Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: MCI

Have sought approval of additional 800 MBBS seats this year: Tamil Nadu Health Minister

Health Minister Ma. Subramanian said this is in addition to the MCI's approval to admit 850 students in the MBBS course in seven new medical colleges in the State.

Bring back the family doctor. India has too many specialists

Every town and city in India has a multi-speciality clinic or hospital. But where are our family physicians who can tell us ‘go to the doctor’?

States can make quotas in PG courses for govt doctors in rural areas, not MCI, rules SC

The top court said that the Medical Council of India (MCI) regulation that barred such reservation is arbitrary and unconstitutional. 

MCI allows students to pursue medical course abroad, mandates qualifying NEET 2020 or 2021

Medical Council of India informed the Delhi High Court about the 'one-time measure' that has been offered due to the 'extraordinary situation' caused by the Covid pandemic.

Pandemic management to be part of MBBS syllabus now

The move has been triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and aims to prepare doctors for challenges posed by emerging diseases.

Covid-19: Devi Shetty says MCI can give India 1 lakh doctors, Katju wants PM-Opposition unity

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Devi Shetty, Arun Maira, Jean Dreze, Vivek Katju & many others.

Capping profits will wipe out low-cost generic medicines, drugmakers write to PM Modi

Trade bodies representing MSMEs write to PM after big players agreed to Modi govt’s proposal to cap trade margins for all medicines at 30% of MRP.

Harsh Vardhan, the good doctor returns with Modi’s renewed trust to roll out Ayushman Bharat

In his last short stint as health minister, he had courted trouble for his harsh steps against tobacco firms.

NITI Aayog pitches for enactment of National Medical Commission Bill 2017

The need for the bill arose due to failure of Medical Council of India and the Nursing Council of India to ensure availability and quality of health professionals.

Talk Point: Has the judiciary’s overreach in cricket, medical education, among others, damaged its credibility?

Experts and lawyers weigh in on whether judicial overreach, be it cricket or medical education, has damaged its reputation.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.