Author: Darshan Baid

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Mumbai joins World Cities Culture Forum

In its first, Mumbai becomes the first Indian city that will join the World Cities Culture Forum, the leading collaborative network of world cities that share a belief in the importance of culture for creating thriving metropolitan environments. In a meeting The Mayor of London met Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, to promote London […]

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Urban local bodies to mechanise the cleaning process

All urban local bodies, including BBMP, have been instructed to mechanise the entire process of cleaning and waste management using sucking machines and other equipment. Keeping in mind the complex waste management process, all urban local bodies have instructed to mechanise the entire cleaning process using sucking machines and other equipment. Chief Secretary, Rathna Prabha […]

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China lay emphasis on the safety of high-rises

The Chinese Ministry of Public Security has issued a draft regulation on fire safety for high-rise buildings and for public consultation. According to the draft, Shopping malls are banned from setting up on the third basement or below in high-rise buildings, and entertainment places should not be established in the second basement or below. The […]

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IBRD sanctions 40mn loan to UP tourism board

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors confirmed a loan worth USD 40 million for a tourism development project in the state of Uttar Pradesh. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) will grant the loan which has a 5-year grace period, and maturity term of 19 years. The Uttar Pradesh Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project […]

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Samsung partners with UNESCO to create virtual reality content

“Samsung India has entered into a partnership with UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) to launch a 360-degree video and virtual reality (VR) content of two magnificent Indian heritage sites- the Sun Temple in Konark, Odisha and Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The project will provide experiential educational […]

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Proposal floated to declare Ganga as UNESCO World Heritage Site

Union Culture Minister, Mahesh Sharma, put forward a proposal to declare the Ganga river as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At a private meeting, Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh and founder of Ganga Action Parivar, took the decision on the matter. Speaking about the issue, Chidanand Saraswati said, “For millennia, […]

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Telangana develops cybersecurity infrastructure for public safety

A crucial link of Telangana’s cybersecurity infrastructure – Security Operations Centre (SOC) – will be operational soon. It will be part of the proposed State Data Centre Jayesh Ranjan, Principal secretary, Information Technology, Electronics and Communications, said, “The SOC is getting finishing touches and its launch may happen either by December-end or early January, the […]

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Digital malls to come up in Indian cities next year

Realizing the value of digitalisation, the Indian government has taken up the initiative to launch digital malls across various cities of India early next year. The shopping platform Digital Mall of India, the new technology created by Indian entrepreneur Rishabh Mehra, is an e-commerce solution that will garner major attention from investors and retailers. The […]

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DMRC will work on automated metro network

Recently, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) along with experts of nine countries discussed various issues related to automated metro network in coming days in National Capital and shared experiences with stakeholders at a seminar held in Delhi Metro Bhawan. The need for a reliable public transport and the economic growth has resulted in a […]

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CUBE submits management plan for conservation of Singanallur Lake

The Centre for Urban Biodiversity Conservation and Education (CUBE) submitted a management plan to the city corporation commissioner and other government departments detailing about measures to conserve Singanallur Lake. The report addresses some of the major issues of the lake such as water contamination, hyacinth growth, in organic farming and the need to improve the […]

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