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Collaborative Governance set to take centre stage at 4th Smart Cities India 2018 Expo 21.5.2018 General News
Today, authorities across the world are focused on evaluating and deploying new-age technologies to make cities smarter and better places to live in than ever before. The 4th Smart Cities India 2018 expo, taking place at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from 23-25th May, will feature some of the most prominent leaders and experts discussing the harnessing of technology to make the next generation of urban spaces resilient, sustainable, and inclusive.Organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the NASSCOM Centre of Excellence - IoT and Exhibitions India Group, the 4th Smart Cities India 2018 expo co-locates five major verticals that make up our smart city framework - Buildings, Solar, Smart Cities, Transport and Water.Intelligent urban transport networks, smart energy, safe and secure public spaces, upgraded water supply, waste disposal facilities, and environmentally compatible buildings are some of the components of the future-ready smart cities that India and the world ...
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Collaborative Governance set to take centre stage at 4th Smart Cities India 2018 Expo 21.5.2018 Sify Finance
[India], May 21 (ANI-NewsVoir): Today, authorities across the world are focused on evaluating and deploying new-age technologies to make cities smarter and better places to live in than ever
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75 pc households feel corruption went up, 27 pc say paid bribe: Study 18.5.2018 General News
Seventy five per cent households across 13 states feel that the level of corruption has increased or remained the same during the last one year, while 27 per cent confessed to paying a bribe to avail public services in the last one year, according to a new survey. The 'India Corruption Study' conducted by the Centre For Media Studies covered more than 2,000 households from over 200 rural and urban clusters of 13 states -- Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Karantaka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Bengal. The report covered 11 public services -- public distribution system (PDS), electricity, health, school education, water supply , banking services, police, judicial services, land/housing and transport and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS, only rural). The study by CMS, a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary development research and facilitative think-tank set-up in 1991, estimates that ...
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With growth gathering pace, NBFCs will grow faster: Muthoot Capital MD 13.5.2018 Hindu: Industry
Demand will rise with improvement in macro-economic indicators, normal monsoons, says Muthoot Capital MD
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What do the various party manifestos promise us? A bird’s eye view 10.5.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
With two days to go, let us take a quick look at what the various parties have promised for Bengaluru in their election manifestos »
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Life on the slow track 6.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Life on the slow track
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4th Regional Conference on ‘Futuristic, Resilient and Digital Infrastructure’ concludes in Bengaluru today; 4.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
    The 4th Regional Conference on ‘Futuristic, Resilient and Digital Infrastructure’ organized by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) concluded in Bengaluru today.
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Call to action: on India's air pollution crisis 2.5.2018 Hindu: Editorial
WHO highlights the air pollution crisis in urban India; things are no better in rural areas
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Preventing accidents 14.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Fixing road design and enforcing safety protocols should be priorities
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Empower people with disabilities for inclusive growth: Kamlesh Kumar Pandey 11.4.2018 General News
Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities Kamlesh Kumar Pandey today said to ensure inclusive growth of the nation, stress must be given on empowering people with disabilities. According to an official spokesperson, the Chief Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner for Person with Disabilities, Government of India were here to review the implementation of the Rights of Persons With Disability (RPWD) Act, 2016 in the state. During the review meeting, Pandey took stock of the facilities being provided by the departments of school education, health, PWD, local government, housing and urban development, transport, higher education, industries, technical education, rural development, personnel, finance and labour regarding various provisions of the Act. "Without empowering persons with disabilities, we cannot ensure the inclusive growth of the nation," Pandey said at the meeting, adding according to the 2011 census, there are 2.86 crore people with disabilities. He said, "Since ages ...
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Near-total response to hartal in city 10.4.2018 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
Protesters block road at Sreekaryam, forcibly close shops in some areas
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Bharat Bandh 2018 LIVE updates: Four dead in MP, 1 each in UP, Rajasthan as North India singes under protests 2.4.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Protesters squatted on tracks in several places outside Delhi, stopping trains, including the Dehradun Express and the Ranchi Rajdhani, to enforce the Bharat Bandh against the dilution of the SC/ST Act, officials said.
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Farmer In Maharashtra Destroys Cauliflower Crop, Video Goes Viral: Watch 21.3.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The video of a Maharashtra farmer destroying cauliflower crop on his land after he got a paltry amount for the produce went viral on social media.
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Why Indian cities will continue to choke on dirty air 19.3.2018 Rediff: Business
Transporters and other stakeholders said the vehicles that will be de-registered would mostly be the ones plying in smaller towns and interior parts of the country.
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AIIB working on another five projects in India 13.3.2018 General News
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which has already approved five projects in India with over $1 billion funding, is also working on another five projects in the country, an official said here on Tuesday.
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5 infrastructure projects to come up for AIIB consideration 13.3.2018 General News
Five proposed infrastructure projects of the country will soon come up for consideration by the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for funding, a senior official of the bank said here today. The bank has already cleared USD 1.07 billion for funding of five projects in the country, senior investment operations specialist of the bank Soon-sik Lee said. "Apart from the existing projects, five new initiatives have been proposed before the AIIB," Lee said at a symposium 'Mass Rapid Transport Systems for Urban Transport' here. Mumbai Metro Line 4 project, West Bengal Major Irrigation and Flood Management Project, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity Project and Amravati Sustainable Capital City Development Project are the proposed projects pending for consideration by the AIIB board, Lee said. Different governmental agencies in India have sought USD 1.186 billion from AIIB to part finance these projects, ...
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HFCL to build Rs 260-cr optical fibre plant in Telangana 12.3.2018 General News
Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited (HFCL) would set up a Rs 260-crore plant to manufacture optical fibre at Fab City in Ranga Reddy district of Telangana. The company manufactures optical fibre cables at its Goa plant and at Chennai through its subsidiary HTL Limited. In order to reduce the input cost and overcome the 'worldwide shortage' of fibre supply, the Telangana facility, for which the foundation stone was laid today, is being set up as a backward integration of optical fibre cable manufacturing, the company said in a statement. The facility is expected to produce 6.4 million fibre kilometres per annum. The project cost is estimated to be Rs 260 crore and it will commence production from April next year. This manufacturing facility will produce optical fibres mainly used for telecommunication (4G/5G) and various networks for broadband & FTTx in India and abroad, it added.
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Government plans 'freight village' at Varanasi 8.3.2018 All News-IANS Stories
With an aim to boost economic development around the proposed multimodal terminal at Varanasi, the government is planning to develop a "freight village" in the city, the Lok Sabha was told on Thursday.
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Rural India Struggles With High Road Accidents But Low Access to Emergency Care 7.3.2018 The Wire

More than half of road accidents in India happen in rural areas, but people’s awareness about safety measures and access to healthcare is low.

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Adopt sectoral approach to increase women's participation in workforce: CII 4.3.2018 General News
A sectoral approach could be appropriate to increase participation of women in the workforce, industry body CII has suggested. Noting that manufacturing sub-sectors with high employment elasticity could be a major employment provider for women, CII said,"Other upcoming sectors of interest for women include construction, communications, and financial services". The industry body in a statement further said greater participation of women in the workforce is a win-win situation as this will significantly boost India's growth prospects and also improve socio-economic conditions. CII also emphasised the need for encouraging and facilitating women entrepreneurship, improving workplace conditions such as the provision of safe and inexpensive transport, clean washrooms, affordable childcare, equal pay etc. In the Fifth Annual Employment-Unemployment Survey (2015-16) published by the Labour Bureau, the industry pointed out that over the last two decades, India has witnessed a continuous ...
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