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Highlights of Swachh Survekshan 2017:

Mysuru, which was holding the top spot since past two surveys, slipped to No. 5 position this time.

·         50 out of 62 cities of Uttar Pradesh in the survey ranked below 300. 5 out of bottom 10 cities are of Uttar Pradesh.

·         Varanasi, which is PM Modi’s contituency has registered a meteoric rise in rankings. In 2014, it ranked 418th, in 2016 it ranked 65th and in 2017 it ranked 32nd.

·         Cities of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh have been best performers in terms of improvement in rankings.

·         West Bengal State Govt. did not participate in Swachh Sarvekshan 2017, thus its cities have not been ranked.

 

IIT Kharagpur Signs MoU with Madhya Pradesh For Measuring Happiness Index IIT Kharagpur’s Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness has signed a MoU with Madhya Pradesh government’s ‘Rajya Anandam Sansthan. It is a Department of Happiness.

Key Notes:

i.  The MoU has been signed to collaborate on the development of a Happiness Index for measuring the well-being of the residents of the state.

ii.   The Happiness index would be developed by IIT-KGP and the data collected by the state government.

 

Madhya Pradesh Assembly declares Narmada living entity

Madhya Pradesh government has passed a law in the state to give recognition to Narmada River.

i.  A special session of the state Assembly passed the resolution granting the 1312-km- long Narmada.

 

ii.   It provides all legal rights of a person or a living entity to ensure “conservation of aquatic bio-diversity linked with the purity and continual flow of the river”.

 

Ex-Madhya Pradesh minister Pratap Singh Baghel passes away

Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh minister Pratap Singh Baghel had passed away. He was 70.

i.   He was also elected Member of Parliament from Dhar in 1985.

ii.   Pratap Singh had served as minister in MP twice.

iii.   He was elected MLA from Kukshi in 1972, 1977 and 1980.

 

Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave Passes Away

Union environment minister Anil Madhav Dave has passed away.He was 60.

i.  He was born in Barnagar in Madhya Pradesh.

ii.  He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in August 2009.

iii.  He was sworn in as a minister with independent charge of environment, forest and climate change.

iv.  Dave took charge as Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in July 2016.

 

 

Indore India’s first city to use robot to control unruly traffic

Indore has become the first city in India where a robot is being used on an experimental basis to control its ever growing and unruly traffic.

i.   The traffic police in association with a private engineering college of the city for the first time installed a metallic robot at a busy MR 9 intersection on an experimental basis to control the chaotic traffic in the locality.

ii.   This robot has been designed and manufactured by two professors of an engineering college of the city, Prof Rahul Tiwari and Aniruddh Sharma.

 

India and ADB Sign $275 Million Loan for Upgrading Urban Services in 64 Small Towns in Madhya Pradesh

The GOI and Asian Development Bank has signed USD 275 million loan for a piped water supply project for rapidly urbanising small towns. It will cover 3 lakh households in 64 small towns in Madhya Pradesh.

i.   The state government will provide a USD 124 million counterpart support for the project.

ii.   As per ADB it will be completed by June 2022.

 

iii.   It will develop sustainable, inclusive and climate resilient water supply in 64 small and mid-sized towns.

Indore India’s first city to use robot to control unruly traffic

Indore has become the first city in India where a robot is being used on an experimental basis to control its ever growing and unruly traffic.

i.   The traffic police in association with a private engineering college of the city for the first time installed a metallic robot at a busy MR 9 intersection on an experimental basis to control the chaotic traffic in the locality.

ii.   This robot has been designed and manufactured by two professors of an engineering college of the city, Prof Rahul Tiwari and Aniruddh Sharma.

 

India and ADB Sign $275 Million Loan for Upgrading Urban Services in 64 Small Towns in Madhya Pradesh

The GOI and Asian Development Bank has signed USD 275 million loan for a piped water supply project for rapidly urbanising small towns. It will cover 3 lakh households in 64 small towns in Madhya Pradesh.

i.   The state government will provide a USD 124 million counterpart support for the project.

ii.   As per ADB it will be completed by June 2022.

iii.   It will develop sustainable, inclusive and climate resilient water supply in 64 small and mid-sized towns.Indore India’s first city to use robot to control unruly traffic

Indore has become the first city in India where a robot is being used on an experimental basis to control its ever growing and unruly traffic.

i.   The traffic police in association with a private engineering college of the city for the first time installed a metallic robot at a busy MR 9 intersection on an experimental basis to control the chaotic traffic in the locality.

ii.   This robot has been designed and manufactured by two professors of an engineering college of the city, Prof Rahul Tiwari and Aniruddh Sharma.

 

India and ADB Sign $275 Million Loan for Upgrading Urban Services in 64 Small Towns in Madhya Pradesh

The GOI and Asian Development Bank has signed USD 275 million loan for a piped water supply project for rapidly urbanising small towns. It will cover 3 lakh households in 64 small towns in Madhya Pradesh.

i.   The state government will provide a USD 124 million counterpart support for the project.

ii.   As per ADB it will be completed by June 2022.

iii.   It will develop sustainable, inclusive and climate resilient water supply in 64 small and mid-sized towns.

Madhya Pradesh government launches farmers’debt relief scheme, allocates Rs 1,000 crore

Madhya Pradesh government has launched a new debt relief scheme “Krishi Rin Samadhan Yojana” for farmers.

i.   The cabinet has allocated Rs 1,000 crore for the scheme.

ii.   Under this scheme, the interest rate on loans would be less which would in turn also help defaulting farmers get loan.

iii.   Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore for the kith and the kin of the dead farmers.