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NDMA

 (ĕn′dē′ĕm′ā′)
n.
A highly toxic, carcinogenic nitrosamine, C2H6N2O, that occurs in tobacco smoke and certain foods and is sometimes found as a contaminant in drinking water. Also called dimethylnitrosamine.

[n(itroso)d(i)m(ethyl)a(mine) : nitroso-, containing the group NO attached to an organic moeity (from Latin nitrōsus, full of natron (taken as "full of nitrates" since natron and potassium nitrate were often confused in medieval science ); see nitrosamine) + di- + methyl + -amine.]
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National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Operations Member Brig Mukhtar Ahmed talking to PTV news channel said, NDMA teams are still in the field for monitoring and coordination with local administration to supplement the relief efforts in rain hit areas, he added.
According to a statement released by NDMA, at the beginning of the outgoing week, 'Cloud Burst' and flash flood incident in the Neelum Valley of Azad Kashmir at Leswa rendered heavy loss and damages to the local community.
On recommendations of the Minister of Defense and approval by the Federal Cabinet, the Establishment Division has issued the notification of the appointment of Lieutenant General Mohammad Afzal as Chairman NDMA.
Speaking in the Senate during question hour session, the minister said that currently NDMA was also busy in looking after the situation after rains created in the effected areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
NDMA, being the lead federal agency has coordinated with NADRA in providing family data to PDMA Sindh / Relief Department, Sindh enabling them to distribute assistance packages among affected families in calamity hit areas.
The NDMA,being the country's lead federal agency, has coordinated with National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) in providing family data to Sindh PDMA and Sindh Relief Department, enabling them to distribute assistance packages among affected families in thecalamity-hit areas.
NDMA had organized a seminar on Multi Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (MHVRA) and School Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (SHVRA) through a consultation workshop in District Chitral.
He said NDMA has shifted its focus to building resilience through technical and HR capacity enhancement.
The Union home ministry on Friday told Parliament that the NDMA spent a whopping ` 151.39 crore in 2012- 13.
The NDMA participated in the 32nd IITF 2012 from 14th to 27th November at the Pragati Maidan here to bring awareness among general public, students and various stakeholders about managing different kinds of disasters.
"We are well positioned to take a leadership role in the dietary supplement field," comments NDMA president James Cope.