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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the 6th meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo )

PM Modi says next census will be most remarkable digitalised census: NITI Aayog

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 09:56 AM IST
Keeping in mind the aspirations of a young country like India, the Prime Minister stressed on the need to build modern infrastructure.
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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu.(HT file)
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu.(HT file)

'National curriculum should have chapters on history and culture of N-E region'

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 09:09 PM IST
Appreciating the New Education Policy of the Centre, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday pitched for inclusion of history and culture of the northeastern region in the national curriculum.
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With the portal created by the Government of India for the registration of health care and frontline workers frozen, several such workers of the state willing for vaccination registration have been left behind, the Punjab chief minister said. (HT Photo)
With the portal created by the Government of India for the registration of health care and frontline workers frozen, several such workers of the state willing for vaccination registration have been left behind, the Punjab chief minister said. (HT Photo)

News updates from HT: India has inoculated more than 7.2 mn healthcare workers

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 10:37 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(File photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(File photo)

'Should focus on manufacturing, India may overtake China': Kejriwal

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 07:15 PM IST
Kejriwal also said that there is a need to set up manufacturing hubs at a large scale across the nation.
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Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh is unwell and state finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal will attend the meeting in his place. (ANI Photo)
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh is unwell and state finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal will attend the meeting in his place. (ANI Photo)

Punjab CM raises farm laws, Covid-19 vaccination in NITI Aayog meeting

PTI, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 06:48 PM IST
The Congress leader proposed that states are consulted before deciding the priority list for Covid-19 vaccination.
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Addressing the Governing Council meeting of Niti Aayog, the Prime Minister said that the private sector should be given full opportunity to become a part of government's Aatmanirbhar Bharat programme.(HT_PRINT)
Addressing the Governing Council meeting of Niti Aayog, the Prime Minister said that the private sector should be given full opportunity to become a part of government's Aatmanirbhar Bharat programme.(HT_PRINT)

Centre, states need to work closely to boost economic growth: PM

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 01:59 PM IST
He said that the positive response to the Union Budget 2021-22 indicates that the country wants to move forward on the path of development at greater speed.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI File Photo )
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI File Photo )

PM Modi at NITI Aayog meet: Centre-state ties, Aatmanirbhar Bharat in focus

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 12:10 PM IST
Here are the highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address.
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Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh is unwell and state finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal will attend the meeting in his place. (ANI Photo)
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh is unwell and state finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal will attend the meeting in his place. (ANI Photo)

Mamata Banerjee, Amarinder Singh may skip today's NITI Aayog meet: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 08:20 AM IST
The Prime Minister will chair Saturday's meeting and issues related to agriculture, infrastructure, manufacturing and human resource development, service delivery at the grassroots level and health and nutrition will be discussed.
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The Governing Council comprises PM Modi, Chief Ministers of States and Union Territories (UTs), with Legislators and Lieutenant Governors of other UTs(PTI File Photo )
The Governing Council comprises PM Modi, Chief Ministers of States and Union Territories (UTs), with Legislators and Lieutenant Governors of other UTs(PTI File Photo )

PM Modi to chair 6th Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog today

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 08:07 AM IST
The sixth meeting will witness the entry of Ladakh for the first time, in addition to the participation of Jammu and Kashmir as a UT.
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IIT-Roorkee has opened a state-of-the-art Centre for Drone Research on its campus, according to a press release on Friday.(File Photo)
IIT-Roorkee has opened a state-of-the-art Centre for Drone Research on its campus, according to a press release on Friday.(File Photo)

IIT Roorkee opens new drone research centre with core funding from alumni

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 05:29 PM IST
IIT-Roorkee has opened a state-of-the-art Centre for Drone Research on its campus, according to a press release on Friday. The initiative has secured a seed funding of 1.38 crore from its alumni.
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"Mamata Banerjee may not attend the Niti Aayog's February 20 meeting," a senior TMC leader said on condition of anonymity.(PTI)
"Mamata Banerjee may not attend the Niti Aayog's February 20 meeting," a senior TMC leader said on condition of anonymity.(PTI)

Mamata Banerjee likely to skip Niti Aayog meeting on February 20

PTI, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 12:17 PM IST
  • Banerjee had earlier skipped the Niti Aayog's meetings and termed it as a "fruitless" exercise, alleging that the body has "no financial power" and cannot support the state plans.
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"It is remarkable that no death has been reported due to Covid-19 in Delhi, in the last 24 hours," Dr Paul said.(ANI)
"It is remarkable that no death has been reported due to Covid-19 in Delhi, in the last 24 hours," Dr Paul said.(ANI)

