User: fredericknoronha Topic: Urban Planning
Category: sustainable urban planning
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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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Kerala Blockchain Academy gets membership in Linux Foundation 1.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA) of the state-run Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) has become the first Indian institution to be granted membership by Hyperledger project hosted by Linux Foundation.
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Ahmedabad's urban planning to be discussed at UN Habitat meet 1.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The city has been steadily marching towards development and has set several examples by being a smart city and India's only heritage city. Now, a study of Ahmedabad's public transportation and urban planning is going to be discussed at a UN Habitat meet to be held in Fukuoka, Japan in July-August, 2018. Fukuoka city is going to host its 12th Asian-Pacific City Summit under the theme of 'Sustainable Cities and Communities'. By inter-city collaboration, participating cities will showcase their best examples of how urban issues have been solved. It is to be noted that only five cities have been selected to showcase their implemented, successful urban projects. Presentation of the case study will be given by the mayor of the respective cities. The introduction of BRTS enhanced accessibility, connectivity, social inclusiveness and improved the environmental quality, which covers five of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). "Urbanisation is growing rapidly and as per an estimate, by 2050 around 70 per ...
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CBSE Class 12 economics re-exam on April 25 30.3.2018 General News
The re-examination of CBSE's Class 12 economics paper will be held on April 25, while the re-test for Class 10 mathematics is likely to be conducted in July, Education Secretary Anil Swarup said today. He said a preliminary enquiry has revealed that the leak for Class 10 mathematics paper is restricted to Delhi and Haryana. There has been no leak outside India, hence no re-examination will be held outside the country, he said. The question papers are different for students appearing for the CBSE examinations outside India. CBSE has already announced re-exam of Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers after the alleged paper leak. Police is investigating the matter.
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Various steps taken to achieve the target of Gross Enrollment Ratio of 30% by 2019-20 28.3.2018 General News
Further, Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), provides strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions. The objective is to achieve the target of Gross Enrolment Ratio of 30% by the year 2019-20 with equity and inclusion.
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Increasing number of IIT seats going vacant, maximum at IIT-BHU 25.3.2018 General News
Of all the seats going unclaimed in IITs in the five years since 2013, the IIT-BHU has reported maximum vacancies, according to data compiled by the HRD ministry. The number of seats lying vacant in the premium institutes has seen a rising trend in the five years, except in 2014, prompting the ministry to set up a panel which made several recommendations to address the issue. The committee, which was set up last year, submitted its report earlier this year. According to the ministry data, of the nearly 11,000 seats across the IITs, a total of 274 seats remained vacant from 2013, which included 15 (in 2013), five in 2014, 39 in 2015, 96 in 2016 and 121 in 2017. As far as IIT-BHU is concerned, it recorded maximum vacancies across all 23 Indian Institutes of Technology since 2013. It had 32 vacancies in 2017, 38 in 2016, 28 in 2015, three in 2014 and four seats in 2013. The Indian School of Mines (which was upgraded to the status of an IIT in 2016) recorded 23 vacancies each in 2016 and .
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IITs should be among top hundred global institutions: Minister 19.3.2018 General News
Union minister Satya Pal Singh has said that the institutes like IITs should find place among the 100 top global institutes of higher learning. To reach the goal the institutes need to fulfil multiple requirements like international students and faculty and research and innovation at par with the best institutes in the world, the minister of state for human resource development said while addressing the 6th convocation of the IIT, Bhubaneswar yesterday. While congratulating the 295 graduating students of the institute and their parents and teachers, the minister said the country was counting on these bright young minds to help in the nation building for a New India as envisioned by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India is poised for a new industrial revolution to be ushered in by advancements in robotics, virtual reality, cloud technology, big data and artificial intelligence among others, he said. The minister lauded the institute's research work undertaken on a wide
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India yet to achieve many goals: Assam Guv 13.3.2018 General News
Assam Governor Jagadish Mukhi has said that India, despite being one of the fastest growing economies in the world, was yet to achieve many of its goals. "Our nation of more than a billion people is still far from achieving many of its goals and it is the brilliant minds of the youths that will make a difference," the governor said at the second convocation of the Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya, yesterday. Graduation day is an important event in one's life as "It is a day when you step out in the open from an intellectually stimulating environment of university into the real world, full of contradictions, astounding possibilities and tough challenges," the governor said. The governor lauded the University's foremost goal to reach to all sections of the society in terms of imparting education, its diverse course structure, a strong faculty and well-defined infrastructure. He hoped that the university would continue to provide quality education to the students and ...
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