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Smart City Awards, 2020

Smart City Awards 2020 was announced under the ‘Smart Cities Mission’ on June 25. Which state is the winner? Uttar Pradesh was ranked as top performing state under India Smart Cities Award Contest 2020. Madhya Pradesh came second while Tamil Nadu at third position. Surat and Indore won best award for their overall performance in ..

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EatSmart Cities Challenge and Transport 4 All Challenge

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs recently launched the EatSmart Cities Challenge and Transport 4 All Challenge. The main objective of the EatSmart Cities Challenge is to create an environment of right food practices and habits. The Transport 4 all challenge aims to make public  transport safe, comfortable, affordable and reliable. EatSmart Cities challenge ..

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What is National Common Mobility Debit (NCMC) card of Karnataka Bank?

Karnataka Bank Ltd. has launched the National Common Mobility Debit (NCMC) card. It is the first-ever contactless debit-cum-prepaid Rupay Card of the bank and is an inter-operable transport card. This debit card has been launched in-line with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’ vision. The Rupay-NCMC debit card was launched by the Managing Director ..

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PM Modi inaugurates development projects in Varanasi

On November 9, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  inaugurated various development projects in Varanasi through video conferencing. The total cost of these projects is Rs 614 crores. Key Highlights The projects inaugurated includes sound show, Sarnath Light, Sewerage related works, infrastructure protection for conservation of cows, agriculture produce warehouse, multipurpose seed storehouse, Varanasi city smart ..

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Global Smart City Index: Indian cities slip; Singapore tops

On September 17, 2020, the Institute for Management Development along with Singapore University released the Smart City index for the year 2020. The report says that the Indian cities declined in their technological updates. Key highlights According to the report Indian cities slipped in their rankings. Hyderabad was at 85th position. The city was at ..

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