काबुल में आत्मघाती हमला, 29 की मौत

अफ़ग़ानिस्तान की राजधानी काबुल में शनिवार को हुए आत्मघाती हमले में कम से कम 29 लोगों की मौत हो गई. धमाके जिस जगह पर हुए वहां हज़ारा समुदाय के हज़ारों लोग प्रदर्शन कर रहे थे.

अफ़ग़ानिस्तान के स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय के मुताबिक इस हमले में 100 से ज्यादा लोग घायल हुए हैं.

Production Performance of Oil & Natural Gas Sector for June, 2016

Crude Oil
1.      Crude oil production[1] during June, 2016 was 2966.54 TMT which is 0.08% higher than target but 4.34 % lower than the production achieved in June, 2015. Cumulative crude oil production during April-June, 2016 was 9000.94 TMT which is 0.30% higher than target for

Communicable and Non- Communicable Diseases

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has undertaken a survey on diabetes viz. ICMR India Diabetes (ICMR-INDAB) Study on the prevalence of diabetes.  It is an ongoing study and current results available from 15 States/UTs indicate overall prevalence of Diabetes which varies from 4% to 13%.
As reported by ICMR, based on the “Three-year Report of the Population Based Cancer Registries:

The approved outlay under the 12th Five Year Plan for Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Funds for ICMR
The approved outlay under the 12th Five Year Plan for Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is  Rs. 4770 crore. Against the approved outlay, a total of Rs. 1972.74 crores have been released between 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 and an amount of Rs. 610 crore has been earmarked for ICMR during 2016-17 as Budget Estimate. The details are given below:

Status of Medical Colleges

Permission for starting a medical college/yearly renewal permission is given by the Central Government on the recommendations made by the Medical Council of India (MCI) after assessment of required standards. 

The schemes for establishment of 92 new medical colleges including that of Government Medical

Standard of Medical Education

The Medical Council of India (MCI) is the statutory body responsible for establishing and maintaining high standards in medical education. For this purpose MCI causes the assessment of every medical college on a year to year basis. Further a common Entrance Test namely National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) has been introduced from this year, for admissions to undergraduate and post graduate courses. 

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Faggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha

Implementation of NEET

Supreme Court vide its orders dated 28th April and 9th May 2016 in WP No. 261/2016 directed that NEET shall come into effect immediately. However some State Governments indicated that it would be in the larger interest of the students’ community across the country to hold NEET for undergraduate admission from the year 2017-18 onwards instead of 2016-17. The points highlighted

Details of the CGHS Wellness Centres opened by the Government across the country

Details of the CGHS Wellness Centres opened by the Government across the country during the last 3 years and the current year, State/UT –wise are given below:

        Details of the CGHS Dispensaries/Wellness Centres
Opened in the last 3 years and the current year

Year of opening
Name of the Dispensary / Wellness Centre
Delhi/ NCR

Himachal Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh


There are some states which did not have CGHS Dispensaries / Wellness Centres. Therefore, orders have been issued on 17.11.2014 for opening of at least one CGHS wellness centre in the capital city of all States at the following locations:
Raipur, Shimla, Itanagar, Panaji, Agartala, Imphal, Aizwal, Kohima, Gangtok, Gandhi Nagar, Puducherry. 
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Faggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha 

Supply of Life Saving Drugs

Public Health being a state subject, the primary responsibility of supply of medicines including lifesaving medicines free of cost to the patients in public/Government healthcare Centres lies with the State/UT governments. Under the National Health Mission (NHM), support is provided to the States/UTs for strengthening their healthcare delivery system including for provision of free essential

89 lakh children are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

The Government is aware of the report that 89 lakh children are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.The State/UT-wise details of the number of unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children are given below:

State/UT-wise details of number of unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children
Estimated number of unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children
A&N Islands

Periodic Inspection of Medical and Dental Colleges

Permission for starting a medical or Dental college/yearly renewal permission is given by the Central Government on the recommendations made by the Medical Council of India (MCI)/Dental Council of India (DCI) after assessment of required standards. Thereafter assessments for renewal of permission are conducted upto five years till the Colleges are recognized. Periodical inspections are conducted every five years for continuation of recognition.
The details of Medical/Dental Colleges recommended for non-recognition/recognition for each of the last 3 years are given below:
Inspection carried out by MCI for recognition



Logistics Management System of Vaccines

The immunization programme in India has adequate cold chain storage capacity and therefore none of the vaccines loose efficacy due to lack of storage space. 

