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1. "Swachh Paryatan" Mobile App Launched By The Centre

swachh paryatan_exambeat.com i. The Ministry of Tourism in co-ordination with Ministry of Culture has launched the Swachh Paryatan mobile app in order to facilitate general public to communicate their complaints about any unclean area/garbage piles in and around tourist destinations. 

ii. According to the Ministry of Tourism the app will be soon available on Android Phones of Apple and Microsoft as well.

iii. The objective is to increase citizens’ participation in the protection and upkeep of heritage monuments in India. 

iv. It shall be monitored by the Project Monitoring Unit of Swachh Bharat Mission in

 


1. PM Inaugurated Rurban Mission In Chhattisgarh

pm modi_exambeat.com 2i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious ‘Rurban Mission' for developing 300 villages across the country as urban growth centres aimed at improving the country’s basic infrastructure, at Dongargarh in Chhattisgarh. 

ii. The Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban (rural-urban) project will focus on improving infrastructural facilities such as power lines, shelters, roads, drinking water connections and drainage, and creating community assets such as schools, colleges and health centers.

iii. The other goals of the scheme include ensuring the development of a given area by creating clusters of villages with a

 


1. MP, Rajasthan set up SPV for implementation of Smart City Plans

i. Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan Government have set up Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) for the implementation of Smart City Plans. 

ii. SPVs have been set up for five cities – Jabalpur, Indore and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh and Jaipur and Udaipur in Rajasthan.

iii. These cities are among the first batch of 20 winners of Smart City Challenge Competition held by the Union Ministry of Urban Development. The Ministry will release 200 crore rupees for each of the 20 selected cities only after SPVs are set up. 

Smart Cities Project 

The Smart Cities mission is a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that seeks to improve infrastructure and service delivery o

 


1. Government Of India Approves Highway Contracts Worth Rs. 6000 Crore

government of india_exambeat.comi. GOI has approved eight highway projects worth Rs 6,000 crore for six states - Punjab, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha.

ii. With this approval, the number of projects cleared by Road Transport and Highways Ministry this month so far has swelled to 37, entailing a total investment of about Rs 34,000 crore.

iii. The total length of the projects is around 350 km. Out of these eight, six will be implemented in EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) mode and two in hybrid annuity mode. 

iv. These projects won't require cabinet clearanc

 


1. Make In India Week Concludes In Mumbai

make in india_exambeat.com i. The week long Make in India concluded in Mumbai. 

ii. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 13, 2016. The event has secured investment commitments worth Rs 15.2 lakh crore, with host state Maharashtra alone accounting for Rs 8 lakh crore. Besides, it received investment enquiries worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore. 

iii. The Make in India was country’s biggest show of manufacturing sector that had successfully brought manufacturing, design and innovation to the centre-stage. 

iv. 102 countries were represented in the mega expo and more than 8 lakh people visited the expo and other events, o