NITI Aayog: News
27 May 2023Ravi Shankar Prasad
BJP slams 8 CMs who skipped NITI Aayog's key meeting
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday slammed the chief ministers from opposition parties who boycotted NITI Aayog's Governing Council Meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi, reported PTI.
27 May 2023Narendra Modi
PM Modi chairs NITI Aayog meeting; Kejriwal, Mamata, Nitish boycott
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday presided over the NITI Aayog's (National Institution for Transforming India) eighth Governing Council Meeting at the new Convention Centre in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
26 May 2023Arvind Kejriwal
Ordinance row: 'Boycotting NITI Aayog meeting,' Kejriwal writes to Modi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to PM Narendra Modi on Friday, saying he wouldn't be attending the NITI Aayog meeting. He questioned the purpose of attending it when "cooperative federalism is a joke" and the PM does not abide by the Supreme Court.
07 Aug 2022Telangana
PM to chair NITI Aayog meet today; KCR to boycott
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the NITI Aayog's (National Institution for Transforming India) seventh Governing Council meeting on Sunday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
16 Dec 2021Narendra Modi
Cabinet clears proposal to raise marriage-age for women to 21
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday passed a proposal to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 18 years to 21, reports said.
08 Dec 2021Indian Economy
India's richest 10% hold 57% of national income: Inequality Report
India stands out as a "poor and very unequal country, with an affluent elite," according to the World Inequality Report 2022.
16 Sep 2021Union Health Ministry
COVID-19: Centre says October-November most crucial; warns against festivities
NITI Aayog member Dr. VK Paul Thursday said that the coming two months, October and November, are the most crucial months to contain the surge of COVID-19 infections in the country.
14 Jun 2021Bollywood
Tribute to Sushant: One year of losing and missing him
It was a lazy Sunday afternoon on June 14, last year, when people were casually scrolling through their smartphones.
22 Feb 2021India
COVID-19: Private sector to have bigger role in vaccination soon
The private sector is all set to have a larger participation in India's ongoing coronavirus vaccination drive.
20 Feb 2021Narendra Modi
PM Modi chairs sixth Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog
PM Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of federal policy-making body NITI Aayog through video conferencing attended by the state Chief Ministers, Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories, and other authorities.
29 Dec 2020India
Government assures vaccine will work against new COVID-19 strain
There is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines will not work against the new strain of the coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday.
27 Dec 2020Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
COVID-19 task force details plan to detect new coronavirus strain
The national task force on COVID-19 on Saturday discussed surveillance strategies for the newly-detected strain of coronavirus in the United Kingdom, which is believed to be more infectious.
23 Dec 2020India
Coronavirus: 22 who returned to India from UK test positive
At least 22 people who returned to India from the United Kingdom in the past few days have tested positive for COVID-19.
22 Dec 2020United Kingdom
New coronavirus strain doesn't affect potential of vaccines, says government
The new strain of the coronavirus detected in the United Kingdom has no impact on the potential of emerging vaccines, the government said on Tuesday.
21 Dec 2020Harsh Vardhan
Coronavirus vaccination may start in January, says Health Minister
India may begin vaccinating people against coronavirus in January, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday, giving hope to a country that has lost more than a lakh to the fatal disease.
08 Dec 2020Oxford University
COVID-19 vaccine may get license in coming weeks: Health Ministry
India may license some COVID-19 vaccines in the next few weeks, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
01 Dec 2020Farmers
It's cold outside: Government invites agitating farmers for talks today
As protest by farmers intensified, the government again reached out to them asking them to come for a conversation today at 3 pm. They have been called for talks at Vigyan Bhawan but the farmers haven't made a decision about attending it yet.
22 Nov 2020Hindustan Times
Russia's Sputnik V to start human trials in India soon
Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate, called Sputnik V, is expected to start human trials in India soon.
19 Nov 2020India
Can deliver coronavirus vaccine in a few months: Health Minister
India's Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said today that deliveries of coronavirus vaccine will happen within a few months, adding that the country's scientists are way ahead in terms of research.
19 Nov 2020Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi: 131 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, highest tally ever
A record 131 died in Delhi on Wednesday of coronavirus-linked complications, making yesterday's death tally the worst since the outbreak. A total of 7,943 have died so far.
18 Nov 2020Pfizer
Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine '95% effective'; to seek emergency US authorization
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German drugmaker BioNTech on Wednesday said their COVID-19 vaccine has been found 95% effective in final trials.