For ensuring quality supply chain logistics management system the following steps are taken: 

Government of India to coordinate all activities relating to promotion of Organ Donation in the Country.

The Government has constituted an Inter-Ministerial Committee comprising members from various Ministries/Departments of the Government of India to coordinate all activities relating to promotion of Organ Donation in the Country. 

The Government is implementing a National Organ Transplant Programme, under which a provision has been made to award best transplant coordinator, best hospitals/institutes, doctors working in the

Medical Colleges

There are total 59,883 MBBS seats in 439 Medical Colleges in India. The States/UT-wise details are given below:

S. No.
No. of Colleges
No. of MBBS Seats
Andhra Pradesh
A & N Islands

Online Medical Report Facility

Online Registration System (ORS) is being implemented in various hospitals in States/UTs to provide online registration, online appointment services to citizens along with online viewing of medical test report on ORS portal by citizens. So far, it has been implemented in 43 hospitals. However, the

Medical Research

To promote health research at grass root level and to strengthen health infrastructure in the country. Department of Health Research (DHR) has initiated five schemes to promote research environment in the country. 

The schemes are: 

i. Establishment of Multidisciplinary Research Units (MRUs) in Govt. Medical Colleges. 

New application process to fast track the allotment of PAN and TAN

   For fast tracking the allotment of PAN and TAN to company applicants, Digital Signature Certificate(DSC) based application procedure has been introduced on the portals of PAN service providers M/s NSDL eGov and M/s UTIITSL.  Under the new process PAN and TAN will be allotted within one day after completion of valid on-line application. 

Motor Bike Rally “Ride 4 Accessibility” for Accessible India Campaign

In continuation to various sensitization campaigns run by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), a Motorcycle Rally ‘Ride 4 Accessibility’ is being organized on 24th July, 2016 in Delhi .The Rally, which will include about 500 young men and women motorcycle riders will be flagged off at India Gate by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Human Resource Development and Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Science. Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment will preside over

UPSC22-July, 2016 13:35 IST Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Examination-2016- Result Declared

 On the basis of the result of the written part of the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination-2016 held by the Union Public Service Commission in May, 2016, the candidates with the under mentioned Roll Numbers have qualified for Interview/Personality Test.

Grandfather's Obesity May Affect Grandchild's Health

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A father's metabolic health can be passed from generation to generation, affecting not only his children but more importantly his grandchildren, suggests a study.

According to the study published in the journal Molecular Metabolism, parental obesity can have harmful effects on future generations. "A baby's health has long been considered the mother's responsibility as soon as she falls pregnant. Now, we've found powerful evidence, in a mouse model, that father's nutrition and metabolic health can influence his sons and even his grandsons," said Catherine Suter, Associate Professor, Victor Chang Institute.

Hyderabad boy Rohit Khandelwal crowned Mr World 2016

London, Jul 20 (PTI) Rohit Khandelwal has become the first Indian to win the coveted Mr World title at the grand finale of the 2016 competition in the UK, defeating 46 contestants from across the globe.

26-year-old Khandelwal, who looked dapper in a tuxedo by designer Nivedita Saboo, received a cash prize of USD 50,000 on winning this celebrated title at the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre in Southport.

Radiohead want fans contribution for next video

London, (PTI) Rock band Radiohead want their fans to help them in order to add a series of vignettes to the video of their new project.

The "No Surprise" hitmakers took to Twitter to share the news that they want their fans to submit a 56 seconds clip for their next music video.

"Complete Radiohead's series of Vignettes. Download the music on the link and submit your video with the hashtag #RHVIGNETTE on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Radiohead will choose their favourite and post on Radiohead.com. Closing date July 30th," the band wrote.

The entry is open to those who have an account on any of these, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and the final selection of winners will be made after the competition period by them.

The band, which comprises Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway and Ed O'Brien, also mentioned that winning entries will be featured on the Radiohead's official website and shared on its Instagram account.

