1 - Sijo George appointed to Centre’s committee on STIP 2020
Sijo Kuruvilla George was appointed to the Central Government's committee on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2020 (STIP 2020). He is a founding CEO of Startup Village and founder of Re-think Foundation.
STIP 2020 Town Hall Meet, the Track-I public & expert consultation process for the formulation of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) 2020 was launched by the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India Professor K VijayRaghavan and Secretary, DST Professor Ashutosh Sharma.
2 - Delhi government formed expert committee to explore economic reform measures
Delhi government formed a 12-member expert committee to explore economic reform measures to help businesses recover from the impact of COVID-19. The committee will be headed by Vice-Chairperson of Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi, Jasmine Shah.
The committee will explore reform measures that improve ease of doing business in Delhi and shorten the process of economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19. The order was passed by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority regarding the formation of this committee.
3 - Study Committee formed for creation of new districts in Andhra Pradesh state
The State Cabinet of Andhra Pradesh state approved formation of a study committee for the creation of new districts in the state. This includes reorganising the existing 13 districts into 25 districts.
The committee will be headed by the State Chief Secretary. The reorganisation of the districts would be based upon the Parliamentary Constituencies in the state. There are 25 Parliamentary Constituencies in the state. The proposal for the creation of a 26th District is also under process.
4 - HRD Ministry sets up D P Singh Committee
The Ministry of Human Resources and Development has set up a committee under Prof DP Singh, Chairman of UGC. The committee will prepare guidelines and measures to ensure that more students stay in India to study and come out with a mechanism to increase intake in well-performing universities.
The Ministry has asked the committee to submit a report on this subject within a fortnight. The committee will also explore mechanism for starting Multi-disciplinary and innovative programs, twinning and joint degree programs, Cross Country designing of centers etc.