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350. 

Which state won the IT Excellence Award, 2019 in disaster management?

[A]. Maharashtra
[B]. Kerala
[C]. Odisha
[D]. Himachal Pradesh

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has won the IT Excellence Award, 2019 for its innovative conception by using information technology in the field of disaster management. The "SATARK" (System for Assessing, Tracking and Alerting Disaster Risk Information based on Dynamic Risk Knowledge) application has been chosen for the award. This app has been developed to provide real-time watch, alert and warning information for different natural disasters and hazards such as heatwave, lightning, agriculture risk, flood, tsunami, earthquake, cyclone or storm, road accident and snakebite.

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