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Author: Mallika Kumar

Mallika Kumar is pursuing her undergraduate degree in Media Studies from the University of Delhi. She is interning with Delhi Greens during the Summer of 2017.

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A Brief Review of the Making of Smart Cities in India

A Brief Review of the Making of Smart Cities in India

Articles
What makes a City Smart? This question has become more relevant today than ever before in the history of modern urbanisation! A city is considered Smart when it improves and develops. Here, development is primarily focused on improved technology, better infrastructure (institutional, physical, social and economic) and an integrated system of communication and information. The concept of a Smart city varies from country to country. This is also because of the varied connotations affiliated with the term development. Smart City: A Boon Development not only attracts people but also attracts investors. Thus it also benefits the economy. Citizens of a Smart city have improved quality of life and reduced risk of diseases. The localities in a smart city have wide roads and well...
Emaar India Organises Health Check-up Camp

Emaar India Organises Health Check-up Camp

Green Alert
A free health check-up Camp was organized by Emaar India at The Palm Drive located on the Golf Course Extension Road,  Gurugram. It was conducted by the real estate company, along with its health partner Bajaj Allianz and a team of specialized doctors from Park Alchemist Hospital, Gurugram and Lenskart. The Participants included The Palm Drive residents and site employees from Emaar India’s project sites on Golf Course Extension road. The Check Up included general health check-ups for height, weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, blood sugar, eyesight, etc. Participants were also given a health awareness session conducted by the doctors with regards to lifestyle diseases, timely diagnosis and preventive measures to be adopted for a healthy life. More than 150 people participa
Tree Plantation by Avashya Foundation Under Maitree Initiative

Tree Plantation by Avashya Foundation Under Maitree Initiative

Corporate Greening
Avashya Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Allcargo Logistics (a Mumbai-based leading integrated logistics solutions provider in India), flagged off a tree plantation drive under the foundation's Maitree initiative. The initiative took place in association with NGOs like Light of life trust (LOLT), Nirmala Niket College of Social Work and Maharashtra State Rural Livelihood Mission (MSRLM). Objectives Maitree aims to plant 1.41 lakh fruit bearing trees in the span of 20 days In the years 2015 and 2016, Maitree has reached out to a large number of families from tribal and underdeveloped regions. It has planted 2,39,000 fruit bearing trees. As a continued endeavour, the initiative aims at planting approximately 1,41,000 fruit bearing trees within a span ...
SAP India Collaborates with ITC, L&T to Launch Code Unnati

SAP India Collaborates with ITC, L&T to Launch Code Unnati

National
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) along with ITC and Larsen & Toubro Public Charitable Trust recently launched Code Unnati, a multi-year, collaborative digital literacy and software skills development initiative. The initiative will work to strengthen Government of India's Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan (PMGDSA) and will enable employability through digital literacy. Code Unnati partners with 6 diverse non-profit organisations to impart digital literacy to children, adolescents, the differently-abled & other citizens and drive employment-led software skills development for the underprivileged. This initiative envisions to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals of - No Poverty, Quality Education, Decent Work & Economic Growth, and Partnership For the Goals. Th
Bombay Rotary Club Inaugurates Fourth Jal Jeevan Centre

Bombay Rotary Club Inaugurates Fourth Jal Jeevan Centre

National
The Rotary Club of Bombay has inaugurated its fourth Jal Jeevan Centre in Mumbai. The Jal Jeevan Centre, installed at Sathe Nagar, Govandi, Mumbai is under a global grant project of the Rotary Foundation in association with Rotary Club of Detroit and Eureka Forbes Institute of Environment. The purpose of the Centre is to provide clean and safe drinking water. Problems Faced The residents of M-east ward of BMC which comprises Mankhurd, Govandi, Shivaji Nagar and Deonar areas, lack basic amenities. The residential colonies, mostly slums, have unhygienic conditions with no proper sewage lines. Seven out of every ten residents do not have piped water. Along with low literacy levels, the unemployment rate in the M-east ward is 52%. Close to 49% households have to borrow money on ...
Cabinet Approves Initial Public Offer of IREDA Limited

Cabinet Approves Initial Public Offer of IREDA Limited

Green Alert
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to issue fresh equity shares of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). What is IREDA? For those who do not know, IREDA is a Public Financial Institution. Since its inception, IREDA has played a pioneering role in supporting and facilitating the policies and program of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) that has nurtured the renewable energy industry in the country. Why Was it Needed? Government of India has scaled-up the renewable energy (RE) targets to 175 GW by the year 2022. To achieve this ambitious target, substantial investments in RE sector will be required. IREDA, being the premier institution for RE Sector, has to cater to the incr...