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NITI Aayog pegs India's gig workforce at 2.35 crore by FY30; pitches for social security measures
Business

NITI Aayog pegs India's gig workforce at 2.35 crore by FY30; pitches for social security measures

Gig workers can be broadly classified into platform and non-platform workers. Platform workers are those whose work is based on online software apps or digital platforms while non-platform gig workers are generally casual wage workers, working part-time or full- time

Parameswaran Iyer, who led PM Modi's flagship Swachh Bharat Mission, appointed as NITI Aayog CEO
India

Parameswaran Iyer, who led PM Modi's flagship Swachh Bharat Mission, appointed as NITI Aayog CEO

The 1981-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, Parameswaran Iyer, replaces Amitabh Kant whose tenure is set to end on 30 June

States must identify all vacancies across govt departments and fill them, says PM Modi
India

States must identify all vacancies across govt departments and fill them, says PM Modi

The national conference of chief secretaries concluded on Friday in which several officials — including young district collectors and magistrates — from the states and union territories as well as the Union ministries participated

PM Modi govt brought number of districts affected by Left-wing extremism down by 70%: Amit Shah
India

PM Modi govt brought number of districts affected by Left-wing extremism down by 70%: Amit Shah

Addressing the inauguration event of the National Tribal Research Institute in Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit shah said that the Modi government also lifted AFSPA from more than 66 per cent area in the Northeast

From law to recycle e-waste to startups for battery manufacturing: A look at Centre's 'circular economy' agenda
India

From law to recycle e-waste to startups for battery manufacturing: A look at Centre's 'circular economy' agenda

The ideas — particularly in the areas of e-waste, green energy and low carbon development strategy, and Electric Vehicle policies — were discussed at a meeting in March this year, attended by top officials of several ministries

India needs close to 1 lakh drone pilots in the years to come: Jyotiraditya Scindia
India

India needs close to 1 lakh drone pilots in the years to come: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Speaking at a Niti Aayog event, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said, 'Today, a drone pilot can be trained by being a 12th class pass, no college degrees are required'

India's top health experts question WHO report on COVID deaths
India

India's top health experts question WHO report on COVID deaths

ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava, NITI Aayog Member (Health) VK Paul and AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria rejected the report as untenable and unfortunate

Explained: The government data on deaths and the scrutiny over COVID-19 mortalities
India

Explained: The government data on deaths and the scrutiny over COVID-19 mortalities

Amid speculation over the actual number of COVID-19 deaths, the government has released the latest CRS data. It shows there was an increase of about 4.75 lakh deaths in 2020 than the previous year, however, it does not reveal how many of it were due to COVID-19

Suman Bery takes charge as NITI Aayog's vice chairman
India

Suman Bery takes charge as NITI Aayog's vice chairman

An experienced policy economist and research administrator, Bery has succeeded Dr Rajiv Kumar as the head of the think tank

Gujarat tops NITI Aayog's State Energy and Climate Index-Round 1
India

Gujarat tops NITI Aayog's State Energy and Climate Index-Round 1

The State Energy and Climate Index (SECI) Round-1 ranks states and UTs on six parameters -- discoms' performance, access affordability and reliability of energy, clean energy initiatives, energy efficiency, environmental sustainability, and new initiatives

Union Cabinet approves extension of Atal Innovation Mission till March 2023
India

Union Cabinet approves extension of Atal Innovation Mission till March 2023

Atal Innovation Mission shall work on its intended target of creating an innovation culture and entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country

Akhilesh Yadav hits out at BJP, says Uttar Pradesh among 3 poorest states as per Niti Aayog's MPI ranking
India

Akhilesh Yadav hits out at BJP, says Uttar Pradesh among 3 poorest states as per Niti Aayog's MPI ranking

Akhilesh Yadav was referring to the Niti Aayog's MPI ranking report according to which Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the poorest states in India

Gennova Biopharmaceuticals submits Phase 2,3 trial data of India's first mRNA COVID vaccine to DCGI
India

Gennova Biopharmaceuticals submits Phase 2,3 trial data of India's first mRNA COVID vaccine to DCGI

The company has also developed an Omicron-specific vaccine which will be tested on humans for efficacy and immunogenicity

Mekedatu reservoir row: Why is this project a bone of contention between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
Politics

Mekedatu reservoir row: Why is this project a bone of contention between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

Karnataka plans to construct a balancing reservoir or a storage dam built downstream of the main reservoir to capture excess water that flows out – over the river Cauvery

Niti Aayog's Health Index: Kerala retains top spot, UP in last place
India

Niti Aayog's Health Index: Kerala retains top spot, UP in last place

According to the report, the gap in the overall performance between the best and the worst performing larger state and UTs narrowed in the current round of the Health Index, while it increased for the smaller states

Bihar govt writes to NITI Aayog seeking special status for state
India

Bihar govt writes to NITI Aayog seeking special status for state

Special Category Status under NITI Aayog is a classification given to assist in the development of those states that face geographical and socio-economic disadvantages and economic and infrastructural backwardness

Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh emerge as poorest states in India: Niti Aayog
India

Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh emerge as poorest states in India: Niti Aayog

As per the Niti Aayog's Multidimensional Poverty Index, 51.91 percent population of Bihar is poor, followed 42.16 percent in Jharkhand and 37.79 percent in Uttar Pradesh

Urban 2.0: How to build future-ready Indian cities with a ‘whole of society’ approach
India

Urban 2.0: How to build future-ready Indian cities with a ‘whole of society’ approach

Indian model of urban planning is heavily borrowed from the American models. Car-based city expansion models would not remain relevant in the Indian context in future

Biological E seeks DCGI approval to conduct Phase 3 trials for Corbevax as booster dose for Covishield, Covaxin
India

Biological E seeks DCGI approval to conduct Phase 3 trials for Corbevax as booster dose for Covishield, Covaxin

Currently, phase 2/3 trials of the RBD protein sub-unit vaccine is underway and the results are likely to be declared this month.

Indian economy's fundamentals strong, private investment picking up, says ex-Niti Aayog VC
India

Indian economy's fundamentals strong, private investment picking up, says ex-Niti Aayog VC

The Indian economy grew by a record 20.1 percent in the April-June quarter this fiscal, helped by a very weak base of last year and a sharp rebound in the manufacturing and services sectors in spite of a devastating second wave of COVID-19