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BMC denies protocol breach in ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’

The BrihanMumbai municipal corporation (BMC) has rebutted a Shiv Sena leader’s allegation of breach of protocol in the implementation of the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign. On Friday Rahul Shewale, group leader of Shi

Mumbai`s stalled building projects: Is self-redevelopment the real solution?

Land in Mumbai city, which is surrounded by water on three sides, is scarce and has a premium. Property prices in certain areas of financial capital of the country are as much as Rs 1 lakh per sq ft. Yet, 5,800 buildings have been l

Jal Jeevan Mission: 6.70 crore households provided with tap water connections

Since August 2019, Government of India, in partnership with States, is implementing Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) to make provision of potable tap water supply every rural household by 2024. As many as 6.70 crore households have been pro

Cloud inclusivity: Ensuring highly regulated organisations are ready for a cloud-first world

Over the last few years, cloud has been able to create a special place for itself amongst fast moving, competitive and growth-led organisations. As the technology became an imperative, it has undoubtedly created unique business opportunities and i

1.29 crore voters chose NOTA in five years

None-of-the-above, or NOTA – the option introduced for voters in 2013 when they don’t want to support any of the candidate – has made some progress. In the past five years, NOTA has secured 1,29,77,627 votes in state assembly ele

India committs to reduce Emissions Intensity of GDP by 45% by 2030

India stands committed to reduce Emissions Intensity of its GDP by 45 percent from the 2005 level by 2030 and achieve about 50 percent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030. The country&rs

5G spectrum auction grosses Rs. 1,50,173 crore

The government had put 72,098 MHz spectrum to auction, of which 51,236 MHz (71% of the total) has been sold with bid amounting to Rs. 1,50,173 crore. Adani Data Networks Ltd has obtained 400 MHz spectrum in mm wave band (26 GHz). Bh

Delhi has been getting hotter since 2020

A steep rise has been recorded over the past three years in pre-monsoon surface air temperature, land surface temperature and relative humidity in Delhi/NCR, whereas there is no such increase in relative humidity. This is a cause of

Indians are living longer – more so in Delhi, Punjab and Uttarakhand

Average life expectancy at birth has been increasing in India over the past half century, along with progress in healthcare facilities. It has gone up from 49.7 during 1970-75 to 69.7 during 2015-19, registering an increase of 20 years.

Ashish Kumar Chauhan quits BSE, joins NSE as MD &CEO

Ashish Kumar Chauhan on Tuesday assumed charge as managing director and chief executive officer of the National Stock Exchange (NSE). Chauhan resigned from his last position -Managing Director and CEO of BSE and was relieved of his role

Cyber fraud cases on the rise again in India

The cases of cyber fraud are rising again in India, after a dip in the first year of the pandemic, official figures show. In 2021-22, there were 13,951 cases of fraud, involving an amount of Rs 76.49 crore with extent of loss placed

Swiss Challenge Method in auction of bank loans

The 2020 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson for their pioneering work in the auction theory. Milgrom developed bidding strategies in which bidders could learn about each other’s expected value which result

Droupadi Murmu: First President born in independent India

Droupadi Murmu became the 15th president of India, when Chief Justice N. V. Ramana administered the oath of office to her in the Central Hall of parliament on Monday. In her address to the nation on the assumption of office, Murmu spoke of the dem

ISRO too wants to develop space tourism

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is in the process of developing indigenous capabilities towards space tourism through the demonstration of human space flight capability to low earth orbit (LEO). In a written reply to a

83.42 crore internet subscribers in India

At least 83.42 crore people in India are connected with the internet, according to the latest available figures shared by the government in parliament Wednesday. As per the latest ‘The Indian Telecom Services Performance Indic

India’s bioeconomy to touch $300B by 2030

Bioeconomy will be key to India’s future economy over the next 25 years, says union minister of state (independent charge) science and technology Dr Jitendra Singh. Releasing ‘India’s Bioeconomy Report 2022’

‘India’s robust security apparatus has withstood the test of time’

Prabhakar Aloka (IPS 1986), with a three-decade stint at the Intelligence Bureau, has now turned to penning thrillers. First there was ‘Operation Haygreeva’. Now there is the sequel: ‘Operation Sudarshan Chakra’ (Pengui

Rain batters Maharashtra, Mumbai on yellow alert today

An orange alert is issued in Palghar, Pune and Satara, while a yellow alert is issued for Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Nashik, Kolhapur, Akola, Amravati, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Nagpur, Wardha, Washim,

Orange alert in Mumbai with intense to very intense rain spells

A ‘red alert’ has been issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for six districts – Satara, Palghar, Raigad, Nashik, Pune and Nanded – of Maharashtra, while Mumbai, Thane, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Kolhapur and Lat

‘BMC’s primary healthcare infrastructure inadequate for Mumbai’s population’

Praja Foundation’s latest report on the ‘State of Health in Mumbai’ finds an urgent need for the BMC to shore up and strengthen its primary healthcare centres and allocate towards this a fair budget. In accordance

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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