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NITI Aayog: Indian government think tank
The NITI Aayog is a policy think tank of the Government of India, established with the aim to achieve sustainable development goals with cooperative federalism by fostering the involvement of State Governments of India in the economic policy-making process using a bottom-up approach. Its initiatives include "15-year road map", "7-year vision, strategy, and action plan", AMRUT, Digital India, Atal Innovation Mission, Medical Education Reform, agriculture reforms, Indices Measuring States’ Performance in Health, Education and Water Management, Sub-Group of Chief Ministers on Rationalization of Centrally Sponsored Schemes, Sub-Group of Chief Ministers on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Sub-Group of Chief Ministers on Skill Development, Task Forces on Agriculture and up of Poverty, and Transforming India Lecture Series.

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PM Modi reviews COVID situation [Video]

PM Modi reviews COVID situation

On July 11, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed COVID-19 situation in the country in a meeting attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Member of NITI Aayog,..

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NITI Aayog vice-chairman suggests benefits of natural farming through 'agroecology' [Video]

NITI Aayog vice-chairman suggests benefits of natural farming through 'agroecology'

NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar said, "In the present situation, we use lot of fertilizers, chemicals weedicides and pesticides in agriculture with this, the condition of our land is getting worse..

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Aarogya Setu app identified more than 3000 COVID-19 hotspots: NITI Aayog [Video]

Aarogya Setu app identified more than 3000 COVID-19 hotspots: NITI Aayog

In a press conference held in Delhi on May 26, CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant said that Aarogya Setu app is now open source and has identified more than 3000 hotspots in 3-17 days ahead of time. Kant..

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COVID-19: Labourers, factories need immediate help, says NITI Aayog's Ramesh Chand [Video]

COVID-19: Labourers, factories need immediate help, says NITI Aayog's Ramesh Chand

NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog member Ramesh Chand said the labourers and factories need immediate help that have been hit the most by the coronavirus-induced lockdown. While..

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Central panel slashes Covid-19 test rate in Delhi to Rs 2,400

An expert committee set up on the directions of Union home minister Amit Shah to revise Covid-19 testing rates in Delhi has recommended lowering it to Rs 2,400 from Rs 4,500. The report of the..
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Hydroxychloroquine should be used as per guidelines: Govt

NITI Aayog member (health) and head of Covid-19 medical management empowered group, Dr VK Paul said the findings of studies conducted in India show “benefits of the drug outweigh risks if any” and..
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New Commission for migrant workers by UP govt a diversionary tactic: Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday criticised the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to create a commission for migrant workers and called it a..
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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu holds review meet to discuss drinking water, irrigation problems in Andhra's Udayagiri

Present in the meeting were NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary, Drinking Water and Sanitation, and UP Singh, Secretary, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation...
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Fight against Covid-19 will be a ‘long haul’, early reporting of cases key: Dr Paul

Warning that the fight against Covid-19 was going to be a “long haul”, the government stressed on the need for early reporting of cases for better clinical management and to reduce deaths from the..
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Agri stimulus measures to help farmers fetch better prices: Niti VC Rajiv Kumar

Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar on Friday said the host of measures announced by the finance minister, like the amendment of the Essential Commodities Act, will enable better price realization for..
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Covid-19: Rahul Gandhi takes dig at govt's preparedness

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at the Centre over its preparedness to fight the coronavirus on Friday, saying the "geniuses" at the Niti Aayog had predicted that the nationwide lockdown would..
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Covid-19: Aarogya Setu is India’s curing machine, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant says


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MSMEs key to self-reliant India; measures to boost size, scale of such units: Niti Aayog vice chairman


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Aarogya Setu data only shared with government officials directly involved in Covid-19 interventions, 'highly encrypted' says Niti Aayog CEO


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15 districts account for 64% of Covid-19 cases, says Niti Aayog CEO

Fifteen districts are contributing 64% of the Covid-19 cases in the country and out of these five account for 50% of the cases, according to Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant. These five districts include..
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Aarogya Setu app alerted govt to 300 'emerging hotspots' which could have been missed out: Niti Aayog CEO

