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India News Roundup: UPSC flexibility, Pharma collaborations, UK teen’s medical milestone, BRO’s Ladakh road, IPL (KKR’s triumph)


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Stay informed with India’s latest headlines. Here we bring to you what transpired that has significance to the nation and its people. Read on to update yourself.


UPSC Facilitates Manipur Candidates with Exam Center Flexibility

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has demonstrated flexibility and accommodation by allowing candidates from Manipur’s hill districts to choose examination centers outside the state for the Civil Services and Indian Forest Service Preliminary Examinations 2024. This decision follows a PIL by the Zomi Students Federation, advocating for accessible exam centers in hill districts. While the UPSC acknowledged the state government’s inability to facilitate centers in Churachandpur and Kangpokpi, it has provided alternative options for candidates, ensuring their participation in the exams scheduled for May 26. The move reflects UPSC’s commitment to fairness and accessibility in the examination process.


Indian Pharma Firms Partner with MNCs to Expand Market Reach

In a notable trend, several multinational pharmaceutical corporations (MNCs) are collaborating with Indian companies to bolster their presence in India’s pharmaceutical sector. Partnerships like Sanofi’s tie-ups with Dr Reddy’s, Cipla, and Emcure, as well as AstraZeneca’s collaboration with Mankind Pharma for asthma medication distribution, exemplify this strategy. These alliances allow MNCs to tap into established Indian networks, while Indian firms benefit from global brands and expertise. For instance, Sanofi’s partnership with Dr Reddy’s aims to distribute and promote its vaccine brands like Hexaxim and Pentaxim. Analysts predict significant growth potential, with Sanofi targeting €10 billion in annual vaccine sales by 2030. In the first half of 2023, Sanofi’s vaccine sales surged by 8.7%, reaching €2,390 million, driven by factors such as Covid vaccine sales in Europe and the strong performance of Pentaxim in China.


Indian Teen Makes Medical History Undergoing CAR T Therapy In UK

Yuvan Thakkar, a 16-year-old of Indian descent residing in the UK, made medical history as the first child in the country to undergo CAR T therapy, also known as tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah). Expressing gratitude to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, Thakkar emphasized the transformative impact of the treatment on his life. Battling health challenges, he underwent numerous hospital visits and extended periods away from school. However, thanks to the care received at GOSH, Thakkar’s health has significantly improved, allowing him to engage in activities he loves, including playing snooker, spending time with family, and enjoying holidays.

BRO Completes Vital Ladakh Road Link Enhancing Connectivity and Security

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has achieved a significant milestone with the completion of a 298 km road linking Nimmu, Padam, and Darcha in Ladakh. This accomplishment provides Ladakh with a crucial third access route, vital for both defense preparedness and economic development. The road, featuring only one pass at Shinkun La (16,558 ft), promises shorter and more efficient connectivity. Lt Gen Raghu Srinivasan commended the relentless efforts of BRO personnel despite challenging conditions. This achievement underscores the importance of infrastructure projects amid escalating border tensions, reaffirming BRO’s commitment to enhancing connectivity and security in the region.

KKR Displays A Dominant Performance Against RCB

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) displayed a dominant performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, chasing down a target of 183 with ease. RCB’s Virat Kohli stood strong with an unbeaten 83 off 59 balls, setting the tone for his team. However, KKR’s openers Sunil Narine and Phil Salt provided a fiery start, putting up 85 runs in the powerplay. Venkatesh Iyer contributed a crucial 50 off 30 balls, and Shreyas Iyer sealed the victory with a six, finishing unbeaten on 39 off 24 balls. RCB’s efforts, led by Kohli and Cameron Green, fell short as KKR secured a convincing seven-wicket win.

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