Sumi Sukanya Dutta

Offer fee waivers to attract foreign students: Centre to educational institutions

Centre is set to launch a mega 'Study in India ' programme aimed at tapping students from mainly 30 ASEAN, SAARC, African and West Asian countries.

16 Apr 2018

Doctor couple from Hyderabad has made ‘saving the womb’ a mission

Several days a week, Dr S V Kameshwari, a gynaecologist in Hyderabad, along with husband Dr Surya Prakash Vinjamuri, heads to villages in Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district in Telangana to

15 Apr 2018

Few takers for government's flagship PM Research fellowship at IITs, IISc

Official figures available with the human resource development ministry show that only 678 students have applied with their projects against 1000 fellowships on offer.

11 Apr 2018

An organised crime syndicate seems to be working against us: CBSE chairperson Anita Karwal

A 1988-batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer, Karwal, has been at the centre of a massive controversy that broke out following reports of class X and XII board paper leaks.

11 Apr 2018

Doctors, women's right activists oppose Centre's proposal to dilute law against fetal sex determination

The Union ministry of health and family welfare has agreed to make certain changes in the Pre Conception-Pre Natal Sex Determination act.

10 Apr 2018

Health Ministry bans over-the-counter sale of 14 steroid creams

The move come after dermatologists complained that pharmaceutical companies were selling steroid- based creams and ointments to patients who use them without medical guidance.

08 Apr 2018

Misplaced goverment priorities ail health centres

Several state surveys show that less than 25 per cent sub-centres are able to deliver at full capacity  

08 Apr 2018

Scientists sound alert on benign Zika virus hiding in India

India’s Zika is genetically distinct from two other pathogenic global strains, African and Asian, as it is unable to efficiently infect mosquitoes.

01 Apr 2018

Gurugram private hospital, indicted of overbilling, refunds Rs 16 lakh to Rajasthan man at Union Health Minister J P Nadda's intervention

Gopendra Singh Parmar, whose son Sourya Pratap, had been under treatment at Medanta in Gurugram, however, had to take back an FIR he had lodged against the hospital, in lieu of the refund.

29 Mar 2018

Doctors threaten indefinite strike from April 2 if government doesn't amend National Medical Commission Bill

The Indian Medical Association has also rejected a recent parliamentary standing committee report on the bill, that seeks to replace the apex medical regulator Medical Council of India with a new body

26 Mar 2018

Travel equals downtime for most commuters, says Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay study

Non-participation in any kind of multitasking activity drastically reduced when the individual owned a smartphone.

25 Mar 2018

Government to launch Rs 150 crore brand promotional blitzkrieg to attract foreign students

The money will be spent in two financial years, starting 2018-19, under the “study in India” programme, the Parliament was informed.

23 Mar 2018

Government to rope in MPs to improve quality of learning in schools

HRD ministry is in the process of sending report cards of a competency test carried out by the NCERT of each constituency to the respective MPs.

23 Mar 2018

Centre to offer about 1350 treatment packages through National Health Protection Mission

The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved a note on the policy outlines of the scheme that aims to provide Rs 5 lakh insurance coverage for about 50 crore or 40 per cent Indians.

22 Mar 2018

Academicians, Central University teachers oppose 'graded autonomy' for Universities

Many have also expressed concerns that the move will make higher education more expensive in country as it will allow self-financed courses and departure from public accountability.

21 Mar 2018

Parliamentary committee suggests major changes in the proposed NMC bill, doctors call it "partial success"

The NMC bill, which was tabled in the parliament in December, 2017 has faced strong protests from various quarters, particularly doctors’ organisations such as Indian Medical Association.

20 Mar 2018

Central scheme to designate teachers as 'Health and Wellness Ambassadors' in government schools

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to launch the initiative next month under “Ayushman Bharat” scheme, through a pilot project in 115 most backward districts in the country

19 Mar 2018

Single-dose HPV vaccination effective for lasting protection, says study

A study by researchers from India, France and Germany has found that single-dose HPV vaccination against cervical cancer provides lasting protection.

19 Mar 2018

Ignored by Indians, children with special needs find parents abroad

In 2017-18, 552 children from India were adopted by foreign nationals, a rise of 10 per cent over the previous year.

18 Mar 2018

One dose of HPV vaccine as effective as 2, 3-dose regimen, says study

The findings of the study, is likely to have a major policy implication in India as the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is set to introduce the vaccine through its UIP.

17 Mar 2018

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