MoU between India and Norway to strengthen cooperation in healthcare

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway to extend the cooperation within health sector through the Norway India partnership initiative (NIPI) for a period of three years starting from 2018 to 2020. This cooperation between India and Norway is aligned with the development ... Read More »

Have you ever heard Bricks made of Waste Plastic and Plant Fibres?

Imagine turning plastic waste into useful products likes tiles and bricks. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, have developed a technology that will help people do just this. All you need is polymer substance (HDPE or high density polyethylene material), some fibrous substance and a chemical developed at the Institute. People can use just about any plastic waste ... Read More »

Strict implementation of prescription guidelines !

Health activists have appealed to the Maharashtra government to ensure implementation of model medicine prescription format in letter and spirit to improve health status of the state and prevent revenue loss due to understatement of earnings by medical practitioners. It has been four years since the state government came out with medicine prescription format to safeguard citizens’ health but very ... Read More »

Cost effective packaging innovations !

Adoption of innovative technologies in pharmaceutical packaging is on the rise as compared to few years back with pharmaceutical industry honchos introducing innovative, cost-effective packaging solutions to cater to the needs of patients. Companies such as Takeda Pharmaceuticals India, Alembic Pharmaceuticals, West Pharmaceuticals India, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Mankind Pharmaceuticals, Signode India have come  up with innovative packaging solutions addressing the ... Read More »

Use the Sun to Power more than half of our needs !!

While most residents continue to be sceptical about investing in solar energy for their power requirements due to high costs, one Mumbai housing complex is setting the trend. Mulund Darshan Housing Complex has taken one step forward to harness solar energy to fulfil 81% of its electricity needs. The solar grid is expected to generate approximately 16,900 units in a ... Read More »

Fake Medicines? A message can spot it right away

A nationwide survey conducted in 2014-16 showed that around 3% medicines marketed in India were substandard, while around 0.023% were either spurious or counterfeit. Patients will soon be able to check whether the pill or syrup they’ve bought is genuine with just an SMS or a WhatsApp message, as pharmaceutical companies are expected to print unique codes on their best-selling ... Read More »

Bipolar Disorder- International Conference

Bipolar conference 2018 is the leading conference dedicated to Psychiatrists and Psychological researchers with the theme “Innovating combats towards Psychiatry & Mental Health”. The goal of Bipolar 2018 is to deliver an outstanding program for exchange of ideas and authoritative views by leading scientists which covers the entire spectrum of researchin Psychiatry and Mental Health and share the cross-cultural experiences ... Read More »

Pharma exports can cross $20 bn by 2020

India’s pharmaceutical exports can cross $20 billion by 2020 even though the value of shipments to countries including the US have been hit, an industry body said. This is due to increasing interest from neighbouring countries, including China, on which India has been heavily dependent for crucial ingredients for its formulations. However, the local industry needs to focus on strengthening ... Read More »

Bamboo will be treated as a Grass !

From now onwards, bamboo will be treated as a grass and not a tree, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. Addressing a gathering of tribals in Mandla town of Madhya Pradesh to mark the National Panchayati Raj Day, Modi said since tribals had to face punitive action for felling bamboo, the government had decided to categorise it as a grass. “Due to insufficient availability of bamboo, the country imports it. But if farmers grow bamboo on the fence of their ... Read More »

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