NITI Aayog: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Union Cabinet approves PLI scheme for 10 sectors

Published: November 11, 2020

On November 11, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi approved Production Linked Incentive Scheme for ten sectors. The schemes are worth of Rs 1.46 lakh crores. The GoI had earlier announced the scheme for pharmaceuticals and electronic products alone. Now, upon being extended the scheme is to return several benefits. Key Highlights ..

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What is PLI scheme? Which 10 sectors are added to the scheme?

Published: November 8, 2020

The Government of India recently announced that it is to expand the PLI (Production Linked Incentive) scheme to more than ten sectors. This includes food processing, leather, textiles, battery manufacturing. The pharmaceuticals (and medical devices) and electronics are already under the scheme. These sectors were suggested by NITI Aayog. The rest four sectors are to ..

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NITI Aayog released “Electricity Access in India and Benchmarking Distribution Utilities” report

Published: October 29, 2020

On October 28, 2020, Niti Aayog released the “Electricity access in India and benchmarking distribution utilities” report. Highlights The report says that 92% of customers received electricity infrastructure within 50 metres of their premises. Around 87% of the customers had access to grid-based electricity. Reminding 13% were those who either used non grid sources or ..

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What is Tarang Suposhit Maharashtracha?

Published: October 24, 2020

Yashomati Thakur, the Maharashtra’s Women and Child welfare minister inaugurated the platform named ‘ TARANG SUPOSHIT MAHARASHTRACHA. ’ It is built on an interactive voice response system. This initiative is anticipated to create more recognition about the nutritional demands of women and children in Maharashtra. Key Features of the Scheme The platform gives benefits like ..

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NITI Aayog’s Rajiv Kumar Panel to reform Urban Planning Education System

Published: October 23, 2020

The NITI Aayog recently constituted a 14-member panel to reform the urban planning education system. The panel is to be headed by Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog. The other members of the panel are Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog, secretaries of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Panchayati Raj and ..

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