All You Wanted To Know About Direct Benefit Transfer

Direct Benefit Transfer

There are many schemes and programmes of the Government of India under which many benefits are provided to the people such as subsidies, scholarships to students, benefits for feeding and pregnant mothers, and micro credit to poor women. Till now the beneficiaries were not getting this amount directly in their bank accounts. Also, there were cases where the … [Read more...]

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Rotavirus Vaccine Developed In India

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Rotavirus is the leading cause of half a million children deaths a year in the world, one-fifth of which happen in India, through dehydration from virus-induced diarrhea. A partnership between Government of India's Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the Bharat Biotech company has presented promising Phase III clinical trial data at the International … [Read more...]

WHO Approves India’s Vaccine Regulatory System

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A WHO-led team of international experts from eight countries came to the conclusion at the end of a comprehensive review from 10-14 December 2012 that the National Regulatory Authority of India (NRA) and affiliated institutions meet WHO published indicators for a functional vaccine regulatory system. The Central Drugs Standards Control Organization in … [Read more...]

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78 More Districts Brought Under DBT

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The list of 78 district that will be rolled out in the second phase of the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme from July 1, 2013 was cleared by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on April 5. DBT will now be expanded to those states where biometrics are being collected under the National Population Register. These include Odisha, West Bengal, UP, Uttarakhand, … [Read more...]