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COVID-19 antibodies found in 57% of Mumbai slum residents in limited serosurvey by NITI Aayog, BMC, TIFR
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COVID-19 antibodies found in 57% of Mumbai slum residents in limited serosurvey by NITI Aayog, BMC, TIFR

Researchers have inferred from their findings that a high proportion of all infections are likely to be asymptomatic.

Maker spaces hold key to revolutionising education in India, making country truly self-reliant
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Maker spaces hold key to revolutionising education in India, making country truly self-reliant

In an effective Atal Tinkering Lab, the traditional rules of classrooms don’t apply. The teacher becomes a facilitator gently nudging students while focussing on practical applications

With over 70,000 COVID-19 cases, Delhi surpasses Mumbai to become worst-hit city in India
India

With over 70,000 COVID-19 cases, Delhi surpasses Mumbai to become worst-hit city in India

With 3,788 fresh cases, Delhi's COVID-19 tally rose to over 70,000 on Wednesday, surpassing Mumbai to become the worst hit city in India

Aarogya Setu not ‘open source’ in real sense, claim cybersecurity activists, say server code must be made public
India

Aarogya Setu not ‘open source’ in real sense, claim cybersecurity activists, say server code must be made public

Cybersecurity activists have termed the Indian government's claim of making the source code of Aarogya Setu app public as half-truth.

Migrant exodus likely to peak next month, says NITI Aayog affiliate; warns return to cities may take over a year
India

Migrant exodus likely to peak next month, says NITI Aayog affiliate; warns return to cities may take over a year

When will migrants return to the cities? No one knows the answer, but the experts handling the labour issues for decades, believe that only 10 percent of migrant workers have returned to their home states and that the numbers could increase in June and July

COVID-19 impact: NITI Aayog suggests short-duration R&D projects for quick results; says self-reliance should be rural development model
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COVID-19 impact: NITI Aayog suggests short-duration R&D projects for quick results; says self-reliance should be rural development model

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar suggested a seven-point development model for India laying stress on the need to make development a public movement on the lines of the freedom movement.

Is this government pushing India back to the Indira era? Idea of economic nationalism will work only if backed by structural reform
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Is this government pushing India back to the Indira era? Idea of economic nationalism will work only if backed by structural reform

Narendra Modi, who had positioned himself over the years as a trade liberalist and a free-trade champion on global platforms such as Davos, has been taking an increasingly and distinctly protectionist turn.

Delhi HC seeks Centre's reply on plea to de-link Aarogya Setu app from website promoting e-pharmacies; next hearing on 29 May
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Delhi HC seeks Centre's reply on plea to de-link Aarogya Setu app from website promoting e-pharmacies; next hearing on 29 May

The plea said the authorities have allowed government developed mobile application Aarogya Setu to be used for the benefit of selected handpicked companies.

India's coronavirus numbers continue to defy experts' projections; flattening of curve remains distant proposition
India

India's coronavirus numbers continue to defy experts' projections; flattening of curve remains distant proposition

If anything can be gleaned from the repeatedly dashed hopes and predictions of experts, is that the aphorism "all models are wrong but some models are useful" rings particularly true in the case of coronavirus.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Shastri Bhawan partially sealed after senior law ministry official tests positive for COVID-19
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Shastri Bhawan partially sealed after senior law ministry official tests positive for COVID-19

Authorities sealed a floor of Shastri Bhawan, which houses several important ministries, on Tuesday after a senior official tested positive for the coronavirus, the second incident of a government building being partially cordoned off in Lutyen's Delhi within a week.

Farm growth not to be impacted much this fiscal due to coronavirus lockdown, says Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar
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Farm growth not to be impacted much this fiscal due to coronavirus lockdown, says Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

The country's farm sector is functioning smoothly despite COVID-19 lockdown and there will not be much impact on its growth in the current fiscal unlike other sectors, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Wednesday

Coronavirus India Roundup, April 28: NITI Aayog Delhi sealed, higher than average death rate in Maharashtra & Gujarat
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Coronavirus India Roundup, April 28: NITI Aayog Delhi sealed, higher than average death rate in Maharashtra & Gujarat

According to the Indian Health Ministry, there are 29,435 cases in the country so far. Of these, 6,869 have recovered while 934 have unfortunately died.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad among 15 'high case load' places, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad among 15 'high case load' places, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has identified Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Indore, Hyderabad, Pune and Jaipur among the 15 places of "high case load", and said India's success in battling COVID-19 is dependent on them

Coronavirus Outbreak: NITI Aayog building in Delhi sealed for 48 hours after officer tests positive; contacts asked to self-quarantine
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: NITI Aayog building in Delhi sealed for 48 hours after officer tests positive; contacts asked to self-quarantine

The NITI Aayog building in the National Capital has been sealed for 48 hours, after a director level officer tested positive for coronavirus

RBI measures to expand bank credit, boost liquidity, says NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar
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RBI measures to expand bank credit, boost liquidity, says NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar

The RBI measures will revive credit flow by commercial banks and targeted long-term repo operation (LTRO) would further activate the corporate bond market and also provide much-needed liquidity to NBFCs, NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar said on Friday

Coronavirus outbreak will push a vast section deeper into poverty and hunger; governments must take these steps to ease suffering
India

Coronavirus outbreak will push a vast section deeper into poverty and hunger; governments must take these steps to ease suffering

Despite the lockdown, state governments or the Union government should make special provisions to ensure that unemployed workers return home, either to be rid of the burden of paying extra for a roof, or to escape shelters and camps where an outbreak of COVID-19 could spread calamitously.

Coronavirus Outbreak: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant writes to NGOs for assistance in relief measures
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Coronavirus Outbreak: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant writes to NGOs for assistance in relief measures

NITI Aayog said that the empowered group conducted detailed deliberations with 40-plus prominent CSOs and NGOs working in different parts of the country and with different communities.

COVID-19 update: ICMR rolls out rapid antibody tests in hotspots as number of cases rise to 3374 across India
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COVID-19 update: ICMR rolls out rapid antibody tests in hotspots as number of cases rise to 3374 across India

CoroFlu — a potential COVID-19 vaccine — may be ready for human clinical trials by autumn 2020, Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech said Friday.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Need to build manufacturing base for PPE, ventilators, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Need to build manufacturing base for PPE, ventilators, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday said there is a need to build a manufacturing base for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ventilators not only for the Covid-19 outbreak but for the future as well

India well prepared, coronavirus impact will be 'much smaller and manageable': NITI Aayog member
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India well prepared, coronavirus impact will be 'much smaller and manageable': NITI Aayog member

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak in India will be "much smaller and manageable" as the big decision of nationwide lockdown and travel restrictions were put in place much before other countries, a NITI Aayog member said on Wednesday