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  • COVID-19 vaccination of half of Indian population is key to economic revival: NITI Aayog Apr 30, 2021 08:46 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination of half of Indian population is key to economic revival: NITI Aayog

    Individuals aged 18 and above will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination from May 1.

  • Uttar Pradesh could be next COVID-19 hotspot, reporting over 1 lakh daily infections: NITI Aayog Apr 25, 2021 07:19 PM IST

    Uttar Pradesh could be next COVID-19 hotspot, reporting over 1 lakh daily infections: NITI Aayog

    NITI Aayog has projected that Uttar Pradesh will add the maximum number of coronavirus infections by April 30 at 1,19,604 cases. Maharashtra will follow next with 99,665 cases and Delhi with 67,134.

  • COVID-19 update | 7500 MT oxygen being produced in India daily, 6,600 MT allocated to states for medical use: Govt Apr 21, 2021 08:50 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | 7500 MT oxygen being produced in India daily, 6,600 MT allocated to states for medical use: Govt

    NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr V K Paul appealed to the states, hospitals and nursing homes to ensure rational use of oxygen as it was a "life-saving" drug for coronavirus infected patients.

  • COVID-19 spreading at fast pace, next 4 weeks critical, says Centre Apr 06, 2021 07:03 PM IST

    COVID-19 spreading at fast pace, next 4 weeks critical, says Centre

    At a press conference, NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul said the pandemic situation in the country worsened with a sharp rise in cases and a large part of the population is still susceptible to the virus.

  • India well-positioned to become global leader in AI: Amitabh Kant Apr 05, 2021 10:32 PM IST

    India well-positioned to become global leader in AI: Amitabh Kant

    Kant said AI has been catalysing leadership in the last few years and it is a game changer.

  • Industrial activities may gather further momentum on rise in govt capex, vaccination drive: Amitabh Kant Mar 24, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    Industrial activities may gather further momentum on rise in govt capex, vaccination drive: Amitabh Kant

    Addressing a virtual event organised by the UK India Business Council, Amitabh Kant further said India did suffer a massive impact due to COVID-19 across the economy and society.

  • NITI Aayog moots steps to expedite PSU disinvestment, asset monetisation process Mar 19, 2021 06:43 PM IST

    NITI Aayog moots steps to expedite PSU disinvestment, asset monetisation process

    The government aims to keep 'bare minimum' CPSEs in the four strategic sectors and privatise the rest or close down the unviable ones.

  • Sustained economic growth key to India's future, critical for security reasons: NITI Aayog CEO Mar 13, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Sustained economic growth key to India's future, critical for security reasons: NITI Aayog CEO

    Economic Growth is expected to rebound about 5.5 per cent after (-)3.5 per cent in 2020 which has been the worst since post-World War, Kant said, adding that pushing India towards a high growth trajectory was a key challenge.

  • EV financing industry to be worth Rs 3.7 lakh crore: NITI Aayog Report Mar 09, 2021 06:59 PM IST

    EV financing industry to be worth Rs 3.7 lakh crore: NITI Aayog Report

    "The need of the hour is to mobilise capital and finance towards EV assets and infrastructure," said Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog

  • CERA Week: India's energy investments to touch $150 billion per year in next ten years, says IEA Mar 04, 2021 08:31 PM IST

    CERA Week: India's energy investments to touch $150 billion per year in next ten years, says IEA

    India has lined up massive investment plants in renewables, creating a gas-based economy and also expanding its refinery sector to meet the growing demand.

  • India's present overall case positivity rate suggests COVID-19 close to being under control Mar 02, 2021 09:46 PM IST

    India's present overall case positivity rate suggests COVID-19 close to being under control

    NITI Aayog member (Health) V K Paul urged people to come forward and get vaccinated to break the chain of transmission, while stressing that public compliance for COVID-19 appropriate behaviour cannot be diluted.

  • 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.

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