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'Natural Disasters' - 27 News Result(s)

  • Costs of natural disasters in China surge to $69 billion

    Costs of natural disasters in China surge to $69 billion

    Natural disasters including droughts, floods and earthquakes cost China 421 billion yuan in 2013, official data showed on Monday, nearly double the total in the previous year.

  • 'Remarkable' growth for Philippine economy despite disasters

    'Remarkable' growth for Philippine economy despite disasters

    The Philippine economy was one of the fastest-growing in Asia last year after shrugging off devastating natural disasters and expanding at a "remarkable" pace in the final quarter, the government said on Thursday.

  • 10 deadliest natural disasters in the Philippines

    10 deadliest natural disasters in the Philippines

    Super Typhoon Haiyan may go down in history as the deadliest natural disaster to hit the calamity-prone Philippines, with authorities estimating at least 10,000 dead on one island alone.

  • Twitter Alerts emergency notification system launched

    Twitter Alerts emergency notification system launched

    Twitter Alerts could be useful in natural disasters or other emergencies when traditional channels may be overloaded or unavailable.

  • Bangalore techies: saving files at work, lives outside

    Bangalore techies: saving files at work, lives outside

    Nearly 8000 IT professionals in the IT City have volunteered to be a part of the National Disaster Management Authority or NDMA's Civil Defence Wing, which is witnessing a gradual rise in enrollment. An initiative of the Union Home Ministry, the Wing...

  • Transcript: Is India ready for the next big disaster?

    Transcript: Is India ready for the next big disaster?

    It's now established that natural disasters are occurring around the world and in India both with greater ferocity as well as greater frequency than ever before. And over the next few years India can expect an increased number of floods, earthquakes,...

  • Gurgaon: Students developing robot that can help during disasters

    To provide a helping hand during times of natural calamities, students from a university in the national capital region are developing a robot.

  • Scare in the sky: India's latest satellite almost got lost

    Scare in the sky: India's latest satellite almost got lost

    Minutes after the INSAT-3D satellite was launched last month to help forecast weather and predict natural disasters, scientists at the Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO) were in nail-biting agony.

  • Companies worldwide seek well protected supply chains: WEF report

    Companies worldwide seek well protected supply chains: WEF report

    Given the persistent political unrests, natural disasters and cyber threats, 80 per cent the companies worldwide are seeking better protection of supply chains on priority basis, said a World Economic Forum report today.

  • Hurricane Sandy tops 2012 insurance claims

    Hurricane Sandy tops 2012 insurance claims

    Natural disasters cost insurers $65 billion last year, with the United States accounting for nine-tenths of the bill and hurricane Sandy prompting payouts of $25 billion, a leading insurance company said today.

  • Superstorm Sandy tops 2012 insurance claims

    Superstorm Sandy tops 2012 insurance claims

    Natural disasters cost insurers $65 billion last year, with the United States accounting for nine-tenths of the bill and Superstorm Sandy prompting payouts of $25 billion, a leading insurance company said on Thursday.

  • Toyota quarterly profit triples, stock gains 2%

    Toyota quarterly profit triples, stock gains 2%

    Toyota's quarterly profit tripled, driven by a recovery from natural disasters, and the company raised its full-year earnings forecast Monday despite a sales slump in China.

  • Fast Asian growth brings extra disaster risks: UN

    Fast Asian growth brings extra disaster risks: UN

    Asia's fast economic growth has increased the region's vulnerability to natural disasters, with new developments springing up in catastrophe-prone areas, the UN warned today.

  • Fast Asian growth brings extra disaster risks: United Nations

    Fast Asian growth brings extra disaster risks: United Nations

    Asia's fast economic growth has increased the region's vulnerability to natural disasters, with new developments springing up in catastrophe-prone areas, the UN (United Nations) warned on Tuesday.

  • West Bengal government introduces compensation scheme for victims of rape, natural disasters

    West Bengal government introduces compensation scheme for victims of rape, natural disasters

    The West Bengal government has announced that the state will provide monetary compensation to women who are raped. In a decision taken on Thursday, it said that minors, who are raped, will be given compensation of Rs 30,000 and adult women will be gi...

  • At least 80 dead in northwest Iran quakes: Official

    At least 80 people died in two strong earthquakes that jolted northwest Iran on Saturday, the head of the regional natural disasters centre, Khalil Saie, told state television.

  • Hackers help fight natural disasters too!

    During the biannual event called the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK), hackers worldwide develop software that can help identify and reduce risks from natural hazards.It's a far cry from the darker side of hackers who recently disrupted the computer o...

  • Panasonic follows Sony; loss balloons ten-fold after year of record red ink

    Panasonic follows Sony; loss balloons ten-fold after year of record red ink

    Panasonic's January-March losses ballooned 10-fold to USD 5 billion, completing a year of record red ink as the Japanese electronics maker battered by natural disasters and an ailing TV business.

  • Millions displaced by natural disasters last year

    Experts say more than 42 million people around the world were forced to flee their homes because of natural disasters in 2010, more than double the number during the previous year. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre says over 90 per cent of these disaster displacements were caused by weathe...

  • China's longest river faces worst drought since 1961

    China's longest river Yangtze has been plagued by a severe drought, as this year it received the lowest rainfall since 1961, said an official with the river's flood control and drought relief headquarters on Monday.The spring drought has affected Jiangxi, Hunan and Hubei provinces in the middle and ...

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