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

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

Published: November 10, 2020

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

Published: November 9, 2020

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

Published: September 18, 2020

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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Smart City Programme: Control rooms in 50 cities for Lock Down 3.0

Published: May 5, 2020

On May 4, 2020, the Government of India implemented phase III of COVID-9 lock down. With the third lock down relaxing restrictions all over the country, major cities are still vulnerable to the spread of the virus. Hence, to fight the virus more efficiently and maintain a routine life, control rooms have been set up ..

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Mobile Kiosk for COVID-19 Sample Testing used in Agartala Smart City

Published: April 29, 2020

The smart city, Agartala has implemented a mobile kiosk for sample collection. The kiosk makes sure there are no wastages in Personal Protective Equipment and also ensures protection to sample collecting medical professionals. Highlights The kiosk running on three-wheeler vehicle enables navigation and helps in collection of samples from the community. There is no need ..

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