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Tag: Niti Aayog

UK Covid-19 Variant: New Mutated Virus Not More Severe, Lethal, So Don't Panic, Says NITI Aayog
UK Covid-19 Variant: New Mutated Virus Not More Severe, Available Vaccines Prove To Be Effective, Says NITI Aayog

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 […]

Niti Aayog's Export Preparedness Index 2020: Odisha Among Top Ten States

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 […]

India May Be Moving Away From Covid-19 Exponential Rise: Niti Aayog Member

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. […]

NITI Aayog Suggests Creation Of Dak Bank To Deepen Financial Inclusion

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 […]

All Apps Must Adhere To India's Data Integrity, Privacy: Niti Aayog

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 […]

NITI Aayog weighs integrating all SMEs on e-commerce platforms
NITI Aayog weighs integrating all SMEs on e-commerce platforms

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) […]

PM calls on social bodies to actively join Covid-19 battle

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 […]

State Planning Board Has Turned Into Ruling BJD’s Rehabilitation Centre: Congress

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 […]

Odisha’s Bolangir Placed Second In Niti Aayog’s Aspirational Districts Ranking

New Delhi: Bolangir district of Odisha has been placed at the second position in the list of aspirational districts ranked by the government think tank Niti Aayog in December, 2019. Chandauli district in Uttar Pradesh topped the list while YSR (Andhra Pradesh) got the third positions, Niti Aayog said in a tweet. Sahibganj (Jharkhand) has […]

Niti Aayog's SDG Index: Kerala Tops, Odisha Shows Max Improvement

New Delhi: Kerala retained the top rank while Bihar was adjudged as the worst performer in Niti Aayog’s SDG India Index 2019, which evaluates the progress of States and Union Territories on social, economic and environmental parameters, as per a report released on Monday. According to ‘SDG India Index 2019′, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim […]

Niti Aayog To Draft Roadmap For Population Stabilisation

New Delhi: (PTI) Government think tank Niti Aayog on Friday will hold a consultative meeting to discuss a roadmap for population stabilisation and come out with a working paper to address key gaps in India’s family planning programmes. Increasing the basket of contraceptive choices and helping women make informed choices about delaying pregnancy are among […]

Niti Aayog asks India Inc to assess CSR impact

New Delhi: Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Thursday urged India Inc to assess and review the impact of their CSR initiatives. Speaking at the ‘CSR Impact Conclave’ here, Kumar also said that companies should focus on nutrition and innovation as part of their CSR mandate. “India has excellent examples of CSR. Going forward, […]

High on 5T dose, Odisha Health sector exhibits 'E' deficiency: Niti Report

Bhubaneswar: While Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is  eagerly pushing 5 T (transparency, teamwork, technology, time and transformation) in Odisha’s health sector, a Niti Aayog report released on Monday (Nov 18) reveals how the State is in dire need of an ‘E’ or ‘Efficiency’ as a building block in Odisha’s health system. The report observed “Recent […]

Draft Law Proposes Compensation For Faulty Medical Devices, Implants

New Delhi: Patients suffering from adverse effects of faulty medical devices and implants will soon be able to demand compensation from the manufacturer or the firm importing them under a new regulatory framework proposed by the government think tank Niti Aayog. At present, there are no legal provisions to compensate patients facing health problems due […]

India should embrace 5G technology soon: NITI Aayog CEO

Indore: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Friday that India should adopt the 5G technology in the telecom sector soon, and some parts of it should be developed indigenously. `5G’ refers to the fifth genertaion cellular network technology. “We should adopt 5G technology soon as it will inter- connect devices and accelerate data flow,” […]

Niti's Innovation Index tags Odisha still a low income State!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha still figured in the low income club along with states like Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura and UP, notwithstanding clocking a faster average growth rate during 2014-19 than states like Haryana, Punjab, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra in the high income and upper middle income blocs. This came to the fore in the Niti […]

