User: fredericknoronha Topic: Urban Planning
Category: sustainable urban planning
Last updated: Aug 13 2018 15:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Swachh Survekshan 2019 to focus on sustainability and public participation 13.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Hardeep Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairshas stated that while Swachh Survekshan 2019 will focus on sustainability and encourage large scale citizen participation and ensure progress towards garbage free and open defecation free cities, the Ease of Living Index will encourage cities to move towards an ‘outcome-based’ approach to Urban planning &Management.
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Share your ideas for reviving Chennai’s Buckingham Canal and win a prize! 25.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Eyes On The Canal, an initiative focused on reimagining Chennai's Buckingham Canal, has now floated an open call for ideas to raise awareness about urban climate change and propose solutions to improve the situation in and along the canal. »
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Bengaluru is treating groundwater like ‘overdrawn credit card’ 25.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Aquifers in Bengaluru are over-exploited. Experts feel it is just a matter of time for parts of Bengaluru to be forced into a Capetown-like situation. World Resource Institute calls for a paradigm shift, from linear, centralised model to circular decentralised model of water supply. »
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Making India carbon-neutral 22.6.2018 Hindu: Religion
We must invest in mass public transport, sustainable constructions, and massive green cover, says Nidhi Adlakha
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Cabinet approves Agreement between India and France on technical cooperation in the field of Sustainable Urban Development. 6.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was apprised of the Agreement signed between India and France in the field of Sustainable Urban Development in March, 2018. The Agreement shall remain in force for a period of five years.
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Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Denmark on technical cooperation in the field of Sustainable and Smart Urban Development 6.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Denmark on technical cooperation in the field of Sustainable and Smart Urban Development in April, 2018.
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Second Gian Course on ‘Urban Analytics: Evaluating and Measuring Sustainability of Cities’ Released 5.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Global Initiative on Academic Network (GIAN) course on Urban Analytics: Evaluating and Measuring Sustainability of Cities is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and actively supported by the NITI Aayog.
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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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Cities are drivers of economic growth & people living cities need to be provided with adequate housing: Vice President 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that cities are the drivers of economic growth and all sections of people living in the cities need to be provided with adequate housing and other essential amenities.
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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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Smart Cities Mission is the beginning of India’s urban renaissance: Vice President 25.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the Smart Cities Mission is the beginning of India’s urban renaissance. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the Book ‘Smart Cities Unbundled’ authored by Dr. Sameer Sharma, here today.
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Two day Regional Conference on “Urban Development: Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges” concludes in Ahmedabad today ; 20.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Two day Regional Conference on “Urban Development: Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges” concluded in Ahmedabad, Gujarat today. The Conference was organized by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India in collaboration with the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Gujarat Council along with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), an autonomous research organization under the Ministry of External Affairs.
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Govt launches 'Study in India' portal to woo foreign students 18.4.2018 General News
The government today launched a portal to project 160 premier universities and institutions of the country, including the IITs and IIMs, as ideal destination for higher education for foreign students. There are 15,000 seats for the 2018-19 academic session, with 55 per cent of these having fee waiver. The government aims at having two lakh international students studying in Indian institutions by 2023, the Union HRD Ministry said. Union Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, Minister of State for HRD Satyapal Singh and diplomats from 30 countries were present during the launch of the "Study in India" portal. "We observed that the number of students coming to India for higher studies had become stagnant and more students were going to countries like Singapore and Australia. "That is when we decided to make a single spot information gateway to attract more students, make our visa process hassle free and also offer fee waiver to students, said Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar .
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Pb to rope in IITs for assessing availability of sand 10.4.2018 General News
Punjab will rope in IIT Kanpur, Roorkee, Delhi and Kharagpur to assess demand of sand and its availability in rivers as per Union Environment Ministry guidelines, as part of the state government's efforts to plug revenue leakage by curbing illegal mining in the state. During a cabinet sub-committee meeting on mining chaired by state minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for framing of a new mining policy in the state to boost revenue from the sector, it was proposed that sand would be made available to consumers at a fixed rate. A third party customer feedback audit of availability, quality, quantity and rates of sand will also be conducted, the minister said. "District survey reports will be prepared by IIT Kanpur, Roorkee, Delhi and Kharagpur, and the remote sensing department for assessing availability of river sand as per MoEF guidelines," he told reporters. Asserting that mining activity would be conducted in a transparent manner, Sidhu said these institutes would also be entrusted with ...
