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Telangana Government to boost e-Governance by replacing Biometric Authentication with OTP based ration distribution from February 1

The state government has advised the citizen beneficiaries to update their Aadhaar Cards with updated mobile numbers at eSEVA or MEESEVA centers before the new policy comes into effect.

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Digitizing financial model for cities with Tech-implementation

"While municipal bonds do present themselves as long term financing instruments. However, for the debt to be sustainable, the rate of nominal economic growth should be ideally higher than the average rate of interest. Moreover, it calls for greater accountability through periodic reporting for credit rating purposes – something which most cities may not have prior experience in", asserts Sridhar Gadhi, Founder and Executive Chairman, Quantela Inc. in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities.

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Power Sector Outlook 2021:ADefining Year for India’s Clean Energy Future

The year 2020 witnessed a slew of powerful measures such as the announcement of privatization of DISCOMs in the Union Territories, the special liquidity infusion of INR 90,000 crores into the distribution utilities and the increased focus on consumer rights that set the stage for greater structural reforms in the power. This trend is expected to continue in 2021.

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Bharat Road Network signs deal with CDPQ for the sale of a 67-kilometer road project in Odisha, India

• Global institutional investor CDPQ to carry out its first transportation investment in India with the purchase of a 67-kilometer expressway from BRNL and its partners. • The asset will be the first of a new CDPQ-owned platform dedicated to road infrastructure in India • The sale will allow BRNL to reduce the debt and also to utilise the proceeds for organic and inorganic growth

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WE HUB Partners with Western Digital to Launch Acceleration Program for Tech-Based Women Entrepreneurs

Eight start-ups selected from seven cities In India across healthcare, education, and agriculture sectors. The program is designed to guide growth-driven enterprises to market success, access to venture capital funding.

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INTELLISMART INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITS TO DEVELOPING DIGITAL PLATFORM FOR DATA ANALYTICS AND VALUE-ADDED SERVICES FOR THE DISTRIBUTION SECTOR

Signs MoU to develop a ‘Sustainable Energy Digital Platform (SEDP)’ with Infosys The announcement made at the IntelliSmart Leadership Roundtable on ‘Realising the Vision of Digital Smart Grid in India’

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Clean Energy Innovations paving the way forward for Smart Cities

In the Indian context, urbanization has been at its fastest. This keeps the consumption and demand for energy at a high at all times. India’s population is about 17.7% of the world population making us the second largest. We consequently become the biggest energy consumer in the world after China (as of 2019 statistics). The global increase in the consumption of energy which was lead by renewable resources and natural gas.

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Dell Technologies Intrinsic Security Helps Indian Businesses Build Cyber Resilience

• Dell Technologies extends its cyber-resilient server architecture with unique features to verify supply chain integrity, protect the boot process and offer dynamic system lockdown • The company extends data security-focused services to entire infrastructure portfolio and third-party products • Dell Technologies makes the industry’s most secure commercial PCs1 even more so with new secure supply chain offerings

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Growth of Metered Connections & Improved Billing Helps PCMC Improve Water Dept Revenue Collections & Save 31,000 Million Litres

• From a low of INR 24 Crores in 2011-12, 2019-20 revenues have grown to INR 43 crores • YoY improvement in bill distribution rose from 55,462 in 2011-12 to 808,121 in 2019-20 • PCMC Water Dept is now saving approximately 31,000 million liters of water per year while measuring approximately 90,000 million liters of water per year

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