Odisha Ranks 12th In NITI Aayog's Innovation Index

New Delhi: With a score of 12.66, Odisha was ranked 12th in Innovation in the India Innovation Index 2019 released by the NITI Aayog on Thursday. Odisha secured the 10th rank in the Enablers category while it was placed in 11th position in Performance with a score of 10.08, sources said. Odisha, however, performed well […]

Privatisation of Railways: Empowered Group Of Secretaries Formed

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide world class facilities to passengers, Indian Railways has started process for modernisation and privatisation at various stations and trains. In a major development, an empowered group of secretaries (EGoS) on Thursday was formed to chalk out a road map for developing 50 railway stations with world class standards and […]

Odisha scores 7th in Niti's School Index, fails in transparency

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha has posted a quantum jump in the Niti Aayog’s School Education Quality Index (SEQI) to secure 7th rank nationally in 2016-17 from 13th in 2015-16, the State’s school education apparatus seems in dire need of CM Naveen Patnaik’s  5T booster dose. The SEQI 2019 report has been released in New Delhi […]

Niti Aayog Aims To Cut Govt Stake In Select CPSEs To Below 51%

New Delhi: Government will start consultations soon with Niti Aayog and Energy and Petroleum Ministries to bring down its equity holding below 51 per cent, including change of norms and modes of doing the stake dilution in very few select PSUs to begin with. At the initial stage it will be 2-3 PSUs where government […]

Health, Export Key To Become $5-Tn Economy: Niti Aayog VC

New Delhi: With India aiming to become a $5-trillion economy by 2025, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar has said that the country needs to focus on making its people healthier, especially at the grassroots, and improve the export of goods and services. “Our children aged between 6-24 months do not get the nourishment they […]

Odisha To Supply Fortified Rice Under PDS In Malkangiri Dist

Berhampur: Odisha government has decided to provide fortified rice under the public distribution system (PDS) from January next year in tribal- dominated Malkangiri district, officials said on Thursday. The government has decided to launch the pilot project for the distribution of fortified rice rich with mineral and vitamin to address the problem of anaemia of […]

At least 7 districts in Odisha likely to go the parched Chennai way by 2030!

Bhubaneswar: As non-heeding to the warnings in 2010 made Chennai face the scary travails of a parched land in 2019,  the apparent date for a similar condition in Odisha is likely  around 2030, when its big coastal towns, including the Capital city, would go the Chennai way. The shocker here is as many as seven […]

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Govt Advisors Agree India's Economy In Deep Mess: Rahul

New Delhi: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a swipe at the government, saying that its own economic advisors have finally acknowledged that India’s economy was in a “deep mess”. “(The) Government’s own economic advisors have finally acknowledged what we cautioned for long – India’s economy is in a deep mess. Now, accept […]

Odisha likely to revive 'dormant' planning board

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is mulling to restructure the State Planning Board which has so far remained ‘dormant’ in the past several years. Sources said that restructuring of the planning board is likely to be on the lines of the Niti Aayog. Though it is still unclear what will be the revised structure of the planning […]

India has game plan for electric vehicles: NITI Aayog CEO

Ahmedabad: India has put in place a game plan for electric vehicles (EV) and its components like batteries to ensure clean cities, reduce imports and utilise solar power, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said here on Saturday. He said domestic battery manufacturing for electric vehicles provides a “massive market opportunity”, and also quickens the transition […]

WhatsApp teams up with Niti Aayog to help women entrepreneurs

New Delhi: India’s Niti Aayog on Thursday entered into a partnership with Facebook-owned WhatsApp to support the growth of a robust ecosystem to promote women entrepreneurs in India. Under this partnership, WhatsApp, in collaboration with Niti Aayog, will announce an annual calendar of events aimed at capacity building of the women entrepreneurs and evolve specific […]

Govt introduces monitoring mechanism to check performance of schemes launched to combat malnutrition

