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‘Big data, the new oil’

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Interesting interview with Rajesh Janey, President, India & SAARC, EMC on EMC's big data strategy and its relevance to Indian ICT industry. Click on image or title to learn more.

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The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Ltd embarks on major 'smart cities' project

The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Ltd (DMICDC) is scouting for land to establish the proposed seven ‘smart cities’ alongside the 1,500-km industrial corridor planned across six states – Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The seven smart cities, to be developed as world-class manufacturing hubs, are to have individual master plans. Each of these would require different sizes of land, for which DMICDC, a special purpose vehicle comprising government and private entities, is in talks with the state governments to acquire land in the six states

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13K houses in Bangalore breeding dengue larvae

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“The survey is currently in its first phase and is a door-to-door exercise. As of Monday, we surveyed 3,55,959 homes. Of them, 13,367 have been found to have larvae,” Dr Devaki told Express.

 

She added that every house that had dengue larvae was marked as D+. “We did this so that in the second phase of the survey we can concentrate only on D+ homes,” she said.


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Mumbai HDR 2009 provides data on slums

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Mumbai Human Development Report 2009 provides valuable information and data on Mumbai slums. In her foreword to the report, Kumari Selja, the Minister for Housing and Poverty alleviation states:“…Mumbai contributes 33% of income tax collection, 60% of India’s customs duty collection, 20% of India’s central excise collection and 40% of India’s foreign trade…..yet the city’s slums get less than 90 litres per capacity daily. Studies have indicated that in certain slums of Mumbai there is an average of 81 people to each toilet seat available. And only 31% of Mumbai’s slum dwellers are likely to complete 10 years of schooling. In short, the quality of life in Mumbai leaves much to be desired….”. The report is worth reading and there are some useful stats on the summary page at d-sector.org. Learn more.

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