Issue: January 2017
 
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  Managining Risks of Disasters for Sustainable Development by P.G. Dhar Chakrabarti
  The second lead article by P.G. Dhar Chakrabarti explains the link between disasters and development
  Managing Disaster Risk by Santosh Kumar
  The focus article of the issue is by Santosh Kumar, Executive Director, National Institute of Disaster Management.
  Training and Capacity Building by R.K. Jain and V. Thirupphugazh
  This article by Member NDMA and Senior Advisor, UNDP-National Reconstruction Authority, Nepal
  Role and Importance of Immediate Trauma Care by Amit Gupta and Mahesh C. Misra
  The focThe special article by Drs Amit Gupta and Mahesh C. Misra discusses the critical nature of immediate
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The lead article by Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs discusses the Sendai Framework on disaster risk reduction and the initiatives taken by the government of India to implement the Framework ....

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Science of Today: Technology of Tomorrow

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world Louis Pasteur. Scientific thought and interest have been at the backbone of mankind’s advancements and progress – be it the discovery of fire, the wheel or the power of nuclear fission. Scientific temperament and an inquisitive mind are essential for the people to move forward, as only a scientific mind can enquire into situations and seek solutions. If Newton had not questioned the falling down of apple instead of going up, he would not have discovered the power of gravity. Science however is not only about abstract thoughts but also about its application in various fields impacting the common man. In science, every discovery is a permanent gain. As Eisntein said, “science of today is the technology of tomorrow”. Development is always linked with technology. Particularly in today’s knowledge based economies, science and technology are the basic pre requisites for development. Developments in science and technology are fundamentally altering the way people live, connect and communicate with each other. Scientific inventions like electricity, faster means of transport and weather forecasting systems have made life easier and better for the common man who has light at his disposal to study, travel faster for business and is pre-warned about disasters. Innovations in various sectors are helping young entrepreneurs to upgrade their skills and initiate start ups. India, a food importer at one time, is now not only self sufficient but is also able to export food items thanks to the Green Revolution. Scientific discoveries have helped farmers raise better crops at a faster pace, thus solving the problem of food shortage
 
 
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