Urban Local Bodies: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

NITI Aayog’s Rajiv Kumar Panel to reform Urban Planning Education System

Published: October 23, 2020

The NITI Aayog recently constituted a 14-member panel to reform the urban planning education system. The panel is to be headed by Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog. The other members of the panel are Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog, secretaries of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Panchayati Raj and ..

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Six Years of Swachh Bharat Mission to be celebrated on Gandhi Jayanti

Published: October 1, 2020

On October 2, 2020, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is to celebrate six years if Swachh Bharat Mission. The programme was launched on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (October 2). The mission was launched from Rajghat on October 2, 2014 to achieve the aim of “Clean India” by October 2, 2019 when the ..

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Smart Cities Mission completes 5 years

Published: June 26, 2020

On June 25, 2020, the Smart Cities Mission completed its 5 years. In order to celebrate the success, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched an online event. The event highlighted the progress, achievements and outcomes of Smart Cities Mission. Smart Cities Mission The SCM was launched on June 25, 2015. It aimed 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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USD 206 Million loan agreement signed with ADB for Strengthening Urban Services in Tamil Nadu

Published: December 4, 2019

The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a USD 206 million loan deal on Monday, 2nd December 2019 for developing sewage infrastructure and water supply in 5 cities of Tamil Nadu. For improving the service delivery, the loan deal will further work on strengthening the capacities of the urban local ..

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