NITI Aayog says no cases of South African Covid-19 variant detected in India yet

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 08:51 PM IST
"South Africa variant of COVID19 is under the watch. It has come forward that this variant spreads faster. As of yesterday, this particular variant is not in the country," Dr Paul said.
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A healthcare worker inoculates a staff member with a Covid-19 vaccine at Rajiv Gandhi Super speciality hospital in New Delhi on February 9, 2021.(AFP Photo)
A healthcare worker inoculates a staff member with a Covid-19 vaccine at Rajiv Gandhi Super speciality hospital in New Delhi on February 9, 2021.(AFP Photo)

'Remarkable no Covid-19 death reported in Delhi in 24 hours': NITI Aayog

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 05:14 PM IST
Delhi has been witnessing a steady decline in the number of Covid-19 cases. Till Monday morning, the national capital recorded 125 new cases and two fatalities, according to health department.
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The last edition of the India Innovation Index, released in October 2019, was a first-of-its-kind metric for assessing the innovation capabilities of Indian states and Union territories.(AP Photo. Representative image)
The last edition of the India Innovation Index, released in October 2019, was a first-of-its-kind metric for assessing the innovation capabilities of Indian states and Union territories.(AP Photo. Representative image)

Karnataka retains top position at India Innovation Index ranking

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:29 AM IST
Maharashtra leapfrogged Tamil Nadu to take second place in the rankings, followed by Telangana, Kerala, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.
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Overall, the framework of India Innovation Index 2020, consists of 36 indicators, which include hard data (32 indicators) and four composite indicators.(Getty images)
Overall, the framework of India Innovation Index 2020, consists of 36 indicators, which include hard data (32 indicators) and four composite indicators.(Getty images)

Niti Innovation Index: Karnataka, Maharashtra, TN top 3 states in innovation

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:27 PM IST
The index, released by Aayog's vice chairman Rajiv Kumar and CEO Amitabh Kant, has been developed in the lines of Global Innovation Index.
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The Adani group clinched the six airports — Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru — in a global competitive bid by offering the highest revenue share to the government.(MINT_PRINT)
The Adani group clinched the six airports — Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru — in a global competitive bid by offering the highest revenue share to the government.(MINT_PRINT)

Panel ignored advice on bidder: Officials

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:26 AM IST
The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2018 gave “in-principle” approval for leasing out six airports of the state-run Airports Authority of India through the public private partnership appraisal committee.
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ISRO.(PTI/ File photo)
ISRO.(PTI/ File photo)

ISRO to adopt Atal Labs to promote scientific temperament among students

PTI, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 06:56 PM IST
ISRO to adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Labs to promote scientific temperament among students
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SII previously said that it offered the vaccine to the government at the cost of Rs 200 per dose for the first 100 million doses.
SII previously said that it offered the vaccine to the government at the cost of Rs 200 per dose for the first 100 million doses.

Vaccine pricing still a sticking point?

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:28 AM IST
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said on Tuesday said that the vaccination drive in India will begin 10 days after two vaccines, the one manufacture by SII and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, received emergency use authorisation
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Senior officials in the state chief electoral officer’s (Delhi CEO) office said the Delhi government estimate of 4.2 million is “nearly correct”.(HT Photo)
Senior officials in the state chief electoral officer’s (Delhi CEO) office said the Delhi government estimate of 4.2 million is “nearly correct”.(HT Photo)

Vaccine drive: Those below 50 but with comorbidities may spike numbers under third category

By Anonna Dutt and Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:34 AM IST
Government data accessed by HT showed that the 4.2 million beneficiaries in the third category are only those above the age of 50 years as per the electoral rolls. The age of the beneficiary as on January 1 will be considered for vaccination.
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Healthcare workers prepare a vaccination room inside a classroom of a school, which was converted into a temporary Covid-19 vaccination centre in Ahmedabad, on January 4.(Reuters Photo)
Healthcare workers prepare a vaccination room inside a classroom of a school, which was converted into a temporary Covid-19 vaccination centre in Ahmedabad, on January 4.(Reuters Photo)

