Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicMinistry of Chemicals and Fertilisers

Topic: Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers

Clinic, path lab and pharmacy on mobile van for non-Covid patients — Modi govt’s new plan

Proposal for 20 cities is now being fine-tuned. It comes after PMO asked chemicals and fertilisers ministry to draw up a scheme for non-Covid patients.

India could ‘withdraw’ curbs on drug exports as pharma firms fear loss of business

In a meeting with govt officials, drug-makers flagged concerns that their clients may start buying products from other countries if restrictions on Indian products continued.

India to curb export of antibiotics, vitamins as coronavirus crisis hits supplies from China

Modi govt has decided to restrict export of 12 bulk drugs — raw materials to manufacture medicines — and formulations made by them until further order.

Modi vs Manmohan: Who is the better ‘medicine man’ of India’s poor?

The number of stores selling cheap, generic drugs to the poor has crossed 3,000, but the quality of medicines has declined and stock shortages are more frequent.

On Camera


Currently, India provides pensions for the elderly on the basis of the National Pensions Scheme | Representative Image | Wikimedia Commons

Giving up on NPS a tragedy for state govts. DB pensions are ad hoc, delay fiscal stress

Several of the problems of the National Pensions Scheme can be easily remedied. The solution to fiscal stress isn't going back two decades ago.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.