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Draft policy on rare diseases looks at Rs 15 lakh aid to the poor

In an attempt to address concerns of patients suffering from any rare disease and reeling under its exorbitant cost of treatment, the health ministry has come up with a new draft National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2020, which highlights “scarce resources” to provide financial support for treatment of rare diseases.

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  • The draft Registration of Press and Periodicals (RPP) Bill, 2019, which is set to replace the archaic Press and Registration of Books (PRB) Act, 1867, proposes to do away with the earlier provision of prosecution of publishers.

    The draft National Statistical Commission (NSC) Bill 2019 proposes a statutory National Statistical Commission with an independent secretariat headed by a secretaryrank officer and comprising five whole-time members including a deputy governor of RBI, chief statistician of India, chief economic adviser and the CEO of Niti Aayog.

    In a first, the government's think-tank has asked trouble stricken patients of J&J's hip implants to help build consensus on the proposed regulation of medical devices.

    The new regulations require all those industries that have benefited from the government’s incentives and concessions to give “priority” to locals, who are residents of Karnataka for 15 years, while recruiting for jobs at level 3 and 4.

    TOI had reported on May 14 that the Army had sounded alarm over the unacceptably high number of accidents taking place in the field due to poor quality of ammunition being supplied for tanks, artillery, air defence and other guns by the OFB, which has 41 ordnance factories under it with an annual budget of over Rs 15,000 crore.

    The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation plans to introduce checks for data collection and increase the sample size of surveys to improve accuracy. “Challenges which we face today are of data quality. The ministry is concerned with data quality and will take measures to improve it,” said an official aware of the details

    ​​ The timing of the directive, issued this month, is surprising as the industry is actively discussing the means to streamline public procurement of medical devices without disturbing the demand-supply equation.

    Participants said that while the draft bill addressed matters of ‘consent’ and ‘explicit consent’ for different categories of data, it lacked clarity on what would qualify as consent and explicit consent. The differentiation was required by them to frame necessary compliance measures, they said.

    Twitter said synthetic and manipulated media is any photo, audio, or video that has been significantly altered or fabricated in a way that intends to mislead people or changes its original meaning. These are sometimes referred to as deepfakes or shallowfakes.

    The portal has already integrated the GeM Pool Account with seven public sector banks for timely payments to vendors and is in the process of creating a standardised bid document for various contacts devised by the ministries, in order to shorten the procurement cycle.

    Minutes of the meeting are yet to be issued, which will have to be approved by the secretary before the government’s stand becomes official. The government had in the Union Budget 2015-16 gave option to EPFO subscribers to opt for NPS. The move triggered massive protests from trade unions.

    Minutes of the meeting are yet to be issued, which will have to be approved by the secretary before the government’s stand becomes official. The government had in the Union Budget 2015-16 gave option to EPFO subscribers to opt for NPS. The move triggered massive protests from trade unions.

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