Being With Us, India
India is the fifth most powerful country in the world, says the national security index designed by the country's foremost security and economic experts. The cumulative FDI (Apr 2000 to Oct 2011) in pharma industry has reached to USD 4985 Million.
The Indian Pharmaceutical industry has become the 3rd largest
in the world in terms of volume and ranks 14th in terms of value
at USD 20 Billion. The Indian pharmaceutical industry is growing at 9%.
Strong capabilities in chemistry, together with skilled manpower and cost value proposition, also drive the contract research segment. This nascent segment can look forward to bigger opportunities even as the outsourcing pie of global R&D spend grows rapidly.
TCG Lifesciences' R&D Centres in India are at Kolkata and Pune.
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To know about travel in India visit: Incredible India
Here are few tips which could be helpful in planning your travel.
- Carry cotton clothes and light woolens, check for weather of cities that you plan to visit as India is a tropical country and is known for its diverse climatic features.
- Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 ½ hours ahead of GMT/UTC, 4 ½ hours behind Australian EST and 10 ½ hours ahead of American EST.
- The local currency in India is a Rupee abbreviated as Re. or Rs. The Rupee is further divided into 100 paisa, but since the value of the paisa is so small, it is hardly ever used. Internationally, within currency transactions, it is also abbreviated as INR.
- For the international tourists, it is always advisable to carry their Indian visa, as it is cumbersome to get one after arriving.
- In case you happen to lose your passport, immediately lodge a complaint at the police station and also inform your country's embassy.
- It is advisable to carry adequate photocopies of your passport, traveler's checks and insurance.
- For local travel, ask for a cab from the hotel you are staying in else use a radio cab where ever available.
- India is a country of temples, in case you plan to visit some temples, avoid taking any leather goods such as belts, wallets and leather bags inside the temple.
- If you would to use a still and/or a video camera, there is a charge/fee for letting the use of camera in most monuments, national parks and game sanctuaries. The fee ranges from Re 10 to Re 500.
- There are certain places in India where entry is restricted. Tourists are required to take special permits from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), New Delhi for visiting these places. These places include certain areas of Assam, North Eastern Frontier States (Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, and Arunachal Pradesh) border areas of Jammu & Kashmir, selected areas of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, Union Territories of Andaman and Lakshadweep Islands.
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