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Smriti Zubin Irani launches Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh

On 18 Nov, Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, along with Bill Gates, co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK) today in New Delhi. The BPKK is a repository of diverse crops across 128 agro-climatic zones for better nutritional outcomes. Its ..

NITI Aayog releases Report on Health System for India

On 18 Nov, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar released the report on ‘Health Systems for a New India: Building Blocks—Potential Pathways to Reforms’. The report was released in the presence of Bill Gates. The report charts a clear roadmap for the complete transformation of India’s health system. The report focuses on breaking silos ..

K Vijay Raghavan committee to resolve MeitY and NITI fight over Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The Government of India (GoI) has formed a committee to resolve differences between the NITI Aayog and the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) over who will implement its ambitious Artificial Intelligence (AI) mission. The committee will be headed by principal scientific advisor K Vijay Raghavan and represented by the secretary in the department of ..

NITI Aayog launches Youth Co:Lab in collaboration with UNDP

The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India have jointly launched Youth Co:Lab that aims to accelerate youth-led social entrepreneurship, innovation in India. Through Youth Co:Lab, young entrepreneurs and innovators will get a chance to connect with governments, mentors, incubators and investors, who will help equip them with entrepreneurial ..

Telangana government to declare 2020 as Year of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The Telangana government has decided to declare 2020 as Year of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by organizing various activities related to the emerging technology. The state government has also signed pact with NITI Aayog, which released the ‘National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence’ to run pilot projects in the state.

NITI Aayog selects McKinsey to set up India’s first Digital Capability Centre

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) has selected McKinsey & Company to set up India’s first Digital Capability Centre (DCC), which will showcase advanced technologies and provide a test bed for emerging innovations. McKinsey supports five such digital capability centres across the globe – Aachen, Chicago, Singapore, Venice, and Beijing. DCC is a ..

NITI Aayog releases Composite Water Management Index 2.0 (CWMI 2.0)

The NITI Aayog in association with Ministry of JAL Shakti and Ministry of Rural Development has released Composite Water Management Index 2.0 (CWMI 2.0). CWMI 2.0 ranks various states for the reference year 2017-18 as against the base year 2016-17. The CWMI is an important tool to assess and improve the performance of States/ Union ..

Ministry of Jal Shakti organizes ‘San-Sadhan’ Hackathon for Divyangjan accessible toilets

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Government of India (GoI) has launched its latest initiative called the ‘San-Sadhan’ Hackathon – for Divyangjan accessible toilets. The aim of the initiative is to ease lives of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) by making toilets smarter, more accessible, and easier to use. In this hackathon, the government is looking ..