Poor quality PPEs flood market due to lack of strict quality control; procedural loopholes lead to rise of pandemic profiteering
Sources said the government is looking at several complaints filed by the notified associates flagging the names of hundreds of such certification firms that are operating without experts, experienced auditors and office address.
Migrant exodus likely to peak next month, says NITI Aayog affiliate; warns return to cities may take over a year
When will migrants return to the cities? No one knows the answer, but the experts handling the labour issues for decades, believe that only 10 percent of migrant workers have returned to their home states and that the numbers could increase in June and July
Indian Army concerns over quality control, weekly ammunition-related accidents: Why Centre is pushing to corporatize OFB
The apprehension was not just about fatalities, injuries and damage to equipment due to defects but also on the overall preparedness for the Indian Army.
Coronavirus Outbreak: DCGI cracks down on seven hand sanitiser brands after lab reports reveal substandard quality
Recent tests conducted by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) show that many brands manufacturing sanitisers failed to meet basic standards, and made false claims.
Govt to boost Made in India products for exports; wants MSMEs to tap market potential in Europe, Latin America, Africa
MSMEs in the new avatar is expected to develop cutting edge export-oriented technology products. The government, sources said, will assist the concerned MSMEs with research and technology up gradation.
To boost manufacturing post-COVID-19 lockdown, Centre asks PSUs, govt departments to buy locally-made goods
A recent government note outlines a mechanism to ensure that the indigenous manufacturing sector's products are purchased locally.
China launches quiet drive against companies exporting adulterated, fake materials in bid to arrest anti-Beijing sentiments
China's Food and Drug Administration has launched a drive to prepare a list of pharmaceutical exporters for frequent inspection of supplies and to ensure severe punishment for substandard medical equipment and drugs
Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian firms under scanner for selling fake COVID-19 medicines to European countries
Fraudulent documents and certificates are used to traffic counterfeit products related to coronavirus outbreak.
Five days after Firstpost investigation into faulty test kits, Centre orders recall of COVID-19 kits from Chinese companies
According to government sources, antecedents of several Chinese companies that figure in the CDSCO-approved list will be verified after state governments flagged faulty test kits and quality control issues to ICMR
Coronavirus Outbreak: Prices of pulses touch three digits in Mumbai and Delhi; potato, onion and cooking oil rates go north across India
In the southern states, the price of Urad dal has gone up by more than Rs 20 per kilogram after the lockdown.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre relaxes procurement rules for armed forces, allows purchase of supplies from outside govt e-marketplace
The Ministry of Defence has invoked emergency powers in the wake of the coronavirus outreak to expedite procurement of supplies required to establish and run quarantine and isolation facilities for the Indian Armed Forces and civil administrations across India
India has expanded food security net, made strides in education and sanitation but gender equality, health need more attention
In rural India, 36.52 percent population was getting a safe piped water supply in 2017 and it has increased to 40.50 percent in December 2019.
China's influence on India, its resources and markets in need of re-examination after ongoing pandemic ends
Minutes of a meeting held last year by then home secretary revealed that some officers expressed concerns about China penetrating India's market, while adopting a host of discriminatory and restrictive practices against Indian companies looking to boost exports
Coronavirus outbreak: India's minuscule health budget hampers development of tools necessary to deal with pandemics like COVID-19
Among the various scientific departments under the direct control of the Central government, the Department of Health Research (DHR), an important arm within the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, received the fewest funds to carry out research and development in the priority areas of national health and epidemics.
Delhi riots: Received 4,000 distress calls day Trump arrived, probing role of people from UP's Deoband area, police tells MHA in report
Delhi Police has told the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) that its control room received 4,000 distress calls from riot-hit North East Delhi district, on the day US president Donald Trump landed in Ahmedabad
PNB won't be able to recover money from Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi; fraudsters acted like mafia, used global network to stash jewels
The entire conspiracy was hatched by Nirav Modi and his team involving not more than 25 people, who communicated through Whatsapp and a private server
DRDO Decay Part 2: Rechristened with fancy names, drone projects drain exchequer; paltry inventory hardly enthuses forces
There are many other examples which the audit believes has been no less than huge disappointment for the user agencies as well as research and development scenarios in the country.
DRDO Decay Part 1: Keeping end users in dark, poor planning, flouting of SOPs hurt UAV projects, reveals CAG test audit
A test audit report by the Comptroller and Auditor General examining the working of Aeronautical Development Establishment reveals that the lab is taking up projects aimlessly without any focus and priority, spending money on research which has been abandoned without completion.
Miffed over inordinate delays in critical projects, ITBP chief advises CPWD to 'learn from China', respect deadlines
ITBP project at Kimin in Arunachal Pradesh is delayed by 32 months while at 20th battalion at Aalo in West Siang district, the construction of the barrack is delayed by 27 months.
No mention of 'nationwide NRC' in Cabinet note on Census 2021 and NPR updation, say govt sources
The Cabinet note approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for conducting the Census and updation of National Population Register (NPR) doesn't mention the National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC)