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Fears over FRDI Bill misplaced: Govt

In yet another clarification about the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, the government has said depositors will be given preferential treatment in the event of liquidation of a bank, and the controversial bail-in clause will be used only with the prior consent of depositors.

Pak got least medical visas

In 2016, India issued the least number of medical visas to Pakistanis among those in the neighbouring countries, show the data produced by the government in the Lok Sabha.

Ministry gives final nod for Barak missiles, bombs

The Defence Ministry on Tuesday gave the final approvals for the procurement of 131 Barak missiles for the Navy and 240 precision-guided munitions (PGM) for the Indian Air Force (IAF), together estimated at Rs 1,714 crore.

S Korea offer talsk wth North ahead of Olympics

South Korea on Tuesday offered talks with North Korea amid a stand-off over its weapoins programmes, a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he was open to negotiations but that his country would push ahead with 'mass producing' nuclear warheads.

Editorial

Unquestionable Remedy

The National Medical Commission Bill was first proposed in the year 2016 and aims at overhauling the corrupt and inefficient Medical Council of India. The recently passed decision of the Lok Sabha to forward the National Medical Commission Bill to a proper standing committee for a relook into it is a definite correct one. The Medical Council of India which regulates the medical education and practice in India. One of the goals of the NMC Bill is to rein in corruption in the Medical Council of India through proper distribution of powers. This goal can be achieved through a proper independent Medical Advisory Council which oversees the National Medical Commission, which is the proposed successor of the MCI. The shortfall of the MBBS doctors in the field is due to the fact that many of them go for a postgraduate degree to improve prospective career prospects. There is much scope for the MBBS doctors as well as the nurses in the field. However, integrating the alternative medicine theory into the modern medicine requires a lot of thought and policies. It is for the Government to work well and empower the existing doctors before introducing any new experiment.

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