Indore's glory makes a statement yet again as it bags a position among the list of Smart Cities, that have agreed to draft a layout for the world to safely adopt new technology. The World Economic Forum has selected 36 smart cities across the globe which will lead the world into the new era of security management and safe use of modern technologies as part of the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance. Besides Indore, 3 other Indian cities have found their place as world leaders including Bengaluru, Faridabad and Hyderabad. Cities such as London, Moscow, Toronto, Brasilia, Dubai and Melbourne are also included in the list.


Indore Shines as a World Leader!

Indore will lead cities in about 22 countries under the World Economic Forum, primarily helping them to employ technology for diminishing recycling waste. The city has already cemented its position as an icon of cleanliness across the globe by securing the first place in the Swachh Survekshan, World's largest cleanliness survey, for four years in succession. This brand value has helped Indore solidify its identity as a district which knows all knacks of waster management and now, the smart city will teach its ways to Ethiopia's Bahirdar city.

Previously also, several cities in India, including metros like Jaipur, have followed Indore's steps to implement and attain golden standards of cleanliness. It is a proud moment for the people and administration of the city who have helped to uphold excellent standards of waste management, which have now become benchmarks for the world to follow!

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United Nation's International Labour Organisation has recognised and applauded the BEST in Mumbai for responding to the coronavirus pandemic with effectivity and promptness. India's largest fleet of buses are operated under the wing of BEST, which is the only organisation in the world that inked its place in the official bulletin of the ILO.

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For a safe Goan vacay experience, opt for 'Special Bubble Holidays', amid the pandemic

Goa becomes the first place to offer travellers, the concept of safe travel with MakeMyTrip's 'Special Bubble Holidays'.

If the mundaneness of the lockdown has got to you and a vacay is all you can dream about, opt for 'Special Bubble Holidays' by MakeMyTrip, which prioritizes your safety over anything else! As the Goa government has opened most of the tourist activities in the state to brighten this holiday season, you too, can now fly to the coastal zone and say goodbye to this year, wrapped in the bubble of safety.

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Night Curfew set in motion in Jaipur & 12 other districts of Rajasthan, till December 31

The state administration has also brought down the cost of COVID-19 RT-PCR test from ₹1200 to ₹800.

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Rural schools in Goa report a high attendance rate as physical classes resume after 8 months

Urban managements opt for a blend of offline-online streamline module to continue classes for schools students.

With the permission of the state, all schools and educational institutions in Goa resumed physical classes for class X and XII, November 21 onwards and the strength of the institutions in rural Goa, witnessed a major improvement in just a week's time. This rapidly normalizing attendance rate in the rural schools have been largely pegged to the lack of digital infrastructure, that were creating problems for the pupils to stream online classes on a regular basis. By consequence, several village schools in the state have taken a decision to discontinue offline classes, embracing classroom-teaching for the sessions of classes X and XII.

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