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Lifetime Achievement Award to Ex-RBI Governor Rangarajan

On June 29, 2020, former RBI Governor C Rangarajan was conferred with lifetime achievement award for his contributions. The award was presented on the side lines of celebration of Statistics Day. About C Rangarajan Rangarajan was born in 1932. He was the 19th governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He served as Deputy Governor ..

NITI Aayog launches campaign “Navigating the New Normal”

On June 27, 2020, NITI Aayog launched a new campaign “Navigating the New Normal” and a website. The campaign aims to help people follow norms to contain COVID-19. About the Campaign The Campaign has two parts. The first part of the campaign includes a web portal that contains the following related to COVID-19 Behavioural science ..

NITI Aayog launches Decarbonizing Transport Project

On June 24, 2020, NITI Aayog along with the International Transport Forum of OECD launched “Decarbonizing Transport in Emerging Economies”. Highlights The five-year project is to help India build a path way towards a low-carbon transport system. This is to be achieved by developing policy scenarios and modelling tools. Significance The project will help India ..

NITI Aayog: India will transform in to a middle-income country in 2030

The NITI Aayog recently announced that India will recover from the COVID-19 crisis by April 2021. Also, NITI Aayog has said that India will transform into a lower middle-income country to a middle-income country by 2030. Highlights According to NITI Aayog, it is unfair to compare India’s dealing of COVID-19 crisis with western countries. Gross ..

Rs 190 crore to augment Health care in North East

On June 21, 2020, the Union Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh reviewed the COVID-19 status in “Aspirational” districts. A special focus was given to the North East while reviewing. Highlights The Ministry of North East has sanctioned Rs 190 crores to augment the health care in the region. This mainly includes developing infrastructure in ..

High-level committee of medical experts set up for prevention & control of COVID-19

The Government of India has recently constituted a high-level committee of medical experts for prevention & control of COVID-19. The committee is headed by Dr V K Paul, a member of the India think-tank NITI Aayog. The 21-member high level technical committee comprises of noted public health experts to suggest measures on the prevention and ..

4th edition of Women Transforming India Awards to be organised on International Women’s Day

The Women Entrepreneurship Platform of NITI Aayog is set to organise the Fourth Edition of the Women Transforming India Awards (WTI) on International Women’s Day (March 8). The Women Transforming India Awards was instituted four years ago by NITI Aayog and are presented on the theme of ‘Women and Entrepreneurship’. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh ..

Union territory of J&K chosen for first pilot project on SDGs

Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir has been selected by the NITI Aayog for first pilot project on Sustainable Developmental Goals. The newly formed UT will also get an opportunity to work with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Under the programme, information would be collected from District Commissioners for providing ranks on certain parameters.