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Smart city mission is aimed at improving urban ecology by harnessing technology and arriving at smarter outcomes. It is an integrated program aimed at bettering the lives of people by incorporating e-governance, digitization, sustainable and inclusive development, better water and waste management and much more ,striving to achieve multi-faceted goals of economic growth, sustainable development and better quality of life.
Smart City Mission: It is Urban renewable and retrofitting programme by GOI. Motive: Making urban citizen friendly and sustainable Ministry : Union Ministry of Urban Development Luanch : 2015 by PM Funding : Rs. 98000 Cr 100th city is Shillong
Smart city project, launched in 2015 , by GOI is an urban renewal and retrofitting program. 100 will be covered under this and ministry of urban development is responsible for the mission. Total Rs. 98000 was initial corpus
Names of river near to Panna National Park- Son, Ken, Dhasan, Betwa, Sind, Chambal. This river is tribatary of Ganga and on its right side. Thank you
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  1. Important News Articles Taking Delhi/Noida edition as the base tth Page 1: BoM chief held for giving loans to fraud-accused real estate group Page 1: U.S. quits UN human rights body Page 10 News: U.S. exits from UN human rights body re Page 1: 'Thoothukudi in for a catastrophe' Page 10 News: 'Thoothukudi in for a catastrophe' Page 2: Rajasthan focuses on waterbodies Page 2: Centre urged to withdraw appeal Page 2: Compensation raised Page 3: Odisha to regularise illegal constructions Page 6 Nation: Shillong bags Smart City tag Page 6 Nation: India, South Korea to align policies for Southeast Asia Page 7 Nation: India's first river interlinking project caught in U.P.-M.P. tussle lag nt ay s Page 7 Nation: Survey of 'disputed' land in Shillong begins Page 10 News: PM reaffirms promise to raise farm income Page 10 News: China offers to boost ties between India and Pakistan


  2. Important News Articles (Taking Delhi/Noida edition as the base) tth Page 10 News: Court orders arrest of Mallya Page 10 News: Reimagine Marxism for our times' Page 11 News: India contests overstayers' figures re Page 11 News: Congress seeks fair election Page 12 World: Oli's China visit to focus on connectivity Page 12 World: Kim, Xi agree on resolution of key issues Page 12 World: Trump order to end separation of families Page 13 Business: Bhutan central bank warns citizens not to hold Indian currency in cash Page 13 Business: Rising oil prices to hit private consumption, says Urjit Patel Page 13 Business: Committed to Al divestment: Sinha Page 13 Business: GST on fuel may not be 'pure', says official Page 13 Business: Govt. clears 38,062 cr. in GST refunds lag nt ay


  3. want teo he starting Page 2: Rajasthan focuses on waterbodies at thh With the NITI Aayog giving an improved ranking to Rajasthan in water management index, the State has laid emphasis on restoration of irrigation potential of waterbodies and revival of the traditional water sources, besides expediting the ambitious Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project to nterlink three maior rivers The NITI Aayog, which had ranked Rajasthan 13th in the country in the base year, 2015-16, has he given 10th spot to the State in the composite water management index in 2016-17, making the improvement in ranking the highest in the country . The data was collected for two years- the base year, 2015-16 and 2016-17. The e ar k h ent comprehensive document was published last month for the first time, Water index indicators The indicators in water index were grouped into nine broad themes, which included the source augmentation and restoration of waterbodies, major and medium irrigation supply side management, rural drinking water arrangement, urban water supply and sanitation. Rajasthan ranked top on some of these parameters State Level Initiatives: Rajasthan River Basin and Water Resources Planning Authority chairperson said that the Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan launched for the water sector in 2016 had helped restore most of the irrigation potential of the identified water bodies largely through . community-managed ponds and tanks. tis


