Daily Archive: February 8, 2018

Insights into Editorial: Biologics, patents and drug prices

Insights into Editorial: Biologics, patents and drug prices   Context: Pharmaceutical R&D is an expensive, time consuming and uncertain process that may take many years to complete. The useful new drugs are patented, protecting them from competition and allowing them to charge high prices. When the patent ends, other companies are allowed to supply the previously patented drug. These are...

AIR spotlight summary on “Ayushman Bharat-Healthcare Scheme”.

AIR spotlight summary on “Ayushman Bharat-Healthcare Scheme”.   Introduction The Government announced two major initiatives in health sector, as part of Ayushman Bharat programme. They are Health and Wellness Centre and National Health Protection Scheme. In the Budget 2018-19 the Finance Minister said that this was aimed at making path breaking interventions to address health holistically, in primary, secondary and tertiary...

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 08 February 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 08 February 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Mahamastakabhisheka Context: 88th Mahamastakabhisheka (head anointing ceremony) of the monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali has begun at Shravanabelagola, Karnataka.   About Mahamastakabhisheka: The mastakabhisheka is held once in 12 years....

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 08 February 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 08 February 2018 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz   The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs . The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu  and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam 2018. It is...