Saturday, 18 August, 2018

Topic: Niti Aayog

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.
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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.
A cow shelter where urine is processed in Uttar Pradesh | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Niti Aayog pushes for cow dung & urine farming technique, experts cast doubts on method 

Experts, including those at Niti Aayog, say ZBNF method doesn’t provide vital nutrients, may not stand up to pest attack.

Blockchain coming to India’s aid in war on fake drugs

The government plans to track and authenticate the drugs at each stage of their journey from pharmaceutical companies to the patient’s home.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port

Weak rupee not enough to tip the scale in favour of Indian exports

Demand-killing trade war threatens Indian exports that have already been hurt by policy disruptions over the past 2 years.
An Air India aircraft | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Ailing Air India working on Lufthansa-style makeover for its in-flight entertainment

Air India plans to introduce iPads, pre-loaded with films and documentaries, to its business and first class passengers on international flights.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

NFDC may not be shut after all as I&B ministry comes up with a fresh merger plan

Previous I&B minister Smriti Irani had decided to shut it down, but the ministry is now keen on merging two other units with NFDC.
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Modi says ‘Team India’, but he is intolerant towards non-NDA chief ministers

The ‘Team India’ concept has not worked as much as PM Modi expected, and the NITI Aayog itself is a ‘work in progress.’
PM Narendra Modi shakes hands with Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu as Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Kerela CM Pinarayi Vijayan | PTI

Delhi needs an ‘intervention’, and it may be the end of good times for Mallya

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A worker refuels a scooter | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Oil price cut depends on Modi govt’s ability to convince BJP-ruled states: Rajiv Kumar

The NITI Aayog vice chairman says the government must speak to BJP chief ministers as his organisation has no more leverage with the states for a cut in oil
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What Surjit Bhalla got wrong about our study on spatial inequality in India

Three richest states in India are three times as rich as three poorest, which is why we can't ignore spatial inequality.

Devastating Kerala floods: National indifference or political partisanship?

Heavy rain hit Kerala on 8 August leading to floods that have affected 443 villages. By Friday, the death toll rose to 177. The Centre announced a relatively...