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The LEGO Group collaborates with Save the Children and NITI Aayog to support children impacted by Covid-19 in India
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] May 27 (ANI/NewsVoir): The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown has had a particularly adverse effect on children, impacting their mental, physical and psycho-social well-being.
Decision to open-source Aarogya Setu app will help improve user trust, security: Mozilla
New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): Mozilla on Wednesday welcomed the government's decision to open-source the Aarogya Setu app, which the company's Public Policy Advisor said will help improve user trust and security.
New Commission for migrant workers by UP govt a diversionary tactic: Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 26 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday criticised the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to create a commission for migrant workers and called it a diversionary tactic.
Vice President Naidu holds review meet to discuss drinking water, irrigation problems in Andhra's Udayagiri

New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday held a meeting and discussed various possible ways in which drinking water and irrigation needs of the drought-prone Udayagiri area in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district can be met.

Yogi govt indulging in cheap politics, not allowing buses to enter UP: Congress

New Delhi [India], May 20 (ANI): Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Wednesday lashed out at the Uttar Pradesh government for not letting the buses arranged by the Congress, enter the state to ferry migrants. He stated that the Yogi Adityanath government is indulging in "cheap politics".

Rahul Gandhi takes dig at Niti Aayog, says 'geniuses' ensured no fresh COVID cases from May 16

New Delhi [India], May 15 (ANI): Taking a dig at NITI Aayog, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said "some geniuses" had predicted that no COVID-19 case would emerge from May 16 due to government's national lockdown strategy.

Chandrababu hails Modi's Rs 20 lakh cr stimulus package
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], May 13 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package, saying that preparing people mentally for challenges being thrown by coronavirus has assumed utmost importance all over the world nowadays.
COVID-19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet Chairpersons of Empowered Groups later today
New Delhi [India], May 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the Chairpersons of the Empowered Groups on Wednesday.
Under-5, neonatal mortality rates drop substantially in India since 2000: ICMR study
New Delhi [India], May 12 (ANI): A latest study published by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on child mortality and child growth failure in India from 2000 to 2017 has revealed that the under-5 mortality rate (U5MR) and neonatal mortality rate (NMR) have dropped substantially since 2000, but there is a 5-6 fold variation in the rates between the states and 8-11 fold variation between the districts of India.
Aarogya Setu data only shared with government officials directly involved in COVID-19 interventions, "highly encrypted" says Niti Aayog CEO

New Delhi [India], May 11 (ANI): The Central government's Aarogya Setu mobile application is based on "privacy-first by design" principle keeping in mind the safety and privacy of users' data, said Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog. He added that the user data from the app would only be provided to those government officials who were directly in charge of containing the spread of the Coronavirus in India.

FORDA writes to PM requesting implementation of central residency scheme for doctors
New Delhi [India], May 11 (ANI): In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Federation of Resident Doctors' Association India (FORDA) has requested for implementation of central residency scheme for uniform stipend/salary of doctors across the nation.
Cabinet Secy to hold meeting with Chief Secretaries, Health Secy's today
New Delhi [India], May 10 (ANI): Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba will hold a video conference with Chief Secretaries and Health Secretaries of all states and Union Territories (UTs) at 11 am on Sunday.
Only 610 COVID-19 cases from 112 backward districts, says Amitabh Kant

New Delhi [India], May 4 (ANI): Amitabh Kant, Chairman of Empowered Group 6 (EG 6) and CEO NITI Aayog, on Monday said that only 610 COVID-19 cases have been reported from 112 backward districts of the country.

Excited to see what India-US partnership brings to help fight COVID-19: Pompeo
Washington D.C. [US], May 2 (ANI): US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Friday said he was excited to see what India-US partnership "brings to help fight COVID-19" pandemic which has infected more than 3 million people worldwide.
NITI Bhavan to resume normal operations after 48 hours
New Delhi [India], April 29 (ANI): As per the Health Ministry's protocol, the NITI Bhavan will resume normal operations after 48 hours, NITI Aayog said on Tuesday.
NITI Aayog's building sealed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

New Delhi [India], April 28 (ANI): A NITI Aayog employee was tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday after which its building here has been sealed as a precautionary measure.

Eicher Group Foundation, Metso India join Plan India's project to support children in vulnerable families

New Delhi [India], April 27 (ANI): Eicher Group Foundation and Metso India have come forward to support Plan India's project which aims to fight the COVID-19 crisis while working in close coordination with the government, civil society organisations, corporates and donors to support weaker sections and communities in peril.

Lockdown is effective in slowing doubling rate of coronavirus, says Dr VK Paul
New Delhi [India], April 24 (ANI): The lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus has effectively mitigated the doubling rate of COVID-19 to 10 days, said Dr VK Paul, Niti Aayog member and Chairman of Empowered Group 1, here on Friday.
Combating COVID-19: High-level task force to work on vaccines, drug testing constituted
New Delhi [India], April 19 (ANI): In order to defeat the coronavirus, a high-level task force has been formed to work on "frontiers of science related to vaccines and drug testing," said Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, here on Sunday.
On CM’s directives, Punjab all set to enhance cotton cultivation area from 9.7 lakh acres to 12.5 lakh acres in 2020 under crop diversification

On the directives of the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Agriculture Department has made elaborate arrangements to provide adequate inputs and adequate BT Cotton seeds under the State Government’s ambitious plan of crop diversification thereby enhancing the area under cotton cultivation from 9.7 lakh acres to 12.5 lakh acres in 2020. 

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