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Govt asks states to keep vigil on coronavirus threat

Even as the Centre asked the states to increase surveillance and keep a close vigil on those travelling to Gulf nations, following the spread of SARS-like West Asia coronavirus, experts in the World Health Organisation (WHO) decided not to declare it a public health emergency of International concern.

Nutrition plan awaits nod

Following recommendations of the Prime Minister’s National Council on India’s nutrition challenges, the women and child development (WCD) ministry has proposed a multi-sectoral nutrition programme to

Respite for 6 medical colleges

Six renowned medical colleges recommended to be de-recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI) are likely to get a respite from the health ministry. While, the regulatory body had recommended the Central government for initiating action for withdrawal of Letter of Permission (LOP) and recognition granted to these colleges after the MCI team observed serious irregularities in these colleges, it is expected that the health ministry may give them some scope for improvement to them.

High airfares fail to dampen travellers’ spirit

Escalating airfares seem to be no deterrent for people from holidaying.
In fact, the tourism industry saw a splendid growth of 20 per cent in domestic tourism in 2012, the hot spot being Andhra Pradesh for domestic tourists and Maharashtra attracting more of foreign tourists.

Badrinath restoration an uphill task

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which will start the restoration work on the damaged Kedarnath temple, faces an uphill task. While the state government is yet to give clearance for using helicopter so that the experts can visit the site, with the temple being unprotected, the restoration work will be a big challenge for the experts.

MCI nod to add 50 more MBBS seats

With an aim to fix growing problem of shortage of doctors in the country, the Medical Council of India (MCI) increased the intake capacity of medical colleges, by adding 50 more seats at the undergrad

Many birds, mammals may go extinct

The United Nations has cautioned that environment sustainability is under severe threat.

DCGI to revoke diabetes drug ban?

Drug Controller General of India Dr G.N. Singh’s decision to suspend anti-diabetes drug Pioglitazone may be revoked. Less than a week after it was suspended, the DCGI said that he may withdraw the suspension of the drug if there is enough science based explanation regarding its benefits.

Govt proposes to ban Zarda, Khaini

After banning gutka, the government now proposes to prohibit zarda and khaini — the two most consumed chewing forms of smokeless tobacco.

No animal experiments for UG students

In a significant move, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has decided to end the use of animal experiments for undergraduate medical students and has asked the colleges to opt for alternatives to anim

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