National Capital Region: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India-New Development Bank sign 500 million USD agreement

Published: November 19, 2020

On November 19, 2020, India and the New Development Bank signed an agreement of 500 million USD. Under the agreement, the New Development Bank is to lend the funds to implement Delhi- Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System project. The funds will be used to provide reliable, fast, safe and comfortable public transport system in the ..

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Delhi Government launches “Green Delhi” mobile application

Published: October 30, 2020

On October 29, 2020, the Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal launched the Green Delhi mobile application. The application will help the citizens to inform the state government about the pollution causing activities. It is to act as a platform of communication between the Delhiites and the State government. The application can be downloaded ..

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President promulgates Ordinance to constitute Air Quality Management Commission in NCR

Published: October 29, 2020

The President of India has promulgated an ordinance to constitute an air quality commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and the areas adjoining it. Highlights The commission will work on research, better coordination, identification and resolution of problems in Air Quality Index in the National Capital Region. The commission will consist ..

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Graded Response Action Plan comes into force in Delhi

Published: October 15, 2020

The Anti-Pollution measure Graded Response Action Plan is to come into force in Delhi. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee has banned the operation of electricity generator sets. The Environment Pollution Authority had earlier directed Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan and Haryana Governments to implement air pollution control measures under Graded Response Action Plan. What is Graded Response ..

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USD 1 billion loan approved by ADB for 2025 visioned Delhi-Meerut Rapid transit system

Published: August 19, 2020

Manila based Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a total of 1 billion  USD  loan to provide assistance for the construction of modern, high-speed Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System. ADB’S finance will include the construction of railway tracks, station buildings, maintenance facilities, and traction, and power supply. Aim The project aims at smoothening regional connectivity by ..

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