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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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Akhilesh gets Samajwadi Party symbol 'Cycle'

Akhilesh gets Samajwadi Party symbol 'Cycle'

New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) In a major blow to veteran Samajwadi Party founder leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Election Commission today allotted 'Cycle' symbol to his rival camp headed by his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

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16 Jan 2017 | 7:34 PM
GST to be rolled out from July 1 instead of April 1: Jaitley

GST to be rolled out from July 1 instead of April 1: Jaitley

New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today announced that the date for effective implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been deferred to July 1, 2017, since the final draft and getting approval from the Legislative bodies is yet to be done.

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16 Jan 2017 | 7:39 PM
BJP is strongest contender in UP: Rajnath

BJP is strongest contender in UP: Rajnath

Raipur, Jan 16 (UNI) Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh today claimed that the BJP has emerged as the strongest contender in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh even as infighting continued in the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP).

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16 Jan 2017 | 9:03 PM
Akhilesh Govt against Muslims : Mulayam

Akhilesh Govt against Muslims : Mulayam

Lucknow, Jan 16(UNI) Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav today hit out at his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav by alleging his rival faction for being anti-Muslim.

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16 Jan 2017 | 7:34 PM
RBI raises ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000 per day

RBI raises ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000 per day

New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 16 (UNI) In a major relief for ATM users, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today raised ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000 per day from current Rs 4,500 with immediate effect and will be operative within the existing overall weekly limit.

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16 Jan 2017 | 5:38 PM
PM to inaugurate Second Raisina Dialogue tomorrow

PM to inaugurate Second Raisina Dialogue tomorrow

New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tomorrow inaugurate the second Raisina Dialogue, India's flagship geo-political conference, held annually.

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16 Jan 2017 | 4:59 PM
Willing to fight election from any seat in Punjab, under anybody's leadership : Sidhu

Willing to fight election from any seat in Punjab, under anybody's leadership : Sidhu

New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) Expressing his willingness to fight the coming Assembly elections in Punjab from any seat that the Congress high command offers him, former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu today said that his only agenda in the elections was to restore the state of Punjab, to its old prosperity.

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16 Jan 2017 | 2:03 PM

Budget 2017-18 aimed at setting off streamlining expenditure: J&K FM

16 Jan 2017 | 9:48 PM

Jammu, Jan 16 (UNI) Welcoming the broader consensus reached in the House regarding various reformative initiatives flagged in the Budget 2017-18, Minister for Finance Dr Haseeb Drabu today said it marks the beginning of a progressive trend with the members in agreement that there has to be a tangible roadmap for the economic development of the state.

Retail therapy for jealous partners

Retail therapy for jealous partners

16 Jan 2017 | 6:48 PM

New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) Have you ever felt jealous about the attention your romantic partner was giving to someone else? Perhaps your significant other seems to be enjoying a conversation with someone a little too much, or a co-worker is flirting with your partner at a company holiday party.

Renowned dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant launches dance practice app ‘Natyarambha’

Renowned dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant launches dance practice app ‘Natyarambha’

16 Jan 2017 | 7:58 PM

Hyderabad, Jan 16 (UNI) To enable classical dance students practice and hone their ‘adavus’ outside the classroom and provide teachers and gurus with a useful training tool, acclaimed dancer, scholar, speaker, writer and guru Ananda Shankar Jayant has conceptualised a unique web application ‘Natyarambha’ that serves as a personal Bharatnatyam coach.

Vodafone launches SuperNet 4G services in Punjab

Vodafone launches SuperNet 4G services in Punjab

16 Jan 2017 | 5:33 PM

Chandigarh, Jan 16 (UNI) Vodafone, a leading telecommunication services provider in the country, today launched its Vodafone SuperNet 4G services in Punjab with an assurance to its present and prospective customers of real time experience of high speed data downloading.

Nagaland BJP issues directive to ULB poll candidates

16 Jan 2017 | 9:27 PM

Kohima, Jan 16 (UNI) The Nagaland state BJP unit has issued a directive to all BJP candidates not to withdraw their candidature, instead asked the candidates to be committed to their goals of winning the elections to serve the people of their wards devotedly.

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