Category: Resilient Cities

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Lifeguards stationed on Mumbai beaches

Following a string of tragic drowning in the city of Mumbai, authorities have taken city-wide steps to make beaches and waterfronts safer. An action plan has been put in place to secure these popular public spaces. Early on in July, the fire brigade installed lifeguard chairs for better surveillance at six of Mumbai’s seafronts — […]

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Delhi government to install panic alarms in city buses by EoY

The Delhi government recently launched a pilot project for installing a panic alarm system in city buses and in a years time Delhi government aims to install alarm systems on all city buses. If anyone presses one of the four panic buttons installed in the bus, a loud beeping alarm will be activated for 40 […]

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WB to form QRTs in all the districts for disaster management

West Bengal State Disaster Management and Civil Defence Department will set up Quick Response Teams (QRT) for each district of WB, including capital Kolkata. The primary reason for establishing QRT is to ensure better assistance to people during emergency situations hence providing better disaster management. The QRTs will function under the respective District Disaster Management […]

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SudhVayu Innovations to purify Delhi’s toxic air pollution

Swasthgram, an NGO known for its work in the field of providing preventive health care services utilizing technological innovations, launched ShudhVayu Innovation. It is a part of ShudhVayu Mission to address air pollution in India, especially in Delhi, that has seen worst air pollution statistics from past few years. The ShudhVayu technological innovation estimates to […]

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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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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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Centre to train 1 crore civil defence volunteers by 2022

According to the National Civil Defence College (NCDC) officials, the central government has planned to train around 1 crore civil defence volunteers by 2022 to provide better response while dealing with both natural and manmade disasters. NCDC director, GS Saini, Director, NCDC, highlighted, “Our institute has for decades trained master trainers from both governments, private […]

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Modi: Soubhagya yojana to electrify all rural households

With a motive to ensure electricity in all rural as well as urban household areas of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a new scheme- Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya”. The total outlay of the project is Rs. 16, 320 crores while the Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) is Rs. 12,320 […]

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Indian and Russian organizations signs MoU for IT Solutions

Indian and Russian firms have signed an agreement to cooperate in Information Technology and the projects in the agreement include cooperation in Smart City projects, cybersecurity and e-governance, officials said. The agreements were signed by Russian RusITExport (RITE), a key integrator of top Russian IT solutions in the global market, and Indian firm Aark Infosoft […]

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Disaster management as full-time subject starts in JK

Education Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Altaf Bukhari during has made an announcement to introduce disaster management as a full-time compulsory subject at the University of Kashmir. “There is a need to educate people about disaster management as the state of Jammu and Kashmir falls in the high seismic zone and teaching the subject at […]

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