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September 2015

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Name of the Client: Imphal Municipal Corporation/ Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for Smart City Imphal, Manipur represented by Secretary (MAHUD), Government of Manipur (on behalf of Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India) Method of selection: Least Cost Selection (LCS). Applicable Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans …
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In 2007, the Town of Gembloux decided to bring all its services together under one roof in a new town hall, showcasing the resulting increased efficiency and the innovative and sustainable character of the new building. As it is fully consistent with the town’s sustainable development strategy and the objectives …
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People hurry from corner to corner; cars and trucks roll along the roads, while bicycles and scooters jostle for space.But sometimes that movement falters, and with it the dynamism that is the hallmark of great cities. Unhealthy smog levels and traffic jams, with their chorus of horns and shouts, are …
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, recently chaired a roundtable meeting on renewable energy, with top energy CEOs and experts, in San Jose.Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, United States; and Prof. Steven Chu, former US Secretary of Energy were present at the roundtable meeting.Top energy CEOs and investors, including …
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Centre will not set targets under Smart Cities Mission as it is states that will rope in private players and involve citizens to create facilities and infrastructure, said NITI Aayog Member Bibek Debroy.”The government is not going to decide a set of targets (for smart cities mission) like that in …
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In a boost to India’s ambitious skill development programme, the US will collaborate with it on a number of education-related projects to help the country achieve its goal of providing such training to 400 million people in the next decade.”We recognise that higher education and vocational training are essential to …
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The third one-o-one interaction between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama in a year has “renewed” the momentum between the two largest democracies of the world, America’s top diplomat in India has said ahead of the two leaders meeting recently.Obama is “very much” looking forward to his …
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The Asian Development Bank is to double its annual lending for climate change adaptation to USD 6 billion by 2020, the Philippines-based lender said.The initiative comes as world leaders adopted recently an ambitious set of 17 global goals, including combating climate change and its impacts, ADB president Takehiko Nakao said …
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The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) recently said that 100 cities under the Centre’s ambitious ‘Smart City’ programme will be developed as green cities.According to IGBC chairman Prem C Jain, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) as well as Ministry of Urban Development has decided to rope-in IGBC for creating environment …
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Anyone who has ever spent a cold night huddled on a rooftop surrounded by rising flood waters knows it’s terrifying.Alejandro Zelada, a survivor of massive floods in Buenos Aires in 2013, describes the experience. “It was like a wave, like a tsunami, and all the furniture started to float,” said …