Deepak Patel


CIL list a work in progress, six months after power ministry order
Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Number of thermal plants running at sub-optimum levels for past 11 months

Rajasthan drug regulator: Brands of 4 firms substandard
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Companies say samples tested are ‘counterfeit’ or ‘spurious’

India-Australia CECA talks under ‘slow period’ now
Thu, Aug 09, 2018

While releasing the report titled ‘An India Economic Strategy to 2035’, Sidhu said: “We are going through that process right now, the CECA, and it is never a steady pace."

Stressed assets: ‘MSMEs worse-placed than power projects’
Thu, Aug 09, 2018

On February 12 this year, the RBI had issued a ‘Revised Framework for Resolution of Stressed Assets’ that stipulates that default of even a single day in payment of interest or principal amount would trigger a formulation of resolution plan by the committee of creditors.

Stressed power projects: ‘Optimal solution in 180-day timeline almost impossible’
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

On February 12 this year, the RBI issued a ‘Revised Framework for Resolution of Stressed Assets’ that stated that the lender banks would have to bring a resolution plan within 180 days of default of big accounts.

Clampdown on oxytocin: why, what now
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

Oxytocin is naturally secreted by the pituitary glands of mammals during sex, childbirth, lactation or social bonding, and is sometimes called “love hormone”.

Oxytocin: Drug regulator calls for ‘strict vigil’
Tue, Aug 07, 2018

CDSCO has also requested state drug regulators to sensitise its inspectorate staff “to keep strict vigil on manufacture, sale and distribution of Oxytocin in the country”.

Oxytocin: Health ministry, states to take stock via video call
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

Oxytocin production by private pharmaceutical firms and Oxytocin sale by private retail chemists will be banned from September 1. However, government-run chemist shops would not be affected by this ban.

Oxytocin sale: Health ministry body backtracks on its stance
Sun, Aug 05, 2018

Had earlier suggested that govt shouldn’t ban sale of drug via private channels

Health Ministry body: Allow Oxytocin sale by private chemists
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

From September 1, only Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals, a public sector entity, would be permitted to manufacture and distribute Oxytocin.

Government launches index for states’ energy efficiency
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan have been categorised as ‘front runners’.

Study on District Mineral Foundations: ‘Too much state govt intervention in deciding fund usage’
Wed, Aug 01, 2018

The study reviewed 50 mining districts across 12 top mining states — including Odisha, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan — to understand how DMF trusts operate.

For made-in-India products: FDI rules may be eased for e-commerce
Tue, Jul 31, 2018

The task-force was set up under a committee headed by Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu, which is deliberating on a policy for e-commerce operations in India.

Health ministry’s expert panel for banning 343 fixed drug combinations
Thu, Jul 26, 2018

In December last year, the Supreme Court had directed the panel for a fresh review of safety, efficacy and therapeutic justification of 349 FDCs.

Non-coal mines: Auction process of 44 blocks annulled in last three years
Wed, Jul 25, 2018

The reasons for failure were listed by Ministry of Mines, through a presentation in front of ministers and officials of 21 mineral-rich states, at Fourth National Conclave on Mines and Minerals held in Indore on July 13, 2018.

Pharma stocks fall up to 5 per cernt, healthcare index down 3.26 per cent
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Shares of DRL fell 9.85% after a US court restrained the firm from resuming sales of its generic version of Suboxone in the US.

India’s position on CECA too far apart from us: Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Australia and India have been negotiating a bilateral free trade agreement — termed the CECA — since 2011.

Finance Ministry hikes monetary limit for filing tax appeals to Rs 20 lakh or more
Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Now, the tax departments — Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) — will only file appeals at the tribunal level if the tax amount involved is Rs 20 lakh or more.

Odisha seeks to back out from PPAs due to power surplus
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Odisha Energy Minister Susanta Singh mentioned the demands on July 3 in Shimla where Union Power Minister R K Singh held the state power ministers’ conference.

Paracetamol sales rising but firms’ revenue suffers due to price cuts
Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Over 200 paracetamol brands are sold in India. In 2017-18, 4.77 lakh tablets worth Rs 1,008 crore were sold in India, according to the data.