Question Paper: Disaster Management : Question Paper May 2016 - Mechanical Engineering (Semester 5) | Gujarat Technological University (GTU)

Disaster Management - May 2016

Mechanical Engineering (Semester 5)

(1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any four from the remaining questions.
(3) Assume data wherever required.
(4) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
1 (a) Define the following terms:
1. Disaster
2. Hazard
3. Vulnerability
4. Mitigation
5. Risk
6. Capacity
7. Early Warning
(7 marks)
1 (b) Describe natural disasters and man-made disasters(7 marks) 2 (a) Describe in brief the causes of climate change.(7 marks)

Solve any one question from Q2(b) & Q2(c)

2 (b) Give adverse effects of tsunami. Also discuss the tsunami mitigation measures.(7 marks) 2 (c) How are cyclone prevention and mitigation taken in India?(7 marks)

Solve any two question from Q3(a), Q3(b) & Q3(c), Q3(d)

3 (a) Discuss the paradigm shift in disaster management in India.(7 marks) 3 (b) Explain International Decade for National Disaster Reduction (IDNDR).(7 marks) 3 (c) Discuss Yokohama strategy.(7 marks) 3 (d) Write a short note on Seismic Micro-zonation.(7 marks)

Solve any two question from Q4(a), Q4(b) & Q4(c), Q4(d)

4 (a) Discuss in brief the Disaster Management Act 2005.(7 marks) 4 (b) Enumerate on our National Guidelines and Plans on Disaster Management.(7 marks) 4 (c) What is remote sensing and how is it useful in Disaster Management?(7 marks) 4 (d) What is the role of Non-Government and Inter-Governmental Agencies in Disaster Management?(7 marks)

Solve any two question from Q5(a), Q5(b) & Q5(c), Q5(d)

5 (a) What is the significance of Land Use Planning and Development Regulations in Disaster Management?(7 marks) 5 (b) What is the role of GIS in Disaster Management?(7 marks) 5 (c) Explain any one disaster where RS and GIS technology proved to be a vital tool for Disaster Mitigation.(7 marks) 5 (d) What do you mean by Structural and Non-Structural Mitigation for Disaster Management?(7 marks)

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