A spike in demand for some drugs & supplies has increased concerns about shortages in the US as 80% of active ingredients come from India, China.
Indian drugmakers import 70% of total bulk drugs from China and supply of these raw materials to produce medicines could be hit if coronavirus spreads through that country.
Modi met senior officials from top drug-makers like Zydus Cadila, Torrent & Wockhardt, and said their non-compliance is forcing govt to create a strict law.
Inspection reports by US federal agency FDA stated that workers destroyed records indicating that drugs were failing key quality measures.
Buddhadeb Bhattacharya declined Padma Bhushan and Ghulam Nabi Azad drew jibes from Congress leaders for accepting the award from Modi govt. But such controversies are not new.
Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.
Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.
While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.