www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL MONDAY 3 DECEMBER 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Sprinkles. Mostly cloudy Temp: Max.32°C. Min.21C. Humidity: 51% Sunrise: 06:30 Sunset: 05:44 VHP activists carry the statue of Lord Rama during a procession prior to their ‘Janagraha Rally’, organised to push for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, in Bengaluru, Sunday Cops recommend indictment of Israeli PM for graft Jerusalem: Israeli Police on Sunday recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on charges of corruption. The telecom corruption investigation is centred around alleged regulations worth hundreds of millions of dollars provided to the Bezeq telecom company in exchange for positive news coverage of Netanyahu. RBI LIKELY TO MAINTAIN STATUS QUO ON INTEREST RATE ON DECEMBER 5 REGION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H HAPPYNEST: 900 MORE FLATS FOR SALE ON DEC 10 ‘Pak can seek India’s help if New syllabus for it cannot handle terror alone’ MBBS after 21 yrs New Delhi: Amid the calls for resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan, following the opening of the Kartarpur Gurudwara corridor, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the neighbouring country can seek India’s help if it cannot handle the ﬁght against terrorism alone. The Union minister maintaining that Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of India said, “Jammu and Kashmir is not an issue. It is an integral part of the country and will remain so. The issue is of terrorism, and Pakistan can discuss it. I want to ask the Pakistani Prime Minister that if in Afghanistan, a ﬁght can be carried out against terror and Taliban with the help of the US, then, Pakistan can seek help against terrorism Maintaining that Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of India, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said it is not an issue. It is an integral part of the country and will remain so. The issue is of terrorism, and Pakistan can discuss it from India if it feels that it cannot handle it alone.” After agreeing to open the Kartapur corridor, Pakistan was expecting India to engage in dialogue. However, India refused to attend the SAARC summit in Islamabad saying there will be no dialogue with Pakistan until it stops sponsoring terrorism. The issue of Kartarpur Sahib came under the limelight after Sidhu Be Hyderabadis, BE WITH ME visited Pakistan in August to attend the oath-taking ceremony of his cricketerturned politician friend Khan as the Prime Minister of the country. Clearing India’s position on the SAARC summit, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that although India welcomed the development of the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims, it would not have any KCR’S CALL TO ANDHRA PEOPLE ‘BABU NEEKO NAMASKARAM’, SAYS TRS CHIEF ASKING HIM NOT TO DISRUPT PEACE IN TELANGANA AS TELUGU JATI IS HAPPY IN HYDERABAD OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Reaching out to the natives of Andhra Pradesh living in the city, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Sunday asked them to be Hyderabadis and teach a lesson to AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Addressing ‘Praja Ashirvada Sabha at the Parade Grounds in Secunderabad, KCR asked the people to shed Andhra feeling. “I appeal to you... Be a proud Hyderabadi. KCR will be with you. Hyderabad has a brand image at national and international level. Even I don’t belong to Hyderabad... I am from Medak and there are several others who came from so many places. Let us KCR and KTR at the Praja Ashirvada Sabha at the Parade Grounds in Hyderabad on Sunday live peacefully and let us enjoy the brand image of the city and let us not quarrel with one another,” said KCR. The Chief Minister lashed out at his Andhra Pradesh counterpart for involving in Telangana politics. “The dialogue with Islamabad till it stopped sponsoring terrorism. “Bilateral dialogues and Kartarpur corridor are two different things. I am very happy that for the last 20 years, rather many years, the government of India has been asking for this Kartarpur corridor and for the ﬁrst time Pakistan responded positively,” she said. India had also expressed its displeasure over Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan raising the issue of Kashmir in his speech during the ground-breaking ceremony for the development of the Kartarpur Corridor on Wednesday. Hitting out at Khan for politicising the “pious occasion”, the Ministry of External Affairs said Kashmir was an integral and inalienable part of India. AP Chief Minister comes here and says ‘Telugu Jati’. “Chandrababu ‘neeko namaskaram’. I appeal to you... Telugu Jati is happy in Hyderabad. For 55 years- Hyderabad has been capital and hence many have come here and settled. To give clarity, I am telling you. All are sons of Telangana soil. These are not in words but I have shown this in practice after becoming the Chief Minister,” said KCR. The Telangana CM questioned Chandrababu Naidu as to what was the need for him to contest in elections. “There are 175 seats in his state and he is ﬁghting 13 seats here. Can he form the government in Telangana? What can he do? City intellectuals especially people from Andhra and Rayalaseema should think. People of Telangana do not see caste or religion while voting,” he said. For political beneﬁt, the TDP leaders are creating differences among the people of Hyderabad. Continued on Page 15 Sunil Arora takes charge as CEC New Delhi: Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Sunday assumed charge as the 23rd Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), a day after OP