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National Medical Commission achieved the prestigious WFME accreditation status for 10 years

Tags: National News

The National Medical Commission (NMC) in India achieved a remarkable 10-year WFME accreditation status.

An Overview of the News

  • This recognition reflects NMC's strong commitment to maintaining high standards in medical education and accreditation.

  • All 706 existing medical colleges in India will get WFME recognition.

  • New medical colleges established within the next 10 years will automatically receive WFME recognition.

  • It aims to enhance the quality and standards of medical education in India by aligning it with global best practices.

International Opportunities for Indian Medical Graduates:

  • Indian medical graduates can now undertake postgraduate training and practice in countries requiring WFME accreditation such as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

  • This recognition is expected to enhance the international reputation of Indian medical schools and professionals.

Advantages for Indian Students:

  • NMC's WFME accreditation allows all Indian students to apply for the Commission on Foreign Medical Education (ECFMG) and the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

  • It provides global career prospects to Indian medical students.

About WFME:

  • The World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) is a global organization dedicated to improving the quality of medical education worldwide.

  • WFME's accreditation program ensures that medical institutions worldwide meet and maintain the highest international standards in education and training.

About NMC:

  • The National Medical Commission (NMC) is the primary regulatory body overseeing medical education and practice in India.

  • NMC is committed to maintaining the highest standards in health care education while ensuring the delivery of quality medical education and training across India.

Member of the Ethics and Medical Registration Board and Head of Media Division at NMC -Dr. Yogendra Malik

Parliament passes the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023

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Parliament successfully passed the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023, which provides for the reservation of one-third of the total seats for women in the Lok Sabha, state legislatures, and the Delhi Assembly.

An Overview of the News

  • The Women's Reservation Bill called the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, got approval in the Rajya Sabha with an overwhelming majority on September 21, 2023, as 214 members voted in favor of it, while none opposed it.

  • The Lok Sabha already passed the Women's Reservation Bill with overwhelming support as 454 MPs voted in favor, while only two MPs opposed it. Speaker Om Birla had formally announced the passage of the bill in the lower house.

Major Provisions and Effects

  • The Women's Reservation Bill aims to reserve one-third of the seats for women in the Lok Sabha, state assemblies, and the Delhi Assembly.

  • It includes provisions for 33 percent reservation for women in Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) within the existing quota based on census and delimitation.

About Article 243(D)

  • Article 243(D) of Part IX of the Constitution mandates the reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in all three levels of Panchayats.

  • State legislatures are responsible for establishing provisions that reserve the posts of chairpersons in Panchayats for persons belonging to SC and ST communities.

  • Article 243(D) also provides that at least one-third of the seats in Panchayats should be reserved for women.

  • Additionally, State Legislatures have the power to provide for reservation in favor of backward classes in terms of seats or the post of Speakers.

Additional Information:-

  • Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal introduced the 128th Amendment Bill, 2023 to achieve 33 percent reservation for women in Parliament and state assemblies.

  • Arjun Ram Meghwal, while introducing the bill, had said that if it is passed, the number of seats reserved for women in the Lok Sabha will increase from 82 to 181.

Chairman of Rajya Sabha - Jagdeep Dhankar

Antim Panghal wins bronze medal at World Championships

Tags: Sports

Young Indian wrestler Antim Panghal won a bronze medal in the women's 53 kg category at the World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

An Overview of the News

  • Panghal's victory also secured a quota for India in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

  • In the bronze medal match, Panghal defeated two-time European champion Emma Jonna Denise Malmgren by a score of 16-6, India's first medal in the ongoing edition of the World Championships.

  • This achievement added India's total medal tally at the World Championships to 23, which includes one gold, five silver, and 17 bronze medals.

Antim Panghal's Remarkable Journey to Bronze Medal:

  • She started by defeating the 2022 world champion, Dominique Olivia Parrish of the United States, in the opening round by a score of 3-2.

  • Panghal continued her winning streak by defeating Roxana Marta Zasina of Poland in the round of 16.

  • In the quarterfinals, she had a remarkable win over Natalia Malysheva of Russia with a score of 9-6.

  • Panghal lost 5-4 to Belarus's Vanessa Kaladzinskaya in the women's 53kg freestyle semi-finals.

Medals in Women's Wrestling 53 kg category:

  • Japan's Fujinami Akari won the gold medal.

  • Vanessa Kaladzinskaya earned a silver medal representing the individual neutral athletes.

  • Ecuador's Lucia Yepez and United World Wrestling's Antim Panghal both won bronze medals.

Mukhyamantri Atmanirbhar Asom Scheme launched by the Chief Minister of Assam

Tags: Government Schemes

Mukhyamantri Atmanirbhar Asom Scheme is a government initiative launched by the Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.

An Overview of the News

  • Mukhyamantri Atmanirbhar Asom Scheme aims to provide employment opportunities and financial assistance to the unemployed youth of the state.

  • Its primary goal is to connect 2 lakh eligible individuals in two years, with a focus on assisting 1 lakh people in the financial year 2023-2024 and another 1 lakh people in the financial year 2024-2025.

  • The eligibility standards and other restrictions will be made public on September 23, 2023, when the scheme officially launches.

  • The scheme will have an online registration portal launched on September 23, 2023.

Mukhyamantri Atmanirbhar Asom Scheme: Financial assistance for 2 lakh recipients with interest-free loan and training:-

  • Assam Atmanirbhar Yojana aims to provide assistance to 2 lakh individuals in the next two years.

  • In the financial year 2023-2024, 100,000 recipients will receive an amount of Rs 1 lakh, and an additional 100,000 will receive the same amount in the next financial year, depending on their performance.

  • Since the loan is funded by the government, no interest will be charged on the principal amount.

  • Beneficiaries are not required to repay the loan for a period of five years. The specific loan tenure and repayment schedule have not yet been determined.

  • Selected applicants will undergo a one-month training program to enhance their skills in management, accounting, and business.

World Rhino Day - 22 September

Tags: Important Days

World Rhino Day is celebrated every year on 22 September.

An Overview of the News

  • It is a global initiative whose primary goal is to raise awareness of the significant challenges facing the rhinoceros species around the world.

  • The day also serves as a platform to advocate for the protection and conservation of rhinos.

  • World Rhino Day highlights the serious threats and hardships that rhinoceros species face in their natural habitats.

History of World Rhino Day

  • The rhinoceros crisis began in Africa in the 1990s due to the large-scale poaching of rhinoceros horns.

  • By 2010, the crisis became widespread, with only 30,000 rhinos left globally.

  • In 2010, the World Wildlife Fund - South Africa launched World Rhino Day to address the growing threat of rhinos.

  • Lisa Jane Campbell's Vision (2011): Lisa Jane Campbell's efforts to protect all five rhinoceros species led to the establishment of World Rhino Day.

  • The purpose of dedicating a day to the rhinoceros is to promote awareness about the conservation of its five distinct species.

The five species of rhinoceros include:

  1. Javan Rhino

  2. Sumatran Rhino

  3. Black Rhino

  4. Greater One Horned Rhinoceros

  5. White Rhino

Importance of World Rhino Day:

  • Raises awareness of the dire situation of rhinos.

  • Amplifies the voices of organizations, enthusiasts, and individuals.

  • Discusses and promotes conservation projects.

  • Encourages active participation in rhino conservation efforts.

  • Emphasis was placed on adopting sustainable practices for the survival of rhinos.

  • The impact of individual choices on the welfare of rhinos is highlighted.

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