HEALTH

10 million people with epilepsy in India

AMN / The Health Minister, J P Nadda today informed the parliament that there were about 8-10 million persons with epilepsy in the country. he said that While health is a state subject, the Government of India supplements the efforts of State Governments to provide health services including treatment of epilepsy. General facilities for “early … Continue reading 10 million people with epilepsy in India

Adequate medicines available for H1N1 influenza: Nadda

TIA Correspondent / Health Minister J P Nadda has said there is no shortage of medicines in the states affected by H1N1 influenza. Replying to supplementaries in the Lok Sabha today, Mr Nadda said, adequate stock of drugs and protective equipment are available in the states. He said all the states have also been imparted … Continue reading Adequate medicines available for H1N1 influenza: Nadda

Govt takes Several Initiatives to overcome scarcity of Doctors

 By A Akhter / The Government has taken several steps to meet the scarcity of doctors in the country.The Health Minister, J P Nadda a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today said that that following steps have been taken to meet the shortage of doctors: I. The ratio of teachers to students has been … Continue reading Govt takes Several Initiatives to overcome scarcity of Doctors

Govt to formulate Uniform Code for Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices

The Government is in the process of formulating a concrete Uniform Code for Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices aimed at reducing unethical practices. Replying to a supplementary during the Question Hour in the Lok Sabha, Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Ananth Kumar said the uniform code which is under implementation till this month-end is only on a voluntary … Continue reading Govt to formulate Uniform Code for Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices

World Breast feeding Week begins

  The World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) began from today with the main objective to create awareness among the people for beneficial of breast feeding. This year The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network which believe breastfeeding is the right of all children and mothers, celebrates the week for global action to support … Continue reading World Breast feeding Week begins

Nestle agrees to HC’s proposal of fresh testing of Maggi

Nestle India, the manufacturer of Maggi instant noodles, told the Bombay High Court that it is ready for an independent lab testing of the product provided the tests are carried out in the presence of a reputed scientist. While hearing Nestle’s petition against the June 5 order of Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) … Continue reading Nestle agrees to HC’s proposal of fresh testing of Maggi

EU bans marketing of 700 generic medicines

European Union has banned the marketing of around 700 generic medicines for alleged manipulation of clinical trials conducted by India’s pharmaceutical research company GVK Biosciences. The ban will come into effect on August 21. According to Germany’s drug regulator, the Federal Institute for Medicines and Medical Products and it will be applicable to all 28 … Continue reading EU bans marketing of 700 generic medicines

Nestle India acted in an untrustworthy manner: FSSAI

TIA NEWS Food Safety Standards Authority of India, FSSAI, has said that Nestle India has acted in an untrustworthy manner by producing Maggi noodles with lead content more than permissible limits. The food regulator’s counsel argued before the Bombay High Court that even though Nestle had the capacity to produce safe noodles but it had … Continue reading Nestle India acted in an untrustworthy manner: FSSAI

Govt brings 39 more drugs under price control

The government has brought 39 more drugs, including the durgs to treat diseases such as diabetes and digestive disorders, under price control as part of its efforts to make medicines affordable in the country. As per the notification of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, NPPA , the prices of formulations including Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride, Cefotaxime, Paracetamol, Domperidone … Continue reading Govt brings 39 more drugs under price control

SC terms drugs policy unreasonable & irrational, asks Centre to re-look

Supreme Court has termed the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy and the Drug Price Control order 2013 as unreasonable and irrational. Apex court asked the government to review its market-based drug pricing policy within six months. A three-judge bench headed by Justice TS Thakur asked the Department of Pharmaceuticals of Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers … Continue reading SC terms drugs policy unreasonable & irrational, asks Centre to re-look

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SPORTS

Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

AMN Japan's Prime Minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee Shinzo Abe today agreed to ...

Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak: IOC member

According to USA Today, veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said that the 2020 Tokyo Gam ...

Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Protesting the decision to merge the Special Area Games Scheme ( SAG) with ...

ART & CULTURE

President Kovind confers 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi awards

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday conferred 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi's awards on 15 artistes a ...

V P asks people to conserve linguistic heritage of India

"Studies by the experts suggest that teaching in mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives impetu ...

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MARQUEE

India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Tourism zone 

AMN India and Maldives today signed five MoUs for establishing the Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Add ...

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

AMN The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, will operate and manage luxury train, Golden ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Filmi Tidbits: Sooryavanshi to be postponed amid Coronavirus

Entertainment Desk Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty is set for March 24 release for no ...

Irfan Khan to take health break after Angrezi Medium

Ailing actor Irfan Khan is unlikely to sign any new film in the near future as want health break. Angrezi Medi ...

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

UNGA adopts resolution calling for global solidarity in fight against COVID-19

The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution on COVID-19, calling for intensified ...

COVID-19: Sri Lanka’s EC requests President to consult SC over holding General elections

WEB DESK Sri Lanka’s Elections Commission has requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to consult the Supre ...