Urban Local Bodies Current Affairs, GK & News

Goa- 6th State to complete Urban Local Bodies reforms

Goa has become the 6th State in the country that have successfully completed the Urban Local Bodies reforms. Highlights These Urban Local Bodies reforms were set up by the Department of Expenditure. Finance Ministry highlighted that the state of Goa will now eligible to mobilise the additional financial resources of 223 crore rupees with the ..

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Finance Ministry releases grants to Rural Local Bodies

The Department of Expenditure of Ministry of Finance has recently released Rs 12,351 crore to 18 States in order to provide grants to the Rural Local Bodies. Highlights The amount is the 2nd instalment of basic grants released in the current financial year. The grant has been released after the states provided the Utilisation Certificate ..

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Urban Governance Index

Context in Current Affairs: The Praja Foundation recently released the Urban Governance Index. Odisha topped the list of states and Manipur and Nagaland were at the bottom. Urban governance index According to the Urban Governance Index Odisha was followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. Delhi rank 13th in the list. The states were marked between 0 ..

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

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

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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