Daily News Summary – April 23, 2017


Doctors to prescribe generic drugs only, or face action: MCI

The Medical Council of India warned doctors to issue drugs only in generic names and writing prescriptions legibly. “All the registered medical practitioners under the IMC Act are directed to comply with the aforesaid provisions of the regulations without fail,” said the MCI circular, issued to the Deans, Principals of Medical Colleges, Directors of all the hospitals, Presidents of all State Medical Councils.


SC reacts strongly to atrocities on women

Reacting to growing crimes on women, Supreme Court bench asked why can’t women live in peace in the country. The three judge Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra comprised two other justices A M Khanwilkar and M M Shantanagoudar. “No one can force her to love somebody. A woman has a choice to love or not to love a person. There is a concept of love and man has to accept it.”  This was in response to appeal filed by a man who was sentenced to seven years in imprisonment by the Himachal Pradesh High Court for allegedly teasing and compelling a 16-year-old girl to commit suicide.


ISRO plans to mine energy from Moon by 2020 to help meet India needs

ISRO plans to mine Helium-3 rich lunar dust, generate energy and transport it back to Earth. Apart from planning for manned missions to Moon and Mars, ISRO is now working on a plan to help India meet its energy needs from the Moon by 2020.


Air India offers 50% discount to seniors

Air India revised its age limit for seniors, down from 63 to 60, with immediate effect. According to the revised rule, any senior citizen, who is permanently resident in India and has attained the age of 60 on the date of commencement of journey, shall be entitled to a 50% discounted ticket in economy class on the basic RBD (reservation booking designators) fare.


Biometric attendance in UP government offices

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday night gave instructions for installing biometric attendance system in all offices of UP, upto the block level to ensure all employees reach on time. “Efforts should be made to ensure that a biometric system of attendance is installed upto the block level. Apart from this, a board be put up at every village panchayat, which will have information about contact details of the village pradhan and details of the ongoing works,” Adityanath said as per an official statement.


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