There’s a new ranking of the best states for data innovation. Read on to find out who topped the list and why — and what ideas you, regardless of your level of government, can borrow from them.
Cities often leave it to vendors to ensure that their digital infrastructure is secure. But how can you be sure that you’re getting the protection you need? These three questions provide a great starting point.
The first rule in protecting your city’s data is to realize there is no single magic solution. Here are the three data security pillars — all of which need your attention — which you can use as a cybersecurity checklist.
Ransomware isn’t just affecting individual people — cities are getting attacked too. Attacks have serious consequences, but here are a few ideas to protect yourself from cities that are taking action.
Citizen mobility is one of the key issues in a city like Pune. The city relies solely on buses for public transportation, but the average number of buses per lakh population is only 37! Additionally, buses in Pune have issues with availability (about 25 per cent fleet off-road most of the time) and reliability (about 84 per cent routes have a waiting time of more than 20 minutes). As a result, the public transport trip share is a mere 18 per cent.
Indore, being the largest and the most populous city in Madhya Pradesh with a population of around 20 lakh (according to the 2011 census), the Indore Municipal Corporation considers sanitation and solid waste management as its topmost priority. Ranked as the cleanest city in India, according to the Swachh Sarvekshan Survey 2017, IMC is aiming for 100 per cent coverage of solid waste management.
Commissioning India’s tallest MET tower is not an easy task. India recently erected its tallest lattice MET tower that stretches 150 metre (m) high and features an array of latest technologies, including 40C anemometers, 200P wind vanes, 110S temperature sensors, a BP20 barometric pressure sensor, and a SymphoniePRO data logger with iPackGPS for bankable, secure and reliable data collection.
Joining the league of cities with smart solutions, Coimbatore from now will monitor air quality for its citizens. The Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation has installed 30 solar-powered air quality monitoring devices to address city’s air pollution.
Known for its several innovations, the Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO) has recently developed a chip-based system for Indian Railways (IR) that will avert accidents at unmanned level crossing.
In a ground-breaking innovation, IIT Kharagpur has developed a fog algorithm that aims to cut delays and cancellations of flights and trains, by clearing hazy visuals caused by rain, fog or smog, all in real time!