National digital drugs databank will help address ‘information asymmetry’ in pharma space: CCI study – ET HealthWorld

A national digital drugs databank will help in addressing “information asymmetry” as well as provide key inputs in mapping the regulatory needs of different states, according to a pharmaceutical sector study conducted by the Competition Commission of India. The fair trade watchdog, which works on ways to foster competition and curb anti-competitive practices, in the … Read more

National Health Authority to help in CoWIN global rollout – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure and Trigyn Technologies have expressed interest in rolling out India’s vaccination platform Co-Win in other countries, a top government official said. Last month, the government organized a global conclave where foreign countries had expressed interest in adapting Co-Win to vaccinate their citizens. About … Read more

Boeing to Pay $25 Million in Drone Settlement

Boeing Co. ’s drone unit has agreed to pay $25 million to settle civil-fraud allegations that it overcharged on more than half a dozen contracts signed with the U.S. Navy and special forces between 2009 and 2017. Announced Tuesday by the Justice Department and Pentagon investigative agencies, the settlement stems from whistleblower claims by a … Read more

Alleged Torture Victims Target U.S. Property Assets of Libyan Commander

Since the two decades he spent in the U.S. after leading a CIA-backed campaign against the regime of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi in the 1980s, militia leader Khalifa Haftar amassed millions of dollars in properties and other assets, including a luxury home in Virginia. Now, as Mr. Haftar commands troops in eastern Libya and faces … Read more

World Leaders Ready Themselves for a Biden Presidency

After a drawn-out vote count that transfixed not just the U.S. but most of the world, many global leaders on Saturday were quick to respond to former Vice President Joe Biden’s election victory, with most sending congratulations and vowing to work with him. In Europe, where many countries hope President-elect Biden will reverse some of … Read more

WSJ News Exclusive | Pentagon Draw-Down at U.S. Embassies Prompts Concern About Ceding Field to Global Rivals

WASHINGTON—The Pentagon has quietly begun withdrawing top military officers from U.S. embassies in Africa and downgrading other such posts world-wide, a move officials say is necessary to shift resources to counter China and Russia on the geopolitical stage and meet congressional caps on the number of generals and admirals in the U.S. military. The position … Read more

Assam’s Kaziranga National Park to reopen for tourists from today

Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve is set to open for tourists today after a gap of seven months due to the coronavirus outbreak. One-horned rhinoceroses are seen at the flooded Kaziranga National Park in Assam. (File photo: Reuters) Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve is set to open for tourists seven months … Read more

Nigerian Protesters Shut Down Africa’s Largest City, Escalating Standoff With Government

LAGOS, Nigeria—Tens of thousands of protesters brought the largest city in Africa to a standstill on Monday, mounting the biggest demonstration in a two-week campaign against police brutality and escalating a standoff with a government that has pledged to restore order. Groups of placard-waving protesters blocked major roads across Lagos, Nigeria’s sprawling commercial capital and … Read more

France Vows to Root Out Islamist Extremism After Beheading of Teacher Samuel Paty

PARIS—French authorities vowed to crack down on civic groups they said were promoting radical Islam, days after an extremist beheaded a schoolteacher for showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in class. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Monday said that 51 associations, including religious schools and mosques, would be visited by security services this week, … Read more