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Delhi ranked 44th among world’s 50 Future-ready Cities

National Capital of India, Delhi has been ranked 44th among the world’s 50 ‘future-ready economies cities’ that are embracing technology for growth.

It was revealed by the recently released report ‘Future-Ready Economies Model’ by the Information Technology major Dell.

Key facts

  • The list is topped by San Jose, followed by San Francisco, Singapore, London, Washington DC, etc.
  • These high-growth cities were evaluated on the parameters of human capital, infrastructure and commerce.
  • The model scores large, high-growth global metropolitan areas based on attributes that enable people and organisations to access new tools and ideas that deliver better connectivity, better economic performance and a greater ability to attract talent.
  • The cities were positioned in the list were evaluated along three dimensions human capital, infrastructure and commerce.


Haryana Government decides to rename Gurgaon as Gurugram

Haryana Government has decided to rename Gurgaon as Gurugram. State government also has renamed Mewat as Nuh. In this regard, Chief Minister Manohar Lal has approved the proposal to change the names of Gurgaon and Mewat.

Decision to change the name of Gurgaon has been taken on the basis of the representations received at several forums. Since ancient times, Gurgaon had been a centre of learning where the princes used to get education and known as Gurugram since the times of Guru Dronacharya.

The town had derived its name Gurugram from Guru Dronacharya, who was gifted the village as “gurudakshina” by the Pandavas, his students.  In the course of time got distorted to Gurgaon.

While, Mewat is not a town and in fact it is a geographical and cultural unit spread beyond Haryana in the adjoining States of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The Headquarters of Mewat district is at Nuh town. The elected representatives and the people of area had been demanding that the name of Mewat be changed as Nuh.