India records 18,088 Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, death toll over 1.5 lakh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 09:46 AM IST
NITI Aayog member Dr V K Paul said an optimistic scenario is emerging with the pandemic situation in India consistently improving in terms of active cases and new deaths declining.
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Dispelling doubts over Covaxin, ICMR DG Balram Bhargava said safety, immunogenicity and efficacy reports are required for approval in a non-emergency situation.(Reuters Photo)
Dispelling doubts over Covaxin, ICMR DG Balram Bhargava said safety, immunogenicity and efficacy reports are required for approval in a non-emergency situation.(Reuters Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Will take the vaccine which health ministry specifies for me, says Niti Aayog member and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 09:10 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Paul noted that “three to four months from now, there will be other vaccines and the stockpile will be even bigger. “And more acceleration can be brought about in the vaccination programme,” Paul added.(ANI)
Paul noted that “three to four months from now, there will be other vaccines and the stockpile will be even bigger. “And more acceleration can be brought about in the vaccination programme,” Paul added.(ANI)

Enough stockpile of vaccines for priority groups in first phase: VK Paul

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 02:52 PM IST
Paul, who is also the Chairman of National Expert Group On Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 (NEGVAC) further said the government will soon announce its plans for purchase and distribution of Covid-19 vaccine.
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Farmers sit in protest against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border), in New Delhi, India.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Farmers sit in protest against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border), in New Delhi, India.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Farmers to intensify stir if Jan 4 talks not fruitful

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 12:42 AM IST
“If the talks do not progress on January 4, then the farmers will start marching from their designated camps on January 6, including the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway,” Yogendra Yadav said.
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A worker wearing a protective face mask works on a loom in a textile factory, amidst the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Meerut, India.(REUTERS)
A worker wearing a protective face mask works on a loom in a textile factory, amidst the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Meerut, India.(REUTERS)

From pushing electric mobility to boosting textile sector, Niti Aayog charts 2021 reforms map

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 03:49 PM IST
As the think tank continues to work with various stakeholders to boost the country’s economy, its Vice Chairman and economist Rajiv Kumar said the government has already used Covid-19 crisis for taking several steps to lay the foundation for a “rapid and sustained growth in the coming years”.
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It’s still unknown how much protection Covid-19 vaccines provide in real-life conditions and for how long this protection lasts.(REUTERS)
It’s still unknown how much protection Covid-19 vaccines provide in real-life conditions and for how long this protection lasts.(REUTERS)

Why masks will stay even after Covid-19 vaccination

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:30 AM IST
India plans to begin vaccinating 300 million health workers, frontline workers and vulnerable populations as early as January next year, but vaccines do not signal the end of public health precautions for the vaccinated.
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Medical workers take care of patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Medical workers take care of patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

ICU beds reservation for Covid-19 treatment in 33 Delhi private hospitals reduced to 60%

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 05:27 AM IST
The court had, on December 24, said it would be “inhumane” to have 80% ICU beds in almost three dozen private hospitals of the city reserved only for Covid-19 patients, especially when the positivity rate and cases in the city were falling.
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Health workers check the body temperature of patients recovering at the Sardar Patel Covid Care Center hospital after getting, in New Delhi.(AP)
Health workers check the body temperature of patients recovering at the Sardar Patel Covid Care Center hospital after getting, in New Delhi.(AP)

Govt to reserve 60% ICU beds in pvt hospitals for Covid care

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 02:36 AM IST
Justice Navin Chawla expressed the court’s displeasure at the delay by the Delhi government in presenting the statistics regarding the necessity of keeping these beds reserved amid concerns of non-Covid patients not getting critical care.
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Adar Poonawalla, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Serum Institute of India poses for a picture inside his office at the Serum Institute of India, in Pune.(REUTERS)
Adar Poonawalla, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Serum Institute of India poses for a picture inside his office at the Serum Institute of India, in Pune.(REUTERS)

Serum Institute submits more data for emergency use licence

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 05:40 AM IST
The meeting will also review data for the vaccine candidate by Pfizer, which too applied for emergency approval but sought more time when the last meeting was held on December 9.
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A security personnel stands guard near the Cargo Terminal 2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, which will be used as a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccines handling and distribution center during the media preview in New Delhi on December 22, 2020.(Photo: AFP)
A security personnel stands guard near the Cargo Terminal 2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, which will be used as a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccines handling and distribution center during the media preview in New Delhi on December 22, 2020.(Photo: AFP)

Strain infectious, but not more lethal: Govt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 03:42 AM IST
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan and Niti Aayog member (Health) VK Paul said India has stepped up genomic surveillance in order to detect if anyone has the new mutation in the country, with a particular focus on people who arrived from Britain in the past month.
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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot.(HT photo)
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot.(HT photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Court seeks Rajasthan govt’s reply on work in jails given on caste lines and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 09:01 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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