IPC Current Affairs, GK & News

Afghanistan becomes first country to recognize Indian Pharmacopoeia

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has become the first country to recognize Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP) pursuant to the efforts of Department of Commerce and Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The formal recognistion came from Afghanistan’s National Department of Regulation of Medicines and Health Products of Ministry of Public Health. It will also be ..

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Draft law to Prevent Violence against Medical Service Persons and Medical Service Institutions

The draft Protection of Medical Service Persons and Medical Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage or Loss of Property) bill, 2017 submitted by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to the Ministry of Health and Family welfare encompasses the following provisions: It proposes a ten-year jail term and a fine of Rs 5-lakh for violence ..

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Three Indians included in Time’s 100 Most Influential People List 2019

Three Indians Menaka Guruswamy, Arundhati Katju and Mukesh Ambani have featured into TIME 100 Most Influential People list of 2019. Global prominent names that have featured in this list included US President Donald Trump, China President Xi Jinping, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pope Francis, golfer Tiger Woods and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Mukesh Ambani: ..

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CDSCO Directs to Display Information on 7 Common Antibiotics

After the alerts from the Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI) the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has asked manufacturers of 7 common antibiotics to ensure that information related to symptoms/side effects is made available to the general public. CDSCO Order CDSCO has asked drug manufacturers, to mention in leaflets inserted into drug packets or ..

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Union Cabinet Approves amendments to POCSO Act

The Union Cabinet has approved amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. The amendments are proposed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. Amendments Proposed POSCO is a gender-neutral law protects both boys and girls under the age of 18. The amendments proposed are: The amendments provide for stringent ..

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