Parameswaran Iyer takes charge as NITI Aayog CEO

New Delhi, July 11 (PTI) Parameswaran Iyer, who had spearheaded the implementation of the flagship USD 20 billion Swachh Bharat Mission, on Monday took charge as the CEO of NITI Aayog. A 1981-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, Iyer has worked with both the public and private sectors, according to an official statement. He… Continue reading Parameswaran Iyer takes charge as NITI Aayog CEO

India on cusp of major economic recovery; talks of stagflation ‘overhyped’: Niti Aayog VC

New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI): India is on the cusp of a major economic recovery and talks of possible stagflation are “overhyped” as a strong economic foundation is being laid with the reforms carried out by the government over the last seven years, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said on Sunday. Notwithstanding economic uncertainties… Continue reading India on cusp of major economic recovery; talks of stagflation ‘overhyped’: Niti Aayog VC

Niti Aayog floats idea of full-stack digital banks

New Delhi, November 24 (PTI): Government think-tank Niti Aayog on Wednesday proposed setting up of full-stack ‘digital banks’, which would principally rely on the internet and other proximate channels to offer their services and not physical branches, to mitigate the financial deepening challenges being faced in the country. The Aayog, in a discussion paper titled… Continue reading Niti Aayog floats idea of full-stack digital banks

Next 100 to 125 days are critical in the fight against COVID-19 in India: Govt

New Delhi [India], July 16 (ANI): Union Health Ministry in its weekly press conference on Friday cautioned that the next 100 to 125 days are critical in the fight against COVID-19 in India. “Fall in cases has slowed down. It’s a warning signal. Next 100 to 125 days are critical for fight against COVID in… Continue reading Next 100 to 125 days are critical in the fight against COVID-19 in India: Govt

DCGI’s expert panel to review Phase III data of Covaxin today

New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) under the drug regulator will discuss reviewing the Phase III data of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin on Tuesday. The meeting is taking before Bharat Biotech’s ‘pre-submission’ meeting on Wednesday with the World Health Organization (WHO), for the approval for their COVID vaccine ‘Covaxin’. According to… Continue reading DCGI’s expert panel to review Phase III data of Covaxin today

Any death or hospitalisation following COVID-19 vaccination cannot be automatically assumed to be due to vaccination: Centre

New Delhi [India], June 15 (ANI): The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday clarified that any death or hospitalisation following COVID-19 vaccination cannot be automatically assumed to be due to vaccination. As per the official release by the ministry, there have been some media reports suggesting an increase in the cases of severe… Continue reading Any death or hospitalisation following COVID-19 vaccination cannot be automatically assumed to be due to vaccination: Centre

ICMR to conduct national sero survey in June to assess COVID-19 spread: Health ministry

New Delhi, Jun 11 (PTI): The ICMR”s fourth round of national-level sero survey to assess the intensity of the spread of COVID-19 in India will begin this month, but all states/UTs should also be encouraged to conduct them so that information from all geographies can be collected, the Centre said on Friday. At a press… Continue reading ICMR to conduct national sero survey in June to assess COVID-19 spread: Health ministry

India’s overall spending on health sector ‘low’, says Niti Aayog member

New Delhi, Nov 19 (PTI) India’s overall spending on the health sector is “low” and the situation must be “corrected”, Niti Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul said on Thursday. Emphasising that there is a need to request both the union and state governments to enhance spending on health, he said the COVID-19 experience will… Continue reading India’s overall spending on health sector ‘low’, says Niti Aayog member

India records 1,000 coronavirus deaths but govt think-tank says no exponential rise

New Delhi: India has recorded its 1,000th novel coronavirus death, but the head of a government think-tank said on Wednesday that its 1.3 billion people, strained from weeks of lockdown, were not experiencing the feared exponential surge in infections. India has now reported 31,331 cases, including 1,007 deaths, according to figures from the Health Ministry.… Continue reading India records 1,000 coronavirus deaths but govt think-tank says no exponential rise

NITI Aayog building sealed for 48 hrs after director level officer tests coronavirus positive

New Delhi: The NITI Aayog building in the National Capital has been sealed for 48 hours, after a director level officer tested positive for coronavirus, a senior official said on Tuesday. A director level officer working at NITI Bhawan has been tested positive for COVID-19. Today at 9 am, he got his report, and then… Continue reading NITI Aayog building sealed for 48 hrs after director level officer tests coronavirus positive