Deepak Patel


Illegal mining of minor minerals in Karnataka: ‘Inadequate workforce led to difficulty in monitoring’
Sun, May 20, 2018

Since election results were announced on May 15, Karnataka has been in news due to jostling among political parties to form the government. One major issue that was raised during pre-election rallies was illegal mining in the state.

Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu seek higher royalty rates, DAE disagrees
Sat, May 19, 2018

Mines ministry forms sub-group to study revision of royalty rates and dead rents on such minerals for resolving issue.

Complaints with NPPA about drug shortage up 6-fold in 2017-18
Thu, May 17, 2018

According to the data of pricing regulator, the number of complaints filed regarding shortage of medicines were just 7 in 2016-17. This figure saw a jump to 42 in 2017-18.

Molybdenum mine auctions face hurdles due to lack of policy framework
Wed, May 16, 2018

Molybdenum can withstand extreme temperatures without significantly expanding or softening, so it is used in manufacturing military armor, aircraft parts, electrical contacts and industrial motors.

Govt plans to bring on board tech, costing experts at drug pricing regulator
Sat, May 12, 2018

Multinational medical device companies started requesting the pricing regulator to let them withdraw their latest-generation stents from India.

Building India: 22 power lines face ‘forced outages’ after dust storm hit north India
Wed, May 09, 2018

10 transmission lines owned by India’s largest power transmission firm Power Grid Corporation of Indian Limited.

Drug price control: Niti Aayog for exemption if below-10 per cent fall in rate
Tue, May 08, 2018

Niti Aayog has also proposed that the Central government should have powers to exempt any drug from price control if there is “sufficient competition” in the market. However, it has not defined “sufficient competition” in its proposal.

Unbranded generics, ‘orphan drugs’ may go out of price control
Thu, May 03, 2018

Drugs for rare diseases are usually very expensive as pharma firms do not find it viable to sell such medicines.

Centre aims to power each un-electrified hamlet, habitation by year-end
Wed, May 02, 2018

At least 3.14 crore rural households still without access to electricity — about 17 per cent of the total 17.99 crore rural households.

With last outpost in Manipur, government says all villages have power
Mon, Apr 30, 2018

While the task of “village electrification” may have been accomplished, an estimated 3.14 crore rural households are still without any access to electricity — about 17 per cent of the total 17.99 crore rural households.

Alter disbursement methods for greater offtake of funds: DIPP to SIDBI
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

Only 99 startups have been funded as compared with a total of 6,981 startups recognised by the DIPP as on Feb 6

Coal supply situation improves over last 7 months
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Average indigenous coal stock at power plants rose from 7.38 million tonnes in October last year to around 16.7 mt in April 2018.

40 per cent hike in gems, jewellery imports raises concerns
Wed, Apr 25, 2018

The Indian Express has learnt that the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) is studying these statistics in detail to prepare a report for commerce ministry.

Dispute over dues restrains CIL from regulating supply
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Coal supply to the state/Central gencos may be regulated corresponding to the current payment, if undisputed outstanding dues are more than 90 days equivalent coal values.

Working with US to resolve all trade issues: Suresh Prabhu
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Suresh Prabhu said that over four million Indians are living in the US and it is one of the major markets for goods and services exports.

We will continue to engage external consultants, Biocon assures USFDA
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Biocon earned about 22 per cent of its revenues from the US in 2016-17.

G2-level exploration made mandatory for 288 mines expiring in 2020
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

The exploration for any mineral deposit involves four stages: reconnaissance survey (G4), preliminary exploration (G3), general exploration (G2) and detailed exploration (G1). G2-level exploration’s objective is to establish the main geological features of a deposit and provide an initial estimate of size, shape, structure and grade of the mineral in the mine.

USFDA observations: ‘Mosquitoes, gnats in Alkem plant; no quality control unit’
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

An FDA Form 483 is issued to a company’s management at the conclusion of an inspection if investigators find violations of US drug laws.

‘IT industry facing tough competition from Vietnam, Philippines’
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry said that services sector have been growing at more than 10 per cent in 16 states with Chhattisgarh registering the highest growth.

Post fire fiasco, NTPC takes executives’ undertaking for strict compliance
Wed, Apr 11, 2018

After the incident, NTPC Ltd has also started a permit to work (PTW) system, under which there are “checklists and formats”, which have to be “strictly” followed, for all kind of maintenance jobs” that are done at power plants.