Deepika wishes Vin Diesel on his birthday

(PTI) Actress Deepika Padukone has posted a sweet birthday wish for her upcoming Hollywood debut "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" co-star Vin Diesel, calling him a man with the "kindest, generous" heart.

As Diesel turned 49 today, the "Bajirao Mastani" actress took to Instagram to wish him.

She shared a picture of herself with the "Fast and Furious" actor.

"Happy Happy Birthday to the man with the kindest most generous heart! I love you Teddy!" Deepika, 30, captioned the photo.

"xXx: Return of Xander Cage", the third instalment of the "xXx" franchise, is slated for January 2017 release.

Legendary playback singer Mubarak Begum dies at 80

Legendary singer Mubarak Begum, best known for crooning the title track of 1961 romantic-drama "Hamari Yaad Aayegi", has passed away after prolonged illness.

She was 80.

She died on Monday at her residence in suburban Jogeshwari here.

"Mubarak Begum is no more with us. She passed away at 9.30 pm at her residence in Jogeshwari. She was unwell from quite sometime," a family member told PTI.

Begum, who gave scores of Hindi film songs and ghazals mainly during 1950s-70s, had not been keeping well for the last few years.

She made her Bollywood singing debut with 1949 film "Aiye" in which she had a solo track, "Mohe Aane Lagi Angdai Aaja Aaja", and "Aao Chale Sakhi Wahan" with melody queen Lata Mangeshkar.

Through the 1950s and 1960s, Begum worked with the best music directors in the film industry-- S D Burman, Shankar Jaikishan and Khayyam-- on movies that starred screen legends like Sunil Dutt, Nargis and Rajendra Kumar.

She sang "Woh Na Aayenge Palat Kar" in Bimal Roy's Devdas with music by Burman. Roy used her voice once again in Madhumati (1958), where she sang "Hum Haal E Dil Sunaenge" for music composer Salil Choudhury.

"Kabhi Tanhaiyon Mein Hamari Yaad Aayegi", the title song of Tanuja-starrer "Hamari Yaad Aayegi", remains one of Begum's most remembered tracks.

"Neend Ud Jaaye Teri", "Mujh ko Apne Gale Lagalo" and "Humein Dum Daike" with Asha Bhosle are among her other known songs.

"Saanwariya Teri Yaad Mein" from 1980 comedy "Ramu To Diwana Hai" was one of her last tracks.

In 2011, the Maharashtra government had sanctioned a financial aid of Rs one lakh for treatment of the singer.

Her last rites will take place today, family sources said.

सिद्धू का BJP को बड़ा झटका, राज्यसभा से दिया इस्तीफा, आप में होंगे शामिल!

नई दिल्ली। नवजोत सिंह सिद्धू ने बीजेपी को आज एक करारा झटका दिया। सिद्धू ने आज राज्यसभा की सदस्यता से इस्तीफा दे दिया। सभापति ने उनका इस्तीफा स्वीकार भी कर लिया है। सूत्रों के मुताबिक सिद्धू पत्नी सहित आम आदमी पार्टी में शामिल हो सकते हैं। सूत्र ये भी बता रहे हैं कि उन्हें पंजाब में आप की ओर से सीएम उम्मीदवार भी बनाया जा सकता है।
लंबे समय से थे नाराज
लंबे समय से सिद्धू की नाराजगी की खबर आ रही थी। इसी नाराजगी के बीच उन्हें बीजेपी ने राज्यसभा से सांसद बनाया था लेकिन सिद्धू इससे भी संतुष्ट नहीं थे। अमृतसर ईस्ट से बीजेपी विधायक उनकी पत्नी नवजोत कौर भी बीच-बीच में अपनी नाराजगी जाहिर करती रही हैं।

New Initiatives Taken at Nav Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda

Ministry of Human Resources Development granted ‘Nav Nalanda Mahavihara (NNM)’ the status of Deemed to be University on November 13, 2006. The idea behind the establishment of this Institute was to develop it into a centre of higher studies on the lines of the old Nalanda Viharas. The major new initiatives taken recently at “Nav Nalanda Mahavihara (NNM)” under the Ministry of Culture, are as follows :
1.      Reprint of 41 Volumes of Pali Tripitake :- Pali Tripitaka was compiled for the first time in Devanagari script in 41 volumes by the NNM under the editorship of Founder Director Ven.

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