Rare Diseases Policy – Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI

The Policy aims at lowering the incidence and prevalence of rare diseases based on an integrated and comprehensive preventive strategy encompassing awareness generation, premarital, post-marital, pre-conception and post-conception screening and counselling programmes to prevent births of children with rare diseases, and within the constraints on resources and competing health care priorities, enable access to affordable health care to patients of rare diseases.

Review of U.K National policy statement for national networks-Written statement to Parliament

In 2019, U.K roads handled 88% of all passenger travel by distance, the vast majority of it by car or van. Even doubling rail use across the country would only reduce this proportion to 75%, assuming that overall demand did not rise. The roads also carry more than three-quarters of freight traffic, and of course nearly all pedestrian, cycling, bus and coach journeys.

Tamil Nadu Blockchain Policy-2020

Blockchain technology will play a huge role in e-governance in the near future. It is expected to enable Governments to build secure, auditable, and efficient workflows and processes. These modernized workflows can equip the Government to design citizen-centric applications that cater to different verticals of governance including agriculture, healthcare, data security & integrity, identity management and benefits & subsidy distribution. Blockchain will benefit the residents of Tamil Nadu by delivering better and more secure governance and efficient citizen service delivery.

Indian Agri Export Policy

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has signed MoUs with AFC India Limited and National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI) in August 2020.

The MoU with AFC India Ltd. has been signed for cooperation in the areas of critical technology intervention requirements for organic as well as chemical/ residue free production systems; development of Common Processing Centres; effectively supporting the entire value chain system in clusters identified under the Agriculture Export Policy (AEP); developing pre-production, production, post harvesting, primary processing, secondary processing and transportation/ distribution guidelines for all the stakeholders including farmers to meet international compliances, capacity building of various stakeholders and providing technical support to tribal farmers & groups, federations, organizations working with farmers.

I&B Ministry issued notice to implement FDI policy in digital media within a month-16/11/2020

Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has today issued a public notice to facilitate eligible entities involved in uploading/streaming of news and current affairs through digital media, to comply with the decision of Union Government on 18th September 2019, which had permitted 26% FDI under Government approval route.

Governor’s Statement on the monetary policy framework-9/10/2020

The newly appointed Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) with Dr. Ashima Goyal, Professor Jayanth R. Varma and Dr. Shashanka Bhide as external members met on 7th, 8th and 9th October, 2020 in its first meeting and the 25th under the monetary policy framework that was instituted in June 2016. I welcome the new members and thank them for their valuable contributions to the setting and conduct of monetary policy in India. I take this opportunity to thank our teams in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for their analytical support and logistic assistance.

National Manufacturing Policy

The Cabinet in its meeting held on 15" September 2011 considered the National Manufacturing Policy and directed that the policy may be considered by a Group of Ministers (GOM) for further harmonizing the differences in some inter-ministerial positions notably relating to Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Ministry of Environment and Forests. The GOM in its meeting held on 14th October 2011 has resolved the relevant issues. A revised note incorporating the recommendations of the GOM has been approved by the Cabinet today.

The scope of interference in the matter of policy framed by the Government by Courts

The scope of interference in the matter of policy framed by the Government by courts is well settled. The Hon'ble Supreme Court in the decision reported in (2001) 3 SCC 635 (Ugar Sugar Works Ltd. v. Delhi Administration and ors)…

National electronic commerce policy

India has proposed regulating cross border data flows, locating computing facilities within India to ensure job creation and setting up a dedicated ‘data authority’ for issues related to sharing of community data.