Showing posts with label India. Show all posts
Showing posts with label India. Show all posts

Friday, February 3, 2017

Niti Ayog lauched India Innovation Index with DIPP and CII

Niti Ayog lauched India Innovation Index with DIPP and CII

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New Delhi, 3 Feb: To make India an innovation-driven economy, NITI Aayog, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) together launched a mega initiative “India Innovation Index” that will rank states on Innovations through country’s first online innovation index portal that will capture data on innovation from all Indian states on innovation and regularly update it in real time.

The India Innovation Index Framework will be structured based on the best practices followed in Global Innovation Index (GII) indicators and additionally by adding India-centric parameters those truly reflect the Indian innovation ecosystem. This initiative will be the point of reference for all international agencies to collect India’s up to date data points for global indices and analytic.

Inaugurating the portal, Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog said, “This portal will be a first-of-its-kind online platform where Global Innovation Index indicators and India–centric data from various states will be coalesced and disseminated and updated periodically. This will be a one-stop data warehouse and will track progress on each indicator at the National level and the State level on real-time basis. The access to this portal will be hosted on the NITI Aayog website, and NITI Aayog will update this data periodically.”

Mr. Kant said, “I would like to congratulate Confederation of Indian Industry for creating the Global Innovation Index a decade ago and the World Intellectual Property, Cornell University for working together to further develop it and make it a global consulting document for policymakers around the world.”

Data collated on this portal will not only be used to ameliorate current data gaps w.r.t the GII, but be the prime source for the India Innovation Index, which will be jointly developed by NITI Aayog, DIPP and CII, in consultation with World Economic Forum, the World Intellectual Property Organization, Cornell University, OECD, UNIDO, ILO, UNESCO, ITU and others with the objective to rank Indian states as per their innovation prowess and provide impetus to them to build their respective innovation ecosystems and spur the innovation spirit among institutions and people.

Friday, January 6, 2017

PM Narendra Modi mourn as Om Puri Passed away

PM Narendra Modi mourn as Om Puri Passed away

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New Delhi, 6 January: Recalling Bollywood actor Om Puri's long career in theater and films, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today mourn the passing away of the veteran actor.

PM Narendra Modi recalls his long career in theater and films in a PMO tweet.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Rahul Gandhi chairs Congress Parliamentary Party Meeting

Rahul Gandhi chairs Congress Parliamentary Party Meeting

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New Delhi, 2 December: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi chairs a Parliamentary Party Meeting of his party's Members of Parliament in both Houses on Friday.

At the meeting, the Congress MPs are likely to chalk out strategies for the main opposition, which is going full throttle against the demonetisation policy of the Center and also seeking to corner the ruling party in both Houses.

Although the Parliamentary Party Meeting is normally chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi chairs the meeting first time in the absence of her mother, who recently admitted to a Delhi hospital with some ailment.
Toll collection on national highways to resume from midnight

Toll collection on national highways to resume from midnight

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New Delhi, 2 December: The collection of toll at all toll plazas on national highways across the country will resume from midnight, with the government taking several steps to ensure a smooth movement of traffic.

All toll plazas have been equipped with adequate numbers of swipe machines through which people can make payments using credit and debit cards.

Toll fee can also be paid through prepaid instruments and electronic wallets.

The government is also encouraging people to buy FASTags introduced by the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways.

The FASTags can be stuck on to the windshield of the vehicle, and toll payments are made directly from the prepaid account lined to it.

The highway users are being requested to carry adequate change with them to avoid delay.

The old Rs. 500 notes will be accepted till the midnight of December 15, but this will only be for purchasing FASTags and for making toll payments of more than Rs 200 rupees. 
Center must tale initiative to resolve demonetisation row in parliament: Sharad Yadav

Center must tale initiative to resolve demonetisation row in parliament: Sharad Yadav

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New Delhi, 2 December: The Janata Dal (United) has put the ball in the Central Government's court and said that is has to take the initiative to resolve the deadlock over demonetisation in parliament.

JDU leader Sharad Yadav told that the apposition wants the Parliament to function without any disruptions, but as of now there is an ongoing friction between the government and opposition, so the government must take the initiative to end this deadlock and definitely there will be a way out,"

A united opposition has so far continued to stall proceedings in both Houses over the demonetisation issue.