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Hardeep Puri launches Climate-Smart Cities Assessment Framework & Street for People Challenge - eGov Magazine. Share Tweet Email Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched the Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) 2.0 and the ‘Streets for People Challenge’ during a virtual event organized by the Smart Cities Mission, MoHUA, on September 11.

Hardeep Puri launches Climate-Smart Cities Assessment Framework & Street for People Challenge - eGov Magazine

CSCAF aims to provide a clear roadmap for cities towards combating Climate Change while planning and implementing their actions, including investments. The rising number of natural disasters and incidences of adverse climatic conditions like cyclones, floods, heatwaves, water scarcity and droughts had adverse impacts on many of our cities and the economic growth. This assessment framework was developed after a review of existing frameworks and assessment approaches adopted throughout the world followed by a series of an extensive consultative process with more than 26 organizations and 60 experts from different thematic areas. (With inputs from PIB) eGov Magazine 2020 - eGov Magazine. eGov Interview: Latest interview News - eGovernnance News- eGov Magazine. eGov Magazine Article : Opinions, Views & Updates of Indian Government Industry- eGov Magazine.

Bureaucratic Reshuffle - eGov Magazine. Latest eGovernance News, Governent Projects and Government News - eGov Magazine. RIL offers 40 pc stakes to Amazon in Reliance Retail - Elets CIO. In a major development, Citigroup named Jane Fraser as its next chief executive officer.

RIL offers 40 pc stakes to Amazon in Reliance Retail - Elets CIO

She will replace Michael Corbat who will retire in February. Fraser, who has served as president and CEO of global consumer banking since 2019, will join the board of directors immediately, the bank said. She has held prior roles for Citi in Latin America and in investment banking. The move comes as Citi pivots to a more challenging operating environment as large banks set aside billions of dollars to prepare for bad loans due to the coronavirus. Also Read: Maruti Suzuki MD and CEO Kenichi elected as SIAM president Other women have become CEOs of big financial companies or in related industries, such as Abigail Johnson at Fidelity Investments and Julie Sweet at Accenture. Citigroup names Jane Fraser as new CEO - Elets CIO. To strengthen its supply chain and delivery capabilities ahead of the upcoming festive season, Walmart-owned Flipkart has onboarded more than 50,000 kirana shops.

Citigroup names Jane Fraser as new CEO - Elets CIO

In preparation for the festive season and the ‘Big Billion Days’ sale, Flipkart has significantly expanded its kirana onboarding program to make deliveries to customers in more than 850 cities. “With more than 50,000 kiranas onboarded, Flipkart aims to provide a fast and personalised e-commerce experience to millions of consumers while creating opportunities for digital upskilling as well as additional income for kiranas. E-commerce companies see a large chunk of their business coming in during the festive sales and they make significant investments ahead of time to ramp up capacity to be able to handle the spike in orders.

Odisha Economic Corridor receives approval - eGov Magazine. Share Tweet Email In a significant development, the proposal by the Government of Odisha for the inclusion of Odisha Economic Corridor (OEC) under the National Industrial Corridor Development Program has been approved by the National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT).

Odisha Economic Corridor receives approval - eGov Magazine

The Board of Trustees has agreed for initiation of the project development activities for the priority clusters identified for implementation under Phase-1 in the two nodes based on focused sectors identified by the State government. OEC will be a part of the northernmost stretch of the East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC), the first coastal economic corridor planned in the country.

Delhi’s Administrative Reshuffle: 4 IAS Officers Transferred - eGov Magazine. Haryana Ranks 12th, Punjab 26th & Chandigarh 2nd in AMRUT's National Rankings - eGov Magazine. Share Tweet Email In an online review meeting with senior officials of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Durga Shankar Mishra noted that Haryana is ranked 12th, Punjab 26th and Chandigarh 2nd in AMRUT’s national rankings.

Haryana Ranks 12th, Punjab 26th & Chandigarh 2nd in AMRUT's National Rankings - eGov Magazine

Appreciating the progress made by the States/UT, Secretary, MoHUA requested them to keep up their efforts and to strive further to enhance their performance. Odisha’s Administrative Reshuffle: 10 IAS Officer Trasferred - eGov Magazine. Share Tweet Email In a recent order issued by the Government of Odisha, the state government gave a go-ahead for transferring 10 IAS officers.

Odisha’s Administrative Reshuffle: 10 IAS Officer Trasferred - eGov Magazine

Verizon advances 5G network and cybersecurity - eGov Magazine. Share Tweet Email Verizon’s Network Security engineers recently engaged in a series of successful trials to future-proof its 5G network against security threats and advance security measures to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Verizon’s 5G network.

