Lucknow Current Affairs - 2020

12th Urban Mobility India Conference and Expo 2019 held in Lucknow

The 12th edition of Urban Mobility India Conference and Expo 2019 was held in Uttar Pradesh’s capital city Lucknow from 15th to 17th November 2019. It was organised by Institute of Urban Transport (IUT), professional body under Union Ministry of Urban Development. The theme of this year’s conference was “Accessible and liveable Cities”.

About Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo

It is an annual flagship event organised under the aegis of Union Ministry of Urban Development. Its genesis is from the National Urban Transport Policy of the Government of India, 2006 (NUTP).

Primary objective: To disseminate information to the cities and to help them keep up-to-date with best urban transport practices.

Other Objectives: To provide opportunity for key decision makers and delegates to interact with service providers, civil society, academia, experts, professionals, industry, technology, as well as other stakeholders in Urban Transport (both domestic and international) to develop urban transport along sustainable path. It also serves as a forum to discuss key issues relevant to sector and suggest measures to address them.

Exhibition (expo): It is a special feature of UMI to disseminate and showcase latest developments in urban transport technology, propagation of innovative ideas, implementation of best transport projects, good urban transport initiatives and practices in the field.

Lucknow-based school enters Guinness Book of World Records 

Lucknow-based City Montessori School (CMS) has won the Guinness World Record for becoming the ‘world’s largest school’ in terms of strength of students.

City Montessori School (CMS) has won the global award for having largest number of students in 2019-20. At present, the CMS has 18 branches and approximately 56,000 students all over the city.

About City Montessori School (CMS)

It is a co-educational English medium private school that offers education from Pre-school up to Grade 12 level in Lucknow. It is affiliated to Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE).

In 2014 CMS society was accredited with United Nations Department of Public Information as affiliated NGO. In 2002 CMS was awarded UNESCO Prize for Peace Education. The school has also received ‘Hope of Humanity’ Award from spiritual leader, Dalai Lama.