  4. want to he start LT 9 Broad Themes: 1) Source Augmentation (Restoration of Water Bodies) 2) Source Augmentation (Groundwater) 3) Major and Medium Irrigation Supply Side Management 4) Watershed Development - Supply Side Management pl 5) Demand Side Management- Participatory Irrigation Practices he 6) Demand Side Management- Sustainable on-form Water Use Practices 7) Rural Drinking Water 8) Urban Water Supply and Sanitation 9) Policy and Governance ar s h nt LI ck e nd tay that


  5. want teo he starting The Index has a set of 28 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) covering: irrigation status drinking water and other water-related sectors. participatory irrigation practices; sustainable on-farm water use practices; at thh rwrural drinking water; he.urban water supply and sanitation; and . policy & governance have been accorded high priority. .The index would serve as a useful tool to track performance in the water sector and take corrective measures timely for achieving better outcomes thereby meeting the citizens' expectations satisfactorily. e ar k h ent tis that


  6. want to he starting to Water resources management: non-Himalayan States Water on. restoration SUP Created CIPC supply-side re he Sustainable on-farm water se prectices: demand sidde Rural dinking Urban water supply and sanitation 2016-17 Composite Water Index Scores (2016 -17) e ar k h ent 69ss 56 5S s3S 51 s01 49 48 9234 38 38 38 38 35 and Bihar 1 Maharashtra tis par een t


  7. want teo he starting The report cited poor performance, the IPC-IPU gap and inadequate maintenance as the* at thh most pressing challenges in the irrigation sector in the country Much of these were driven by a lack of capacity in state departments and inadequate collection of user fees to ensure maintenance of irrigation assets. The access to water (urban) and treatment of liquid waste were the other two areas where re Maharashtra's performance left much to be desired. The overall median score on this index was e reported to be 4.77 with states divided equally around the five-point mark. The gaps, the report said, were a result of the states with the largest urban areas- Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala-providing drinking water to only 53-72% oftheir massive urban populations. e ar k h ent tis that


  8. The Tribuneiee Cepais live mint Home | Companies I Noney Industry Technology Peltis Opinion L HOME I NATION | WORLD I E El HARYANA | HIM ACHAL l J & K I UTTARAKHAND CITIES Ad closed by Google Why amil Naduis onthe boilagain over Cawery water Stop seeing this ad Why this ad? Punjab Posted at: Jun 11, 2018. 1:33 AM; last updatod: Jun 11, 2018, 1.33 AM (IST Paddy farmers defiant, won't wait until June 20 re he The central government is dragging it fet on framinga scheme for shaning Cauvery waters as per the Supreme Courts order ast Published:Fri. Anr 13 2010 11 2 FacabookG+ France vs Peru Live Score Updates n Odisha vs Chhattisgarh Mahanadi water a the political rhetoric in both states, who are SHARES 2018 FI FA WORLD CUP Mahanadi water wars, issues of dams, politics e ar Home Explained in Odisha vs k h of dams, politics Aurangabad over water, Farmers of Katra village of Sangrur have sown paddy on 12 acres in four days. Tribune photo tis that en thec


  9. want teo he starting at th | Economic Survey 2017-18 Volume 1 is not obvious that the states and third tier fiscal institutions are the only ones unable or unwillin to collect direct Center incentivizing second and third tiers toward better direct tax performance, the natural rejoinder of these tiers could be: Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes ("who wil guard the guardians themselves"? dissatisfied with the quality of services they are receiving taxes. To any suggestion of the 4.49 There is another possibility. The status quo can be an equilibrium desired by all actors with higher tiers (both Centre and states) using their devolution powers to control and influence lower levels; and the latter, unable and unwilling to tax their proximate citizens, need outside resources 4.53 Perhaps there is a broader challen even if they are not always untied. But this is a afflcng all tiers of government-in the limited low-equilibrium, perhaps even re he e ar ability to collect direct taxes. Given the quality of public service delivery, s viewed as a "tribute" to a state rather than a a trap. k h uch taxes are often 4.50 Answers o these questions must inform future discussions of devolution and decentralization. For unless the problems are identified and solved, local governments could remain stuck in a low equilibrium trap. That is, the fiscal model of the states and third tier institu based on outside resources which-like foreign aid and natural resources or other forms of to and acknowledgement of the state underlying contribution in raising the quality of life (Aiyar and Pritchett, 2015). One consequence is middle-class exit to more privately-provided services (safety, health, and education) that only serves to exacerbate the problem. Breaking that self-reinforcing cycle of inadequate delivery-low direct taxes-weak tions could forever be 'redistributive resource transfers' (Economic Survey accountability-inadequate delivery is perhaps the 2016-17 Volume I Chapter 13)-come with weak accountability mechanisms resource generation capacity.15 heart of ernance challenge in India and weak REFERENCES tis


