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1.Sweden-India Transport Innovation & Safety (SITIS) platform established

SITS aims to harness technology to bring down the more than 150,000 road fatalities in India each year


2.We have tendered out 3,800 projects worth Rs 1,380 billion

The Smart Cities Mission (SCM) is proving to be a gamechanger in Indian urban transformation. “This is a unique mission, working to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul of Indian cities!”


3.Government eyes Rs.3 tn from sale of power transmission lines, other assests

The government has asked its policy think tank NITI Aayog to identify assets owned by Central PSEs. Accordingly, a `3-tn worth asset has been taken by the government in its possession.


4.Niti Aayog’s Model Agreement for EPC Projects

The new agreement for EPC works is now available on Niti Aayog’s website.


5.How long can India afford to ignore rainwater harvesting?

India, which depends almost completely on the annual monsoons, currently faces the most severe water crisis in the annals of its known history. A recent report by NITI Aayog predicted that as many as 21 cities in the country will see the total depletion of their groundwater by as early as 2020.


6.AT A GLANCE

The use of microbiologically induced calcite precipitation is a novel remedy for concrete cracking.


7.Imports of lower priced steel will have impact on cost and quality of steel

The domestic steel consumption growth is expected to grow by 7 per cent during this fiscal and the trend is likely to continue in the next financial year as well, says an ICRA report.


8.14 CEZs proposed to be developed under Sagarmala programme

Fourteen Coastal Economic Zones have been identified along the coastline of the country under the National Perspective Plan (NPP) of the Sagarmala Programme, informed Minister of State for Shipping and Finance Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to Lok Sabha.


9.NITI Aayog, Strategy for New India@ 75

In order to bring innovation, technology, enterprise and efficient management to the forefront of policy formulation and implementation in India, NITI Aayog has put together the 'Strategy for New India@ 75' document.


10.$4.5 trillion needed for India’s development, says Niti Aayog

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has reportedly stated that India requires a staggering investment of $4.5 trillion for its development till 2040 in order to see an improved economic growth.