News:The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has organized the second BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise as per the International Search & Rescue Advisory Group(INSARAG) guidelines for familiarization & exercise purposes.
- The International Search and Rescue Advisory Group(INSARAG) was established in 1991.
- It is a network of disaster-prone and disaster-responding countries and organizations dedicated to urban search and rescue(USAR) and operational field coordination.
- It aims to establish standards and classification for international USAR teams as well as methodology for international response coordination in the aftermath of earthquakes and collapsed structure disasters.
- The Secretariat is located in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs(OCHA).
- The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property(ICCROM) is an intergovernmental organization formed at the UNESCO General Conference in New Delhi in 1956.
- It aims to promote the conservation of all forms of cultural heritage in every region of the world.
- It is headquartered in Rome,Italy.Currently,it consists of 136 member states.