'the',…