Urban development: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

“Swachh Survekshan 2021” launched

Published: July 4, 2020

On July 3, 2020, the Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched the Swachh Survekshan 2021. This is the sixth edition of the annual cleanliness survey. The survey is to focus on waste water treatment this year. It will also provide state ranking. The rankings are to be provided to the states based on their support ..

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NITI Aayog launches Decarbonizing Transport Project

Published: June 25, 2020

On June 24, 2020, NITI Aayog along with the International Transport Forum of OECD launched “Decarbonizing Transport in Emerging Economies”. Highlights The five-year project is to help India build a path way towards a low-carbon transport system. This is to be achieved by developing policy scenarios and modelling tools. Significance The project will help India ..

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For the first time in India: More rural Internet users than Urban

Published: May 7, 2020

The Internet and Mobile Association of India recently released a report according to which the active internet users in rural India has increased by 10% as compared to that of rural India. According to the report, rural India had 227 million active internet users and urban India had 205 million internet users. This is the ..

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MoSPI: Unemployment rates fall in second quarter

Published: November 24, 2019

The National Statistics Office working under Ministry of Statistcs and Programme Implementation released its Quarterly Bulletin on November 23, 2019. The report presented the unemployment status, Labor Force Participation Rate, The urban unemployment rate fell to the lowest in the last 4 quarters. It was 9.3% between January and March, 2019 (2nd Quarter, Q2). In ..

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2019 edition of World Cities Day (WCD)

Published: November 1, 2019

The World Cities Day (WCD) is observed every year on 31 October to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world. The 2019 theme “Changing the world: innovations and a better life for ..

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