- At a pharmaceutical advisory forum, the Minister for Chemical and Fertilisers announced that India will reduce the cost of medicine by almost 5 percent and develop injections for live threatening infections.
- Worried about the growing trend of obesity amongst children in the country the Ministry of Women and child Development in India is planning to soon come out with a nutrition policy. The policy will include guidelines to be circulated among the schools, an awareness campaign among the parents to check malnutrition, and stressing the importance of physical activity and sports for child health. [Source: iGovernment]
- Women’s Rights: The government is planning to enact legislation that will protect women from sexual harassment at the workplace. Provisions for internal complaints and recommending suitable action will be provided.
- Business: As the US economy slows, debt collection is on the rise, and even this is now being outsourced to India. Debt collectors now reside in call centers in India and cost a quarter of the price.