Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicNiti Aayog

Topic: Niti Aayog

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.

Sugar price hasn’t risen much in a decade and that isn’t healthy

Water-intensive surplus sugarcane production isn’t environmentally sustainable.

Unlock activity can lead to spike in Covid cases — Niti Aayog member tells Kejriwal govt

VK Paul asked the Delhi government to remain watchful and suggested that Centre's advice must be taken before imposing restrictions on inter-state travel.

Indian economy is poised for double-digit growth: Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

Kumar said the disinvestment climate looks better, and the government is also much better prepared for a third Covid wave.

Fast pace of vaccination is key to opening of economy, says Niti Aayog member VK Paul

Paul further said that the third wave of the Covid pandemic can be stopped only if appropriate behaviour is followed and a majority of people are vaccinated.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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