New Delhi: A monitoring and review mechanism to check the performance of several schemes launched to combat malnutrition in children and women has been started by the government, sources said. The schemes include Poshan Abhiyaan or national nutrition mission, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana a maternity benefit programme and Anganwadi Services Scheme. Sources said the […]

Ministry forms working group for WPI revision

New Delhi: The Commerce Ministry on Thursday formed an 18-member working group under the chairmanship of Ramesh Chand, member, Niti Aayog, for revision of the current series of the Wholesale Price Index (WPI). The base year for the current series is 2011-12 and since then significant structural changes have taken place in the economy, which […]

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant gets 2-year extension

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday extended the tenure of NITI Aayog’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant by two-years till June 30, 2021. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approvede the extension of tenure of Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, for a further period of two years beyond June 30, 2019, i.e. upto […]

Niti Aayog's Health Index 2.0 nails Odisha's doc recruitment 'niti'!

Bhubaneswar:  In Odisha’s poor show in the Niti-World Bank Health Index-2.0 released yesterday, the total vacancies of doctors and specialists have played a key role. The index has clearly shown a deterioration in the indicator of vacancies in Odisha. A glance at the data available with the State Government reveals a shocker. An in-depth analysis […]

Odisha 3rd from bottom in Niti Aayog’s health index

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is among the six least performing States of India when it comes to health, revealed NITI Aayog’s second edition of the Health Index, which was released today. As per the report, the State registered a decline in the overall performance scores and among 21 larger states, Odisha ranks 3rd from bottom just ahead […]

'One nation, one election' meet starts, 8 parties skip

New Delhi: A meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss his ‘one nation, one election’ proposal began here on Wednesday, with eight key opposition parties staying away. Besides the BJP, those attending the meeting included Akali Dal’s Sukhbir Singh Badal, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar, BJD President Naveen Patnaik, […]

Ahead of Union Budget, PM Modi meets key Secretaries

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met the Finance Ministry Secretaries along with Secretaries of few other ministries and Niti Aayog CEO on suggestions and roadmap for the economy and the upcoming Union Budget 2019-2020. This is the second meeting of the Prime Minister with key Secretaries after taking office for the second […]

Terrorism has shrunk in Kashmir: Governor

New Delhi: The incidents of terrorist activities have come down in Jammu and Kashmir as the people of the state are not giving shelter to militants, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said here on Saturday. Addressing the 5th Governing Council meeting of Niti Aayog, Malik said time has come to focus on development of […]

NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar's son joins Ola; could take leaf out of father's EV plan

New Delhi: Prashant Kumar, son of NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, has recently joined Ola as the Director for Public Policy. Previously, he was the Mumbai head of the US-India Strategic Forum during September 2018 to May 2019. Sources said Kumar, who holds Masters degree in Global Political Economy from University of Sussex, would […]

Fruitless to attend NITI Aayog meet: Mamata

Kolkata: In an indication that she would skip the June 15 NITI Aayog meeting, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying it was “fruitless” for her to attend the deliberations as the body has no financial powers and the power to support state plans. In a letter to Modi […]

No violation in Niti Aayog sharing information with PMO: EC

New Delhi: The Election Commission said on Sunday that it has not found any model code violation in Niti Aayog sharing information with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on places where Prime Minister Narendra Modi decides to campaign. Answering a query here during a press conference, Deputy Election Commissioner Sandeep Saxena said that a standing order […]

Election Commission finds NITI Aayog VC guilty of violating poll code

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday found NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar’s remarks on the Congress’ promise of minimum income guarantee scheme “Nyay” as a violation of the model code of conduct (MCC) and asked him to “exercise caution” in the future. “The Commission has come to the conclusion that your comments […]

We will scrap Niti Aayog, says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Friday that his party will scrap the Niti Aayog if voted to power in Lok Sabha elections as it has served no purpose other than marketing presentations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “fudging data”. He said the party will restore Planning Commission, which will have renowned […]