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MeitY Secretary: Latest Technologies to enhance the effectiveness of Delivery System

Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) recently stated that emerging technologies will result in rapid transformation in all spheres, enabling the delivery system more effective.

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Tamil Nadu tops Good governance Index, trailed by Maharashtra and Karnataka

The Good Governance Index is a uniform tool across States to assess the Status of Governance and impact of various interventions taken up by the State Government and UTs. The objectives of GGI are to provide quantifiable data to compare the state of governance in all states and UTs, enable states and UTs to formulate and implement suitable strategies for improving governance and shift to result-oriented approaches and administration.

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Microsoft India organizes Cloud for Digital Governance in Bhubaneshwar

The Cloud for Digital Governance Tour is open to technocrats and IT professionals across the entire government ecosystem, including employees of Public Sector undertakings; government partners as well as solutions/systems integrators.

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PWC- DSCI pegs India's cyber-security market at USD 3 billion by 2022

The transaction value of digital payments in India is estimated to grow annually at a rate of 20.2 per cent from about USD 64.8 billion in 2019 to USD 135.2 billion in 2023, the report by PwC India and Data Security Council of India said.

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Himachal Pradesh- Transforming e-Governance for Transforming Governance

Special focus with an allocated fund of INR 10 crores, earmarked to improve telecommunication connectivity in the tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh: said Rohan Thakur, Director IT, Government of Himachal Pradesh during a conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities. Excerpts below:

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Managing urban flooding with nature inspired design.

Climate scientists are already warning us to anticipate 30% heavier rains in the future along with more extreme climate events. So we don’t just have to prepare our cities to address current challenges but will have to develop plans & policies to address a future with extreme weather events.

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‘Financially Independent Cities Will Be More Welfare Oriented’

City governance is a complex system. The governance framework at the city level must be in sync with the with the culture, heritage, economy, competitiveness and institutions. That is the reason just constituting special purpose vehicle is not enough for the success of the Smart Cities in India. D. Dhanuraj, Chairman of Centre for Public Policy Re-search (CPPR), a think tank dedicated to research on current economic, social, and political issues, in conversation with Chahat Jain of BW SmartCities talks about the city governance, the need for financial and administrative autonomy of the cities and the various transportation models, which are required for the success of Smart Cities in India. An edited excerpt:

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Reflections on The Smart City Mission in India

Each city in India can capitalize on its diversity and uniqueness in its quest to smartness rather than following a unilinear path determined by smart technologies only. A shift in thinking from technology driven solutions to people centric solutions could help us work towards more inclusive smart cities.

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'Transforming An Ancient City Comes With Unique Challenges’

With a proposed investment to the tune of Rs.20,000 crore, Varanasi Smart City, the high profile constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is all set to transform itself from the sleepy heritage city to a modern city with all modern infrastructure.

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321 Crores allotted for Smart City Varanasi says CEO, Varanasi Smart City Dr Nitin Bansal

Varanasi, also known as Banaras or Kashi, city on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh, India, is set to roll out they key projects in the city for areas based and pan city development.

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