Infrastructure

6th December – The Smart Cities Mission needs to be efficient, socially inclusive

Five years after the Centre announced the Smart Cities Mission, the country is yet to see any impact of this project on the ground. Details – In 2014, the NDA government had announced that it will set up 100 smart cities across the country. The objective of the Mission was to promote cities that provide …

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Make in India UPSC | PIB

Defence sector being a User driven sector is actively involved in various policies & procedures related to procurement, indigenous design, development & manufacture of defence equipment, co-development & co-production with foreign OEMs, thus contributing towards ‘Make in India upsc’. Some of the major areas, where defence personnel are involved, are listed below – ‘Make Procedure’: …

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Domestic Cruise Tourism Industry | PIB

Domestic Cruise Industry (GS – 3 Economy and Tourism) Tourism sector is a very talked about sector and reading about it will enrich your IAS coaching. Cruise tourism is a high-end luxury tourist segment of tourism sector.  Significance – It is estimated that on an average a cruise tourist spends about US$200-300 and a cruise staff/officer …

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SASEC Road Connectivity Programme | PIB Summary

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for upgradation and widening of 65 kms of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur at a cost of Rs. 1630.29 crores. SASEC  | Details Manipur being a landlocked state with almost 90% of the area under difficult …

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Darwaza Band For Open Defecation

The centre has launched an aggressive new campaign titled ‘ Darwaza Band ‘ to promote toilet use and freedom from open defecation across the country’s villages. The campaign produced by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) under Swachh Bharat Mission was launched in the presence of iconic actor, Shri Amitabh Bachchan. About Darwaza …

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Additional Funds Arranged For National Waterways

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has accorded its approval today to a proposal jointly mooted by the Ministry of Shipping and the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) for amendment of Central Road Fund Act, 2000 to allocate 2.5 percent of the proceeds of Central Road Fund (CRF) …

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Digital India Corporation

Significance | Digital India Corporation Digital India Corporation (DIC) will lead and guide in realizing the vision, objectives and goals of the Digital India program. t will provide the strategic support to Ministries/Departments of Centre/States for carrying forward the mission of Digital India by way of Capacity Building for e-Governance projects, promoting best practises, encouraging Public-Private …

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