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UNICEF, NITI Aayog tie up for child empowerment

UNICEF, NITI Aayog tie up for child empowerment

New Delhi As per a release, the plan will be implemented through Atal Tinkering Lab initiative to orient the burgeoning innovation ecosystem towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on child rights. The LoI was signed by Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF representative in India, and Ramanathan Ramanan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission. “Through this

'Zero-budget farming to help double farmer's income'

‘Zero-budget farming to help double farmer’s income’

‘Zero-budget farming to help double farmer’s income’. NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Monday said that zero budget natural farming (ZNBF) is one of the most potent methods to double the farmers’ income by 2022. “A paradigm shift is needed in Indian agriculture because if you want to double farmers’ income. You have to

PM Modi to chair NITI Aayog meeting today

NITI Aayog meeting: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan today. The Council is likely to discuss important issues such as measures taken to double farmers’ income; progress of flagship schemes such as Ayushman Bharat, National Nutrition Mission, and Mission Indradhanush; development of

NITI Aayog, Piramal Foundation ink agreement to transform Aspirational Districts

NITI Aayog, Piramal Foundation ink agreement to transform Aspirational Districts. The NITI Aayog and Piramal Foundation entered into a Statement of Intent (SoI) to work closely with the District Collectors and Key officers of ‘Aspirational Districts’ to support their transformation in terms of healthcare, education and nutrition. Earlier this year, NITI Aayog ranked 115 Aspirational

Habits need to change to root out corruption: Rajnath

Habits need to change to root out corruption: Rajnath

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said procedural reforms were not enough to root out corruption, but people also have to change their habits to eliminate the menace.Releasing a book titled “On the Trail of the Black”, he said the intention of the Narendra Modi government on corruption cannot be questioned and that the prime minister

Aadhaar required for availing food under nutrition mission

Aadhaar required for availing food under nutrition mission

Aadhaar required availing food nutrition mission: Aadhaar registration is required for children availing food under the centrally-sponsored National Nutrition Mission, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development Virendra Kumar said the use of Aadhaar as an identity document for delivery of services or benefits or subsidies simplifies

Rajya Sabha concerned over stubble burning

Rajya Sabha concerned over stubble burning: The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday expressed concern over stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana causing environmental and health concerns in the National Capital Region (NCR). Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pratap Singh Bajwa raised the issue during Zero Hour and sought financial help for farmers to prevent stubble burning. “Stubble burning is

15th Finance Commission holds its first meeting

The newly constituted 15th Finance Commission held its first meeting in Delhi on Monday and touched upon preliminary discussions regarding its terms of reference. “We covered issues that need to be addressed, went over terms of reference given to us by president,” commission chairman NK Singh said. The commission also agreed that it would expedite meetings

Redundant Debit, credit cards, ATMs in coming 4 years: Niti Aayog CEO

Debit, credit cards, ATMs will be redundant in 4 years: Niti Aayog CEO

Redundant Debit, credit cards, ATMs in coming 4 years: Niti Aayog CEO. Niti Aayog chief executive officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant on Saturday said debit and credit cards as well as ATMs will be redundant in next three-four years and people will use their mobile phones for financial transactions.He further said that with India being a

Panel reminds Centre of payback time for Punab's farmers

Panel reminds Centre of payback time for Punjab’s farmers

Panel reminds Centre of payback time for Punjab’s farmers. A high level panel headed by NITI Aayog adviser Tajamul Haque has advocated that the centre should help Punjab with financial aid for farmers’ loan waiver, since the state, by becoming the food bowl of India, had bailed the country out at a time when it

Better ways to tackle farm distress than loan waivers: Ramesh Chand

Better ways to tackle farm distress than loan waivers: Ramesh Chand

Better ways to tackle farm distress than loan waivers: Ramesh Chand. Niti Aayog member Ramesh Chand has said there are more effective ways to deal with problems of farmers than loan waivers which benefit only a fraction of agriculturists. States including Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra have announced farm loan waivers adding up to Rs 1.3

Rajiv Kumar takes charge as Niti Aayog Vice Chairman

Rajiv Kumar takes charge as Niti Aayog vice-chairman

Rajiv Kumar takes charge as Niti Aayog vice-chairman.     Noted economist Rajiv Kumar today took over as the vice-chairman of government think tank Niti Aayog. Kumar replaced Arvind Panagariya, an Indian-American economist who left the think tank yesterday to return to academia.Kumar was a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR). He holds

India facing problem of severe under-employment: Niti Aayog

India facing problem of severe under-employment: Niti Aayog

India facing problem of severe under-employment: Niti

India facing problem of severe under-employment: Niti Aayog

India facing problem of severe under-employment: Niti Aayog

India facing problem of severe under-employment: Niti Aayog. Making a case for promoting highly productive and well paid jobs, Niti Aayog has said that not unemployment but a “severe under-employment” is the main problem facing the country.   The government think-tank in its three-year action plan, released last week, has said that a focus on

Niti Aayog invites applications for Mentor India

Niti Aayog invites applications for Mentor India

Niti Aayog invites applications for Mentor India. Niti Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), the government’s flagship programme to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, is inviting applications for ‘Mentor India’ initiative.Mentor India is as a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor schools students in 900+ Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) established by

NITI Aayog CEO to launch Mentor India Campaign tomorrow

NITI Aayog CEO to launch Mentor India Campaign tomorrow

NITI Aayog CEO to launch Mentor India Campaign tomorrow. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will tomorrow launch the Mentor India Campaign, a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can nurture and guide students at more than 900 Atal Tinkering Labs.Atal Tinkering Labs have been established across the country as a part of the

Over 90 lakh farmers benefited from crop insurance scheme: Officials

Over 90 lakh farmers benefited from crop insurance scheme: Officials

Over 90 lakh farmers have benefited from the crop insurance scheme during the Kharif season last year and the Rabi season in 2016-17, a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was told here today.   The prime minister was informed that claims of over Rs 7,700 crore have already been paid to farmers under

Economist Rajiv Kumar To Head NITI Aayog

Economist Rajiv Kumar To Head NITI

Economist Rajiv Kumar To Head NITI Aayog

Economist Dr Rajiv Kumar was on Saturday night named the new Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog, five days after the incumbent Arvind Panagariya announced he was quitting to return to academics. The government also appointed Dr Vinod Paul, a pediatrician at AIIMS, as a member of the Aayog. A DPhil in economics from Oxford and a

Niti panel for strengthening cooperative banks in Punjab

Niti panel strengthening cooperative banks Punjab. Niti Aayog has set up an expert committee to develop a road map for strengthening district central cooperative banks in Punjab, a release said on Tuesday. The decision to set up the committee under member Ramesh Chand was taken by Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya on Tuesday in a