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Dude, where's the cleanliness? Swacch mission fails to meet urban trash targets

Apr 28, 2016

Dude, where's the cleanliness? Swacch mission fails to meet urban trash targets

The Swacch Bharat Mission was launched on 2 October 2014 but has failed to meet the targets for 2016 #ConnectTheDots #Cities #Meghalaya #IndiaSpend #Swachch Bharat Mission #Urban Trash Targets
Swachh Bharat: Which is India's cleanest city? Top 73 to be ranked today at 3 pm

Feb 15, 2016

Swachh Bharat: Which is India's cleanest city? Top 73 to be ranked today at 3 pm

The stage is set to recognise cities that have taken Swachh Bharat campaign seriously with a top-75 ranking based on feedback from 20 million citizens #Prime Minister #Narendra Modi #Cities #Venkaiah Naidu #Adil Zainulbhai #Swachh Bharat #Swachh Bharat Abhiyan #Quality Council of India #Swachh Survekshan #Top 75
Forget 'smart' new cities; India needs old ones to be less dumb

Dec 04, 2015

Forget 'smart' new cities; India needs old ones to be less dumb

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has grand designs to build 100 futuristic 'smart' cities in India, but as this week's devastating flooding in Chennai shows, fixing today's accident-prone metropolises appears to be the more pressing task. #Environment #NewsTracker #Chennai #Cities #Floods #Modi #Jaya #TN
The flood story from Kashmir to Chennai: Why don't we ever learn a lesson?

Dec 02, 2015

The flood story from Kashmir to Chennai: Why don't we ever learn a lesson?

This was the story of Chennai a week ago. It was the same story in Srinagar 3,000 kilometres to the north just 15 months ago. #HowThisWorks #India #Kashmir #Chennai #Cities #Floods #Kashmir flood #Chennai Floods #Flood Story
ISRO to map 4,041 towns as it teams up with Urban Development ministry

Aug 13, 2015

ISRO to map 4,041 towns as it teams up with Urban Development ministry

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has tied up with the Union Urban Development Ministry for mapping over 500 towns and cities, to make a base plan for better planning and management. #ISRO #NewsTracker #Cities #Management #towns #data #Indian Space and Research Organisation #Planning
Thousands in US cities protest after Baltimore man dies in police custody

Apr 30, 2015

Thousands in US cities protest after Baltimore man dies in police custody

Thousands of people hit the streets in Baltimore and several other cities from Boston and New York to Indianapolis and Washington DC, on Wednesday. #US #NewsTracker #riots #Cities #Police #Protests #Police Custody #Baltimore #baltimore police
Vibrators in Gujarat to massage oil in Delhi: A map that shows what Indians' pick to enhance sex lives

Mar 25, 2015

Vibrators in Gujarat to massage oil in Delhi: A map that shows what Indians' pick to enhance sex lives

Here's an map that gives some insight on which sex-related products sell best in India's cities. #India #Sex #ListsEtc #Cities #Survey #Products
India on brink of 'urban revolution' but will need a whopping $827 bn to spruce up infra

Sep 17, 2014

India on brink of 'urban revolution' but will need a whopping $827 bn to spruce up infra

Over the last two decades, India's urban population has increased from 217 million to 377 million and this is expected to reach 600 million, or 40 per cent of the population by 2031. #Infrastructure #Cities #greenhouse gas emissions #Public transport #UN report #India's urban population
Charging customers after 5 withdrawals from their bank ATMs is the worst possible decision

Aug 15, 2014

Charging customers after 5 withdrawals from their bank ATMs is the worst possible decision

The issue is: would the RBI dare to similarly discourage withdrawals from the cash counters of a bank given the fact that such manual dispensation of cash is more expensive for a bank? #RBI #Banks #Cities #ATMs #charge