  10. want teo he starting at th CONCLUSION: A LOW EQUILIBRIUM TRAP? 4.46 The 73rd and 74th amendments to the constitution in the carly 199os were watershed developments n India's federal structure, its governance and accountability. But twenty years on, it is necessary to realistically evaluate their performance. To do this, better data and evidence on the performance of these institutions is imperative. A chapter, severe data constraints handicap efforts to gauge the performance of RLGs and ULGs. Consequently, policy making is hampered Economic Survey 2018 Chapter 4: re he s discussed in Annex 2 to this e ar k h ent 4.47 That said, it is clear that state and local governments in India (federal tiers 2 and 3) do not conform to the cross-country trends discussed in the irst section. In comparison with their counterparts in some other federal countries, they rely much more on devolved resources and much less on their own tax resources, and they collect less direct taxes. And the reason does not seem to be so much that they don't have enough taxation power. Rather, the bigger problem is that they are not fully utilizing the taxation powers they already possess tis


  11. want teo he starting LT Page 2: Rajasthan focuses on waterbodies Water index indicators (contd. at thh The NITI Aayog gave rankings to the States based on the first-ever assessment and analysis of its kind for the composite water sector scenario, for which the data was collected for two years The comprehensive document was published last month, l of 12,000 villages had been covered with the Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan in its three phases, hewhile the survey for the fourth phase had started Jal Swavalamban Abhivan (JSA It is a programme of Rajasthan Government e ar k h ent It has turned out to be a success in Pratapgarh district . In the district (1) the groundwater table has increased (2) green agricultural fields have expanded and (3) no tankers with drinking water had to be sent to as many as 94 villages this year tis that en thec


  12. want teo he starting Page 7 Nation: India's first river interlinking project caught in U.P.-M.P. tussle at thh Land acquisition, water sharing issues impede Ken-Betwa project Disagreements over water-sharing and difficulty in acquiring non-forest land impede the 18,000- crore Ken- Betwa river interlink project. The project, which involves deforesting a portion of the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya e Pradesh, was accorded clearance by the National Wildlife Board on the condition that the land lost hewould be made good by acquiring contiguous, revenue land. This is to ensure that wildlife corridors in the region aren't hit. "The M.P. government has said that they are facing major difficulties over this e ar Unlikely this year k h Another hurdle is a dispute over how Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh - the two beneficiaries will share water in the Rabi season These "major" issues made it quite unlikely that the project will get under way this year. .New points of differences between the two States are constantly being raked up there are still many things to be ironed out before the project can be sent for the [Union] Cabinet's approval Conceived as a two-part project, this is India's first river interlinking project. It is perceived as a model plan for similar interstate river transfer missions. tis


  13. want teo he starting at thh Booster shot Key aspects of the #18,000 crore Ken Betwa river interlink project The Ken Betwa project will transfer Hamirpur surplus water from the Ken river to Jhansi Yamuna the Betwa basin to help irrigate the drought-prone Bundelkhand region re he lay Tikamgarh and the adjoining areas Banda The 230 km concrete canal will pass through Jhansi, Banda and Mahoba districts of U.P. and Tikamgarh, Panna and Chatarpur districts of M.P. Betwa Link canal- e ar k h Ken aitpur Chatarpur The project will Hazards: The also benefit U.P. project involves and M.P in terms deforesting a of meeting their portion of the irrigation and drinking water (approximately needs Panna BUNDELKHAND ind stay Sagar Panna Tiger reserve 10%) in MP. MAP SOURCE: NATIONAL WATER DEVELOPMENT AGENCY tis that


