Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the seventh governing council meeting of the NITI Aayog on Sunday and this, his office said, will pave the way for a new era of collaboration between the Centre and the states.
This will be the first physical meeting of the council after July 2019 and its members include all the chief ministers. The PM is the chairperson of the government’s apex policy thinktank.
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Govt Looks to Table Data Bill Soon, Draft at Advanced Stage
The timeline for public consultations on the new data bill may be announced by the end of August as the ministry of electronics and IT (MeitY) is at an “advanced stage with the draft of the comprehensive framework,” a senior official told ET. The government withdrew the previous version of the bill on Wednesday.
CBI Seeks Daily Hearing Against 2G Case Acquittal
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sought day-to-day hearing of its appeals in the Delhi High Court against the acquittal of former telecom minister A Raja and other accused in the 2G spectrum case.
India Keeps Renewables Target Flexible
India dropped its target of establishing 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, giving itself the flexibility of 50% power from non-fossil fuel sources by then in its commitments to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This keeps India’s options open for new coal-based power plants in the projected 820 GW total capacity, if excess demand cannot be met from green fuels, sources told ET.
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