Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Disaster and disaster management.
3) Big data innovations, viz. large data sets from mobile phone tracking to satellite platforms reveal patterns, trends, and associations of disaster risks. Discuss the importance of Big Data in handling disasters.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is based on the context of use of big data innovations in managing disasters in the country.
Key demand of the question:
One must relate the relevance of use of bid data technology and innovations to disaster management.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In short define what are big data innovations.
Explain that Disasters are dangerous, but Big Data can help improve disaster relief and preparedness to cut back on lives lost and community damage. Over the last two decades, remarkable innovations such as the Internet of things (IoT) have entered the mainstream. While the intensity of natural disasters is increasing, advances in communications because of this technology has greatly reduced casualties and injuries. Big Data technology has proven its merit as a resource for disaster relief and preparedness. It helps emergency responder agencies identify and track populations such as elderly communities or areas with high concentrations of babies and children.
Additionally, Big Data systems help rescue workers identify support resources and plan logistics during emergencies. Big data also facilitates real-time communication during a disaster, and emergency managers use the technology to forecast how residents will react to crises.
Substantiate your answer by quoting recent examples.
Conclude with way forward.