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Piyush Goyal says railways to get cracking on harvesting rainwater at stations, hails Network18's Mission Paani initiative
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Piyush Goyal says railways to get cracking on harvesting rainwater at stations, hails Network18's Mission Paani initiative

Union minister Piyush Goyal, in a recent interview with CNN-News18, said the Indian Railways would "get cracking" on rainwater harvesting at stations.

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant gets two-year extension up to June 2021 as Cabinet's appointments panel gives nod
Business

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant gets two-year extension up to June 2021 as Cabinet's appointments panel gives nod

He was appointed as the CEO of the NITI Aayog on 17 February 2016, for a fixed two-year term.

Electric two-wheelers becoming mainstream by 2025 is easily achievable: Ather Energy founders
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Electric two-wheelers becoming mainstream by 2025 is easily achievable: Ather Energy founders

Ather Energy founders have an ecosystem approach to solve India's EV issues. Here's how they plan to do it.

Indian fintech market to grow to $31 bn by 2020 says Niti Aayog's Amitabh Kant
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Indian fintech market to grow to $31 bn by 2020 says Niti Aayog's Amitabh Kant

Kant said that India is the only country in the world with over a billion mobile connections and biometrics

High growth achieved by India not possible without job creation: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
Business

High growth achieved by India not possible without job creation: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Kant said that when non-NDA ruled states like Karnataka and West Bengal are claiming that jobs are being created, then it was not possible that at all India level, employment is not being generated

Supreme Court scraps NPA circular: Govt, RBI will have to bring new rules, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
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Supreme Court scraps NPA circular: Govt, RBI will have to bring new rules, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

The government and the Reserve Bank will have to bring in a new set of regulations to ensure that borrowers repay their debt on time following the Supreme Court striking down an earlier rule of the monetary authority, NITI Aayog chief executive Amitabh Kant said on Wednesday

India can't achieve 9-10% GDP growth without revolution in farm sector: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
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India can't achieve 9-10% GDP growth without revolution in farm sector: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Kant said there is a need to boost investment in the agriculture sector as well as to introduce new technology and market reforms.

IBM to collaborate with Central and state governments to train over 1 million female students in 3 years
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IBM to collaborate with Central and state governments to train over 1 million female students in 3 years

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said the program is not about conducting technical training session, but to focus on the basics of critical thinking, life skills

E-commerce revolutionised retail sector, will play major role in India growth story: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
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E-commerce revolutionised retail sector, will play major role in India growth story: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Kant noted that driven by the growth in India's retail market, the country's GDP will also witness an increase and result in more job opportunities

Unemployment crisis in India: Why BJP's 2014 election manifesto promising jobs has remained only a political document
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Unemployment crisis in India: Why BJP's 2014 election manifesto promising jobs has remained only a political document

National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), a central agency tasked with carrying out large-scale surveys, has found unemployment in the country at a 45-year high of 6.1 percent in a recent report

Govt says NSSO survey citing high unemployment rate in India not final; official report in March
India

Govt says NSSO survey citing high unemployment rate in India not final; official report in March

Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, who had previously mounted a defence of lowering of UPA-era GDP growth rates, at a press conference on Thursday said the report cited by the newspaper "is not finalised. It is a draft report".

Congress mourns death of National Statistical Commission, will remembers its fight to release 'untainted' GDP data: P Chidambaram
Politics

Congress mourns death of National Statistical Commission, will remembers its fight to release 'untainted' GDP data: P Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram said the party mourns the death of the National Statistical Commission and will remember its valiant fight to release 'untainted' GDP data and employment data

Two members of National Statistical Commission quit; PC Mohanan and JV Meenakshi resign over disagreement with govt
India

Two members of National Statistical Commission quit; PC Mohanan and JV Meenakshi resign over disagreement with govt

Two independent members of the National Statistical Commission, PC Mohanan and JV Meenakshi, have resigned over a disagreement with the government on certain issues, an official said on Tuesday.

Investments in December quarter dive to more than a decade low on concerns of bad debt, 2019 general election
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Investments in December quarter dive to more than a decade low on concerns of bad debt, 2019 general election

The plunge in the investments is mainly attributed to concerns of rising bad debt and policy confusion ahead of the general elections in 2019.

High growth rate in manufacturing on sustainable basis a doable challenge, says Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
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High growth rate in manufacturing on sustainable basis a doable challenge, says Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

On a sectoral basis, growth in the manufacturing gross value added has to be 14.6 percent year after year, Kant said.

Indian telecom sector brutally challenging, yet offers ample opportunities, says senior govt official
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Indian telecom sector brutally challenging, yet offers ample opportunities, says senior govt official

Sundararajan said $100 billion sectoral investment enshrined in the national digital communications policy is not an over-estimate.

Water management to play key role in India's economic growth: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
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Water management to play key role in India's economic growth: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Kant stated that 30 percent of urban and 70 percent of rural water comes from groundwater, which is depleting rapidly.

World Bank ease of doing business ranking: Higher FDI inflows is okay, but why is it not boosting economic growth?
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World Bank ease of doing business ranking: Higher FDI inflows is okay, but why is it not boosting economic growth?

Gross fixed capital formation (GFCF), which is an indicator of investment in the economy, has also been going down steadily – from 34.31 percent of GDP in 2011-12 to 28.5 percent in 2017-18

India will need $4.5 trillion till 2040 for infrastructure development: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
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India will need $4.5 trillion till 2040 for infrastructure development: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Kant said that there is an urgent need to restructure entire existing public-private partnership (PPP) framework as there are delays in the completion of infrastructure projects due to disputes

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant urges judiciary to ensure speedy resolution of commercial cases
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NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant urges judiciary to ensure speedy resolution of commercial cases

Speaking at The Economist India Summit in Mumbai, Kant highlighted the need for establishing commercial courts in the lower courts for expediting the process.