Medical council to launch new MBBS syllabus next month for the 2019 session

India’s medical education curriculum is getting a makeover after 21 years with the Medical Council of India (MCI), the country’s medical education regulator, revising the syllabus for the bachelor’s degree programme in medicine. The new MBBS syllabus, which focuses on skill-based and hands-on training, will be published next month and come into effect from the… Read More »

Facebook Moves to Stop Sharing of 3D Gun Blueprints

Facebook on Thursday said it was moving to prevent the sharing of blueprints for 3D-printed guns on the social network, which violates its rules on regulated goods. “Sharing instructions on how to manufacture firearms using 3D printers or CNC milling machines is not allowed under our Community Standards,” a Facebook spokesman said in response to an… Read More »

Priyanka Chopra, Disha Patani, Malaika Arora make a case for green dresses

Miss World Manushi Chhillar just proved black and white are timeless, while yellow might be a smash hit with actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Alia Bhatt, among many others. But these colours are also getting tired. If you find yourself choosing safer options, allow Priyanka Chopra, Disha Patani and Malaika Arora to inspire you to throw caution to the wind. Priyanka, Malaika and Disha’s latest looks show… Read More »

Raw Mango designer Sanjay Garg on revival of handloom sarees, ‘I hope that this is not just a trend’

Raw Mango founder and fashion designer Sanjay Garg, who is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his celebrity-favourite brand in 2018, has been instrumental in the revival of a number of Indian textiles such as chanderi, brocade, mashru, chikankari. He is glad to see many people helping in preserving Indian heritage. However he doesn’t want to… Read More »

IIT Madras-incubated startup develops smart air purifier; to be priced at almost half of those in market now

Indian Institute of Technology Madras-incubated startup AirOK launched India’s first indigenously developed Smart Air purifier ‘Vistar’ at Chennai last month. Powered by an EGAPA (Efficient Granular Adsorbent Particulate Arrester), Vistar can filter a variety of pollutants such as particulate matter, microbes, fungus and gaseous substances. The purifiers have Wi-Fi and touch interface and the functioning… Read More »

Facebook Asked to Change Platform Rules for Journalists and Researchers

A group of First Amendment advocates have urged Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to change the social media giant’s platform rules to enable public service journalism and research on its platform. The issue is especially pressing, says Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute, as reporters and researchers investigate Russian interference in the midterm elections through platforms such as Facebook’s.… Read More »