‘OUR MAIN FOCUS IS TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF EDUCATION'
Starting from June 2019, a massive campaign will be launched to increase class attendance in schools, as in each class quality of education depends on the knowledge from the previous class. This will be a non-financial intervention that would be taken up by involving parents, NGOs, media, self-help groups (SHGs), says Dr B Janardhan Reddy, Secretary, School and Higher Education Department, Government of Telangana, in an interview with Sudheer Goutham B of Elets News Network (ENN).
SAP: Building Intelligent Nations
Governments face daunting challenges to protect the community, provide services, and help the economy prosper. Successfully embracing the opportunities from new technologies and implementing the right initiatives will be the foundation of staying competitive and to become more efficient for Governments in future, says Dr Lovneesh Chanana, Vice President - Digital Government (Asia Pacific and Japan), SAP, in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN).
Zero Emission Mobility Is The Way Forward
The road ahead for improving the present scenario of the transport sector is to make way for electric vehicles and ensure zero emission, says Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, as he puts spotlight on the challenges faced in introducing green mobility solutions and measures taken by the government to mitigate those, in an interview with Souvik Goswami and K C Mishra of Elets New Network (ENN).
Using Innovation, How Pilibhit DM Ensured Record Voting In LS Poll
A record 67.2 percent voting was achieved in Pilibhit in Phase-III of the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections, making it the top district in Uttar Pradesh to have registered maximum voter turnout.
TCS ION: Transforming Student Assessment System Through Innovation
TCS iON has been designed and customised based on the requirements of the local market, says Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON, as he talks at length about the core principles and functioning model of TCS iON, the future plans and how TCS is working towards bridging the skill gap between the youth and the industry, in an interview with Rajneesh De of Elets News Network (ENN).
Smart Cities Mission Setting The Pace & Direction Of Urban Development In India
Smart Cities Mission is not only about the implementation of projects. The Mission aims to build capacity of cities to think strategically about Urban Development, says Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary (Mission Director Smart Cities), Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India, in conversation with Ritika Srivastava of Elets News Network (ENN).
MCG Transforming Gurugram Into A World-Class City
Focusing on strengthening Gurugram’s civic infrastructure by providing more multi-level parkings, better quality roads, better sewage system and better drainage system, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram is trying to rope in ward committees, NGOs, RWAs and members of the civil society to create win-win infrastructure and services for the residents, says Yashpal Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram, in an interview with Ritika Srivastava of Elets News Network (ENN).
India-Afghanistan Relations: Moving From Strength To Strength
India’s engagement in Afghanistan gained momentum with its continued assistance for socio-economic development ensuring greater connectivity and regional integration. India’s cooperation is based on the priorities of the people of Afghanistan, writes Neelapu Shanti, a journalist formerly associated with the Government of Afghanistan.
How Georgia Is Emerging As A Favorable Destination For Medical Students
It is a fantasy of many students to study medical science in Europe. Georgia is gradually emerging as a new destination for the Indian students to study medical science, as the courses offered by the medical universities in Georgia are both recognised by the Medical council of India and World Health Organisation (WHO).
Andhra Pradesh Using It For Last Mile Delivery Of Government Services
Andhra Pradesh has been ahead of other states when it comes to IT technology. The PDS system in the state has become accessible to most of the people because of the technology reaching to one and all, says Peeyush Kumar, Secretary, Finance, Government of Andhra Pradesh, in an Interview with Arpit Gupta of Elets News Network (ENN).
Puducherry Empowering Citizens Digitally
Puducherry is in the process to evolve from E-Governance to Digital Governance and building digital capacities, achieve the digital dividend for each and every citizen through digital literacy accessibility for all, says Padma Jaiswal, Secretary, Directorate of Information Technology, Government of Puducherry, in conversation with Elets News Network (ENN).
India's Big Leap Into The Digital Future
In July 2015, the Government of India embarked on an ambitious ‘Digital India’ programme to transform the country to a “digitally empowered society and knowledge economy”. For the past four years, this flagship programme is being driven by three important visions, writes Vivek Ratnakar of Elets News Network (ENN).
El Salvador Looking At India To Partner For Growth
Pharmaceuticals is among the top exports from India to El Salvador, where local population has almost similar disease profile as Indians and has made a huge impact in making healthcare more affordable in his country, says Ariel Andrade Galindo, El Salvador’s Ambassador to India, in conversation with Vivek Ratnakar of Elets News Network (ENN).
Documenting India's Digital Evolution
With the governance in India steadily acquiring an improved version of administration and service delivery, the change in the system has been expedited by the power of digitisation.
BECIL Spreading Its Wings In Smart Lighting & HR Domain
Apart from the broadcast vertical, BECIL has forayed into the areas of construction of radio towers, repair and maintenance, e-classroom, providing screens to hospitals or schools, streaming of videos, and community radio. This is how we are expanding into various areas with technological solutions attached to broadcasting work frame, says George Kuruvilla, Chairman & Managing Director, Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL) in conversation with Souvik Goswami of Elets News Network (ENN).
Indus Towers: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
As we make progress, the concept of smart city will mature in India. Unlike the present airport model or highway model, wherein the investor is mainly focused on collecting revenue from citizens, the model here is different as there is no transactions with citizens, says Neelesh Kelkar, National Head-Smart Cities, Indus Towers, in conversation with Gopi Arora of Elets News Network.
