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IMA Requests Union Health Minister To Postpone The NEET PG Examination 2022

IMA Requests Union Health Minister To Postpone The NEET PG Examination 2022

The Indian Medical Association has requested Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to consider rescheduling the NEET PG 2022 Examination that is going to take place on 21st May. In a letter to the Union Health Minister, the IMA wrote: “The NEET-PG 2021 was held five months after the scheduled date in the month of September 2021. Then the counselling scheduled to begin from 25th October 2021 was also initiated (in January 2022) after a delay due to a pending decision on seat reservations and was further delayed owning to the Supreme Court ruling of 31st March, 2022, which ordered cancellation and conduct of special round of counselling for the mop-up round,” The IMA also said that the difference between the NEET PG 2022 exam date and the completion of the 2021 counselling session is negligible. It added that the difference is too short for a NEET aspirant to prepare and appear for an extremely difficult exam like NEET. Highlighting the various Top Court judgements over NEET, the Indian Medical Association said that there is a need to deter the NEET PG 2022 exam as it concerns the career paths of lakhs of medical graduates. Though the Union Minister has not yet given any response to the letter, the IMA hopes that the issue shall be dealt with on a priority basis. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 2,827 New Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.74%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 2,827 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 19,067. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber active covid-19 cases with registering 3,230 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries have now reached to 4,25,70,165. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 0.60% and 0.72%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 84.24 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 190.83 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

PM Modi To Participate in Second Global Covid Virtual Summit At The Invitation of The US President 

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be participating in the second global virtual summit on covid-19 at the invitation of the United States President Joe Biden. The summit would discuss new actions that must be taken to address the present needs of the covid-19 pandemic and to establish a robust global health security architecture. On 12th May, the covid virtual summit would be livestreamed from 1830 to 1945. This summit’s theme is ‘Preventing Pandemic Fatigue and Prioritizing Preparedness’, and PM Modi will be delivering his remarks in the opening session of the summit. Other participants include Heads of State/Government of Belize, Senegal as the chair of the African Union, Germany as President of G7 and Indonesia as President of G20. The Secretary-General of the United Nations and Director-General of the World Health Organisation are also a part of the global covid virtual summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also participated in the first global covid virtual summit that US President Joe Biden hosted in September last year. 

Uttar Pradesh: DGP Mukul Goel Removed Due To ‘Disregard of Government Duty’ And ‘Indolence’ 

On Wednesday, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Awanish Awasthi, has confirmed to a news portal the removal of State Police Chief Mukul Goel from his post. Uttar Pradesh DGP Mukul Goel was removed from his post for ‘disregard of government duty’, ‘not taking interest in departmental work’ and ‘indolence’. The Uttar Pradesh government has still not named any successor, but Additional DG (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar will be serving as interim UP DGP until a new person is appointed. A source revealed that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was not happy with Goel for skipping departmental meetings repeatedly. The DGP also missed the recent law and order review meeting presided by the UP CM. The source also added that Mukul Goel proceeded on leave after applying for the same but did not intimate the bosses in the state government about it. After Mukul Goel’s removal, there are three senior IPS officers who will now be in the race to become the next DGP in the Uttar Pradesh government. As per the IPS Cadre’s gradation list, RP Singh, GL Meena and Biswajit Mahapatra, all of the 1987 batch, are the senior most IPS officers in the state. Meanwhile, since 2010, Mukul Goel has been the 4th DGP in the Uttar Pradesh government who has been removed from the post before completing a two-year tenure as State Police Chief. 

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