Research and development

DMPQ- India’s Pharma sector has played very significant role in making it the pharmacy of the world, but it still lacks in innovation and research and development. Suggest some measures to improve India’s Pharma sector.

The Indian pharma industry operates at scale, and we are leaders in the global generic world. The Indian pharmaceutical market is estimated at $40 billion and pharma companies export another $20 billion. However, this is a miniscule portion of the $1.27-trillion global pharmaceutical market. India ranks third worldwide for pharmaceutical production by volume, but only 14th by value. While our global generic position is a matter of pride, India is only the 12th largest exporter of medical goods. We have more than 30 per cent share in the global generic market but less than 1 per cent share in the ... Read more

08.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh recruiting transgender in police force   In a bid to employ transgender people in police force, the recruit drive going on for 4th battalion for constables, 10 transgender of the 40 applied, have cleared the physical fitness test. Even as Chhattisgarh is the first state in country to have decided to recruit TGs in police force, the applicants have been sweating out to clear the training and fitness sessions. Police officials said that 40 TGs had applied for the recruitment in police force and the process to absorb them would be similar to the parameters of male or female. ... Read more

Bharat Nirman Yojna, MNREGA

Bharat Nirman is a time-bound business plan for action in rural infrastructureThe basic geographical structure of population distribution will change once India shifts from being agriculture based country to industry based nation. The Government has launched “Bharat Nirman” for the development of rural infrastructure. Plans proposed for the development of India Rural Infrastructure are – Irrigation, Roads, Housing, Water Supply, Electrification, Telecommunication Connectivity. The main thrust of research and development (R&D) in the roads sector is to build a sustainable road infrastructure comparable to the best roads in the world. The various components of this strategy are improvement in design, ... Read more

29-30.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH 38 items filed in c’garh with investment worth rs 2,483 cr in 2017   A total of 38 Industrial Entrepreneurs Memorandum (IEM) were filed in Chhattisgarh with total investment of Rs 2,483 crore as on December 31, 2017.   This was compared to 50 IEMs filed with proposed investment of Rs 11,853 crores during 2016-17, as per the annual report 2017-18 of the Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy (DIPP).   A total of five Industrial Entrepreneurship Memorandum (IEM) (Part B) form were filed by the entrepreneurs for setting up projects and commencement of production in Chhattisgarh involving proposed  ... Read more

Administrative Reforms

Why is Administrative Reforms needed? Technological change Advances in industrialisation Growth in the number and complexity of governmental activities Changes in social, political and economic spheres of life All above have created extraordinary strains on the traditional machinery of the government Obsolescence of institutions, roles, procedures and processes in the government What are ways through which Administrative Reforms are done? There are three forms Traditional Approach: let the problem arise and then place a competent person to solve it. Aka Management process Committee Process: appoint ad hoc committee. Like the Hoover Commission in US and ARC in India Setting up ... Read more

READ: India – Israel Relations

Note: READ id our New Initiative to cover two Topics (Weekly) of Current Importance in Detail with Specific focus on Prelims and Mains Exam     India – Israel Relations Israel, officially State of Israel, in the Middle East, located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bounded to the north by Lebanon, to the northeast by Syria, to the east and southeast by Jordan, to the southwest by Egypt, and to the west by the Mediterranean Sea. Jerusalem is the seat of government and the proclaimed capital, although the latter status has not received wide international recognition.   Israel is a small country with a ... Read more

25-26.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Health department aims to diagnose 5 lakh patients for sickle cell disease The state health department has taken upon itself the mammoth task of conducting a mega sickle cell diagnose event from 10 am to 4 pm on March 21, where it plans to diagnose 5,00,000 people, including pregnant women and children across the state.   With this number, the state health department aims to create a world record for the highest number of patients diagnosed at a single event, and if the target is achieved on March 21, the department will register the achievment into the Golden book of World records.   Health department ... Read more

24.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH 30 new govt colleges from next session: pandey   Demands for grants worth Rs3332.95 crore were passed by voice vote in the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly.   The grants were as per the budget proposals related to Revenue, Calamity Management, Higher Education, Skill Development, Technical Education and Employment Department, Science and Technology Department for upcoming fiscal year 2018-19.   Revenue and Technical Education Minister Prem Prakash Pandey informed that in the new fiscal year 2018-19,  Rs 608.84 crore has been provisioned for expenditure related relief works in natural calamity affected areas, under Revenue and Calamity management Department.   The Minister ... Read more

Importance of Science & Technology as an engine for national development- Industrial development & Urbanization

Importance of Science & Technology as an engine for national development- Industrial development & Urbanization Professor Freeman J. Dyson, of Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton, in his book “Infinite in all Directions,” had this to say about Technology: “Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of Life, it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilization, of Arts and of Sciences. Technology continues to grow to liberate mankind from the constraints of the past. The most revolutionary aspect of technology is its mobility. Anybody can learn it. It jumps easily over barriers of ... Read more

National policy of science and technology and changes in the policy from time to time

National Policy for Science and Technology The thrust of the Scientific Policy Resolution, 1958 was on capacity-building in advancement of science as the foundation for making a strong nation, which had just freed itself from the shackles of colonial domination . The focus of the Technology Policy Statement, 1983 was attainment of technological self-reliance and building of national strength by reducing vulnerability in strategic areas . The Science and Technology Policy, 2003 launched a massive programme for attracting our best talents to the arena of research in basic sciences, so that India continues to earn respect in a competitive knowledge society. ... Read more