Both leaders reiterated that the Consumer Affairs Ministry should implement the draft consumer protection e-commerce rules at the earliest as they are in the best interest of the consumers as well as the traders of the country as it will not only ensure the best quality and price for the consumers.
With only 9-years in hand, it seems challenging for the Odisha government to ensure decent jobs for its youth by 2030, especially when Covid-19 lockdowns have pushed nearly 7 lakh out of jobs in May this year
In what could possibly dent the tall claims of the state government on socio-economic development, the NITI Aayog's recent report on the performance of states on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has placed Odisha in the bottom-5 states in the country. With an SDG score of 61, Odisha remained in the performer bracket like last year and shares its position with Chhattisgarh and Nagaland.
"From then on, we should be able to vaccinate everybody in India properly and that should help us," he said, amid a shortage of vaccine in various states.
Kerala retained its rank as the top state with a score of 75. Both Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu took the second spot with a score of 74.
New Delhi: Niti Aayog’s member health, Dr V K Paul, on Monday urged people not to venture out unnecessarily and wear masks at home also. Speaking at a Union Health…
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New Delhi: Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin has a negligible number of side effects reported among the beneficiaries of the Covid-19 vaccine, NITI Aayog’s Member (Health), VK Paul said on Thursday. “The vaccine has been administered so far to 19 lakh people and only 311 individuals of them have reported minimal side effects. “It has stood the […]
New Delhi: The Indian retail sector is likely to generate 2.5 crore new jobs by 2030 and a lion’s share will be the offline+online model which will account for nearly 50 per cent of the total retail employment addition, a Nasscom report said on Monday. The online+offline model will lead to $125 billion retail exports […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday nominated Secretary-level officers for the 10 ‘Aspirational Districts’ as per the instructions of the Union government. As per official sources, the Planning and Convergence department has issued a notification nominating 10 senior officers (Secretary-in-charge) of the aspirational districts for a period of three months with effect from April 1, […]
New Delhi: The NITI Aayog has promulgated a price range of Rs 300-500 for two Covid vaccines that would be available for the priority group at private facilities in the third phase of vaccination set to begin from March 1, sources privy to the development told IANS, adding that the Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin would cost […]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made a strong case for repealing archaic laws and making it easier to do business in India, stating that the centre and states need to work closely to boost economic growth. Addressing the sixth Governing Council meeting of Niti Aayog via video conferencing, the Prime Minister said […]
Bhubaneswar: Even as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is known as a man of few words, his brief speech in the sixth meeting of the Niti Aayog’s governing council today has stoked a larger political debate in the State. Addressing the Niti governing council meet, Patnaik very bluntly said ‘too much politics’ is not doing any […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday urged NITI Aayog for re-evaluating UPSC, NEET, JEE Exam pattern in the country. While attending the 6th meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conferencing, Patnaik said Lakhs of our young people appear for national level exams […]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the NITI Aayog’s sixth Governing Council meeting on Saturday in which Ladakh will take part for the first time as a Union Territory (UT). The agenda of the meeting includes deliberations on agriculture, infrastructure, manufacturing, human resource development, service delivery at grassroots level, and health and nutrition. […]
New Delhi: NITI Aayog member (health) Dr VK Paul on Tuesday received the second dose of Covaxin to protect him against coronavirus at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here. Paul, also head of the National Task Force on Covid-19, has not reported any major side effects after the first jab over a […]
New Delhi: The Serum Institute of India (SII) has submitted additional data required by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for determining the safety and immunogenicity of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, Covishield, sources privy to the development told IANS. The data was submitted few days ago to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), […]
New Delhi: In view of a mutated variant of coronavirus detected in the UK and elsewhere, the NITI Aayog clarified on Tuesday that there is no need to panic. Niti Aayog’s Member, Health, Dr V.K. Paul said that the mutated variant of novel coronavirus does not increase the severity of Covid-19 disease or impact the […]
New Delhi: Gujarat has topped the Niti Aayog’s Export Preparedness Index 2020 while eastern coastal state Odisha gets a place in top ten rankings, according to the government think tank’s report released on Wednesday. According to the report, six out of eight coastal states — Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Karnataka and Kerala feature in […]
New Delhi: Currently, India is experiencing the worst phase in its fight against Covid-19 with a total of 64,399 new coronavirus cases getting reported in the last 24 hours, taking the overall caseload to 21,53,011, while the death toll mounting to 43,379 with 861 fresh fatalities. But there may be a silver lining, as V.K. […]
New Delhi: In a bid to further deepen financial inclusion in the country, the NITI Aayog has suggested the creation of a Dak Bank — postal bank — by merging the regional rural banks, among other recommendations to the government. In a recent presentation to the Prime Minister’s Office and the Finance Ministry, the NITI […]
New Delhi: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Tuesday said all apps released in India must adhere to the country’s data integrity, privacy and sovereignty, a day after the government banned 59 apps. Asserting that India has to be a data sovereign country, Kant also said apps must be transparent in terms of origin and […]
New Delhi: NITI Aayog is considering the integration of small and medium enterprises (SME) on e-commerce platforms and creation of an online repository of product offerings by the Indian SMEs and has sought EoIs for a feasibility study of the same. The government’s think tank has in this direction recently invited expressions of interest (EoI) […]
New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi here on Monday urged the social welfare organisations to support the government amid the coronavirus epidemic. Interacting with representatives of social organisations through video link, PM Modi said the nation was facing an “unprecedented crisis and needs their service and resources like never before.” These organisations, he said, could play […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik appointed BJD leader and former minister Sanjay Das Burma as the Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Board with Cabinet rank, Congress today alleged that the Board has turned into a place for the rehabilitation of the ruling party leaders. Congress MLA Santosh Singh Saluja said […]