Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicNiti Aayog

Topic: Niti Aayog

Govt health officials don’t last more than 14-15 months in key posts, shows NITI Aayog report

Tenures of 3 key state-level officials — principal secretary, mission director (National Health Mission), and director (health services) — were less than 24 months in most states.

Policy making for the future of dispute resolution begins. Meet NITI Aayog’s ODR plan

ODR provides individuals who would have otherwise been defeated by the thought of agitating for their rights the encouragement to attempt dispute resolution.

Nitish govt writes to NITI Aayog over decade-old demand, seeks special status for Bihar

In a letter to NITI Aayog vice-chairman, the state minister for planning & implementation Bijendra Yadav asserted that Bihar 'fulfilled' the criteria set for grant of special status.

Mask use in India below 60%, even lower than months before Covid 2nd wave: VK Paul

Such 'collective carelessness' cost us dearly in the past, says Niti Aayog member V.K. Paul. Health ministry says international travelers hampering contact tracing by giving incorrect addresses.

Lack of senior doctors, only 3-5% hospital beds: NITI Aayog finds big gaps in emergency care

Report also found that although 88% of hospitals had in-house ambulances, only 3% had trained paramedics needed to assist ambulance services. 

Bengaluru best city for jobs & economic growth, Kolkata worst — Niti Aayog’s SDG Urban index

Overall, Shimla, Coimbatore & Thiruvananthapuram have topped the Niti Aayog's SDG Urban Index, while Dhanbad & Meerut are the worst performers.

Nagaland emerges as worst-performing state in Northeast SDG Index, experts blame insurgency

According to NITI Aayog's North Eastern Region District Sustainable Development Goal Index, Nagaland performed poorly in six goals including no poverty, good health and well-being and infrastructure.

Meghalaya’s matriliny doesn’t help gender equality, fares poorly on Northeast SDG index

First edition of Niti Aayog’s North Eastern Region District Sustainable Development Goal Index shows all 11 Meghalaya districts at the bottom of the gender equality table.

Sikkim, Tripura districts top NE Sustainable Development Goal index, Nagaland, Arunachal come last

Niti Aayog releases first edition of North Eastern Region District SDG Index report that measures performance of the 8 NE states on key aspects of universal well being.

Start-up investments in India fell by 81% in March 2020 compared to 2019, UNDP survey says

Report prepared by UNDP in India in collaboration with Niti Aayog says 85% young entrepreneurs saw negative impact on their business in 2020 thanks to Covid.

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Bloomberg

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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