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Modern School and Montfort in Semi finals

21 12 2014

India needs to leverage both US and Russia

21 12 2014

Pharmaceutical Industry Expects to create 45000 more jobs

21 12 2014

Pharmaceutical Industry Expects to create 45000 more jobs in India in 2015

Pharma professionals addresses the key issues at the IIHMR University’s National Seminar

Editor’s Synopsis:

·         IIHMR University organized a National Seminar on Perspectives in Pharmaceutical Industry: Response of Pharma Education

·         Indian pharmaceutical market to grow by $55 billion by 2020

·         Industry speaks, specializations required at the nascent stage

·         Talks to create collaborative links between Pharma Industry and Academia


Jaipur, 20 December, 2014: India’s globally recognized and leading healthcare research institutions’ of the country, IIHMR, organized a National Seminar on Perspectives in Pharmaceutical Industry: Response of Pharma Education. The event was graced by many Pharmaceutical Industry experts, Principals and Directors of Pharma Colleges of Rajasthan and neighboring states. The Seminar was conducted by IIHMR University in association with Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) Rajasthan State Branch and Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) Rajasthan State Branch.

As according to Mc Kinsey report of India Pharma 2015 – Unlocking the Potential of the Indian Pharmaceutical Market, the Pharma industry has immense opportunities and has a projected market growth of  USD 24 billion by 2015 and USD 55 billion by 2020. Through discussions by the Pharma Industry experts it was evolved that Metro and Tier-I markets will make significant contributions to growth, driven by rapid urbanization and greater economic development. Rural markets will grow the fastest driven by step-up from current poor levels of penetration. The hospital segment will increase its share and influence, growing to 25 per cent of the market in 2020.

Dr. B.P Nagori, Vice President- Central APTI, President IPA, Rajasthan, said, “As per the PwC study Indian pharma Inc. the industry is likely to be in the top 10 global markets in value terms by 2020. The overall credit for this development goes to growth factors such as new market creations, growth in the SME sector, enhanced medical infrastructure, pace of innovation in business models, rising consumer incomes and many more. However, with these growing trends the industry is facing many challenges such as need for better talent in the industry, rising customer expectations and restricted discovery and developing process. This seminar was conducted to initiate a dialogue between the Pharma Industry and the Academia to bridge the gap and impart relevant knowledge which will be sustainable in the changing conditions.”

Brig. S. K. Puri, Advisor, IIHMR University, said, “For academia, it is indeed a challenge to transform the students into management professionals. Looking at the growth of the Pharmaceutical Industry, we, at IIHMR, have availed a special management programme – MBA in Pharmaceuticals Management. Since the inception of this programme we have experienced keen interest of industry recruiters in our students. Our placement partners have also motivated us to generate best of the talents that has been appreciated by various organizations globally as well as nationally.”

Dr. Nagori also suggested in his conversation that, “A support system is needed to ensure a focused involvement of both academia and industry. Academic institutions should develop systems and procedures to ensure that industry expectations are met without any compromise on academic aspirations. Industry should give a fresh look to its R&D efforts offered by the academia. Industry should begin interacting with researchers at the stage when they are doctoral students through industry based projects. Industry PhD’s should be teaching in classes since they bring in real world experiences. Apart from classes, biotech/pharma/healthcare industry needs to be on campus with clear offerings for internships. It is also specializations at the B.Pharm level in Industrial Pharmacy and Community Pharmacy. It is observed that there is a major disconnect in the academia output vis-a-vis industry expectations, hence its is evident that students should be given soft skills training and should be trained for employability. Industries should conduct large scale collaborative projects with the students in research institutions as well. We suggest to the Pharma Academia that students need to be groomed as per their areas of interest at the graduate level.”

The seminar concluded with key aspects being discussed such as, Changing Global Regulatory Environment, Opportunities and Challenges in Pharmaceutical Industry, Collaborative Links between Pharma Industry and Academia for Fostering Mutual Growth and Development, Expected Changes In Pharmaceutical Industry 2015 – 2020 & How Educational Institutions Should Gear Up to Meet the Challenges.

Ludhiana continues dominance at the inaugural Indian School and College Basketball League

21 12 2014


New Delhi, December 20, 2014: Ludhiana continued its dominance at the inaugural Indian School and College Basketball League being held at the Thyagraj Stadium, New Delhi. Ludhiana had stamped its authority in the group stages by qualifying for the semi-finals in all the categories it participated and all three teams from Ludhiana advanced to the finals to be held tomorrow.

