Profits and not improving accessibility matter to Indian drug makers
FICCI conference organised to discuss access to generic medicines focuses more on increasing exports
C V Raman Fellowships bring African and Indian researchers closer
Between 2010 and 2018, close to 500 African researchers availed the C V Raman International Fellowship to improve the quality of lives …
"Solar power tariff will soon fall to Rs 1.50 per unit"
Bringing affordable solar power on the doorsteps of common citizens and enabling Universal Energy Access seem to be the guiding force behind the …
The real weed
The WHO says it causes cancer and studies link it to many diseases. Countries have been struggling to ban or restrict its use. But a new movement …
Will India manage to survive international pressure to save its pro-people patent law?
US continues to question India’s patent regime in its latest report. The country was kept in the category where unfavorable conditions …
A zero waste toilet to achieve a clean India
Locals in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh consistently choose evapotranspiration toilet, a zero waste model which requires no human intervention over …
India has a failed salvation policy on the not-so-holy buffalo
India’s only scheme to leverage the expanding buffalo meat exports has been in doldrums. To make it work, the government must first get rid …
Irresponsible gaps in corporate social responsibility
Over 6,000 companies are required to spend on corporate social responsibility. But two-thirds have defaulted and there is no penalty
Protests mar Bengaluru consultation on draft solid waste rules
Programme called off after activists and civil society groups term the consultation illegal and unconstitutional
Number of crop pests have increased seven-fold, says industry report
Almost 20 per cent of world’s agricultural production is lost because of post-harvest pest attacks, says joint report of FICCI and Tata …
Standard treatment guidelines soon
Will help streamline treatment procedures across government hospitals
Centre launches bio-toilets to curb open defecation
Around 100,000 toilets to be built in next two years in 300 gram panchayats
Whose homeland security?
Industry paid for IP seminars to train judges
Microsoft and Indian Music Industry funded FICCI to hold roundtable for Maharashtra judiciary; judges handling piracy cases special invitees
Cabinet approves setting up of National Investment Board
Is renamed Cabinet Committee on Investment and will be headed by prime minister
National Water Policy, 2012 silent on priorities
Draft document gives industry implicit priority over agriculture in water allocation
Can the National Water Policy do away with priorities?