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Rescheduling of AIPGMEE at a some testing centres.

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National Board of Examinations
AIPGMEE NOTICE Dated: 30th November 2014  Subject :Rescheduling of AIPGMEE at a some testing centres.AIPGMEE 2015 is scheduled to be conducted from 1st to 6th December 2014 at various test centers across the country.Due to unavoidable technical reasons the conduct of AIPGMEE on 1st & 2nd December 2014 has been rescheduled at a few centres as indicated herein below:Centres where AIPGMEE has been rescheduled on 1/12/2014 are :-
S.No. Centres Rescheduled only for 1/12/2014 SiteCity Remarks 1 L J Institute of Engineering & TechnologyAhmedabad All other test centres notified for AIPGMEE except the 11 centers listed herein shall be operational and functional on 1/12/2014 2 L J Institute of Management StudiesAhmedabad 3 SASIITChandigarh 4 Vel Tech Dr.RR & Dr.SR Technical UniversityChennai 5 VPRS Softech Solutions Pvt LtdChennai 6 Third Eye Infosys Private LimitedGuwahati 7 Lords Institute of Engineering and TechnologyHyderabad 8 Spanningtree Network Solutions -Kin…

Docs get lakhs to pose as faculty at Medical Council of India checks

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A senior doctor can reportedly earn as much as Rs 5-6 lakh within a couple of days just for showing up for a medical college inspection and pretending to be a faculty member. Inspections by teams from the Medical Council of India (MCI) for increasing the number of seats in a medical college, renewing its recognition or establishing a new one have been the subject of several court cases and CBI investigations for more than a decade. Yet, nothing seems to have changed as a senior doctor narrated to TOI how he was recently approached by a private medical college in Uttar Pradesh offering several lakhs to be on their faculty list during an inspection.
A look at the CBI chargesheets and investigation into various cases from 2001 onwards shows that everything from leaking information about the so-called surprise MCI inspection to the concerned college, fixing inspections by selecting inspectors who will write the final report to buying faculty, residents and patients to fulfill the criteria…

James Watson to sell Nobel prize medal he won for double helix discovery

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James Watson, the world-famous biologist who was shunned by the scientific community after linking intelligence to race, said he is selling his Nobel Prize because he is short of money after being made a pariah. Mr Watson said he is auctioning the Nobel Prize medal he won in 1962 for discovering the structure of DNA, because "no-one really wants to admit I exist". Auctioneer Christie’s said the gold medal, the first Nobel Prize to be sold by a living recipient, could fetch as much as $3.5m (£2.23m) when it is auctioned in New York on Thursday. The reserve price is $2.5m. Mr Watson told the Financial Times he had become an “unperson” after he “was outed as believing in IQ” in 2007 and said he would like to use money from the sale to buy a David Hockney painting. Mr Watson, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for uncovering the double helix structure of DNA, sparked an outcry in 2007 when he suggested that people of African descent were inherently less intelligent than white peop…

Why Men And Women Think Differently

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AIIMS Nov 2014 Results

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FOGSI divided over government's amendments to abortion law

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The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), an umbrella body of gynaecologists, has decided to support the ministry of health and family welfare department's proposed amendment to allow non-MBBS practitioners to perform abortions via its Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2014. However, not all of its members are in support of the decision. A majority of doctors including the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Association of Medical Consultants have strongly objected to the ministry's suggestion. Rumbles of dissent in FOGSI Many of FOGSI's own members are against its stand of supporting the ministry's suggestion to allow ayurvedacharyas, homoeopaths and nurses to conduct MTP. These members say that the amendment will jeopardise the lives of women.
"I disagree with FOGSI's decision to support the move. Even early first trimester abortions can result in serious complications if done by untrained hands. When a larg…

Hospital says GE took 4 hrs for a 30-sec job

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Officials say it should not have taken over 30 seconds to disable machine's magnetic field, but the switch malfunctioned.
The Tata Memorial Hospital on Tuesday blamed GE Healthcare for the horrific accident at the hospital's research and treatment centre in Navi Mumbai last week in which two of its employees suffered serious injuries when one of them entered the MRI room carrying a gas cylinder, triggering the machine's powerful magnetic field. 
At a press conference on Wednesday, a day after this newspaper broke the story, senior officials of Tata Memorial-run Advance Centre or Treatment Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) in Khargar said that because a switch to disable the machine's magnetic field malfunctioned, it took engineers four hours to disengage the two employees - a ward boy and a technician -- stuck to the machine, when it should not have taken more than 30 seconds. 
While the ward boy, Sunil Jadhav, 28, who brought the oxygen cylinder into the MRI r…

Medical education in country needs booster dose

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That the Medical Council of India (MCI) is close to completing a comprehensive revision of India’s outdated medical education curriculum is great news. Medicine is among the fastest-growing industries, both in terms of new discoveries and technological advancements, yet the MCI has introduced very few course corrections since it was set up in 1956. The MCI’s expert committee finally has a working plan to overhaul the syllabi to include superspecialities and emerging disciplines to have textbooks out for students of medicine by 2016.
Among the plans is strengthening continuing medical education of general practitioners, who can be trained to become the first referral point for everyone with an ailment. Given that the MCI is in the business of training and equipping doctors with the best tools to save lives, the tardiness in revising the syllabi is shocking. But an outdated syllabus is just one of the problems plaguing medical education in India.
The biggest challenge before the MCI is ge…