Many banks and financial institutions in India have been targets of phishing attacks. As per the reports, around 3,870 bank frauds worth Rs 17,750 crore have been reported in the last year. State Bank of India (SBI) holds the second spot with frauds worth Rs 2,236.81 crore.
Chandrababu Naidu along with Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu met the consortium representatives and discussed the smart city plan on Tuesday at Visakhapattnam.
From Rs 70 lakh to Rs 2 crore consulting firms from the government's empanelled list are looking out-bid the other to be selected for preparing the city plans in race for the Top 20 cities at the end of Round 1. Read to find the price paid to some of the hired consulting firms.
IBM has done over 2,500 Smart Cities projects around the world and they are bringing this experience to India programme. IBM is working closely with the Indian government on institutional capacity building. IBM believes that most of the 'Smart Cities' projects are self-sustaining.
Cities that have a perfect socioeconomic set-up with an integrated technological base have become the need of the hour owing to rapid pace of urbanisation. As India looks to develop 100 smart cities, the big question remains if it will be able to create efficient, liveable and sustainable living centres and also smarten the existing cities.
More than 100 cities around the globe competed for 2015-16 Smarter Cities Challenge grants from IBM. Click for the list of municipalities that won pro bono consulting services from teams of IBM experts -- three of them are Indian cities.
India is opening the flood gates, allowing a long string of partners and consultants in to help achieve its ambitious smart cities goals. Find out how the work is progressing (and who may be left behind).