DCGI directs pharma companies to submit information of pre-1988 permitted FDCs on their safety and efficacy

The DCGI notice on FDCs has been sent to the Indian Drug and Pharmaceuticals Associations and also uploaded on the website of CDSCO for information and necessary action by the concerned stakeholders. The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has directed pharma companies to submit information of certain pre-1988 permitted Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) on … Read more

NSE clarifies on Nifty futures trade spike, says its systems fine

NEW DELHI: NSE on Tuesday said a spike in Nifty futures trades on Monday was due to a manual order placed by a trading member at a significantly higher price than the prevailing price in the market. The National Stock Exchange (NSE) said that its systems functioned normally and asked the concerned trading member to … Read more

Delhi unlocks: More enforcement teams, increased challans for violation of COVID-19 norms

With reopening of malls, markets and other trade activities in view of improving COVID-19 situation in Delhi, the district authorities have deployed more enforcement teams and issued increased number of challans for violation of Covid appropriate behaviour. Around 6,000-7,000 challans are being issued over violation of Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) orders to enforce Covid … Read more

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal reviews critical infrastructure projects

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has reviewed 59 issues in 20 critical infrastructure projects, with anticipated investment value of nearly Rs 2.7 lakh crore, an official statement said on Friday. The minister issued directions and timelines to ensure expeditious resolution of pending issues for timely commissioning of projects, it said. Among the projects that … Read more

Delimitation commission to visit Jammu and Kashmir between July 6-9

The delimitation commission will visit Jammu and Kashmir between July 6-9 and interact with political parties, public representatives and officials of the Union Territory to gather “first hand” information of the mega exercise to carve out new constituencies, the EC said on Wednesday. A decision in this regard was taken after a meeting of the … Read more

New parliament building necessity, no MP objected when both Houses requested for it: Om Birla

Not a single MP in either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha had objected to the construction of a new parliament building when a request for it was made by both the Houses to the Centre, Speaker of the lower house Om Birla said on Friday. Describing the new Parliament building as a “necessity”, he said … Read more

Scientists say India government ignored warnings amid coronavirus surge

Relatives react as a healthcare worker pulls a stretcher carrying the body of a person, who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a mortuary, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ahmedabad, India, April 26, 2021. Amit Dave | Reuters A forum of scientific advisers set up by the government warned Indian … Read more

Supreme Court gives clearance to special Covid care centre at Pragati Maidan

The Supreme Court on Thursday gave formal clearance to a special Covid care centre at the new additional building complex in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) had earlier written to the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana to convert the new advocates’ chamber building into a Covid-19 care centre for … Read more

WTO eyes larger deal on vaccine, medical goods

(This story originally appeared in on Apr 22, 2021) The World Trade Organization (WTO) is looking to go beyond India and South Africa’s proposal on flexibility in patents for vaccines to discuss a possible larger deal on health that includes unhindered movement of vaccines across customs checkpoints and free shipment of medical goods and material … Read more

Delhi records this year’s biggest single-day jump of 5,506 COVID-19 cases

Delhi on Wednesday recorded 5,506 fresh COVID-19 cases, the sharpest daily spike this year, that pushed the infection tally to 6,90,568 while 20 more people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 11,133, according to the health department. This is the second consecutive day when Delhi has seen a rise of over 5,000 … Read more