13 Nov 2020Haryana
Coronavirus: Gurugram runs out of rapid antigen test kits
Already facing a surge of coronavirus cases, Gurugram on Thursday faced an unprecedented problem — the Haryana city ran out of rapid antigen test kits.
31 Oct 2020Amit Shah
Coronavirus: Delhi crosses 5,000-mark for third straight day, rings alarm
Delhi is once again being burdened by coronavirus caseload, as for the third consecutive day on Friday, the National Capital recorded more than 5,000 cases. On Friday, a record 5,891 fresh cases came to the fore; on Thursday, Delhi reported 5,739 cases, and on Wednesday, 5,673 cases.
04 Oct 2020Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine to reach 25 crore Indians by mid-2021: Government
The Indian government is planning to provide vaccines to roughly 25 crore people by July 2021, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday.
18 Sep 2020Indian Railways
In a first, Railways to levy "user-charge" to redevelop stations
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.
16 Sep 2020Russia News
Dr. Reddy's bringing coronavirus vaccine to India by 2020-end
In a major development, Hyderabad-based pharma company Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has partnered with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to source their Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for India.
15 Aug 2020World Health Organization
Lav Agarwal, government's face during press meets, tests coronavirus positive
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.
29 Jul 2020Mumbai
Coronavirus infected 57% slum-dwellers, 16% societies' residents in Mumbai: Survey
A sero-survey, conducted by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in Mumbai to judge the extent of the spread of coronavirus, found that more people living in slums were exposed to the deadly virus than those staying in other areas.
27 May 2020MeitY
Finally, government open-sources Aarogya Setu: Here's what it means
In a major development, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has open-sourced Aarogya Setu, its contact-tracing app for COVID-19.
25 May 2020Maharashtra
Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.
23 May 2020India
States could've done much better: NITI Aayog CEO on migrant-crisis
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".
21 May 2020Indian Institute of Science
Log 9 ties up with IISc for its 'CoronaOven' project
Nanotechnology start-up Log 9 Materials has partnered with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for advancing the work on its novel 'CoronaOven' disinfection chamber.
29 Apr 2020Farmers
Agricultural growth not affected by COVID-19, says government
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said that the agriculture sector remains unaffected even as India is under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
28 Apr 2020India
NITI Aayog employee tests coronavirus positive, building sealed
The office of NITI Aayog, the government's think tank, was sealed on Tuesday for 48 hours after an employee tested positive for coronavirus. The results came out around 9 am today.
24 Apr 2020Madhya Pradesh
Coronavirus: Doubling rate slows to 10 days, says government
The central government on Friday said that the coronavirus cases in India are now doubling over 10 days.
22 Apr 2020India
Lockdown relaxations: Shops of electric fans, educational books can function
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) revised guidelines as to what's allowed and what's not during the ongoing 40-day lockdown period, imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.
07 Feb 2020Goa
Alcohol to become expensive in Goa: Here's why
Goa's celebrated tag of providing cheap liquor may be snatched away soon, as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant hiked rates in the maiden budget that he presented on Thursday.
02 Feb 2020Indian Railways
Tata Group among companies interested in running 150 private trains
The Tata Group is among the companies that have indicated an interest in running private trains, Railway Board Chairperson Vinod Kumar Yadav said Saturday.
19 Jan 2020Jammu And Kashmir
Internet used for watching dirty films in J&K: VK Saraswat
NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat justified the suspension of internet services in Jammu and Kashmir by saying that it was only used for "watching dirty films."
29 Sep 2019Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
PM Modi reorganizes Prime Minister's Office (PMO); shuffles work allocation
Before starting his week-long trip to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed the process of revamping his office, formally known as Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
25 Sep 2019EPFO
Government seeks SC/ST employee data from companies under EPFO
The Ministry of Labor and Employment has launched a survey asking companies contributing to the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) to declare the number of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) employees.
23 Sep 2019Make in India
Vegan eggs, waterless shampoo steal attention at IIT-Delhi's Industry Day
On Saturday, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, observed its third edition of the annual Industry Day event.
Eggless 'anda bhurji'? Apparently, IIT-Delhi researchers have developed one
As veganism continues to grow popular, researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, have created an egg substitute derived from plants.
