Planning Commission Current Affairs - 2019

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29 June: National Statistics Day

National Statistics Day is observed every year on 29 June to popularize use of Statistics in everyday life and sensitize public as to how Statistics helps in shaping and framing policies. 2019 is the 13th edition of National Statistics Day. About National Statistics Day Objective: To create public awareness among people about importance of statistics Read More…

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PM Modi reconstitutes NITI Aayog

Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the reconstitution of government of India’s policy think tank NITI Aayog (or National Institution for Transforming India). The decision was taken ahead of first meeting of NITI Aayog’s governing council scheduled on June 15. Key Highlights On 5 June, PM will chair 5th meeting of NITI Aayog’s Governing Council (first Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & PoliticsUPSC

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3rd Edition of Women Transforming India Awards to be Organized by NITI Aayog

Third edition of Women Transforming India Awards to be organized by Government think- tank NITI Aayog on 16th December.  On this occasion NITI Aayog will also launch the upgraded portal of Women Entrepreneurship Platform. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will present the awards to the women. The theme for this year awards is – ‘Women Read More…

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Noted labour economist T.S. Papola passes away

Noted labour economist Dr. T.S. Papola passed away in New Delhi. He was 74. He had served as an advisor with the erstwhile Planning Commission of Union Government for eight years from 1987 to 1995. About Dr. T.S. Papola Papola was specialised in labour and employment, industrial economics, development planning, regional development and enterprise development. Read More…

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Eminent Economist Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri passes away

Eminent economist, policy advisor and noted academic Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri passed away in Pune, Maharashtra 19 May 2015. He had served as Director of Delhi School of Economics (DSE) and was a visiting professor of economics at the Universities of Harvard and Minnesota. He was popularly and affectionately called as ‘MDC’ among his circles. He Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Eminent political scientist Rajni Kothari passes away

Eminent political scientist, scholar and former Planning Commission member Rajni Kothari passed away in New Delhi. He was 86. About Rajni Kothari He was born on 16th August, 1928. He was a well-known political thinker, political theorist, academician and writer. He had started his career as a lecturer at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (Baroda Read More…

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Arvind Panagariya takes charge as Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog

Eminent Economist Arvind Panagariya has taken charge as first Vice-Chairman of the newly-created National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog on 13 January 2015. After taking charges, he was briefed about newly created NITI Aayog by its CEO Sindhushree Khuallar and other senior officials. About Arvind Panagariya He is an Indian-American economist and Professor of Economics Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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