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  • CEC writes to centenarian voters, thanks them for contribution in electoral process Oct 01, 2022 04:50 PM IST

    CEC writes to centenarian voters, thanks them for contribution in electoral process

    According to the poll panel, there are over 2.5 lakh voters aged 100 years and above, while there are almost 1.8 crore voters aged 80 and above.

  • Election Commission to explore possibility of remote voting for migrant voters on pilot basis Jun 07, 2022 06:12 PM IST

    Election Commission to explore possibility of remote voting for migrant voters on pilot basis

    A committee would be set up to examine the issues of migrant voters, the commission said. A wider consultation would be started with voters and political parties thereafter since they are the primary stakeholders.

  • Rajiv Kumar takes charge as 25th Chief Election Commissioner of India May 15, 2022 02:47 PM IST

    Rajiv Kumar takes charge as 25th Chief Election Commissioner of India

    Prior to assuming charge in the Election Commission, Kumar had been chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board.

  • India on cusp of major economic recovery; talks of stagflation 'overhyped': Niti Aayog VC Apr 03, 2022 12:23 PM IST

    India on cusp of major economic recovery; talks of stagflation 'overhyped': Niti Aayog VC

    Notwithstanding economic uncertainties triggered by the Russia-Ukraine war that is also impacting global supply chains, Rajiv Kumar asserted that it was quite clear from all accounts that India will remain the fastest growing economy in the world.

  • Atmanirbhar mission not leading India towards closed economy, says NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar Mar 22, 2022 05:26 PM IST

    Atmanirbhar mission not leading India towards closed economy, says NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

    Inviting Japanese investors to set up companies in India on a larger scale under the recently launched production linked incentive (PLI) schemes, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar said India remains very deeply committed to greater integration with global flows and the regional network.

  • India witnessing increasing digitisation, shift in consumers' financial behaviour: NITI VC Rajiv Kumar Feb 07, 2022 06:39 PM IST

    India witnessing increasing digitisation, shift in consumers' financial behaviour: NITI VC Rajiv Kumar

    An open platform is created using public investment, wherein numerous private entrepreneurs, start-ups and developers can join to create new solutions, Vaishnaw added.

  • Budget lays foundation for growth in next 25 years: NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar Feb 02, 2022 07:23 PM IST

    Budget lays foundation for growth in next 25 years: NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar

    Stressing that the Budget has focused on infrastructure development as well as on sunrise sectors and frontier technologies, Rajiv Kumar said the finance minister talked about starting a virtuous cycle that will be led by private investment to which the government investment is going to be a facilitator.

  • Indian economy to see 10.5% or higher growth this fiscal: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar Oct 21, 2021 07:54 PM IST

    Indian economy to see 10.5% or higher growth this fiscal: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar

    Speaking at a virtual conference of PAFI India, he also said that modernisation of the retail sector is very much on the cards.

  • Niti Aayog Vice Chairman emphasises need to reduce carbon footprint in urbanisation Sep 16, 2021 07:50 PM IST

    Niti Aayog Vice Chairman emphasises need to reduce carbon footprint in urbanisation

    Releasing a report on 'Reforms In Urban Planning', Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said there is a compelling need to plug the gaps in urban-planning capacity in the country.

  • Economic recovery strengthening; right time to change world order: Rajiv Kumar Sep 15, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    Economic recovery strengthening; right time to change world order: Rajiv Kumar

    Kumar further said there is a need for setting up new coalitions of like minded nations while strengthening and promoting the existing multilateral institutions to ensure a liberalised and multilateral order is put in place to serve the global community.

  • Citing climate change, NITI Aayog vice-chairman warns against consumerism Sep 07, 2021 09:44 PM IST

    Citing climate change, NITI Aayog vice-chairman warns against consumerism

    The way forward is less consumption of natural resources, more innovation of materials using less resources and recycling of these resources, Kumar added.

  • Efficient distribution sector essential for improving ease of doing business: Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar Aug 03, 2021 01:39 PM IST

    Efficient distribution sector essential for improving ease of doing business: Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

    Releasing a report titled 'Turning Around the Power Distribution Sector', Kumar said the report examines many important reforms such as the role of the private sector in distribution, power procurement, regulatory oversight, integration of renewable energy, and upgradation of infrastructure.

  • India poised for double-digit growth this fiscal; disinvestment climate looks better: Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar Jul 11, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    India poised for double-digit growth this fiscal; disinvestment climate looks better: Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

    He also asserted that the country is prepared in a far better manner in case there is a COVID wave as states have also their own lessons from the previous two waves.

  • INTERVIEW | Economic revival needs higher fiscal stimulus, not cash transfer: NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar Jun 04, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    INTERVIEW | Economic revival needs higher fiscal stimulus, not cash transfer: NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

    Fiscal stimulus is needed for the economy to bounce back, but cash transfers may not be useful because people may keep the money in the bank instead of increasing consumption – a trend visible in the swelling balances in the Jan Dhan accounts of the poor, NITI Aayog Vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar told Moneycontrol.

  • EXCLUSIVE | Surprised at RBI cutting estimates, still see double-digit growth: Niti Aayog's Rajiv Kumar Jun 04, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE | Surprised at RBI cutting estimates, still see double-digit growth: Niti Aayog's Rajiv Kumar

    In an interview with Moneycontrol, Kumar said that a fiscal stimulus is needed to 'revive animal spirits' of the economy, but added that direct income support would not be the way to do it. “You might see that in the third quarter, people who have reduced their estimates today will be revising them upwards again,” he said.

  • Considered deferring polls due to COVID but decided against it, says Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar amid criticism May 08, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    Considered deferring polls due to COVID but decided against it, says Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar amid criticism

    Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said that by defering the phases of the election, it would have led to a situation where they would be conducted under President's rule, this would have triggered sharper criticism about the poll panel favouring one party against another.

  • 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: PM Modi to interact with leading economists on January 8 Jan 06, 2021 02:33 PM IST

    Budget 2021: PM Modi to interact with leading economists on January 8

    The meeting, being organised by the government think tank NITI Aayog will be held virtually and will also be attended by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar and Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • India's mineral sector could be potential driver of high growth: CII to NITI Aayog Jul 27, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    India's mineral sector could be potential driver of high growth: CII to NITI Aayog

    In a letter to NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, CII National Committee on Mining President Sunil Duggal said, "Under these times of economic stress, where the government is under pressure to spur growth, the mineral and resources sector could be a potential driver of high growth capable of contributing 8 percent of GDP by 2025-taking India on a path towards $5 trillion economy."

  • Niti Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar says economy to recover following containment of COVID-19 Jun 30, 2020 08:18 PM IST

    Niti Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar says economy to recover following containment of COVID-19

    Kumar was speaking at the virtual launch of a report titled - Towards a Clean Energy Economy: Post-COVID-19 Opportunities in India's Energy and Mobility Sectors - prepared by government think tank Niti Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI).

  • Niti Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar says India will transform into middle-income economy by 2030 Jun 22, 2020 10:10 PM IST

    Niti Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar says India will transform into middle-income economy by 2030

    The Niti Aayog vice chairman noted that the government is working on saving lives and livelihoods.

  • Need to convert development into mass movement: NITI Aayog's Rajiv Kumar May 24, 2020 09:36 PM IST

    Need to convert development into mass movement: NITI Aayog's Rajiv Kumar

    Addressing a webinar organised by Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, Kumar pointed out that private sector investment is necessary for the economic growth of India.

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