Articles about Amitabh Kant
Amitabh Kant is a 1980-batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre and the Chief Executive Officer of the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog). He did his graduation in Economics from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, and an MA in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He entered the Indian Administrative Services and landed his first posting in Thalassery, Kerala. Kant leads Government of India's premier economic initiatives such as Make in India and Startup India, and is known for his stellar work in the tourism sector with Incredible India, Atithi Devo Bhava, and Kerala's God's Own Country campaigns. Over the years, Kant has operated in the Indian governance and policy making sphere in various capacities. Some of his appointments from a long list include Joint Secretary of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India; Secretary of Tourism, Government of Kerala; CEO of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC); and Secretary of Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Government of India; among others. Kant became the CEO of NITI Aayog in 2016 for a fixed two-year term, but his tenure was extended thrice, the latest extension being in 2019, till June 2022.
23 Aug 2021Business
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday launched the National Monetization Pipeline worth Rs. 6 lakh crore.
18 Sep 2020India
To provide passengers with better facilities, the Indian Railways will, for the first time since its inception, charge a nominal user charge from them for crowded stations and the redeveloped ones, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said on Thursday.
15 Aug 2020India
Lav Agarwal, joint secretary of the Health Ministry, the Centre's face in efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic, tested positive for the virus on Friday.
25 May 2020Politics
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.
23 May 2020India
Amitabh Kant, CEO of government's policy think tank NITI Aayog, absolved the Centre of the migrant crisis and said states could have done "much better".
04 May 2020India
Amid reports that migrant workers were asked to pay to be sent home across states, the Centre on Monday said that it had never talked about charging them for the transport.
20 Apr 2020Technology
In a major development, a Bengaluru-based technology company has created an 'affordable ventilator' that does not need electricity to function.
18 Jan 2020Politics
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet will soon welcome new members, including technocrats who could influence major decisions.
03 Aug 2019Business
Recently, data compiled by the World Bank revealed that India slipped to the 7th spot in the global GDP rankings of 2018.
05 Jun 2019Politics
From 2014 to 2019, things have changed for PM Narendra Modi, for better. This time, he got a bigger mandate and he inducted his right-hand man Amit Shah into the Cabinet.
31 Jan 2019Business
Following reports that India's unemployment rate had hit a 45-year high, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar, on Thursday, clarified that the data was "not verified" and was still being processed.
13 Sep 2018India
RBI Governor Urjit Patel is scheduled to deliver a lecture to senior anti-corruption officers working with banks and other public sector organizations next week in New Delhi.
29 Jun 2018India
Gujarat's Dahod district topped the first Delta ranking released today by NITI Aayog that captures incremental improvements of aspirational districts on health, education and other development parameters.
17 Jun 2018Politics
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to express his anger on reports that Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal was "replacing" him at an ongoing NITI Aayog meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
11 Jun 2018India
In a rare move, the government has published public ads inviting applications for 10 junior secretary posts.
30 May 2018Business
Government think-tank NITI Aayog has plans to launch a new online portal through which public data will be made available to private entities, including start-ups, announced NITI Aayog's CEO Amitabh Kant at an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up conclave.
18 May 2018India
Around 4:30AM on Wednesday, when many of us were still rolling on our beds and were in our slumber, there was a Gurugram duo who reached the summit of Mount Everest, becoming India's first father-daughter duo to achieve the feat.
26 Mar 2018India
India, the largest consumer of mobile data in the world, is again ranked 109th in the mobile Internet speed and 67th for fixed broadband speed globally, according to data from Ookla's Speedtest Index.
17 Mar 2018India
The central government will make the scrapping of all commercial vehicles older than 20 years mandatory from 2020, a meeting headed by PM Modi's principal secretary Nripendra Misra decided on Friday.
09 Feb 2018India
Kerala performed the best among India's large states on health index as determined by the NITI Aayog. It was followed by Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.
04 Nov 2017India
Modi government's think-tank NITI Aayog presented a New India @2022 document which envisaged India to be free from "poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism and communalism."
14 Aug 2017India
Public sector undertaking (PSUs) is a sensitive topic. There are two aspects of it - one from the perspective of why it was created in the first place and the other from what it has turned out to be.
01 Aug 2017India
NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya resigned from his post on 1st August. In the next phase, he will return to Columbia University in the US as professor of economics.
12 Jul 2017India
They are called the 'Merry Maidens' of Shillong with a twist.
08 Jun 2017Business
South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd said that it will invest Rs. 4,915crore in its Noida plant to double the production; after acquiring 35-acre land adjacent to the current facility, approved by the Uttar Pradesh government.
16 Apr 2017Business
Visa, Mastercard have now resorted to lobbying their case in order to make sure that they do not lose out in the wake of a cashless economy in India to apps like UPI and BHIM.
03 Sep 2016Business
Around 200 e-commerce companies have come under the scanner of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), many of whom are suspected to be fake.