Making Living In City Beautiful A Pleasure
Credited to be one of the most effective officers of his cadre, Kamal Kishor Yadav, has been entrusted with the task of making City Beautiful ‘smart’. Known for his pro-people approach, the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation Chandigarh is driving the Chandigarh Smart City projects with a vision to make the experience of living in the city a pleasure. In conversation with Priya Yadav of Elets News Network (ENN), the 2003 batch IAS officer shares how flexibility in project selection and a competent management are playing a crucial role in delivering people-centric projects.
The Policeman Who Feels The Pain Of Victims
A policeman has to be of helping nature and should be able to empathise and sympathise with people to feel their pain, says Dr Ajay Pal Sharma, Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Budh Nagar, Government of Uttar Pradesh, in conversation with Gautam Debroy of Elets News Network (ENN).
More People Representation Needed In Smart Cities: Mayor Chandigarh
For Smart Cities, the Government of India has prepared a structure of hierarchy which is mainly bureaucratic. But the best possible way to ensure public participation is by including at least two elected representatives in the decision making process, says Davesh Mudgil, Mayor, Chandigarh, in conversation with Priya Yadav of Elets News Network (ENN).
India, UK Partnering For Development
There is a proper plan in place on each one of the pillars of cooperation and the proposed Sister City Agreement between Chandigarh and Nottingham has certain terms and conditions as to how they will be having a team of people from each side who could oversee the plan over the next five years, says Andrew Ayre, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chandigarh, in conversation with Priya Yadav of Elets News Network (ENN).
Smart Cities Gaining Momentum
The Indian Smart Cities Fellowship (ISCF) and Internship (ISCI) programmes were launched to act as structured and guided work based learning programme for bright young minds around the theme of Smart Cities, says Rahul Kapoor, Director (Smart Cities) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, in conversation with Ritika Srivastava of Elets News Network (ENN).
Smart Chandigarh Empowering Citizens
Chandigarh Is Among The Top Cities Of The Country When It Comes To Availability And Accessibility Of Citizen-centric Services. Chandigarh Tops The Country In Digital Payments Transactions On Per Capita Basis And Is Among India’s Top Five Most Livable Cities. With More Than 70 Chandigarh Smart City Projects Planned, The City Is All Set To Take The Citizen Experience To A Whole New Level, Writes Priya Yadav Of Elets News Network (Enn).
SAP Transforming India Digitally
In addition to helping the Indian industry gain competitive advantage through digital transformation, we have put in place a strategic programme known as ‘Grow with SAP’ which focuses on digital enablement of youth, rural citizens and SMEs with a view to improve livability and employability, says Deb Deep Sengupta, President and Managing Director, SAP India Subcontinent, in conversation with Elets News Network (ENN).
Piped Gas Line No More A Pipe Dream In Chandigarh Tricity
This is one project that is changing the experience of living in the tri-city and taking it to the next level of comfort. Housewives in the city in near future will no longer have to worry about their cooking fuel getting exhausted as piped natural gas is making its way into their kitchens. All thanks to the futuristic project of Indian Oil-Adani Gas Pvt Ltd that came to the city three years ago and has transformed the energy sector both in domestic and transport sector, says Sanjay Tarat, Asset Head, IOAGPL-Chandigarh Region, in conversation with Priya Yadav of Elets News Network (ENN).
Chandigarh Treading The Path Of Development
For providing 24X7 water supply in Manimajra, a project has been approved under the Smart Cities Mission. Tenders are being floated for the same, says Manoj Bansal, Chief Engineer, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh in conversation with Priya Yadav of Elets News Network (ENN).
Chandigarh Moving Towards Smart Decision Making
Different headends will be integrated in the ICCC and artificial intelligence or analytics will be used so that decision-makers have ease while taking decisions and there is a uniformity in the decision-making process, says Saurabh Mishra, Additional Commissioner and Additional CEO Municipal Corporation Chandigarh, in conversation with Priya Yadav of Elets News Network (ENN).
The City Of Culture On Course To Becoming Truly 'Smart'
Thanks to a number of path-breaking initiatives under implementation, the historic City of Lucknow is marching ahead to soon become a truly ‘Smart’ city, says Anil Garg, Divisional Commissioner, Lucknow and Chairman, Lucknow Smart City Limited, in conversation with Arpit Gupta of Elets News Network (ENN).
Smart Cities Catalysing Development Across Uttar Pradesh
With the State government led by Yogi Adityanath determined to transform Uttar Pradesh (UP), Smart Cities Mission is emerging as a ray of hope to realise this dream. As intensive use of smart solutions to develop smarter and sustainable cities in the country is gaining pace, UP is marching ahead in sinc with the time, observe Arpit Gupta and Ahmad Shariq Khan of Elets News Network (ENN).
Sirmaur's Tryst With Smartness
A tele-medicine service has been started in the far flung areas to provide the medical facility of consultation with doctors sitting in top hospitals of the country like Apollo, says Lalit Jain, Deputy Commissioner, Sirmaur, in conversation with Gautam Debroy of Elets News Networks (ENN).
Prayagraj Gears Up For Devotional Experience Of Kumbh 2019
To offer a hassle-free devotional experience to millions of people set to throng Prayagraj next year for a holy dip in the Sangam during Kumbh Mela (January 15 - March 4), the administrative authorities are resolutely ensuring no stone remains unturned, writes Arpit Gupta of Elets News Network (ENN).