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Rajiv Kumar: New NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman

Rajiv Kumar: New NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman

Economist Dr. Rajiv Kumar has been appointed (August 5, 2017) as the new Vice-Chairman of the government think tank NITI Aayog. Present vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya had stepped down earlier this month. The Columbia University professor will be returning to the U.S. to rejoin academia.  Dr. Vinod Paul, pediatrician at AIIMS,

Asia-Africa Growth Corridor: Strategic Significance

Asia-Africa Growth Corridor

India launched a vision document for Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) on 25 May 2017 at the African Development Bank meeting in Gujarat.The Asia-Africa Growth Corridor or AAGC is an economic cooperation agreement between the governments of India and Japan.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shinjo Abe first conceived the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor during their last summit in Tokyo in November

Mega transport connectivity projects in India


India is situated north of the equator between 8°4' to 37°6' north latitude and 68°7' to 97°25' east longitude. It is the seventh-largest country in the world, with a total area of 3,287,263 square kilometres (1,269,219 sq mi). India measures 3,214 km (1,997 mi) from north to south and 2,933 km (1,822 mi) from east to west. It

Rural Development by Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas (PURA)

According to the 2011 census of India, 68.84% of Indians (around 833.1 million people) live in 640,867 different villages. The size of these villages varies considerably. 236,004 Indian villages have a population of fewer than 500, while 3,976 villages have a population of 10,000 plus. The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) study on Housing Conditions and Amenities in India, 2008-09,