President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu presents Pasma Awards for the year 2023 at the Second Investiture Ceremony
The President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu presented three Padma Vibhushan, five Padma Bhushan and forty-seven Padma Shri Awards for the year 2023 at the second Investiture Ceremony held with grandeur in Darbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan today. The First Investiture Ceremony was held on March 22, 2023.
The Padma Awardees will pay homage at the National War Memorial tomorrow morning (April 6, 2023). They will also visit the Amrit Udyan and Rashtrapati Bhawan as well as the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya.
SC asks states, UTs to implement Centre’s guidelines on ‘unnecessary’ hysterectomies
The Supreme Court on Wednesday 5 Aprl 2023 directed all States/UTs to implement the guidelines formulated by the Centre to prevent “unnecessary hysterectomies”, a surgical procedure to remove the uterus, of poor women just for raking in high insurance fees from governments under various health insurance schemes.
According to the The Guidelines from Union Health Ministry, hospitals has to report hysterectomies, cases conducted for less than 40 years of age and cause of hysterectomy need to be included in the existing screening checklist.
More than 92,000 entities recognized as startups since launch of Startup India
The Government with an intent to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation, startups and encouraging private investments in startup ecosystem of the country launched Startup India initiative on 16th January 2016.
As per eligibility conditions prescribed under G.S.R. notification 127 (E) dated 19th February 2019, entities are recognised as ‘startups’ under Startup India initiative by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). Since the launch of Startup India initiative in 2016, DPIIT has recognised 92,683 entities as startups as on 28th February 2023.