Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) is a big loss for the latter’s pharmaceutical regulatory structure and member-countries have been asked to step up their competence and expertise to cope with Britain’s departur
On January 22, 2018, another meeting, on the same topic was chaired by Singh, wherein he “indicated” in his opening remarks that the coal supply situation “is still critical” as there are “10 power stations with zero coal stock and around 45 power stations with coal stock for 1-6 days”.
Paris agreement commitments by India, shrinkage in global coal consumption, tepid response to recent tranches of coal block auctions and emergence of renewable energy, have 'intensified' doubts on the future of coal, says a CIL study.
This decision was taken on January 25, 2018, at a meeting that was called on the topic of "review of coal supply to power stations" and was chaired by R K Singh, Minister of State (Independent charge).
The Supreme Court had on August 2 last year imposed a penalty on 152 iron ore and manganese lessees in Odisha for illegal mining. The states voiced concerns over the effect of the SC ruling on their state’s mining operations.
In 2015, the government launched the GMS with the objective of mobilising the gold held by households and institutions in the country. The scheme allows a bank’s customers to deposit their idle gold holdings for a fixed period in return for interest in the range of 2.25 per cent to 2.50 per cent
As per Trai’s monthly report on telecom subscription data, the cumulative requests for porting of mobile numbers from one service provider to another grew to 331 million in November 2017 from 18.6 million in August 2011.
The CEA’s warning comes in the backdrop of a December 23, 2015 incident, when hackers successfully attacked information systems of three prominent power distribution companies in Ukraine, disrupting the electricity supply to approximately 250,000 Ukranians
RTI records show that the majority of those who died — 42 out of 45 — were contract workers, including two linked to Siemens Ltd and 32 from Vijayawada-based Indwell, who were painting the boiler at the time of the accident.
According to data provided by the 12 state governments to the Centre, only Rs 2,260 crore of the DMF amount was spent till the end of 2017. As on October 30, 2017, Odisha collected the highest Rs 3,548-crore DMF funds
In meetings held last year, ministries & departments suggested that focused monitoring on pending cases, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and avoiding unnecessary filing of appeals will help reduce court cases involving the government
According to Abhaya Agarwal, Partner and PPP Leader at EY India, the coal haulage rates between 200 km - 700 km have been raised in the range of 7 per cent to 13 per cent as per August 24 circular of the Railway Board.
Issues such as under-utilisation of existing capacity, disadvantage on domestic sales due to application of full customs duty and imposition of taxes including income tax for new SEZs were highlighted in a presentation by officials before the commerce minister.
Aurobindo Pharma stated: “We found that there was a pilferage / theft / damage of subject material of your query during its transit/storage and on identification of such act, consignee has filed a police complaint which is currently under investigation.”
Out of an estimated 6,00,000 villages in India, as on January 31, 2017, BSNL’s cellular mobile services were available in 4,34,220 villages, according to information provided by the Ministry of Communications to a question in the Lok Sabha.
Kionect is currently being piloted with over 1,000 micro-businesses in three of Nairobi’s informal settlements — Kibera, Kawangware and Kariobangi — in partnership with Kaskazi, a for-profit wholesaler and distributor.
Following observations by American drug controller, Strides Shasun & Cadila Healthcare for their Bengaluru and Matoda facilities, respectively, sent detailed responses which included admitting to faults and revising SOPs & hold-time study approach, among others.
Among suggestions before mines ministry, the steel ministry’s inputs on ensuring iron ore availability for steel firms and developing Special Mining Zones may help the latter achieve its iron ore targets.
To push Make in India initiative by bringing quality assurance in the domestically produced medical devices, PMO has asked health ministry to chalk out a plan to make certification of medical and advance diagnostic devices mandatory for companies.
The Niti Aayog has suggested steps to the mines ministry such as involving mining consultants during the auction process, defining an ‘ideal’ taxation system and avoiding putting conditions while granting green clearances, to make the new National Mineral Policy attractive.
The Supreme Court passed a judgment on August 2, 2017, wherein it directed the Central government to revisit the National Mineral Policy, 2008, and announce a “fresh and more effective, meaningful and implementable policy” before the end of this year