TC-I Tidbits

Your daily dose of headlines:

  • Health: The pharmaceutical industry in India fears that one in five drugs sold in the country are fake. A study undertaken by the by the drug controller general will focus on this.
  • Transportation: India and France on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in railways, including constructing world class stations, signaling and telecom technologies.
  • Agriculture: The Government of India is planning to set up 30 mega food parks in all the states so that cold chain facilities are available in catchment areas comprising not more than three to four districts. [Source: iGovernment]
  • Employment: There is a mismatch between skills and available jobs, with 80 percent of jobs needing vocational training, and 90 percent of incoming job seekers lacking these skills. While the country needs 250 million skilled workers, only 700,000 have the proper skill sets.
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