National Institute of Disaster Management - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Which of the following statements is/are correct about National Institute of Disaster Management?

1. National Institute of Disaster Management is under Ministry of Home Affairs
2. NIDM also serves as international SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC)

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None
Answer  Explanation 


- The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) was constituted under an Act of Parliament with a vision to play the role of a premier institute for capacity development in India and the region.
- Under the Disaster Management Act 2005, NIDM has been assigned nodal responsibilities for human resource development, capacity building, training, research, documentation and policy advocacy in the field of disaster management.
- Union Home Minister is the President of the Institute