Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
6. Disaster prevention necessitates a proactive and all-encompassing strategy to minimize the likelihood of disasters. Analyse. (150 words)
Difficulty level: Tough
Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India
Why the question:
G20 should take the lead in formulating disaster risk mitigation strategies that can play a decisive role in limiting the fallout from natural disasters.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the complementary nature of disaster prevention and emergency response during a disaster.
Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by disaster prevention.
First, write about role of disaster prevention in mitigating the impact of disasters – identifying potential hazards, assessing the risk they pose, and taking steps to reduce the likelihood of a disaster occurring.
Next, write about the importance of emergency response – search and rescue, medical assistance, shelter and basic needs, communication and coordination, and damage assessment.
Conclude by summarising.