Wednesday, 19 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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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
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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