User: fredericknoronha Topic: Urban Planning
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HRD Ministry decides to form panel to review progress of IIT research parks 18.1.2018 General News
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that the ministry has decided to form a panel to review the progress of the research parks at IITs across the country."We have provided funds for several IITs to set up such Research Parks. We will set up a committee to ensure the efforts of IIT Madras are replicated everywhere else. This is what the New India that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is talking about", he said during the visit at the IIT Madras Research Park (IITMRP) today.Javadekar interacted with corporate firms and start-ups that are operating from here.He also inaugurated a newly built state-of-the-art conferencing facility.He said, "The IIT Madras Research Park is a modern temple, which will guide the society for years together. The IIT Madras Incubation Cell and Research Park is a real interaction between Industry and Academia."Javadekar also announced the launch of 'Smart Campus' campaign which aimed to 'Save, Conserve and Recycle Water' .
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Panel to be formed to review progress of IIT research parks: 18.1.2018 General News
The HRD Ministry has decided to form a panel to review the progress of research parks at IITs across the country, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said today. The government has funded research parks at Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, Gandhinagar, Kharagpur, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Guwahati and Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. While the research park at IIT Madras is fully operational since 2010, the other are at different stages of completion. Javadekar said that it is important that socially relevant research is carried out by the premier institutes across the country. The HRD minister made the announcement about the panel's formation during his visit to IIT Madras Research Park where he inaugurated new facilities. "Once I am back in Delhi, I will review the progress of all IIT research parks. A committee will be formed for the purpose. We need to find out whether socially relevant research is being done. I want that the IIT Madras Research
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Kerala to set up Blockchain academy 18.1.2018 General News
State-run Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) is all set to launch its proposed Kerala Blockchain Academy, the first of its kind in the country, here.
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MySchoolPage collaborates with Shaastra - IIT Madras Tech-Fest, for Spark Junior Quiz 2018 18.1.2018 General News
School students from across the country recently received the chance to compete in the Spark Junior Quiz (SJQ) 2018, one of the foremost math, science and technology quiz competitions in India.SJQ 2018 allowed over 2,000 school students the opportunity to take part in one of India's best school level quiz. The quizzing event was conducted in 18 cities across India and the finals saw the best competing at IIT Madras.Organized and conducted by the students of IIT Madras for Shaastra, their annual tech-fest, and proudly sponsored by MySchoolPage, an online EdTech startup that offers online tutoring for students in K-12 in various fields, Spark 2018 was a resounding success.According to the co-founder of MySchoolPage, Dana Jandhyala, "MySchoolPage aims to unlock the true potential of school students by getting them interested and engaged in their learning. The Spark Junior Quiz (by Shaastra, IIT Madras), is an attempt to get school students interested in the world of Science, Technology ..
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RMP 2031: masterly inability to think beyond land-use 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Recent events in two of Indias premier cities, Mumbai and Bengaluru, raise some disturbing questions about the way our cities are planned and managed. On December 28, a major fire at a rooftop bar in Mumbais Kamala Mills killed 14 people. A few days later, another fire at Maimoon Manzil left four dead and nine injured. This was soon followed by another fire at Cinevista studio, which caused severe damage to property. In Bengaluru, on January 6, three people choked to death when they were engaged in cleaning a sewage treatment plant; a day later, five people were killed in a fire at Kailash bar in the Kalasipalya area. These are only a few examples of tragedies occurring in cities across the country. Why do such things happen repeatedly? Whenever an incident takes place, people are assured by the authorities that necessary action would be taken to punish the guilty and to prevent its recurrence. And there ends the matter, till the next tragedy. The problem lies much deeper. We dont seem to learn lessons ...
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NITI Aayog offers course on sustainable urban planning 17.1.2018 HBL: Industry & Economy
The Principal Adviser of NITI Aayog, Ratan P. Watal, has inaugurated the first GIAN course on sustainable urban planning using remote sensing and GIS at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur’s ou...
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Course on sustainable urban planning launched at IIT Kanpur 17.1.2018 General News
A new course on Sustainable Urban planning using remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) has been launched at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur's outreach centre here, NITI Aayog said on Tuesday.
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BMC may soon fund start-ups that help solve civic problems 16.1.2018 Hindustan Times - mumbai
The BMC has tied up with Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay’s (IIT-B) Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) that runs a similar start-up cell
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70% residents object to Chandigarh parking policy draft 16.1.2018 Hindustan Times - chandigarh
On November 23 last year, with a move to decongest the traffic in city, the department of urban planning finalised the draft parking policy and invited objections from the public up to January 15.
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NITI Aayog initiates the first course on Sustainable Urban Planning using Remote Sensing and GIS at IIT Kanpurs outreach centre at Noida 16.1.2018 General News
NITI Aayog initiates the first course on Sustainable Urban Planning using Remote Sensing and GIS at IIT Kanpurs outreach centre at Noida
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Govt amends housing scheme guidelines 13.1.2018 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) Ministry has amended the guidelines of housing scheme for urban areas under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) to enhance its coverage. Areas falling within the notified planning or development area under the jurisdiction of an industrial development authority or special area development authority or urban development authority or any such body under state legislation which is entrusted with the functions of urban planning and regulations shall also be included for coverage under PMAY(Urban), according to the amended guidelines. The housing scheme is being im
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Govt amends housing schemes guidelines under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana 13.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Govt amends housing schemes guidelines under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
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Govt amends housing scheme guidelines 13.1.2018 HBL: Home
The Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) Ministry has amended the guidelines of housing scheme for urban areas under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to enhance its coverage. Areas falling within notified pla...
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Govt amends housing scheme guidelines under PMAY to enhance its coverage 13.1.2018 All Economy & Policy Stories
Housing scheme is being implemented in rural areas under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) and in urban areas under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)
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Uttar Pradesh government transfers 28 IAS officers 12.1.2018 Hindustan Times - lucknow
In a major administrative revamp, UP government on Thursday transferred 28 officials of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS), including commissioners of Chitrakoot and Jhansi divisions.
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Revised Master Plan-2031: Revisions only – neither mastery nor planning? 11.1.2018 Citizen Matters
What does revised master plan have in it? Is it progressive or just an extension of the old plan? Here's a curation of views on RMP 2031. ...
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Reclaiming the Streets to Impose Equal Rights for Women in the City 10.1.2018 The Wire

