Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicNiti Aayog

Topic: Niti Aayog

‘Poor charging infrastructure, high prices’ — what’s putting the brakes on India’s 2030 EV target

Two-wheeler electric vehicles faring well, but long charging duration & expensive batteries may dent govt’s ambitions, says Indian Venture and Alternate Capital Association report.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.