Sunday, 7 August, 2022
TopicNiti Aayog

Topic: Niti Aayog

AI isn’t just for future but the past too—it’s identifying Jews in photos from World War II

Here are 6 ways the technology is being used around the world to help us understand the past and prepare for the future.

‘Do not find NITI Aayog meeting useful:’ KCR writes to PM Modi, to boycott meet

In a letter to Modi, Rao said he is staying away from the meeting as a mark of strong protest against the present ‘discriminating’ trend of the Centre towards States.

States, municipalities — who should levy professional tax? Modi, CMs to discuss in NITI Aayog meet

Discussion will take place at NITI Aayog's governing council meeting. The tax is at present levied by 21 state govts, with urban local bodies in only a few places authorised to impose & collect it.

Samaaj, Bazaar, Sarkaar—3 players that can save both India’s rivers and urban colonies

In 'Samaaj, Sarkaar, Bazaar: A Citizen-First Approach', Rohini Nilekani outlines her philosophy of restoring the balance between state and markets.

Indian think tanks are growing in big numbers under Modi. But impact, influence questionable

As of 2020, India had the third highest number of think tanks, their growth led by complicated policy questions and greater democratisation of data.

No rehab for rare species, oil spill checks — govt panel flags gaps in Great Nicobar vision plan

Tasked with granting environmental clearance, expert panel has sought more details on NITI Aayog’s plans to develop the biodiversity-rich island, so it can make an ‘informed’ decision.

Centre plans to slash production cost of green hydrogen to $1/kg to spur clean energy use

To help fund this transition, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has called on global funders, including World Bank, to structure guarantee programs to help access funds at low rates.

Move over SaaS, it’s time for BaaS – why battery swapping can dramatically change EV game

Rise of e-two-wheelers, and MoRTH and NITI Aayog’s battery swapping policy could be the push e-vehicles needed to compete with ICEs.

How my district became first in Bihar to have Menstrual Hygiene Management plan: IAS officer

Women in rural Bihar should be able to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health, the MHM plan is the first step, says Purnea DM.

World Bank veteran, NCAER chief — Who is NITI Aayog’s new vice-chairman Suman Bery

Bery, a former member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, will take over on 1 May from Rajiv Kumar. 

On Camera

YourTurn

A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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