Economy News-Daily Digest: 2 Key Updates
1. Microsoft and Rajasthan govt sign MoU for free digital training to college students
Microsoft has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rajasthan government to provide free digital training to 9,500 college students in one year.
The initiative was taken for the enhancement of digital learning and capacity building of college students in the state.
2. Govt launches Local Area Plan (LAP) and Town Plan Schemes (TPS) for 25 smart cities
To fast track the resolution of area based infrastructure issues, the union housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched the Local Area Plan (LAP) and Town Plan Schemes (TPS) for 25 smart cities in the country, under which the ministry will provide Rs 2 crore as central assistance to every city for planned urban expansion.
An amount of Rs 50 crore would be provided as Central assistance at the rate of Rs 2 crore per city for identified 25 cities for preparing LAP/TPS.
The 25 cities are Greater Visakhapatnam, Guwahati, Vadodara, Indore, Chennai, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Warangal, Pune, Varanasi, Jaipur, Amritsar, Patna, Faridabad, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi, Raipur, Panaji, Shimla, New Kolkata, Srinagar, Dehradun, Aizawl, Gangtok and Imphal.