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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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25 Sep 2017 | 12:07 PM
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25 Sep 2017 | 5:13 PM
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New Delhi, Sep 25 (UNI) Strongly condemning the police lathicharge against students of the Banaras Hindu university who were protesting against eve teasing incidents in the university, the congress today urged President Ram Nath Kovind to dismiss the Vice Chancellor and institute a probe by a sitting High court judge.

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25 Sep 2017 | 5:14 PM
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25 Sep 2017 | 3:42 PM
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25 Sep 2017 | 2:44 PM
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25 Sep 2017 | 4:29 PM
SIT officials detain two suspects in Gauri murder case

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Bengaluru, Sep 25 (UNI) The Special Investigation Team, which has made little headway into the journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh murder case, has detained two youth who had moved suspiciously in the area before she was murdered on September 5 night.

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25 Sep 2017 | 5:15 PM
Lathicharge on BHU students: Cong demands sacking of VC

Lathicharge on BHU students: Cong demands sacking of VC

25 Sep 2017 | 5:14 PM

New Delhi, Sep 25 (UNI) Strongly condemning the police lathicharge against students of the Banaras Hindu university who were protesting against eve teasing incidents in the university, the congress today urged President Ram Nath Kovind to dismiss the Vice Chancellor and institute a probe by a sitting High court judge.

Badal promised to waive off loans but did nothing in 10 yrs: Jakhar

Badal promised to waive off loans but did nothing in 10 yrs: Jakhar

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Gurdaspur, Sept 25 (UNI) Punjab Congress president and Gurdaspur candidate Sunil Jakhar today unleashed a scathing attack on the Badals on the farm loan waiver issue, charging Parkash Singh Badal with cheating the people of Punjab by backtracking on his promise to waive off the loans if the Akalis formed the government.

Tata Motors post 22 pc growth during '16-17: Pareek

Tata Motors post 22 pc growth during '16-17: Pareek

25 Sep 2017 | 5:19 PM

Hyderabad, Sep 25 (UNI) Tata Motors Passenger Vehicle Business Unit President Mayank Pareek today said that the company had posted 22 per cent growth as compared to automotive industry growth of 9 per cent during the last financial year 2016-17.

8th Jagran Film Festival honours Shabana Azmi, Praveen Bhatt

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Ntl Workshop on 'Health System Strengthening' at Jipmer from Sep 26

25 Sep 2017 | 2:29 PM

Puducherry, Sep 25 (UNI) The Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Jipmer in collaboration with the School of Public Health, PGIMER-Chandigarh will organize the four-day“ First National Workshop on Health System Strengthening” from September 26.

Tata Motors post 22 pc growth during '16-17: Pareek

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25 Sep 2017 | 5:19 PM

Hyderabad, Sep 25 (UNI) Tata Motors Passenger Vehicle Business Unit President Mayank Pareek today said that the company had posted 22 per cent growth as compared to automotive industry growth of 9 per cent during the last financial year 2016-17.

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