Verizon advances 5G network and cybersecurity - eGov Magazine

Madhya Pradesh’s Administrative Reshuffle: 4 IAS Officers Transferred - eGov Magazine. Haryana’s Administrative Reshuffle: 5 HCS Officers Transferred - eGov Magazine. C Parthasarathi becomes State Election Commissioner of Telangana - eGov Magazine. Uttar Pradesh’s Bureaucratic Rejig: 6 IPS Officers Transferred - eGov Magazine. PM Modi to launch Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana & e-Gopala app today - eGov Magazine.

Share Tweet Email Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to launch the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) today, on September 10.

PM Modi to launch Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana & e-Gopala app today - eGov Magazine

PM Modi will also launch e-Gopala app, a comprehensive breed improvement marketplace and information portal for direct use of farmers. Several other initiatives in the fisheries and animal husbandry sectors in Bihar will also be launched by the Prime Minister on the occasion. The PMMSY is a flagship scheme of the Government of India which focusses on sustainable development of the fisheries sector in the country. PMMSY aims at enhancing fish production by an additional 70 lakh tonnes by 2024-25, increasing fisheries export earnings to Rs 1,00,000 crore by 2024-25, doubling of incomes of fishers and fish farmers, reducing post-harvest losses from 20-25 percent to about 10 percent and generation of additional 55 lakhs direct and indirect gainful employment opportunities in the fisheries sector and allied activities.

(With Inputs from PIB) Maharashtra’s Bureaucratic Rejig: 6 IAS Officers Transferred - eGov Magazine. Governance 4.0: Adopting New Technologies & Policies Governing Them - eGov Magazine. Need To Scale Up Knowledge & Expertise to Realise Governance 4.0: B Sundar - eGov Magazine. Andhra Pradesh’s Administrative Rejig: 5 IAS Officers Transferred - eGov Magazine. India & ADB inks pact for $500 mn loan for Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor - eGov Magazine. Share Tweet Email In a move to improve the connectivity in Delhi NCR region, the Government of India signed a pact with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a $500 million loan, the first tranche of a total $1 billion facility.

India & ADB inks pact for $500 mn loan for Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor - eGov Magazine

The loan is to fund a modern, high-speed 82 km Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor to improve regional connectivity and mobility in the NCR. Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary (Fund Bank and ADB), Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance signed for the Government of India, and Kenichi Yokoyama, Country Director of ADB’s India Resident Mission signed for ADB. “The project will provide better connectivity to allow other towns in the NCR to develop as urban economic centres surrounded by residential areas while easing the concentration pressure on Delhi,” said Khare following the signing of the agreement. Also Read: Expanding transport infrastructure to build a robust India (With Inputs from PIB) Maruti Suzuki India reports 11 pc rise in production - Elets CIO. Share Tweet Email In a major development, the country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India said its total production in August increased by 11 pc.

Maruti Suzuki India reports 11 pc rise in production - Elets CIO

The company had produced a total of 1,11,370 units in the same month last year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said. Passenger vehicles production stood at 1,21,381 units last month as compared to 1,10,214 units in August 2019, a growth of 10%. Contactless Service Delivery System To Strengthen Governance: Explains GT Venkateshwar Rao - eGov Magazine. Cybersecurity Is Utmost Important in Post-COVID Era: Bhavin Bhansali - eGov Magazine.

Citizen Experience Data Pivotal for Governance 4.0: Rajeev Singh - eGov Magazine. Leveraging Science & Technology for Growth & Development is the Need: Mugdha Sinha - eGov Magazine. Smart City Transforming Health & Education in Agra: Anand Menon - eGov Magazine. Need to Stand United Against All Single-Use Plastic: Dinesh Chandra - eGov Magazine. Smart City Initiatives Transforming India’s Urban Landscape: Raj Cherubal - eGov Magazine. Our Proactiveness led to Effective COVID Control: Rajan Satardekar - eGov Magazine. Private Participation, Citizen Engagement & Innovation in Finance is Needed for Municipalities: Sameer Unhale - eGov Magazine.

Effective Water Management Should be at Core of Urban Administration: KP Bakshi - eGov Magazine. Digital Marketplace for Businesses, A Step Towards Self-Reliance: Shine P Sasidhar - eGov Magazine. Vodafone-Idea to seek shareholders' nod to raise borrowing limit to Rs 1 lakh crore - Elets CIO. Share Tweet Email In a major development, telecom operator Vodafone Idea (VIL) said it will seek shareholders’ approval to raise borrowing limit to Rs 1 lakh crore. The firm annual general meeting (AGM) scheduled to be held on September 30.

