Niti Aayog Current Affairs - 2020

17th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations held

The ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations was held virtually. India was represented by the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal. Highlights The meting was attended by the commerce ministers of the 10 ASEAN countries. This included Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia and Philippines. The leaders at the meet reaffirmed Read More…

Facts Box: NITI Aayog launches Nationally Determined Contributions Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA)

The NITI Aayog recently launched Nationally Determined Contributions Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA). The initiative was launched to decarbonize transport and provide technical support on Green Gas emission reduction measures. Highlights The initiative is supported by International Climate Initiative of German Ministry of Environment. The NDC-TIA team is to closely work with Government agencies, researchers, Read More…

India’s first International Women Trade Centre to be set up in Kerala

Kerala is to set up its first International Women Trade Centre in terms of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals. This is first of its kind in India. Highlights The Centre will accelerate women entrepreneurship. It will provide a safe place away from home to start a business, expand and get their products marketed globally. Read More…

Export Preparedness Index, 2020 released by NITI Aayog

On August 26, 2020, the NITI Aayog released the Export Preparedness Index (EPI). The think tank was partnered by Institute of Competitiveness. Highlights Gujarat has topped the index followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. This is mainly because of their location near the coast. The other three coastal states that featured in the top ten Read More…

Farm Sector grows as GDP contracts for first time in India

The National Statistical Office is to release its data for this quarter on August 31, 2020. According to the NSO officials, in spite of agricultural production going up in the country, the GDP is contracting. This is the first time India is witnessing fall in GDP in spite of agricultural production going up. The quarterly Read More…