  14. want teo he starting Page 6 Nation: India, South Korea to align policies for Southeast Asia at thh India and South Korea will align their policies for the region during the visit of South Korean President to India next month. When President visits New Delhi and holds summit with Prime Minister, they will link their own initiatives, Modi's Act East policy and Moon's New Southern policy. So it will be a very re comprehensive. eLast November, South Korean President unveiled the "New Southern policy" aimed at deepening ties with southeast Asia as part of efforts to diversify trade. This complements the Modi government's Act East Policy of deepening strategic ties with southeast Asian nations. e ar k h ent . Stating that the two countries were looking for expanding cooperation in security and defence industries. There are many initiatives to be agreed to at the summit. We are expecting around 20 Memorandum ur of Understanding (MoU) among other outcomes. tis that en thec


  15. want teo he starting Page 7 Nation: Survey of 'disputed land in Shillong begins (contd.) Against relocation at thh General secretary of Punjabi Lane's Gurdwara Committee, said the Dalit or Mazhabi Sikhs have been living there since 1853 when the British brought them as soldiers or sanitation workers He said "This used to be a wasteland owned by the Khasi royalty, who made an agreement with the Bish rulers and donated the land for our ancestors to stay. This is our land and we are not going anywhere,". Residents said real estate dealers and local leaders have been conspiring to eject them and build a shopping complex on the land e ar k h ent tis that en thec


  16. want teo he starting Page 10 News: PM reaffirms promise to raise farm income . At a time of acute agrarian distress, Prime Minister spoke in glowing terms of his government's at thh schemes and programmes in a video interaction with farmers from nine States. Reiterating the government's promise to double farmers' income by 2022, PM said the budget allocation for agriculture between 2014 and 2019 was 2.12 lakh crore, almost double the amount of 1.21 lakh crore, allocated in the previous five years by the UPA government. he Worry-free now Because of the government's efforts, farmers were now chinta mukt, or worry-free, protected from nature's fury by insurance schemes such as the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, PM said e ar .Farmers, speaking from Krishi Vigyan Kendras, also praised various government schemes, with themes by location, organic farming in Sikkim, fish farming in West Bengal and crop insurance in * Karnataka, for example. .The event was the seventh in a series of interactions the Prime Minister has been having with beneficiaries of various schemes .It was described as "a direct dialogue with farmers across the country, in which various initiatives related to doubling the income of farmers by 2022 will also be discussed. Of the 24 farmers who spoke to PM during the interaction, only one raised any concern regarding income tis


  17. want teo he starting Page 10 News: PM reaffirms promise to raise farm income (contd.) at thh A farmer who has been farming 15 acres of leased land for the past 20 years, told the Prime Minister that guidance on drip irrigation for his crop of melons had improved his returns. Noting the cauliflowers placed on the table in front of the farmer, the Prime Minister commented on their large size. Cost of inputs are going up every year, income remains a constant. . At that point, the Prime Minister cut him off with assurances that government initiatives were Publicitv trick . Several critics slammed the scripted nature of the event. "A meaningful interaction with farmers helping farmers on this issue, and asked if any other farmer had anything to say e ar would be to talk to those, whose family member committed suicide due to agrarian distress or those farmers who have a huge burden of debt. ent . It's a misnomer to call that an interaction. It was a pre-scripted TV show, the Prime Minister was u the anchor and the farmers were no more than props, Notice that no one asked the Prime Minister any questions," said Yogendra Yadav, president of Swaraj India party stay .He accused the Prime Minister of ignoring the reality of the agricultural crisis in the country, where farmers were unable to get minimum support prices for their crops, despite government promises. "In the past four years, the Prime Minister has not once uttered the words 'farmer suicide' and he did not do it today either." tis


