Keeping in view the allegations of large scale fraud of government grants by the AEPC, the then Textiles Secretary Rashmi Verma wrote in July 2016 to MCA that the government appoint an administrator to take over its management.
Fan Zhang, Senior Economist, Chief Economist’s Office, South Asia Region said that the institutional distortion, such as expensive coal supply, is having a larger effect on India’s power sector than the distortion by subsidies.
According to the October 24 note of coal ministry, there will be a spurt in demand of coal transport through railways only. The ministry estimates that coal supply through road is unlikely to increase significantly.
In a note dated October 24, 2018, the Union coal ministry told the committee of secretaries (COS) – which has been formed to deal with various coal sector issues – the reasons behind the shortfall in coal production this year by Coal India Limited (CIL).
Rajiv Kumar Saxena, vice president, Mankind Pharma, said that since regulations are made by the Central government and implemented by the state governments, there is a big disconnect when it comes to implementing them.
With global brent crude oil prices having fallen significantly over the last six weeks from $86.29 to $63.3 per barrel, Indian petrol and diesel prices have seen some correction while the rupee has strengthened against the dollar.
The proposal that SECI may bring tenders of 1000 MW each in the months from November to February has come with an assumption that code of conduct for the next general election will be enforced in March 2019.
Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), said that India would like to move to top of ease of doing business (EODB) rankings and the full impact of GST and other reforms would be felt next year.
Oxytocin is chemically synthesised and sold by pharmaceutical companies across the world, and used as a drug during childbirth because it can contract the uterus and induce delivery, control bleeding, and promote the release of breast milk.
In 2016-17, the central regulator -- Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) -- did not seize any raw material (or the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) used in the manufacturing Oxytocin while in 2017-18, it seized just 614 grams of the API.
Ozurdex is a biodegradable implant that is injected into the eye to treat patients suffering from diseases such as macular edema and uveitis. During a routine in-process inspection, Allergan found a loose particle of silicone on a “sampling of Ozurdex implants”.