Smart Cities Mission Current Affairs, GK & News

Integrated Command-Control Centre in All Smart Cities

Out of the 100 cities in the country that are being developed under the Smart Cities Mission (SCM), in 80 of them, the Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCCs) have already been set up. By 15th August 2022, the rest of them will also have the Integrated Command and Control Centres. Overview: The Integrated Command ..

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Smart Cities and Academia Towards Action and Research (SAAR)

SAAR was launched by the Smart Cities Mission. SAAR will document the projects implemented by Smart Cities Mission. It is a part of Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav celebrations. Implementing Agency SAAR is mainly implemented by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The other institutes that join the ministry in implementing the project are National Institute ..

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What is a ‘Sponge city’ in Water Management?

Chennai is all set to adopt innovative water management strategies and transform into a sponge city to curb the urban flooding. Key Points Sponge city concept seeks to make urban areas more permeable, have more open spaces to store rainwater as well to allow it to percolate to aquifers. Water Resources Department in Chennai is ..

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Two major Smart City Projects of GVMC to be inauguration

Two major projects, developed under Smart City initiative of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC), are ready for inauguration. Key Points Under the smart city initiative, VMRDA park (also known as VUDA Park) on Beach Road and Multi Level Car Parking (MLCP) Project at Jagadamba Junction have been completed. Multi-Level Car Parking Project MLCP project ..

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6 years of Smart Cities Mission, AMRUT and PMAY-U

Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) organised an online event on June 25, 2021 to commemorate 6 years of launch of three Urban Missions namely Smart Cities Mission, AMRUT and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban. Key points These schemes were launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 25 in 2015. These schemes were ..

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Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship- Things to Know!

The Office of Principal Scientific Adviser of the Government of India has launched the “Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship” under the “Waste to Wealth” Mission on March 3, 2021. About the Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship The Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship initiative was launched with the objective of recognizing the students, self-help groups, community workers, sanitary workers and municipal workers ..

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