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Health Ministry issues new guidelines for workplaces

New guidelines for workplaces Approx Read Time: 4 minutes In News: As India entered the fourth phase of its nationwide lockdown with relaxations and offices and working places opening, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued guidelines on preventive and response measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in workplace settings. Key …

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During Pandemic: Government of India borrows $500 million from AIIB

GoI borrows $500 million from AIIB Approx Read Time: 7 minutes In News: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved funding of $500 million to support India’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The loan is part of a $10 billion funding facility the AIIB has announced to help public and private sector entities …

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Economic Updates: $1.5 billion ADB loan to fund COVID response

$1.5 billion loan to fight COVID19 Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: The Government of India has taken a $1.5 billion loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to fund its immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Indonesia and Philippines also received $1.5 billion each as loan. The financing will assist the governments …

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Editorial Analysis: Soil health cards for sustainable agriculture

Soil Health Card Approx Read Time: 5 minutes Green Revolution to food security for India: At the dawn of Independence, India was a food deficit nation, largely dependent on imports to feed its people. Faced with famines, stagnant production and rising imports, India adopted the Green Revolution in the mid-sixties. It entailed introduction of high-yielding …

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All med devices to be treated as ‘drugs’ from April 1: Govt

Med devices to be treated as drugs Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has notified changes in the Medical Devices Rules, 2017, to regulate medical devices on the same lines as drugs effective from April 1, under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. At present, only 37 …

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