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
In a meeting held last month on hydropower projects, power minister R K Singh stated that ‘partial clearances’ given to companies will be ‘rescinded’ if they do not respond to the Central Electricity Authority’s comments on detailed project reports in 2-3 months.
With new norms set to kick in from December, power ministry hassaid that immediate phasing out of ‘not interested’ plants or those with ‘space constraint’ will lead to debt & equity erosion of over Rs 20,000 crore.
An expert panel, which was asked by PMO to examine possibility of excluding such stents from price control as ‘cheaper’ Chinese devices are entering Indian market, has said it has found no data to back the move.
Due to joint test of coal samples and Coal Controller’s Organisation’s regular actions, the quantity of stones and boulders in coal supply has fallen over the past few years; however, NTPC expects CIL to take more steps to improve the quality further
As per the data shared by the mines ministry, of a total land area of 32.8 lakh square km, the country has 5,70,000 square km of obvious geological potential (OGP). As of 2012, as per the ministry, only 5,046 sq km was under mineral lease, less than 1 per cent of the OGP.
Amending rules related to acquisition, utilising surplus land of sick PSUs for affordable housing and relaxing FSI are some of
the suggestions made by the govt think-tank to push development across the country
While coal mines such as Chendipada and Machhakata have fairly high estimated extractable reserves of 1244.37 million tonnes (MT) and 474.34 MT respectively, mines such as Shankarpur Bhatgaon II Extension and Mednirai have estimated extractable reserves of 80.14 MT and 80.832 MT respectively.
From lowering net worth cap for firms to permitting states to proceed with auction even if qualified bidders are less than three, Centre’s draft amendments to Mineral Auction Rules, 2015, hopes to attract a larger set of bidders
Countries like Canada, Mauritius, Israel and the European Union have been expecting India to take the lead and conclude the negotiations for their respective Free Trade Agreement (FTA) as soon as possible.
The coal ministry, however, has told The Indian Express that only 5 private power plants — of the aforementioned 18 — are linked to the CCL and “coal dispatches to these plants” is in proportion “to the payments made by the plants to the coal company”.
While Sun Pharma and Glenmark Pharma submitted detailed responses that includes revising standard operating procedures and re-training employees to the USFDA to deal with its adverse observations, others have begun course-correction
To decide the knee implant price cap, the NPPA had consultations with various stakeholders such as domestic and foreign orthopaedic device manufacturers; orthopaedic industry associations; orthopaedic surgeons and civil society groups.
The first Global RE-Invest was held in New Delhi from February 15 to17 in 2015. The Centre had then decided that this would be an annual event. However, due to lack of sponsors, the second edition was postponed indefinitely.
The current low tariffs in solar projects are pushing the state governments to rethink the status of all older solar projects. For example, in December 2015, Uttar Pradesh signed various solar projects of total 215 MW capacity with the tariffs ranging between 7.02 per KWH and Rs 8.60 per KWH, while in May this year, a 200 MW solar park was auctioned in Rajasthan at a price of 2.44 KWH.
In Delhi, on April 2, 2017, around 20 eye patients had to be rushed to AIIMS from the GTB Hospital as they complained of breathlessness, blurred vision, redness, etc after being injected with allegedly Avastin.