Covid-19: Niti Aayog CEO writes to NGOs for assistance in relief measures
The government had on March 29 constituted 11 empowered groups to suggest measures to ramp up healthcare, put the economy back on track and reduce misery of people as quickly as possible post the 21-day lockdown imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Subsequent packages to address liquidity issues to prevent wider impact of coronavirus: Rajiv Kumar, Niti Aayog
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NITI Aayog reaches out to IT majors to train healthcare workers
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Niti Aayog, stakeholders discuss R&D requirement for coronavirus vaccine
The deadly virus, which originated in China in December last year, has spread to 155 countries, infected more than 180,000 people and claimed over 8,000 lives. The number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 151 on Wednesday after four more were reported from various parts of the country, according to the Health Ministry.
We are in the tail end of modest slowdown of the economy: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman
According to Kumar, India needs to ramp up exports but global trade is not conducive. He attributed the domestic slowdown to legacy of dragging financial and real estate sector inherited by this government.
Government sets up group to coordinate COVID-19 related response activities
The government on Sunday notified the empowered group set up for coordination with private sector, NGOs and international organisations for COVID-19 related response activities.
Industry wants government to make this financial year a 15-month one due to Coronavirus
Industry experts point out that for all the companies last one month has hugely impacted cash flows and that has resulted in their mark to market. Extension of the financial year may spread the bad period over more months and could help companies recover a bit say experts.
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. The batteries, currently being imported, account for more than half the cost of an EV and local manufacturing could help bring this down. The projects would cost as much as $5 billion (Rs 35,500 crore).
Niti Aayog to develop National Data Platform
Niti VC said that the NDAP will strive to ensure that the data is assured, consistent, coherent and credible.
India well prepared, coronavirus impact will be 'much smaller and manageable': Niti Aayog member
The impact of the coronavirus outbreak in India will be "much smaller and manageable" as the big decision of nationwide lockdown and travel restrictions were put in place much before other countries, a Niti Aayog member said on Wednesday.
View: Step back, strategise, build, Covid-19 may be the black swan of 2020s.
Structural and cost disadvantages have held India back. Absence of local supply chains, high manufacturing and logistics costs, combined with financial and fiscal incentives provided by the likes of Vietnam, puts India at an extra 8-10% disability. To change this, a bespoke production-linked incentive for mobile manufacturing is needed.
Blow for telcos: Niti Aayog, CCI oppose fixing floor for telecom tariffs
Niti Aayog said, “The proposed minimum floor price are likely to disincentivise competition on cost efficiency, price, and quality parameters, and deter new entries and innovation.” The Centre’s policy think-tank further suggested that setting a floor price now could discourage new entrants riding on disruptive technology and “deprive customers of benefits” of competition.
Niti Aayog, health ministry reach consensus on Medical Devices Bill
Sources told ET that the final draft of the Medical Devices (Safety, Effectiveness and Innovation) Bill, 2019, proposes that medical devices should be regulated by a separate division under the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).
Bureaucracy slows down reforms approved by PM, says Ex-Niti chief Arvind Panagariya
Former NITI Aayog vice chairman, Arvind Panagariya, lists the reason in his latest book.
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.
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