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Pune is much better place than Delhi in Ease of Living index

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New Delhi: In a ranking of 111 Indian cities the national capital ranked at a lowly 65 on the Ease of Living Index released by the government in which Pune is the most liveable city, followed closely by Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai.

Thane is the fourth Maharashtra city that made it to the top 10 in the list. Other cities ranked among the best 10 are Tirupati, Chandigarh, Raipur, Indore, Vijaywada and Bhopal.

 

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Notably, none of the cities in big states like Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have made it to the top 10.

Chennai has been ranked 14, Hyderabad at 27 and Bengaluru at 85. Kolkata had refused to participate in the survey.

Gurugram is at the 88th spot. Rampur in Uttar Pradesh is at the bottom of the list that has Jammu and Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir at 95 and 100.

 

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The Ease of Living Index was launched by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday.

The survey based on four parameters-governance, social institutions, economic and physical infrastructure-was conducted in 111 cities across the country.

 

Amazing: Pune leaves far behind Delhi in ‘Ease of Living’ cities

 

It is an initiative of the ministry to help cities assess their liveability on the bases of global and national benchmarks.

The survey was started to encourage cities to move towards an outcome-based approach to urban planning and management.

 

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Its framework comprised four pillars-institutional, social, economic and physical which are further broken down into 15 categories and 78 indicators.

The minister said evaluation of cities was done on a 100-point scale with the institutional and social pillars carrying 25 points each, five points for the pillar on economic and 45 points for the physical pillar.

A ministry official said the cities submitted data on more than 50,000 points. Secondary audit of 10,000 documents, physical audit of 14,000 units and survey of more than 60,000 citizens were completed which led to finalization of the index.

 

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The assessment standards, according to the government, are closely linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will provide a strong impetus to India’s effort for systematic tracking progress of the goals in the urban areas.

Of the 17 SDG goals, eight are directly linked to India’s ease of living assessment framework.

 

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Mi Band 3i with 2 monochrome display launched in India

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Xiaomi has launched the successor of the Mi Band HRX today — Mi Smart Band 3i. Xiaomi’s new wearable follows the popular Mi Band 4 and is available for pre-order starting today via mi.com

The Mi Band 3i brings in some key upgrades. The Mi Band 3i comes in a single Black colour set and it also comes with a 0.78 inch screen at 128 x 80 pixels. The screen is also a monochrome White AMOLED display with 300 nits of brightness and a capacitive touch panel. It also comes equipped with a 110mAh li-polymer battery. Xiaomi claims that this battery will power the Mi Band 3i for up to 20 days. The Mi Band 3i comes with support for Bluetooth v4.2 and is compatible with phones running on Android 4.4 and iOS 9.0 and above. The strap is said to be manufactured using TPU material, and the Mi Band 3i is also listed as 5ATM water resistant certified.

Talking about fitness features, it can track number of steps taken, distance walked, calories burned and more. You can also see app notifications right on the band’s display. These include WhatsApp, Instagram, Text Messages, and incoming call alerts. There is a new “Find Device” option which lets you find the smartphone that is paired with the band. The Mi Band 3i also comes with 5ATM (50 meters) certification for water and dust resistance. Sadly, there is no support for heart rate monitoring.

The new fitness band from Xiaomi will be available for Rs 1,299. You can pre-order it from the company website, and shipping starts from December 10.

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