The first semi-final in the school girls’ category tipped off today morning with Montfort School, Delhi facing Government School, Ludhiana. Continuing their good run of the form the girls from Ludhiana thrashed Delhi 105-24.

Government School, Ludhiana (Karanjit 42 Pts, Gagandeep 20 Pts 12 Reb 5 Ast) bt Montfort School, Delhi (Sushantika 14 Pts 6 Reb) 105-24 (18-14, 33-5, 26-5, 28-0)

The second semi-final in the school girls’ category was between the undefeated Santhome School, Chennai and Mallya Aditi International School, Bengaluru. The battle of the two southern teams was a one-sided affair as the Bengaluru girls were no competition against the superior Chennai team, which won 91-56.

Santhome School, Chennai (Ria Sharon 21 pts 10 reb, Deepika B 16 pts, 5 asts) bt Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore (Thangum T 22 pts 11 reb, Arushi A. 15 pts, 6 reb) 91-56 (30-20, 20-11, 19-10, 22-15)

In the first college women’s semi-final R. A. Podar, Mumbai took on Government College for Girls, Ludhiana. Ludhiana put up a solid performance and registered a comprehensive victory, with a 65-41 score line.

Government College for Girls, Ludhiana (Nirmal Kaur 22 Pts 10 Reb, Nagma Mirza 20 Pts) bt. R. A. Podar, Mumbai (Ankita Negi 14) 65-41 (22-9, 16-16, 20-5, 4-11)

In a school boys’ semi-final Velammal School, Chennai played against Bhavan’s Prominent School, Indore. In a closely contested match the team from Chennai emerged victorious as they edged past Indore 110-103.

Vellamal School, Chennai (Surya 39 pts 20 reb, Baladaneshwar 28 pts 7 asts) bt Bhavan’s Prominent School, Indore (MS Khan 28 pts 6 reb, MS Sisodia 25 pts 7 reb) 110-103 (29-27, 32-22, 24-22, 25-32)

In a college women’s semi-final Rajasthan College, Jaipur defeated MOP Vaishnav College 63-60 in a closely contested match to enter the final.

Kirorimal College, Delhi comprehensively beat IKDM, Indore 101-63 in a college men’s semi-final to enter the final.

AAP has organised a Solidarity Peace Walk on 21st Dec

20 12 2014

AAP has organised a Solidarity Peace Walk on 21st Dec for the victims of the Peshawar attack in Mumbai
From: AAPMaharashtra News <> Sat, 20 Dec ’14 9:49p
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20th December, 2014

Silent Peace Candle Walk
Terrorism has no face nor religion. The Mumbai unit of Aam Aadmi Party has planned a Silent Candle Peace Walk to show solidarity for victims of the atrocities and brutal killing of small kids, which shook the entire world. AAP condemns the ruthless act and requests each Indian Citizen to join us in a peaceful candle walk and pay sincere homage, remembering those small kids.
Venue -: Carter Road, Bandra West. We gather at the Sachin Tendulkar Bat statue.
The silent peace walk will start from Sachin Tendulkar Bat statue @ Carter road, opposite Cafe Coffee Day and will proceed towards Joggers Park & return.
Date -: 21/12/2014.
Time -: 5.00pm to 7.00pm.
AAP Maharashtra Media Cell
On behalf of Secretary, AAP Mumbai

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20 12 2014



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Dec 20 at 4:36 PM

GAIL and NFCH to assist violence affected children – GAIL Voice

20 12 2014

GAIL and NFCH to assist violence affected children

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 04:52 AM PST

GAIL (India) Limited has entered into an Agreement with the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) for “Project Assist – Providing Financial assistance to 1000 violence affected children in Assam , Gujarat, Odisha and Jammu & Kashmir” which has been taken up asGAIL CSR initiative through GAIL Charitable & Education Trust on 18th December 2014. The Occasion was graced by the presence of Sh N K Nagpal, General Manager (Company Secretary) who is also the Member Trustee of the Gail Charitable and Education Trust. The Agreement was signed by Chief Manager(CSR), Mr. C.S. Majithia and Official of NFCH, Mr. Ravi Shankar Tripathi, in the presence of GAIL CSR Team.

The Project aims at providing assistance to the children of families affected by communal, caste, ethnic or terrorist violence through grant of Scholarship for their education with a view to ensure their effective rehabilitation. These beneficiaries are identified by the District Committee under the District Magistrate/Collector which also verifies the eligibility of beneficiaries.


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