Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Topic: Niti Aayog

Russian students

Ahead of Putin visit, students from Russia & India are collaborating on something special

10 Russian students are in India to work with local students on projects like space tech & clean energy. These will be presented to Putin & Modi on 5 October.
Amitabh Kant

St Stephen’s grad Amitabh Kant calls Hindu College ‘lousy’ at IIC event

The St Stephen’s vs Hindu rivalry came into play at a book launch at Delhi's IIC.

IIT-Chennai to help Amara Raja grab a slice of $300 billion lithium-ion battery market

The battery maker is building a 100 megawatt-hour assembly plant in Andhra Pradesh & is working closely with the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai.
Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha | PTI

Railways electrification will save Rs 13,000 crore in fuel bill: MoS Manoj Sinha

The minister said that energy procurement initiatives have so far saved Rs 7,504 crore. 
Raghuram Rajan

It’s silly to make Raghuram Rajan the scapegoat for demonetisation disaster

The political compulsion to defend demonetisation is understandable as one of the stated goals – to immobilise black money – came a cropper.
Rajiv Kumar

‘Raghuram Rajan’s policies hurt the economy, not demonetisation’

NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar blames former RBI chief Rajan’s actions of cleansing banking sector of NPAs for slowdown of economy.
An anganwadi worker cooks a meal for children under the ICDS scheme in Maharashtra| Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Modi govt official is worried about election fallout of giving cash instead of rations

Rakesh Srivastava says replacing rations with cash transfers for children & women in poll year would look like government is stopping rations.
Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram

Chidambaram lashes out at Modi govt for changing GDP base year to show higher growth

Congress leader rebuts NITI Aayog vice chairman’s claim that Modi govt has surpassed UPA-era growth despite being handed over economy in bad shape.
Narendra Modi on Google search

One graph that captures 50 months of ‘Modi Magic’ on Google

Rahul Gandhi’s hug may have made big news but it’s Aadhaar and Supreme Court collegium that showed steady search interest.
Representational image

Mapping unpaid women’s work is India’s next challenge in its vexed jobs scenario

Women in India spend about 352 minutes a day on unpaid work against 51.8 minutes by men.
Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala opens tomorrow: Bracing for street attacks on women or is SC order unworkable?

The Sabarimala shrine in Kerala is set to open its gates Wednesday to women of all age groups for the first time after the Supreme Court ruling last month. Seve...