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Top 8 Latest News

Top 8 latest news : 

  1. The demise of T.N. Srinivasan
  2. Professor Anju Seth: The first woman director of IIM-Calcutta
  3. The First Naturopathy Day
  4. Country’s first specialized hospital for elephants
  5. IIT Kharagpur devised DSS system for LPG connections
  6. The demise of 1971 war hero Kuldip Singh Chandpuri
  7. Dr. Debabhuson Borah: Winner of Munin Barkotoki Literary Award 2018
  8. AIIMS MBBS 2019 will have two stages online registration

(1) The demise of T.N. Srinivasan

In November 2018, powerful voice for economic reform in India, the Samuel C. Park Jr. Professor Emeritus of Economics at Yale and a leading intellectual force behind India’s economic liberalization, T.N. Srinivasan died at the age of 85 in Chennai. He made key scientific contributions to international trade, development economics, applied general equilibrium, political economy, nutrition, income distribution, and contracts. He co-edited the first two volumes of the influential “Handbook of Development Economics” with economist Hollis Chenery and the third volume in the series with Jere Behrman in 1995.

(2) Professor Anju Seth: The first woman director of IIM-Calcutta

The alumni of the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C), Anju Seth has been appointed as the first woman director of the institute in 50 years history of the institution. She has been the  Pamplin Professor of Management at Virginia Tech, USA. Before that, she served as professor of business administration at the University of Illinois and has received several awards for her teaching and research. She is on the editorial board of many scholarly journals.

(3) The First Naturopathy Day

Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy) celebrated the first Naturopathy Day across the nation on 18th November 2018. An autonomous body under AYUSH Ministry, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy conducted health camps, workshops, and exhibitions in association with local naturopathy centers and hospitals. More than 1,000 Naturopathy specialist doctors from across the nation participated in the event organized by International Naturopathy Organisation along with Ministry of AYUSH in New Delhi.

(4) Country’s first specialized hospital for elephants

In November 2018, India’s first specialized hospital for elephants was formally inaugurated in Churmura village in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. The establishment is a unique medical center that offers wireless digital X-ray, dental X-ray, laser treatment, thermal imaging, ultrasonography, hydrotherapy and quarantine facilities for sick injured or aging elephants. One of the largest non-profit Wildlife Organisations in South Asia, Wildlife SOS that established first elephant conservation and care center in 2010, promoted this hospital.

(5) IIT Kharagpur devised DSS system for LPG connections

In November 2018, Researchers from IIT Kharagpur launched a computer programme, Decision Support System (DSS) to amplify LPG connections in BPL (below poverty line) households under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. It is a first of its kind for evaluation of national level energy policy. This kind of DSS can be developed for many central and state level policies for several commodities like agricultural commodities, solar panels distributions and so on. Using mathematical programming and operation research techniques, DSS can provide exact values of key parameters over the prescribed policy time period.

(6) The demise of 1971 war hero Kuldip Singh Chandpuri

On 17th November 2018, Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri who defended Longewala border post in Rajasthan with just 120 Indian soldiers during the 1971 war against Pakistan that led to the liberation of Bangladesh, died of cancer in Mohali, Punjab at the age of 78. He served as the source of inspiration for Movie ‘Border’ in which character of Kuldip Singh Chandpuri was famously portrayed by Sunny Deol. The deceased was well acknowledged with Maha Vir Chakra for his leadership during the Battle of Longewala.

(7) Dr. Debabhuson Borah: Winner of Munin Barkotoki Literary Award 2018

In November 2018, young writer-critic Dr. Debabhuson Borah was chosen for the prestigious Munin Barkotoki Literary Award 2018 in Assam. His book on literary criticism titled ‘Nirbochon’ fetched him this honor. He will be felicitated with a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 along with a citation and a plaque at a function to be held in February 2019 in Guwahati, Assam. The Munin Barkotoki Memorial Trust instituted this award in 1995 in memory of the eminent writer, critic, and journalist Munin Barkotoki to encourage Assamese writers.

(8) AIIMS MBBS 2019 will have two stages online registration

In November 2018, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi has introduced two-stage online registration process viz. Basic Registration and the Final registration for candidates willing to appear for the MBBS entrance examination. The move aims at removing discrepancy in the details of the candidates. There will be no fee for the basic registration and only after verifying the filled details, the candidate can proceed to the final registration. The application form will be soon available at aiimsexams.org.

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