Planning Commission: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Ministry of Tribal Affairs constitutes committee on Community Forest Resource Guidelines

Published: March 4, 2020

The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs recently constituted a committee under NC Saxena, former member of Planning Commission of India. The Committee will examine and recommend Community Forest Resources (CFR) Guidelines. The Committee has been constituted under Forest Rights Act, 2006. Why the Committee? In 2016, the Tribal Affairs Ministry framed CFR in consultation with ..

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National Data and Analytics Platform released by NITI Aayog

Published: January 24, 2020

On January 23, 2020, NITI Aayog announced that it will launch National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP). The Platform aims to democratize access of government data. In other words, the platform aims to make the data across all sectors coherent. Highlights The NDAP will act as a platform for different stakeholders to access data in ..

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29 June: National Statistics Day

Published: June 30, 2019

National Statistics Day is observed every year on 29 June to popularize use of Statistics in everyday life and sensitize public as to how Statistics helps in shaping and framing policies. 2019 is the 13th edition of National Statistics Day. About National Statistics Day Objective: To create public awareness among people about importance of statistics ..

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PM Modi reconstitutes NITI Aayog

Published: June 7, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the reconstitution of government of India’s policy think tank NITI Aayog (or National Institution for Transforming India). The decision was taken ahead of first meeting of NITI Aayog’s governing council scheduled on June 15. Key Highlights On 5 June, PM will chair 5th meeting of NITI Aayog’s Governing Council (first ..

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Rajiv Kumar appointed as vice chairman of NITI Aayog

Published: June 7, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently reconstituted the federal policy think-tank National Institution of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog by introducing key Cabinet ministers as members as ex-officio members. Defence minister Rajnath Singh, Home minister Amit Shah, Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar are now ex-officio members of the think tank that ..

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