The central government constitutes a 10-member group headed by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant to fight corona
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- GOVERNANCE
On April 5, 2020, In order to deal with this coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, the central government constituted a 10-member group under the chairmanship of NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Amitabh Kant.
i.The work of this group will primarily identify issue
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States should work towards reducing compliance burden for citizens to ensure ease of living and to promote ease of doing business, stressing the importance of a better coordination between the Centre and the States for the development of the country.
“There are thousands of compliance requirements within the government that we can remove for the common man... There is no need to ask people again and again when there is technology. States should come forward.
Governing Council of NITI Aayog
The sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister with following agenda:
Making India a Manufacturing Powerhouse
Improving Physical Infrastructure
Accelerating Human Resources Development
Improving Service Delivery at Grassroots Level
Health and Nutrition
Governing Council is the premier body tasked with evolving a shared vision of national develop
Mobilising Electric Vehicle Financing in India Report by NITI Aayog
NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute(RMI) India jointly releases a new report titled ‘Mobilising Electric Vehicle Financing in India’.
The report highlights the role of finance in India’s transition to electric vehicles(EVs).
Further, the report also identifies solutions for capital and financing to aid in India’s EV transition.
What does the report say about Electric Vehicle Fi
What is Atal Innovation Mission?
The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is a flagship initiative set up by the NITI Aayog to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across the length and breadth of the country.
AlM's objectives are to create and promote an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship across the country at school, university, research institutions, MSME and industry levels.
Functions of Atal Innovation Mission
The Atal Innovation Mission has following tw
India - Denmark MoU on Atal Innovation Mission
As part of the Indo-Danish bilateral Green strategic partnership, India is all set to take a giant leap towards building a world-class innovation ecosystem as Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of India’s premier policy think tank NITI Aayog and Embassy of Denmark to India today officially announced their collaboration.
Under this ambitious partnership, Innovation Center Denmark in India will collaborate with AIM to support various cu
NITI Aayog SDG India Index 2020
The NITI Aayog launched its index in 2018 to monitor the country’s progress on the goals through data-driven assessment and to foster a competitive spirit among the States and Union Territories in achieving them.
It provides holistic view on social, economic and environmental status of India and its State's progress regarding SDGs.
Developed by NITI in Collaboration with MoHFW, Global Green Growth India, UN&nb
AIM-iLEAP initiative of NITI Aayog
In a move to give a major push to tech startups across the country, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog concluded its first fintech cohort of AIM-iLEAP- an initiative to back tech start-ups with much-needed access to industry, markets and investors.
The fintech cohort was done through a series of thematic virtual demo days organised AIM in partnership with Startup Réseau and Visa as part of AIM-iLEAP (Innovative leadership for entrepreneurial agi
What is ATL Space Challenge 2021?
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) successfully launched the ATL Space Challenge 2021 for all school students across the country.
The challenge has been designed for all the school students, mentors and teachers across the country who not only are associated with schools having ATL labs but for all the non ATL schools as well.
NITI Aayog’s Governing Council Meeting
The seventh Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog, which was presided over by the Honorable Prime Minister, just ended in New Delhi.
The major issues were discussed by the Governing Council:
Achieving self-sufficiency in pulses, oilseeds, and other agricultural commodities through crop diversification;
National Education Policy (NEP) implementation in school education, NEP implementation in higher education, and NEP i
India’s Battery Storage Potential: NITI Aayog
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In a recent analysis titled "Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Reuse and Recycling Market in India," published by NITI Aayog, it was predicted that by the year 2030, India's battery demand will drastically rise.
Findings of the Report
Demand Predictions: By 2030, India will have 600 GWh of cumulative battery storage capacity.
The yearly demand for batteries increased to around 730 GWh between
States may have NITI Aayog-like Bodies Soon
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With the goal of being a developed country by 2047, the NITI Aayog will help each state build up comparable organizations in place of its planning boards.
Regarding the proposal
The intention is to first establish such committees in 8–10 states before expanding to all by 2023.
Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Assam are the four states that have already started working on this; Maharasht
Arvind Virmani: Full-time Member of NITI Aayog
Dr. Arvind Virmani, a senior economist, was recently appointed as a full-time member of the NITI Aayog by the government.
Dr V K Saraswat, Professor Ramesh Chand, and Dr V K Paul are the current members.
About the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog)
It was established in 2015 to replace the Planning Commission.
It is an Executive Body (acts as a think tank and advisory body) with the goal of continuously