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IIT-Roorkie alumni visit Lucknow metro, discuss progress 5.4.2018 Education
A delegation of 30 members of the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee (IIT-R) alumni association were briefed about the the Lucknow Metro project on Thursday, an official spokesman said.
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NITI has submitted draft Cabinet note on zero emission vehicles, says govt 4.4.2018 General News
NITI Aayog has submitted a draft Cabinet note on developing a strategy for zero emission vehicles and ancillary technology, Parliament was informed today. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Planning Rao Inderjit Singh said that in order to promote electric vehicles, NITI Aayog in its role as government think tank has proposed the formation of six committees. He said that each committee, to be headed by the respective secretaries, will decide issues pertaining to finalisation of non-fiscal incentive; promotion of last mile connectivity; electric mobility in public transport; technology development of R&D electric mobility; charging infrastructure for electric mobility, and demand and supply side incentive. "Niti Aayog has also submitted a draft cabinet note on developing a strategy to scale up transformative mobility for uptake of zero emission vehicles and ancillary technology," he added. Replying to a separate query, Singh said that NITI Aayog has ...
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Self-security checks to improve your airport stay 3.4.2018 Deccan Herald - City
Airlines can significantly bolster the speed and efficiency of their service to passengers by introducing self-security checks and dividing queues. And by tweaking the basic infrastructure, the airport can improve passenger services in the long hours they spend in the lounges and gates when they indulge in shopping or dining. These are among the suggestions the Kempegowda International Airport implemented after three researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) created models to improve passenger services. Now, the researchers - Ashish Verma, Divyakant Tahlyanb and Shubham Bhusaric from the Department of Civil Engineering, Centre for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation, and Urban Planning (Cistup) - are implementing the models in the upcoming second terminal. The trio recently published their study paper Agent-based simulation model for improving passenger service time at Bangalore airport. The airport management has adopted the model. While preparing the paper, the team found people ...
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IIT-B at 2nd position in 'Engineering' category in NIRF 3.4.2018 General News
The Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay (IIT-B) has secured third position in 'Overall' category, second in the 'Engineering' category and fifth position in 'Management' category of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), it said today. The rankings were announced by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, said the public relations officer of IIT-Bombay in a statement here.
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IIT-M bags top honours for the third time in a row 3.4.2018 General News
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, here has emerged as the Top-Ranked Engineering Institute in the country for the third consecutive year. The premier educational institute was declared as the number one among the Engineering institutes in the India Rankings, 2018, by National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) of the Ministry of HRD, a press release said. "The ranking is an affirmation of the consistent hard work of our faculty, staff and students and the zeal with which we are implementing and exceeding the targets of our Strategic Plan 2020", IIT Madras Director professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi said in the release. IIT Madras also retained its position in the overall category where it was adjudged as the Second Best Institution in the country after Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, under the overall ranking of institutions. "IIT Madras leads in research as well as industry collaboration anchored by its hugely successful Research Park. We will continue to ..
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NIRF ranking 2018: IISc Bengaluru tops chart 3.4.2018 General News
As per the Ministry of Human Resource Development's latest rankings, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru secured the overall best institution in the country, while new entrant Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai secured the third position.The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), which was announced by the Ministry today, placed IIT Mumbai in 'Overall' third position, second in 'Engineering' and fifth in 'Management' categories.In the overall category, IISC-Bangalore continued to maintain its number one position from last year, followed by IIT-Madras, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kharagpur, Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU), IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Roorkee, Banaras Hindu University (BHU-Varanasi) and Anna University, Chennai.In the Engineering category, the above seven IITs secured the top seven spots, led by IIT-Madras. On the other hand, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad retained the top spot among Management institutes, while the All India ...
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