What do you do when you get the common cold or a fever? If you don't immediately go to a doctor, chances are you go to the nearest chemist, ask for a generic drug and pop it, hoping to get better soon. But what if that pill isn't really curing you? And this isn't a hypothetical question, because 66 pharma firms have failed the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation's quality tests.
That India is a land of yes-men is a fact well known. Those who decide to go against this cultural norm, especially in the government sector, often face ignominy, neglect and in serious cases – the axe. The Chief Economic Advisor of India, Arvind Subramanian rued this culture in his recent speech delivered at KRV Rao Memorial Lecture in Bengaluru.
India's five-year National Foreign Trade Policy released in April 2015 sets an ambitious target of doubling India's exports to $900 billion (Rs 57.8 lakh crore) by 2019-20 from $466 billion (including services exports) recorded in 2013-14. The policy aimed at increasing India's share in world exports from 2% to 3.5%. These ambitious targets were announced at a time when India's merchandise exports had been falling for five months in a row and continued the downward journey for 13 months more.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".