Women can become invisible subjects in a context where the city is a political territory for making citizenship. That is why women often have to build their citizenship by taking risks. 

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Study provides insights on links between nature and mental wellbeing 10.1.2018 General News
Exposure to trees, the sky and birdsong in cities is beneficial for the mental wellbeing of people, a study suggests.Researchers at King's College London found that (i) being outdoors, seeing trees, hearing birdsong, seeing the sky, and feeling in contact with nature were associated with higher levels of mental wellbeing, and that (ii) the beneficial effects of nature were especially evident in those individuals with greater levels of impulsivity who are at greater risk of mental health issues.The researchers developed a smartphone-based app to examine how exposure to natural features in cities affects a person's mental wellbeing.The app monitored 108 individuals who collectively completed 3,013 assessments over a one-week period.In each assessment, participants answered several questions about their current environment and momentary mental wellbeing. GPS-based geotagging was used to monitor their exact location throughout the 1-week trial.The results showed significant immediate and .
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Kamala Mills fire to Chennai floods: Why India's regulations aren't working 9.1.2018 Top Stories
Year after year, people are dying in incidents that are termed 'accidents' but are actually man-made disasters
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From Fire Safety to Urban Planning, Why Are Indian Regulations Not Working? 8.1.2018 The Wire

Year after year, people are dying in incidents that are termed 'accidents' but are actually man-made disasters.

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