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Centre unveils National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020

New Delhi, Dec 30 (UNI) With an aim to establish India as a world-class bio-manufacturing hub, the Centre today unveiled the National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020.
The strategy, unveiled by Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan, intends to launch a major mission, backed with significant investments, for the creation of new biotech products, create a strong infrastructure for R&D and commercialisation and empower India’s human resources scientifically and technologically.
The envisaged mission is to provide impetus to utilising the knowledge and tools to the advantage of humanity, launch a major well directed mission backed with significant investment for generation of new biotech products, empower scientifically and technologically India’s incomparable human resource.
The key elements of the strategy are building a skilled workforce and leadership, revitalising the knowledge environment at par with the growing bio-economy, enhance research opportunities in basic, disciplinary and inter-disciplinary sciences and encourage use-inspired discovery research.
The other elements are -- focus on biotechnology tools for inclusive development, nurturing innovation, translational capacity and entrepreneurship, ensuring a transparent, efficient and globally best regulatory system and communication strategy, biotechnology cooperation- fostering global and national alliances, strengthen institutional capacity with redesigned governance models and create a matrix of measurement of processes as well as outcome.
The key elements would be implemented in collaboration and partnership with other Ministries, Departments, State Governments and international agencies towards achieving Making India ready to meet the challenge of achieving 100 billion dollars by 2025, launching four major missions – healthcare, food and nutrition, clean energy and education, creating a Technology Development and Translation network across the country with global partnership-5 new clusters, 40 Biotech incubators, 150 TTOs, 20 Bio-connect centres and Strategic and focused investment in building the Human Capital by creating a Life Sciences and Biotechnology Education Council.
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BJP's 2019 poll plans guided by Opp. challenge, fear of anti-incumbency

BJP's 2019 poll plans guided by Opp. challenge, fear of anti-incumbency

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) Out of 109 seats BJP won in 2014 - from states like Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat - the BJP poll strategists today feel the tally can only dip down in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

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23 Apr 2017 | 10:43 AM
Delhi LG Anil Baijal casts vote for MCD polls

Delhi LG Anil Baijal casts vote for MCD polls

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal exercised his franchise for the MCD election, voting for which began here this morning.

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23 Apr 2017 | 10:01 AM
Voting begins for MCD polls; 2,537 candidates in fray

Voting begins for MCD polls; 2,537 candidates in fray

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) Voting began this morning for the three Municipal Corporations in Delhi with a total of 2,537 candidates trying their luck in what looks to be a fierce electoral battle to gain control of the civic body in the national Capital.

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23 Apr 2017 | 8:44 AM
Mumbai emerge victorious in low scoring match, wins by 14 runs against Delhi

Mumbai emerge victorious in low scoring match, wins by 14 runs against Delhi

Mumbai, Apr 22 (UNI) Dominant Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils and maintained their winning streak as they won the match by 14 runs at Wankhede Stadium here today.

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23 Apr 2017 | 10:00 AM
Govt keen for Indian handicrafts to counter machine-made products

Govt keen for Indian handicrafts to counter machine-made products

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) Handicraft exports have seen a substantial rise in recent years from Rs 26212.

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23 Apr 2017 | 10:20 AM
Pakistan's Amir gets five-wicket haul against West Indies

Pakistan's Amir gets five-wicket haul against West Indies

Undated, Apr 23 (Reuters) Pakistan left-arm paceman Mohammad Amir claimed his first five-wicket haul since returning from a five-year ban on a rain-shortened second day of the first test against West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.

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23 Apr 2017 | 10:01 AM

IMF members set aside trade split as French vote rattles nerves

Washington, Apr 23 (Reuters) International Monetary Fund members dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turned their attention to another looming threat to global economic integration: the first round of France's presidential election.

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23 Apr 2017 | 4:05 AM

CM Kejriwal, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan cast vote for MCD polls

23 Apr 2017 | 10:47 AM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken and Union Minister of Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan were among the early voters in the MCD elections, polling for which began at 0800 hrs.

US Vice President Pence tries hand at koala diplomacy Down Under

23 Apr 2017 | 10:54 AM

By Roberta Rampton SYDNEY, Apr 23 (Reuters) US Vice President Mike Pence crouched down in the shade of a eucalyptus tree today at Sydney's Tarango Zoo where Penny, a red kangaroo, dozed in the midday heat, scratching her behind the ears before she lazily rolled onto her back.

Coal consumption has changed due to non-conventional power plant in Vizag steel plant

22 Apr 2017 | 10:22 PM

Visakhapatnam, Apr 22 (UNI) Union Steel minister Chaudhary Birender Singh today said there was a perceptual change in the consumption of coal because of the setting up of more non-conventional power plants in the country.

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