VIL is exploring various avenues for raising additional funds to ensure adequate cash flows for stable ongoing operations. VIL will also seek shareholders’ nod to create charge or mortgage or hypothecate on the company’s properties up to the limit of Rs 1 lakh crore. The transaction with Indus Towers, which is in the process of merging with Bharti Infratel, will cost VIL around Rs 10,000 crore every fiscal year from the current fiscal year onward. Embracing Digital First Policy to Combat the Pandemic: Jayanta Banerjee, Group CIO, Tata Steel Limited - Elets CIO. In a major development, Vodafone Idea Ltd unveiled a new brand identity. Vodafone and Idea brands will now be called ”Vi‘. Ravinder Takkar, MD and CEO, Vodafone Idea said, “Vodafone Idea came together as a merged entity two years ago.

We have, since then focused on integrating two large networks, our people and processes.” The brand integration not only marks the completion of the largest telecom merger in the world, but will also set the company on its future journey to offer strong digital experiences to 1 billion Indians on its 4G network, he said. “The new brand launch signifies our desire to not just deliver, but delight our customers, stakeholders, communities and our employees and signals our passion and commitment to be a Champion for Digital India,” Takkar added. Also Read: Vodafone Idea posts Rs 73,878 cr loss in last quarter. Vodafone-Idea unveils new brand identity ''Vi'' - Elets CIO. In a major development, ITC has appointment Supratim Dutta as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as part of its organizational restructuring. Dutta replaced Rajiv Tandon, who would continue to serve on the board, with effect from September 5.

Joined ITC in 1990, Dutta holds wide experience in the company. During his tenure in the company, Dutta covered various aspects of finance including planning, treasury, mergers & acquisitions, accounting, taxation, IT, investor relations and business strategy. Dutta has also held important positions in various industry bodies including chairperson – finance and banking committee of The Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Also Read: Maruti Suzuki MD and CEO Kenichi elected as SIAM president.

ITC appoints Supratim Dutta as Chief Financial Officer - Elets CIO. Share Tweet Email In a major development, ITC has appointment Supratim Dutta as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as part of its organizational restructuring. Krishna Prakash becomes third Commissioner of Pimpri-Chinchwad Police - eGov Magazine. Haryana Govt allots additional charges to 1 IAS & 5 HCS officers - eGov Magazine. Tamil Nadu announces new Electronics & Hardware Manufacturing Policy - eGov Magazine. Share Tweet Email. Gujarat to launch seaplane service from Sabarmati Riverfront to Statute of Unity - eGov Magazine.

Avaya enhances its branding architecture under Avaya OneCloud - eGov Magazine. Over 20 academic & non-profit institutions join Fortinet’s Security Academy Program - eGov Magazine. Share Tweet Email Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced more than 20 new academic institutions and non-profits worldwide have recently joined Fortinet’s Security Academy Program to provide students, veterans and veteran families with advanced cybersecurity training and certifications. The expansion builds on the program’s momentum, which is available in more than 80 countries and is comprised of over 300 Authorized Security Academies.

Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC at Fortinet said, “The cyber skills gap affects organizations worldwide and ultimately impacts the digital economy. Vertiv Hosts LinkedIn Live to Discuss the Global State of the Colocation Market - eGov Magazine. Haryana to focus on aerospace & aviation as thrust sectors in new industrial policy - eGov Magazine. Maruti Suzuki MD and CEO Kenichi elected as SIAM president - Elets CIO. In a major development, MTR Foods is all set to acquire Eastern Condiments, South India’s leading spice makers. The Norwegian consumer giant will pick up 68 per cent stakes of Eastern Condiments, and initiate a merger.

The move will increase the footprint of MTR Foods in India’s market. The business transaction evaluates Kerala-based Eastern Condiments at Rs 2,000 crore. The transaction will see MTR acquire 41.8 percent stake from the Meeran Family, who are the promoters of Eastern. The balance of 26 percent will be picked up from McCormick Spices which holds the stake. MTR Foods to acquire Eastern Condiments - Elets CIO.

Mauritius to Deepen Ties with India to Overcome COVID Challenges - eGov Magazine. Centre Launches ‘Mission Karamyogi’ for Capacity Building of Govt Employees - eGov Magazine. Share Tweet Email In an effort to improve the creativity, proactiveness, professionalism, and digital literary of the government employees, the Union Cabinet, on September 3, gave a nod to ‘Mission Karmayogi’, which is dubbed the biggest bureaucratic reform initiative aimed at building the capacity of the government employees. According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the program will “radically” improve the government’s human resource management practices and prepare civil servants for the future.

Meghalaya Govt Transfers 9 IAS Officers - eGov Magazine. Infosys acquires US-based Kaleidoscope Innovation - Elets CIO. In a major development, digital financial services firm Paytm said its revenue for fiscal year ended March 31, increased to Rs 3,629 crore. The revenue surged by rise in number of transactions across various segments and POS. It also said losses have narrowed by 40 per cent on a year-on-year basis. “Our efforts have started reflecting in the strong adoption of more profitable services by our consumers and merchants,” Paytm President Madhur Deora.

“We are on path to become profitable by 2022. Paytm is also moving its efforts to become a dominant digital financial services platform with Paytm Postpaid, Paytm Money and Paytm Insurance services contributing an increased turnover in the coming fiscal years,” Deora said. Paytm revenue rises to Rs 3,629 crore - Elets CIO.

Manipur’s Administrative Rejig: 14 IAS Officers Transferred - eGov Magazine. DMRC releases new guidelines prior to resumption of functions - eGov Magazine. Punjab’s Administrative Rejig: 3 IAS Officers Reshuffled - eGov Magazine. India ranked among top 50 nations in Global Innovation Index - eGov Magazine. Rajesh Kumar becomes new Chief Secretary of Manipur - eGov Magazine. Maharashtra’s Bureaucratic Rejig: 16 IPS Officers Transferred - eGov Magazine. Haryana’s major administrative rejig: 12 IAS officers transferred - eGov Magazine. Tamil Nadu’s Administrative Reshuffle: 5 IAS Officers Transferred - eGov Magazine.

Rejuvenating Ishan: Project Course & Benefits - eGov Magazine. Smart Policing & Technology Improving Security - eGov Magazine. Effective Water Management: Banda’s Success Story - eGov Magazine. ‘Vattatha Uravakkay Jalasamrudhi’ – Kerala’s Smart Water Conservation - eGov Magazine. A Tale of Belatali From Stenching Swamp to Freshwater Body - eGov Magazine. DBT System Improving E-Governance in India: Arun Sharma - eGov Magazine. India’s Water Scenario: Challenges & Probable Solutions - eGov Magazine. Faecal Sludge Management: A Priority for Improving Quality of Health and Water Sources - eGov Magazine. Kosi Rejuvenation Project: Leveraging GIS to Achieve Success - eGov Magazine. Danish Water Competencies & Possible Collaboration with India - eGov Magazine.

INDIA-ISRAEL: Growing Partnership in WATER - eGov Magazine. Reinvigorating Water Bodies & Promoting Water-Based Tourism - eGov Magazine. ‘Nam Neer’, A Behavioural ChangeApproach to Sustainable Water Management - eGov Magazine. A Paradigm shift in Water Management Atal Bhujal Yojana : Girraj Goyal - eGov Magazine. Haryana's Agriculture Striding Headway - eGov Magazine. Can Augmenting Agriculture Revive Economy? - eGov Magazine. Strengthening Agriculture & Rural, Curbing Economic Crisis : Explains P S Pradyumna - eGov Magazine. Strengthening Agriculture & Rural, Curbing Economic Crisis : Explains P S Pradyumna - eGov Magazine. SAP India Streamlining Business Challenges for MSMES - eGov Magazine.

Reviving Tamsa: A Collective Effort of People & the Govt - eGov Magazine. Judicious Use of Surface & Groundwater Can Answer Water Issues: GC Pati, Chairman, CGWB - eGov Magazine. Quenching Thirst of Millions: DJB managing Delhi’s Water Demands - eGov Magazine. Mending Demand & Supply Side Management to Curb Water Crisis : U. P. SINGH - eGov Magazine. Ram Vilas Paswan integrates Ladakh & Lakshadweep under ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ - eGov Magazine. Union Deptt. of Fertilizers to observe ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ from Sept 1 to 15 - eGov Magazine. Ministry of Home Affairs issues guidelines for Unlock 4 - eGov Magazine. CIDCO Focuses Transparency : Sanjay Bhatia. Building Future, Conserving Past: Ganga Kumar. Vigilance Integration Picks Up at MCL : Deepak Shrivastava. IT Tools as Performance Monitor : Nitin Chandurkar. Teamwork Does Wonders for IL.

‘We Save Land for Landscapes’ : A K Nigam. Technology to Push Financial Inclusion. Incredible benefits of Credit Information : Harshala Chandorkar. NSE Treads the IT Path : Umesh Jain. Mahindra Finance Financial Inclusion with a Difference. Financial Inclusion It’s All About IT. ‘Farmers Turning to NBFCs, Pvt Banks’ : Dhrubashish Bhattacharya.