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  • PLI Scheme should lead India towards innovation: Amitabh Kant Feb 23, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    PLI Scheme should lead India towards innovation: Amitabh Kant

    Speaking at a virtual interactive session at BioAsia 2021, Amitabh Kant said some studies have indicated that the earlier scheme of 200 percent tax incentive on Research and Development activities has been "misused".

  • Nobody spoke about farm laws at NITI Aayog meeting: Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar Feb 20, 2021 09:41 PM IST

    Nobody spoke about farm laws at NITI Aayog meeting: Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar

    A press release issued by the Punjab government, however, claimed that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to find 'urgent solution' to the apprehensions raised by the protesting farmers.

  • Competition should be about facilities, not concessions to investors: Uddhav Thackeray Feb 20, 2021 08:46 PM IST

    Competition should be about facilities, not concessions to investors: Uddhav Thackeray

    The Union government should frame certain criteria about investment and consideration should be given not only to the amount of money that is going to be invested but also to how much employment it would generate, he added.

  • Amarinder Singh indisposed, likely to skip Niti Aayog meeting: Sources Feb 20, 2021 08:24 AM IST

    Amarinder Singh indisposed, likely to skip Niti Aayog meeting: Sources

    State Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal will attend the meeting in his place, they said.

  • PM Narendra Modi to chair Niti Aayog's Governing Council meeting today Feb 20, 2021 07:44 AM IST

    PM Narendra Modi to chair Niti Aayog's Governing Council meeting today

    The council will deliberate on issues related to agriculture, infrastructure, manufacturing, human resource development, service delivery at grassroots level and health and nutrition, the statement said.

  • Mamata Banerjee likely to skip Niti Aayog meeting on February 20 Feb 19, 2021 12:13 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee likely to skip Niti Aayog meeting on February 20

    "Mamata Banerjee may not attend the Niti Aayog's February 20 meeting," a senior TMC leader said on condition of anonymity. Banerjee had earlier skipped the Niti Aayog's meetings and termed it as a "fruitless" exercise, alleging that the body has "no financial power" and cannot support the state plans.

  • Niti Aayog constitutes a sub-group to prepare a National Action Plan for Migrant Workers Feb 17, 2021 12:47 PM IST

    Niti Aayog constitutes a sub-group to prepare a National Action Plan for Migrant Workers

    "The sub-group comprises the members from various Ministries of Government of India, subject experts, NGOs and civil society organisations, to prepare a tangible action plan to address issues related to migrant workers," Labour and Employment minister Santosh Gangwar said in a written response

  • NITI Aayog's next list of companies for disinvestment in few weeks: Rajiv Kumar Feb 04, 2021 04:15 PM IST

    NITI Aayog's next list of companies for disinvestment in few weeks: Rajiv Kumar

    Days after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the Union Budget for 2021-22 laying out various measures (including disinvestment proposals) to bolster the pandemic-hit economy, Kumar also emphasised that the Modi government has shown consistent commitment for the welfare of farmers and for the improvement of the agriculture sector.

  • Reform measures in Budget to take India out of COVID-induced downturn: Rajiv Kumar Feb 02, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    Reform measures in Budget to take India out of COVID-induced downturn: Rajiv Kumar

    NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar also stressed that reform measures announced in the Budget will help us achieve the target of $5 trillion economy.

  • Budget 2021 | SEBI assigned new responsibility as Gold Spot Exchange regulator Feb 01, 2021 05:38 PM IST

    Budget 2021 | SEBI assigned new responsibility as Gold Spot Exchange regulator

    In the budget of 2018-19, the government had announced its intent to establish a system of regulated gold exchanges in the country. For this purpose, SEBI will be notified as to the regulator. For warehousing purposes, the government has appointed Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority as a regulator.

  • Virgin Hyperloop unveils vision for future experience, aims to achieve safety certification by 2025 Jan 28, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    Virgin Hyperloop unveils vision for future experience, aims to achieve safety certification by 2025

    Virgin Hyperloop released a concept video that takes the viewer step-by-step through a hyperloop journey, from arriving at the portal to boarding the pod.

  • Building a safe harbour for online fantasy sports to facilitate responsible growth Jan 16, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    Building a safe harbour for online fantasy sports to facilitate responsible growth

    A self-regulatory mechanism will ensure that the online fantasy sports industry continues to benefit and protect the interests of the consumers while supporting innovative operators who conduct themselves responsibly

  • Open market sale of vaccines not allowed under emergency use authorisation: NITI Aayog Jan 13, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    Open market sale of vaccines not allowed under emergency use authorisation: NITI Aayog

    Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech can start selling their coornavirus vaccines in the open market only after they are granted full market authorisation by government agencies.