Rawat demitted the office, and sought support from "all the stakeholders" for conducting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. President Ram Nath Kovind had on November 27 appointed Arora in the post. He will have a nearly two and a half years tenure as CEC till April 2021, during which he would preside over the general election in 2019, besides elections to Assemblies of Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand, Delhi, Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir. A retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Rajasthan cadre 1980 batch, Arora had been working as an Election Commissioner since September 1, 2017. Continued on Page 15 New CEC Sunil Arora Train 18 breaches 180 kmph limit during trials New Delhi: India’s ﬁrst self-powered engine-less train, known as Train 18, on Sunday breached the 180 km per hour (kmph) speed limit during a trial run on Sunday, a senior railway official said. Designed to run at Indian 160 kmph, the Train 18 Railways ﬁrst breached the 180 kmph engine-less train set, mark in the Kota-Sawai Train 18, hit speeds of 180 Madhopur section. kmph during its trials on the “Train 18 breached the Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani 180 kmph speed limit beroute. With this it has coming the ﬁrst train in become the fastest the Indian Railway to travIndian train el at such speed,” S Mani, ever! general manager of Integral kmph mark. “We exCoach Factory (ICF), Chennai, pect Train 18 to comthat has manufactured the train, mence its commercial run from Jansaid. Railway minister Piyush Goyal uary 2019. Normally the trials take also tweeted a video of the trial run three months. But now it is happenwhen the train breached the 180 ing faster than expected,” News agency PTI quoted Mani as saying. Initially, the Railways will roll out two Train 18s with 16-17 coaches each. Train 18 is capable of touching 200 kmph but tracks in the Indian Railways’ network will need to be up- graded for that. According to a (which) report, only 0.3% of India’s rail tracks, spread over 60,000 km, are ﬁt to handle trains running at the speed of up to 160 km per hour. The Train 18 had earlier successfully completed trials at a speed of up to 130 km per hour in Moradabad. It was moved to Kota in Rajasthan for trials at the speed of up to 160 km per hour. With Rotating seats which can be aligned in the direction of travel in executive class, modular toilets with bio-vacuum system, modular luggage rack with glass bottom, sliding doors in coaches and continuous window glasses for contemporary modern look, this make in India initiative of the Indian Railways’ is full of modern facilities. n Lays stress on ethics and communication V PRADEEP KUMAR Tirupati: From next academic year (2019-20), MBBS curriculum will undergo a seachange. Students would be required to acquire all types of communication skills and have clinical exposure in the ﬁrst year itself and not form the second year. The existing syllabus has been in use for the last 21 years and the Medical Council of India (MCI) which governs the medical education in the country has revisited the curriculum in view of the discovery of new diseases during this period while some subjects were found irrelevant. It was learnt that the MCI has been training around 40,000 teachers across the country to teach the revised curriculum. The trained teachers will train other teachers to effectively implement the new curriculum which was named as ‘Competency-based UG Curriculum for the Indian Medical graduate’. The new competencybased MBBS curriculum will be rolled out from the next academic year and in January it will be officially introduced, said Director General of Health Services (Government of India) Dr S Venkatesh. Speaking to The Hans India on his visit to Tirupati, Dr Venkatesh said that the new curriculum will stress on Director General of Health Services Dr S Venkatesh medical ethics, better doctorpatient relationship and outcome-based learning. It will have a course called Attitude, Ethics and Communication (AETCOM) which runs across the years. Students will be assessed on how they communicate with patients, how they counsel people to organ donation and other challenging procedures and how sensitively do they offer care and obtain consent. Dr Venkatesh explained that there will be alignment and integration of subjects both horizontally and vertically. The curriculum provides for early clinical exposure, electives and longitudinal care. Students from diverse educational streams and backgrounds will have opportunity to transition in a proper way through a foundation course. He said, “Allied and healthcare professionals can reduce the cost of care and dramatically improve the access to quality driven healthcare services. For regulating and standardising their education and services, the Union Cabinet has approved the ‘Allied and Healthcare professions Bill 2018’ on November 22 which provides for setting up of an Allied and Healthcare Council of India and corresponding state councils which will play the role of a standard setter and facilitator for such professions”. When enacted by Parliament this will directly beneﬁt around 8-9 lakh existing Allied and Healthcare professionals in the country and several other graduating professionals joining workforce annually and contributing to the health system. Though such professionals were there in the system already, there was a signiﬁcant gap in the allied and healthcare space because of a lack of proper regulatory framework. The Junior Doctors Association (JUDA) President in Tirupati Dr M Venkataramana has welcomed the proposed changes in the curriculum.
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