Survey to map Himalayan springs soon
As a part of the government’s plan to revive natural sources of water in the hilly region, drones would be deployed to map all the springs in the Himalayan region. Destinations such as Shimla, Mussorie, Nainital and even Gangtok often face acute water crisis.
Niti Aayog seeks Cabinet nod for battery push
The move is part of an effort to push use of EVs, for which high battery cost is a big hurdle. ...
Niti Aayog to develop National Data Platform
Niti VC said that the NDAP will strive to ensure that the data is assured, consistent, coherent ...
NITI Aayog member justifies internet ban in J&K
NITI Aayog member V K Saraswat asseted that internet services were suspended in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent certain elements from "misusing" information that could affect law and order situation there. On recent protests in Delhi's JNU, he said the institution has become a "political battleground" with half of the teachers being "hardcore Leftists".
Communication Resource Unit created to provide support to national flagship programmes
The Unit provides social and behavioural change communications (SBCC) to state governments as well as to central government schemes such as POSHAN Abhiyaan, National Health Mission and Swachh Bharath Mission among others. It is currently operating in three states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.
NIRDPR and UNICEF to provide communication support to national flagship programmes like Swachh Bharat
A release from NIRDPR said: "It provides Social and Behavioural Change Communications (SBCC) to State Governments as well as to Central Government Schemes such as POSHAN Abhiyaan, National Health Mission and Swachh Bharath Mission among others. It is currently operating in three states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.
Nobody gives NITI Aayog member the right to utter nonsense against us: KCCI on 'dirty films' remark
The KCCI recently submitted a detailed report about the business losses in the Kashmir valley to Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu and Union minister of Commerce Piyush Goyal as well as MoS PMO Jitendra Singh.
NITI Aayog extends deadline for consultations on draft model concession agreement
The last date for providing comments on the draft model concession agreement has now been extended to February 10, 2020, it said. The earlier date was January 10, 2002. The Aayog is of the view that India has a dire shortage of qualified doctors and hence it is practically not possible for the central/state government to bridge the gap.
Govt likely to take more steps to deal with financial sector problem: Rajiv Kumar, NITI Aayog VC
The government since August has taken several steps, including liquidity support to housing finance companies, one-time partial credit guarantee to public sector banks for purchase of high-rated pooled assets of non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) and mega merger of public sector banks.
Govt to revamp official data for clearer picture of economy
The focus is to capture economic activity more accurately, particularly in the unorganised sector.
Persistent Systems hold smart school hackathon, may work with Atal Innovation Mission
The event received 100 applications from students in Pune and Nashik, of which 40 ideas were finalised. The selected ideas are all at a prototype stage, which the students would further refine or modify over the course of the 12-hour event.
PM Narendra Modi to chair meeting of experts at Niti Aayog on Jan 9
The meeting will also be attended by Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, CEO Amitabh Kant and other senior officials of the think tank. The meeting assumes important as the government is in the process of formulating Budget proposals for 2020-21. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her second Union Budget on February 1 with an eye to reviving growth.
Govt measures to help India secure sustainable energy future: Niti Aayog vice chairman
Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said India has taken significant steps in improving energy efficiency and cleaner transport with electric vehicles (EVs).
International Energy Agency urges India to adopt NITI Aayog's National Energy Policy
According to the International Energy Agency, energy research, development and deployment (RD&D) can be a strong enabler of India’s energy policy goals.
View: Domestic stability is a prerequisite for an economic revival
India Inc, in its interactions with the PM, should have driven home the simple fact that peace and stability is a prerequisite for the economy getting back on track, and that needs to be in place before attending to administering any medicines for the country’s current economic ills.
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