  • NITI Aayog proposes setting up surveillance information platform to strengthen India's public healthcare system Dec 14, 2020 04:41 PM IST

    NITI Aayog proposes setting up surveillance information platform to strengthen India's public healthcare system

    According to a report titled 'Vision 2035: Public Health Surveillance in India: A White Paper', - which is jointly prepared by NITI Aayog and University of Manitoba, Canada - India's public health surveillance will be a predictive, responsive, integrated and tiered system of disease and health surveillance.

  • India's private credit-to-GDP ratio lowest among peers; government working on framework for credit push: Amitabh Kant Dec 12, 2020 12:46 PM IST

    India's private credit-to-GDP ratio lowest among peers; government working on framework for credit push: Amitabh Kant

    Addressing a virtual event organised by the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME), Amitabh Kant said credit scenario in India in recent years for a greater part has been seen as a drag on the economy.

  • 'Too much of democracy' in India, difficult to carry out reforms: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant Dec 08, 2020 04:51 PM IST

    'Too much of democracy' in India, difficult to carry out reforms: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

    Addressing a virtual event organised by Swarajya magazine, Kant said for the first time, the Centre has carried out hard reforms across sectors, including mining, coal, labour, agriculture, and the next wave of reforms must be pushed by the states.

  • Govt committed to improving ease of doing business: Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar Dec 07, 2020 10:30 PM IST

    Govt committed to improving ease of doing business: Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

    Kumar was speaking at a webinar on DST Golden Jubilee Discourse Series – On the other side of the Pandemic – organised recently by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication and Vigyan Prasar.

  • NITI Aayog making strong case for further investment in science: V K Paul Nov 09, 2020 05:26 PM IST

    NITI Aayog making strong case for further investment in science: V K Paul

    Paul said the think tank wants science and technology (S&T) to be the government’s priority "more than ever."

  • Job openings at NITI Aayog: Check position, salary, eligibility criteria and other details here Oct 30, 2020 10:26 PM IST

    Job openings at NITI Aayog: Check position, salary, eligibility criteria and other details here

    NITI Aayog will pay a salary in the range of Rs 56,100 to Rs 1,77,500 with consolidated pay of Rs 1,05,000 to the research officer, which will be at level 10 of the government’s pay grade.

  • Niti Aayog releases draft model Act on land titles Oct 30, 2020 09:30 PM IST

    Niti Aayog releases draft model Act on land titles

    The aim of the draft model Act is to reduce a large number of land related litigations and also improve land acquisitions for the infrastructure projects.

  • India to offer production-linked incentives to more sectors: Official Oct 30, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    India to offer production-linked incentives to more sectors: Official

    The Cabinet will soon consider approving such incentives for more sectors, Rajiv Kumar, vice chairman of NITI Aayog, a government think-tank told a virtual conference.

  • Coronavirus update | Kerala, West Bengal and Delhi nearing third peak: NITI Aayog Oct 27, 2020 09:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus update | Kerala, West Bengal and Delhi nearing third peak: NITI Aayog

    Secretary in the health ministry, Rajesh Bhushan, said that it has been observed that states and union territories like Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi have reported rise in cases during the festival season.

  • NITI Aayog sets up India's first Cloud Innovation Centre with AWS Oct 19, 2020 10:57 PM IST

    NITI Aayog sets up India's first Cloud Innovation Centre with AWS

    The NITI Aayog says CIC with AWS will enable in bringing together government stakeholders, start-ups, and local organisations to help innovate and create new approaches to solving problems

  • Government launches Aatmanirbhar Bharat ARISE-Atal New India Challenges programme for MSMEs, start-ups Sep 09, 2020 10:17 PM IST

    Government launches Aatmanirbhar Bharat ARISE-Atal New India Challenges programme for MSMEs, start-ups

    Kant also expressed hope that the Atal Innovation Mission, through the ARISE-Atal New India Challenges, will help in breaking new ground and this will be a path-breaking approach for driving India in the field of innovation.

  • State rankings: Intent must translate into action Sep 09, 2020 08:50 AM IST

    State rankings: Intent must translate into action

    Attracting investments has more to do with central measures and ground realities in states than just willingness to reform

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