  18. Page 10 News: China offers to boost ties between India and Pakistan -without explicitly proposing a trilateral dialogue among India, Pakistan and China, Beijing on at thh Wednesday offered to "strengthen" its cooperation with New Delhi and Islamabad to bolster "stability" in the region. "Both India and Pakistan are China's neighbours and friends. China is willing to conduct relations p with all our neighbours, including Pakistan and India, to strengthen our cooperation for better he development and stability in the region Without abandoning the prospects of a trilateral meeting altogether, the Chinese Foreign Ministry seemed to step back from explicit offer of a meeting among China, India and Pakistan, made by its Ambassador in New Delhi. India, China, and Pakistan can have some kind of trilateral summit on the sidelines of the SCO. So, if China, Russia and Mongolia can have a trilateral summit, then why not India, China, and Pakistan India was exploring the possibility of connectivity to Central Asia through the Pakistan-Afghan corridor, under the SCO framework. The SCO has been working on connectivity among its member countries. Now that India and Pakistan are both members, it provides New Delhi with a fresh opportunity to reach out to Central Asia across the Pakistani corridor. e ar k h ent Is


  19. want teo he starting Page 10 News: Court orders arrest of Mallya at thh A special court ordered the arrest of fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya for his alleged involvement in a case of money laundering and cheating a consortium of banks of over 6,000 crore Special Judge issued a non-bailable warrant for Mallya's arrest, taking cognisance of a fresh charge sheet filed against him and others by the Enforcement Directorate, The court also issued summons to Mr. Mallya's firms, Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) and United heBreweries Holdings Ltd. (UBHL), before adjourning to the next hearing. The agency has filed the charge sheet under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, naming Mallya, his firms KFA and UBHL besides others The ED had last year filed its first charge sheet against Mr. Mallya, now in London, in the alleged 900-crore IDBI Bank-Kingfisher Airlines loan fraud case. The fresh charge sheet revolves around the complaint received from the State Bank of India on behalf of the consortium of banks for causing a loss of 6,027 crore to them by not keeping repayment commitments of the loans taken during 2005-10. . ent tis that


  20. want teo he starting Page 11 News: India contests overstayers' figures (contd. at thh New Delhi's demands for "easier norms" as part of a "constant conversation" between the two countries could not be dealt with without India addressing the issue of "overstayers," Allegations that India and visitors have misused the system is an enormous roadblock in the way of having some kind of special trade relationship PThe decision to exclude students from the visa changes as a "retrograde step." he The Labour Party has also condemned the exclusion of India. "The government's approach to Indian student visas is discriminatory and counter-productive. UK benefits hugely from the presence of overseas students. Indian students have not been included in the liberalised tier 4 visas. Now we could say that's linked to the MOU not being signed on illegal returns but I want to tell everyone that our cooperation with the UK on this subject is very robust. e ar k h ent tis that


  21. want teo he starting at thh Seven questions The Congress has posed the following set of queries to the Narendra Modi government on Kashmir. . How does the Prime Minister propose to ensure peace and normalcy? How does the Central government propose to prevent the radicalization of youth? re .When will the ceasefire violations What are the plans for employment creation and promotion of tourism in the State? e ar k h ent How does the Modi government propose to engage with various sections of the State? attacks on our soil stop? .What is the economic road map for inclusion .How does it plan to ensure peace and and progress for the people of J&K? development in all the three regions of the State: Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh? tis that


  22. want teo he starting Page 12 World: Oli's China visit to focus on connectivit at thh Nepal's Prime Minister's visit to China will focus on advancing cross-border connectivity, including through a railway corridor to Kathmandu, which could be extended to India in the future. . Nepal's Prime Minister said that during his visit, which will also take him to Lhasa, he would focus on a Trans-Himalayan transport corridor. re "Two countries have common views on the concept of Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional he Transport Network. Based on this broad framework, we want to seek cooperation with China on cross-border connectivity of railway, road, transmission lines and other related areas for mutual benefit," he observed. Nepal has been seeking improved connectivity with China via Tibet, after New Delhi was accused of blockading essential supplies across the India-Nepal border in 2015 e ar . ent A balancing act Nepal has been trying to establish a "balance" between Nepal's ties with India and China, whichour has also included symbolic gestures such as choosing to visit New Delhi first after becoming Prime Minster for the second time Nepal had recently proposed some infrastructure projects covering roads, railway, energy transmission lines with China under the Beijing-led Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) In April, Chinese Foreign Minister had alluded to the formation of the Trans-Himalayan economic corridor that could be extended to India tis


