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    Niti Aayog, ISPP join hands for capacity building

    The Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) of the Aayog has signed a statement of intent with the ISPP to build a collaboration for faster intermediation of knowledge and use within the public system, the statement said.

    India's business climate has been continuously improving: Niti Aayog CEO

    Kant also emphasised that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of e...

    Niti Aayog fast-tracks development of poverty index to rank states

    The exercise, in line with the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)...

    • Secretary, DoS, explained various opportunities and provisions being created within Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to encourage the startups including the buy-back arrangements. He also announced the startup programme under ISRO called Space Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development or SEED.

      Participating in a panel discussion on 'Inspiring Women Changemakers: The Power of Communication, Storytelling and Advocacy', Niti Aayog's CEO Amitabh Kant said that India has some great examples of women who have carved a space for themselves.

      In a nutshell, it said, DEPA empowers people to seamlessly and securely access their data and share it with third-party institutions. The draft paper further said that opening up an Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) based data sharing framework would bring significant innovation by new fintech entities.

      NITI Aayog, after extensive consultation with various ministries and leading academicians, institutions, practitioners and industry players, had released India’s National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (NSAI) in June 2018, outlining the proposed efforts in research, development, adoption and skilling in AI, planning minister said.

      "We are looking at 109 Origin Destination pairs, divided into 12 clusters requiring 151 trains. They are being taken up for transparent competitive bidding and some most attractive routes, based on huge unmet demand, will be put out to run premium passenger services," he added.

      Urging states to compete among themselves to improve export competitiveness, Kumar said all states should set up dedicated export departments under an export commissioner to hike exports.

      India's economy grew 4.2 per cent in 2019-20. For the current financial year, various global and domestic agencies have projected a sharp contraction of the domestic economy.

      As part of the collaboration, Tech Mahindra has partnered with the winners of Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards, an initiative of the Niti Aayog, to recognise women leaders in entrepreneurship across various sectors like healthcare and life sciences, agritech and education, among others, it added.

      The period of appointment would be initially up to three years, which can be extended up to five years, depending on the requirements or till the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier. The chief economist will analyse and submit inputs for various Cabinet Notes, SFC/EFC Notes and any other issues received from line ministries.

      NITI Aayog is developing seven technology products for the post-Covid-19 era, a government official told ET. “Of these seven, presentations have been made to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Unnati, which is a job portal, and the Swasth app, which will provide the best healthcare facilities via a telemedicine platform, on Tuesday,” the official said.

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will offer production-linked incentives to automobile manufacturers, solar panel makers, and specialty steel to consumer appliance companies, according to documents reviewed by Bloomberg News.

      The report of the panel on 'Sugarcane and Sugar Industry', headed by Niti Aayog Member (Agriculture) Ramesh Chand, was finalised in March 2020. It was posted on the government think-tank's website on Thursday.

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