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Smart Cities

  • The govt. will be announcing two complementary schemes on urban development in the country next month—the Smart city scheme and New Urban Development Mission. Read More
  • Smart City project is in advanced stage and will be implemented on public-private partnership (PPP) mode after cabinet approval. Read More
  • India Needs Habitable Cities Before Smart Cities. Read More
  • A Kyoto University team will visit the city to further Prime Minister’s ‘smart city’ initiative under the ‘sister city’ partnership agreement. Read More
  • Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan is leading a 60-strong delegation on a visit to India to discuss the new government’s plan to develop 100 smart cities, and other issues. Read More
  • The proposed 100 smart cities are likely to be selected in three phases: Only 20 smart cities may be shortlisted this year. Read More
  • Canada offers expertise in smart city development to Telangana, Andhra. Read More
  • Now, a competition to choose 100 smart cities: States to give choices, Centre to decide by year-end. Read More
  • Top govt. panel approves Rs 2.73 lakh crore to modernize cities. Read More
  • After Microsoft, the US-based global technology giant IBM has offered to join the Surat Smart City project. Read More
  • To help ‘Smart Cities’ plan, SEBI approves municipal bonds rules. Read More
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•National Logistics Policy introduces Unified Logistics Interface Platform, Standardization, Monitoring framework and skill development for greater efficiency in logistics services.. Read More

•SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certificate company, opens one of India’s largest laboratories for automotive quality testing in Chakan, PuneRead more

•BIS signs MoU with Technical institutions for active engagement of academia in standards formulation. Read more

•India is world’s fastest growing innovation ecosystem: Minister of State for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Electronics, and Information Technology. Read more

•High-level panel approves 32 beneficiaries under Production Linked Incentives (PLI) scheme for large scale electronics.Read more

•India, Sweden collaborates for sustainable future via innovation projects and on reaching green energy targets.Read more

•Climate Action: India to set up two carbon capture and utilisation centres. Read more



DPIIT is considering making the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as the certifying and enforcing authority for lighters.Read more

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launches 2 key initiatives – City Finance Rankings and City Beauty Competition, to take India’s Urban Rejuvenation journey to next level. Read More

Artificial Intelligence to act as catalyst in India’s transformation into a developed nation by 2047: Union Minister of Commerce and Industry. Read more

Cabinet approves modifications in scheme for development of semiconductors and display manufacturing ecosystem.Read more