03 Aug 2019India
NITI Aayog CEO says 'too many reforms' behind economic slowdown
Recently, data compiled by the World Bank revealed that India slipped to the 7th spot in the global GDP rankings of 2018.
01 Jul 2019India
Chennai water crisis: Five easy ways to conserve water
This year, Chennai is facing one of the worst water crises, with its reservoirs dried up, groundwater depleting alarmingly, and severe water shortage.
23 Jun 2019India
India wants to make bikes, scooters electric by 2025
In a matter of years, India may take a giant leap towards electric mobility.
15 Jun 2019West Bengal
At NITI-Aayog meet, Modi talks about making India $5-trillion economy
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the fifth meeting of the NITI Aayog's Governing Council. This was the first meeting which PM Modi chaired after BJP got a historic mandate in Lok Sabha elections, whose results were declared on May 23.
14 Apr 2019Raghuram Rajan
Modi government made 'unprecedented' progress in tackling corruption: Arvind Panagariya
Former NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya has said the Modi government has achieved "major successes" in social sector programmes like Ayushman Bharat, PM-Kisan and rural electrification.
30 Mar 2019Union Cabinet
NITI Aayog offering internship opportunity: All you need to know
NITI Internship Scheme is an opportunity for all students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and post graduate courses in any recognized institute or university.
31 Jan 2019India
NITI Aayog: Report claiming 45-year high unemployment unverified
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.
30 Jan 2019Twitter
Chidambaram 'mourns' NSC's death, blames government's 'malicious negligence'
With two members of the National Statistical Commission resigning, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today said that one more venerable institution has died due to the government's "malicious negligence".
03 Jan 2019Technology
Soon, CBSE schools will teach artificial intelligence: Details here
In a bid to take technology education to a new front, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to add artificial intelligence (AI) as a subject for students.
02 Jan 2019India
After PM Modi's 2019 interview, Congress asks unanswered questions
Minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his first interview of the year to ANI on Tuesday, Congress held a press conference and asked unanswered questions.
20 Dec 2018India
Soon, govt could impose Rs. 12,000 fee on petrol/diesel vehicles
In a bid to push for greater usage of electric vehicles (EVs) in India, the government is on the verge of creating disincentives for petrol, diesel car owners.
11 Dec 2018India
Eminent economist and columnist Surjit Bhalla resigns from EAC-PM
Eminent economist and columnist Surjit Bhalla today said that he had resigned as a part-time member of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) on December 1.
30 Nov 2018Jammu And Kashmir
PDP, People's Conference spar over Center's decision to extend rail-link
Mainstream politicians in Kashmir have welcomed the Center's decision to extend the Banihal-Baramulla railway link in the valley to the frontier district of Kupwara, but the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the People's Conference jostled on the social media seeking credit for the decision.
10 Nov 2018Assam
Assam: 16 newborns die within a week, probe ordered
In a series of shocking incidents, at least 16 newborns died within a week at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital in Assam (JMCH).
08 Nov 2018Narendra Modi
Ashok Chavan calls demonetization biggest mistake of Modi government
Speaking on the second anniversary of demonetization, senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan today described it as the "biggest mistake of Modi government" and claimed that it resulted in the slowdown of the economy.
04 Nov 2018Tripura
Tripura government laying stress on international connectivity: Transport Minister
The Tripura government has laid stress on international connectivity through roads, railways, and waterways for development of the state, its Transport Minister Pranajit Singha Roy said.
16 Oct 2018India
India to partner with developing countries to achieve SDGs
India will continue to partner fellow developing countries in a spirit of South-South cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi said at the United Nations.
14 Oct 2018Mukesh Ambani
PM Modi to brainstorm with global CEOs on oil scenario
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tomorrow brainstorm with Chief Executives of top global and Indian oil and gas companies on emerging energy scenario, with ripples from the US sanctions on Iran and volatile oil prices threatening growth.
14 Oct 2018India
#CareerBytes: List of government websites to follow for UPSC preparation
The Indian Civil Services exam, commonly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year.
03 Oct 2018India
UPSC: Top apps and websites to crack the IAS exam
The Indian Civil Services exam, commonly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year.
23 Sep 2018Narendra Modi
Rajnath Singh launches Ayushman Bharat scheme in Lucknow
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today launched the Center's flagship Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), Ayushman Bharat, in Lucknow, his Parliamentary constituency, noting that it will prove to be a "Modi kawach" (Modi shield) for the poor.