Brief History of Urban Cooperative Banks in India
The term Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs), though not formally defined, refers to primary cooperative banks located in urban and semi-urban areas. These banks, till 1996, were allowed to lend money on...
Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes are natural hazards that man may be able to predict but unable to stop on the other side bombs, nuclear accidents, terrorist attacks and wars are manmade hazards, that cannot be predicted, but there is the possibility of preventing them. Even with all t...
Brief History Of Databases
In the 1960's, the use of main frame computers became widespread in many
companies. To access vast amounts of stored information, these companies
started to use computer programs like COBOL and FORTRAN. Data accessibility and
data sharing soon became an important feat...
Emergency management (or disaster management) is the discipline of dealing with and avoiding risks. It is a discipline that involves preparing for disaster before it occurs, disaster response (e.g., emergency evacuation, quarantine, mass decontamination, etc.), and supporting, and rebuilding society...
The Indian subcontinent has a tropical climate and unstable landforms. India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are prone to natural disasters of various kinds on a continual basis. Coupled with high population density, poverty, illiteracy and lack of infrastructure, the natural disasters kill thous...
Communication facilities for disaster management System
Over the last few decades, a numbers of countries have set up disaster management information systems according to their own specific needs. Disasters are unpredictable and occur suddenly like earthquake, floods, drought and cyclone...
What are NGOs :-
A non-governmental organization (NGO) is any non-profit, voluntary citizens' group which is organized on a local, national or international level. Task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest, NGOs perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions, bring citize...
A BRIEF HISTORY OF AVIATION IN NEPAL
The development of aviation in Nepal can be traced back to the mid 1940's, when a lone pilot who spluttered over the mountains, dipped into Kathmandu valley landing on a cow grazing field. That field, Gaucharan, is now the site of...
Walmart A Brief History
In 1962 Sam Walton open his first Wal-Mart in Rogers, Arkansas. His low price approach to retail soon became a model that all Wal-Mart stores would follow. "Sell brand merchandise at low prices."
By the 1980's Wal-Mart had over 300 stores and had accumulated o...
Real-Time Case 2
Brief History of Amazon.com
Jeff Bezos, an entrepreneur, created Amazon.com in 1994; the business was originally run out of his garage in Washington. With the additional investments from Nick Hanauer and Tom Alburg, Bezos was able to create the more us...
The role of "students" in any capacity is to learn as much as they can about the subject at hand. In the case of disaster management, this is a very wide open field.
A student should learn causes of disasters and figure out ways to reduce the ri...
A brief history of McDonald's
PHOTO: The first McDonald's was built in 1940 by the McDonald brothers (Dick and Mac).
• Ray Kroc became the first franchisee appointed by Mac and Dick McDonald in San Bernardino, California.
• Ray Kroc opened his first restaurant in Des P...
NATO and European Union
A BRIEF HISTORY OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
Until it crystallized into a political concept and became the long-term goal of the Member States of the European Community, the European idea was unknown to all but philosophers and visionaries. The notion of a United States o...
A Review of
Disaster Management Policies and Systems in Pakistan
January, 2005 Islamabad
ADB Asian Development Bank AJK Azad Jammu & Kashmir DCO District Coordination Officer DERA Drought Emergency Relief Assistance DANIDA Danish International Develo...
"A Brief History"
Although a relatively new addition to the Geographic field, with most of its main innovations in the last 40 years, G.I.S. (Geographic Information Systems) had several precursors. A history of this field has been attempted and usually takes several volumes to fulfill t...
Brief History of Library Automation: 1930-1996
An automated library is one where a computer system is used to manage
one or several of the library's key functions such as acquisitions, serials
control, cataloging, circulation and the public access catalog. When exploring
the history of library au...
Disasters have been an integral part of human history right from the dawn of civilization. In the early days, individuals and communities would lead the response to disasters. However, with the emergence of globalization, urbanization, large-scale migrations of human population, the nature of disast...