  23. want teo he starting Page 12 World: Oli's China visit to focus on connectivity (contd.) at thh . Soon after his arrival on Tuesday, Nepal's Prime Minister recalled his 2016 visit to China, when There are some concerns in Beijing over the slow progress in implementing trade and transit said that China's security concerns demanded that appropriate safeguards were in before Tibet- Beijing backed Nepal's decision to diversify its trade and transit routes. agreements signed during Nepal's PM previous visit. Apart from the political fluidity in Nepal, it heNepal transit was fully developed. e ar k h ent tis that


  24. want teo he starting Page 12 World: Kim, Xi agree on resolution of kev issues . North Korea and China came to an understanding on issues discussed at a summit of the two at thh leaders, including denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. North Korea and China assessed the historic meeting North Korea had with U.S. and exchanged opinions on wavs to resolve the issue of denuclearization. North Korea also promised during a meeting with China in Beijing to cooperate with Chinese officials to secure "true peace" in the process of "opening a new future" on the Korean peninsula. he Joint exercises The U.S. and South Korea agreed to suspend a joint military exercise set for August. South Korean Foreign Minister said the decision to suspend the exercise could be reconsidered, based on future developments with North Korea e ar k h ent . It was widely expected that North Korean would visit Beijing to brief Beijing on his summit with U.S., which included Pyongyang agreeing to hand over the remains of troops missing from the 1950-53 Korean War. .North Korea could start that process within the next few davs. tis that


  25. want teo he starting at thh Page 13 Business: Bhutan central bank warns citizens not to hold Indian currency in cash .The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) of Bhutan has warned Bhutanese citizens of the risks of holding Indian currency, saying that it would not be responsible for any future actions such as demonetization, taken by the Reserve Bank of India. RMA has advised the citizens to deposit all their Indian currency in the banks and not to hold it in Cash The RMA had informed the general public to deposit any INR earnings/receipts in their accounts maintained with any commercial banks and refrain from holding the INR currency notes in cash. The RMA shall not be liable or responsible in case of any policy changes by the RBI [Reserve Bank of India], including demonetisation of INR currency notes in the future The Bhutanese central bank also warned citizens of counterfeit R500 notes in the Indian currency and requested the public to be careful while accepting notes of this denomination. Indian currency is legal tender in Bhutan. The RMA also said that, "individual concerns may bring in or take out of Bhutan new series of INR currency notes of denomination R500, subject to the limit of INR 25,000 per person until further notice. p. * re he e ar ent tis that


  26. want teo he starting Page 13 Business: Bhutan central bank warns citizens not to hold Indian currency in cash (contd. Reason for notification . The instructions regarding the limits on the movement of the currency are the reason behind the notification being issued m . There has been no new information about any other action by the RBI. The instruction regarding the rcIndian notes were just as a matter of precaution. lag nt bo tI nd that en thec


  27. want teo he starting Page 13 Business: Govt. clears 38,062 cr. in GST refunds at thh The government has cleared pending GST refunds to the tune of *38,062 crore to exporters so far. . In all, 21,142 crore (IGST refunds), 9,923 crore (RFD-01A refund by CBIC) and R6,997 crore (RFD-01A refund by states), all totalling 38,062 crore has been sanctioned till June 16, 2018. During the CBIC's refund fortnight, pending refunds of integrated GST (IGST) of exporters based re on shipping bill were cleared. Also, those businesses making zero rated supplies or those wanting to heclaim input credit, were given refunds. e ar k h ent tis that


  28. LT want teo he starting at thh he e ar k h that en thec


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