Aarogya Setu, the government's mobile application developed to track Covid-19 patients, has emerged as a powerful tool to curb the spread of the virus as it helped alert authorities about more than 650..
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Rise in coronavirus cases expected to stabilise anytime soon: Niti Aayog member VK Paul

The continuous rise in the number of people testing positive for coronavirus is expected to stabilise anytime soon, Niti Aayog member V K Paul said on Sunday. He also said the rationale behind the..
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Covid-19: Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad among 15 'high case load' places, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant


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NITI Aayog building sealed for two days after senior officer tests positive for COVID-19

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'Lockdown working, recovery rate up': Centre says COVID-19 outbreak in control in India

Dr VK Paul, Member of NITI Aayog and Chairman of Empowered Group 1 said there is no need to fear of any hidden spike in cases and that the disease is in control.
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HC to centre: Reply if NITI Aayog’s letter for involving CSOs and NGOs binding or not


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Aarogya Setu becomes world's fastest app to reach 5 crore downloads: Niti Aayog CEO


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PM Modi chairs meeting of Empowered Groups to tackle COVID-19 crisis

Out of the Empowered Groups, nine are headed by Secretary level officers, one by a member of NITI Aayog, one by CEO of NITI Aayog.
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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..
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Govt looks for volunteer doctors to fight Covid-19 outbreak

The government is looking for volunteer doctors to fight the Covid-19 outbreak which has infected over 600 people in the country and has taken more than 16,000 lives across the globe. In a statement..
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‘Janata curfew will deal a blow to coronavirus transmission chain’

Sunday’s countrywide social distancing through ‘janata curfew’ will be a blow to the transmission chain of coronavirus and check further spread in case it enters Stage 3 with community..
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Niti Aayog seeks to change lowest bidder norm for government contracts


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Former Niti Aayog CEO, others get bail in INX Media case

Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar also granted bail to former section officer of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) unit in the finance ministry Ajit Kumar Dung Dung, then under-secretary in..
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Delhi court grants bail to ex-Niti Aayog CEO, others in INX Media case


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'Apologies if I've hurt Kashmiris' feelings': NITI Aayog's VK Saraswat says his remark was 'taken out of context'

This comes a day after controversies erupted around Saraswat's comment that the internet was being used in Kashmir only to watch 'dirty films'.
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Internet used to watch dirty films in J&K: NITI Aayog member justifies clampdown on services

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Ahead of Union Budget, PM Modi to meet top economists on Thursday

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INX Media case: Former NITI Aayog CEO Sindhushree Khullar, others move bail plea before Delhi court

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NITI Aayog releases India Innovation Index 2019; Karnataka tops list

Delhi took up the top spot among the Union Territories and Sikkim proved to be the premier among the north-eastern states in the list. Check out the entire index here.
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Karnataka tops innovation ranking of states, best investment destination: Niti Aayog

Karnataka has topped the first-ever innovation ranking of states, followed by Tamil Nadu and Maharasthra, a Niti Aayog sponsored report said on Thursday. Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, on the other..
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When it comes to good education, looks alone don’t matter

Niti Aayog’s School Education Quality Index shows just how inconsistent the quality of a government school education is across the country. While Kerala and Tamil Nadu remained top overall performers..
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Enrolment at elementary level in majority of states/UTs declining, shows Niti Aayog’s school education index

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Emergency dept in all medical colleges by 2022

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India will achieve more than 8% growth from FY 2020-21: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar

On the issue of job creation, The NITI Aayog Vice Chairman emphasised that a very large number of jobs have been generated in the country in the last five years.
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Electric vehicles a huge opportunity for India: Kant

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NITI Aayog should prepare plan for transformation of every district: Yogi Adityanath

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Govt to induct 40 private sector specialists at crucial mid-level of bureaucratic hierarchy

Niti Aayog, in its three-year action agenda, and the sectoral group of secretaries on governance, in its report submitted in February, 2017, have recommended for induction of personnel in the middle..
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Water a concern but not as big as Niti said: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

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