Smart cities: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Four Indian Cities selected by World Economic Forum to pioneer roadmap for Smart Cities

Published: November 18, 2020

On November 18, 2020, the World Economic Forum selected 36 cities from 22 countries for pioneering a policy road map for smart cities. These smart cities are being developed under the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance. Of the 36 cities selected, four are Indian cities. The four Indian cities selected are Bengaluru, Faridabad, Indore and ..

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GoI marks 5th Anniversary of Urban Missions

Published: June 26, 2020

On June 25, 2020, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs organized a webinar to mark the 5th anniversary of urban missions. This included Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Smart Cities mission. Highlights The event was organised to celebrate the achievements of the schemes and also to ..

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TULIP internship programme

Published: June 4, 2020

On June 4, 2020, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and the Ministry of HRD (Human Resource Development) launched an internship learning programme called “TULIP”. Key Features The programme has been launched for fresh engineering graduates. Under the programme, they will get opportunities to work with 4,400 urban local bodies and 100 smart cities ..

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Smart City Mission: Mass Disinfection of public places by GoI

Published: April 9, 2020

The Government of India has undertaken a mass programme to disinfect cities under the Smart Cities Mission. Under this programme, the public places such as markets, streets, parks, playgrounds and shopping precincts are being disinfected under smart city programme Highlights The Covid-19 virus gets inactivated easily with chemical disinfectants. The public places are being sanitized ..

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World Future Energy Summit and CLIX to be held at Abu Dhabi

Published: January 13, 2020

On January 13, 2020, the World Future Energy Summit is to begin at Abu Dhabi. It is to be held for four days. Highlights The Summit will have 33,500 participants from 170 countries. It will also include 800 special exhibits. The event is to be conducted under the theme Theme: Rethinking Global Consumption, Production and ..

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