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Only medical colleges with functional hospitals for 3 years may get MCI nod

According to the MCI’s rules, a medical college with 100 seats needs to have a functional teaching hospital with at least 300 beds, with 60% occupancy at the time of submission of application to the MCI.

EC expresses 'displeasure' over NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar's criticism of NYAY, says it violates MCC norms

Even as Rajiv Kumar informed the poll body that he had spoken in his personal capacity as an economist, the EC ruled that the official had violated the model code of conduct through his remarks.


NYAY criticism: Election Commission may censure NITI Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar

The Model Code forbids the use of official machinery and personnel for furthering the interest of the party in power during election season.

Time is of the essence, steps must be taken to increase consumption of renewable energy

Today, every projection of India’s energy future draws the same broad conclusion: energy demand will move on an upward curve, indigenous supplies will fail to keep pace, energy imports will rise, and the environment will face increasing stress.

NITI Aayog only making marketing presentations for PM Modi, says Rahul Gandhi

"We will replace it with a lean Planning Commission whose members will be renowned economists and experts with less than 100 staff," Rahul Gandhi said.

'Ready to do anything to win polls': NITI Aayog slams Rahul Gandhi’s minimum income plan

"I think the fiscal deficit may increase from 3.5% to 6%. All the credit rating agencies may bring down our ratings. We may not get loans from outside and eventually, our investments might be blocked," Rajiv Kumar said.


PoS-linked fertiliser subsidy 80% successful

Under the system of post-sale subsidy disbursal — as opposed to companies being paid on their fertiliser material reaching an approved district railhead point or godown — every transaction, along with the farmer’s details, is to be captured on a PoS machine linked to a central server.

At least 700 mn Indians will get into cities by 2050, need to reduce waste now: NITI Aayog CEO

Amitabh Kant said, "In India, the urbanisation process has just begun unlike Europe, US and China. If we are generating 71 million tonnes of waste every day, it will only increase unless we reduce waste and ensure segregation at source at household-level."

Niti Aayog to draw up list of non-core assets of CPSEs for possible monetisation

This is part of the overall plans of the government to lay down procedure and mechanism for monetisation of non-core assets of central public sector undertakings (CPSEs), which include mainly land and building.

Niti Aayog calls adverse job report a draft, ex-stat head says no, it’s final

Lack of good quality jobs and a large informal sector is adding to our economic woes, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said.

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President Mukherjee chairs Conference of Governors

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday presided over a two-day Conference of Governors at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the national capital. It is the fourth conference presided over by President Mukherjee and 47th such conference held in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. As many as 23 Governors and two Lieutenant Governors are participating in the conference. Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several Cabinet Ministers, Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog Arvind Panagariya and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval participated in the conference. The conference will deliberate on terrorism and insurgency activities, creating jobs for youths with special focus on skill development for school dropouts.