Category: Resilient Cities

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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

The state had started the project, Apat Mitra, earlier this year for providing training to youths in villages so that they can provide support to rescue operations during a disaster.

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SudhVayu Innovations to purify Delhis toxic air pollution

Amit Bhatnagar, Chairman, Swasthgram stated different impacts such as health impact, loss of dignity and economic impacts that India is facing as a result of air pollution and provided the technical details on how this innovation can make a difference in cleaning the polluted airA?on the principle of air flow generated by a moving vehicle. […]

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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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Video surveillance to benefit smart city project

Keeping par with the need to build smart city, the need to have video-based surveillance to ensure security in public spaces has become imperative. In 2016, Seagate, a US-based data storage company, released a report stating that Indian organisations use 249 cameras on average for video surveillance on their premises. “The smart city initiative, where […]

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