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Rajiv Kumar steps down, Suman K Bery to be new NITI Aayog vice chairman
India

Rajiv Kumar steps down, Suman K Bery to be new NITI Aayog vice chairman

Suman K Bery will take charge from 1 May, 2022, an official order said. Kumar's tenure will end on 30 April.

Indian economy has recovered 'handsomely' from pandemic-induced disruptions, says ex-NITI Ayog VC Arvind Panagariya
India

Indian economy has recovered 'handsomely' from pandemic-induced disruptions, says ex-NITI Ayog VC Arvind Panagariya

Panagariya suggested that the government must now signal its intention to wind down the fiscal deficit by cutting it by a half-to-one percentage point in 2022-23

NITI Aayog, UNICEF launch nutrition profiles for 19 states, UTs that map out performance across districts
India

NITI Aayog, UNICEF launch nutrition profiles for 19 states, UTs that map out performance across districts

Each states nutrition profile has included key takeaways for children, women and men and identified areas for further improvement.

Single COVID-19 vaccine shot 96.6% effective in preventing death, two doses 97.5%, says ICMR
India

Single COVID-19 vaccine shot 96.6% effective in preventing death, two doses 97.5%, says ICMR

The figures are based on data collated between 18 April and 15 August this year. ICMR chief Balram Bhargava mentioned that the vaccines have a 'protective effect against death' across age groups

Bharat Biotech’s intranasal vaccine for COVID-19: Everything we know so far about BBV154
India

Bharat Biotech’s intranasal vaccine for COVID-19: Everything we know so far about BBV154

The intranasal vaccine BBV154 is being tested to check if it prevents infection, halts person-to-person transmission, and progression of COVID-19.

India fast-tracks approvals for foreign COVID-19 vaccines to bridge supply gap amid surging cases
India

India fast-tracks approvals for foreign COVID-19 vaccines to bridge supply gap amid surging cases

It will still be mandatory for companies to conduct a bridging trial in India after the individual vaccines are given EUA.

India's metro cities will run out of groundwater in next 10 yrs, claims NITI Ayog report; 40% populace will have no access to drinking water by 2030
India

India's metro cities will run out of groundwater in next 10 yrs, claims NITI Ayog report; 40% populace will have no access to drinking water by 2030

The recent report of NITI Ayog on groundwater level says 21 Indian cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad - will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting around 100 million people. It also says that 40 percent of India's population will have no access to drinking water by 2030.

'One nation, one poll' deliberation today: KCR to skip Narendra Modi's meeting with party chiefs, son KT Rama Rao to represent TRS
Politics

'One nation, one poll' deliberation today: KCR to skip Narendra Modi's meeting with party chiefs, son KT Rama Rao to represent TRS

TRS President and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao would not attend Wednesday's meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the 'one nation, one election' issue. K T Rama Rao, working President of the party and son of the chief minister, would represent the TRS in the meeting.

Goa environmentalists cheer Pramod Sawant's proposal for rain harvesting, raising ground water level
India

Goa environmentalists cheer Pramod Sawant's proposal for rain harvesting, raising ground water level

t the NITI Ayog's meeting in New Delhi on Saturday, Sawant said his government would take steps to ensure proper rainwater harvesting to overcome scarcity in the state. Karnataka and Goa, the riparian states of Mahadayi, have been locked in a bitter battle over the sharing of water of the river. Environmentalist Sachin Tendulkar said that the focus should be on rainwater recharge in higher reaches and foothills of the state through micro watershed-based approach.

Viral Acharya is right; RBI should be left alone to do its job, not coerced for political reasons
Business

Viral Acharya is right; RBI should be left alone to do its job, not coerced for political reasons

The central bank is not a part of the government and is agnostic to political agendas but has to function within the realm of the government.

India's water future threatened by the combined effect of climate change and rising demand
India

India's water future threatened by the combined effect of climate change and rising demand

Given India’s rising population, wealth and accordingly, water use per capita, by 2030, India’s overall water use could easily double.

India's water crisis: Lessons from Madurai, a city that adopted tanks and suffered after abandoning them
India

India's water crisis: Lessons from Madurai, a city that adopted tanks and suffered after abandoning them

Understanding why Madurai, like every other city in India, has built over its water bodies like tanks and canals illuminates how we got to the mess we are in

TC approves net neutrality rules which bar providers from throttling data speeds
News & Analysis

TC approves net neutrality rules which bar providers from throttling data speeds

The DoT will set-up a multi-stakeholder body for monitoring and enforcement of net neutrality.

Ahead of Chief Ministers Subgroup meeting, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee highlights need to waive institutional loans to farmers
India

Ahead of Chief Ministers Subgroup meeting, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee highlights need to waive institutional loans to farmers

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged a group of chief ministers, set up by the Centre, to consider the need to waive institutional loans of farmers and the formation of adequate budgetary provision for it by the union government.

Congress criticises Narendra Modi for refusing Nitish Kumar's demand to grant special status to Bihar
Politics

Congress criticises Narendra Modi for refusing Nitish Kumar's demand to grant special status to Bihar

The Congress charged Narendra Modi with having "insulted Bihar by refusing to acknowledge the demand for grant of special status to the state" when the same was raised by Nitish Kumar at a meeting of Niti Ayog.

Air India flop show: An IPO of the white elephant is out of question; govt better revise terms of sale to attract bidders
Business

Air India flop show: An IPO of the white elephant is out of question; govt better revise terms of sale to attract bidders

SEBI rule state that a company has to log profits for three preceding years before going public. Air India hasn’t made any profit for over a decade

Railway board forms six-member panel to review flexi-fare system, submit report in 30 days
India

Railway board forms six-member panel to review flexi-fare system, submit report in 30 days

Railway board has finally initiated the process of reviewing the flexi-fare system in premium trains by comparing the prices with that of other modes of transport

Akhilesh Yadav defends Rahul Gandhi's India run by dynasties remark, takes a dig at BJP
India

Akhilesh Yadav defends Rahul Gandhi's India run by dynasties remark, takes a dig at BJP

Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday defended Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his remark that India was being run by dynasties

CPM against simultaneous Lok Sabha, Assembly polls; party fears state issues will take a back seat
India

CPM against simultaneous Lok Sabha, Assembly polls; party fears state issues will take a back seat

CPM Politburo member Brinda Karat told PTI that her party is not in favour of it.

Government considering path-breaking FDI reforms for defence sector
Business

Government considering path-breaking FDI reforms for defence sector

The policy is aimed at drastically cutting down defence imports from the current 70 percent.