Certain Renewable Energy Plants To Be Exempt From ALMM & RLMM Requirements

Renewable energy plants located within Special Economic Zones (SEZs) or Export Oriented Units (EOUs) will be exempt from the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) requirements for solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and Revised List of Models and Manufacturers (RLMM) requirements for wind turbine models. These exemptions apply to all qualifying renewable energy plants commissioned by December 31, 2030.

Clarifications Issued on Battery Recycling and Labeling Requirements

The requirement for “minimum use of domestically recycled materials” in battery manufacturing applies to any type of material obtained from recycling waste products within India. For imported batteries or battery packs, the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) registration number can be displayed on either the equipment containing the battery or the packaging of the equipment containing the battery.

Extended Deadline for Battery Recycling Compliance and Reporting

Batteries covered under the 21 products listed in Schedule I of the old E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016, will follow the compliance timelines set under those rules for FY 2022-23. Compliance targets for all other batteries placed on the market in FY 2022-23 will be June 30, 2024.

Conduct Of MDS Final Year Exams Delayed Due to Pandemic

DCI emphasizes that the MDS program requires three full academic years of training. All universities offering MDS programs are instructed to adhere to the three-year timeframe. Final year exams cannot be conducted before the completion of the entire course duration.

Updates On Wheat And Rice Procurement

With a combined wheat and rice stock exceeding 600 LMT in the Central Pool, the country is well-positioned to meet requirements under government schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) and other welfare programs, besides market interventions.

India Participates In Discussions At World Health Assembly

The Health Secretary championed traditional public health approaches, prioritizing community engagement and preventive measures. India is also advocating for digital health innovations as a transformative tool to achieve health equity and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on a global scale.

Ayurveda Research Meets Industry at PRAGATI-2024

The interactive meeting aims to explore research opportunities and collaborations between CCRAS and the Ayurveda drug industry. It also aims to maximize the potential of Ayurveda stakeholders by connecting researchers with industry partners. Ultimately, it will also benefit Ayurvedic practitioners and patients.

Ayush Treatments Now Covered by Insurance

Experts propose a “flat rate” model considering longer treatment stays in Ayush compared to allopathic medicine. Additionally, categorizing treatments based on disease severity and patient health can optimize coverage. The Ministry of Ayush has formed a Core Group of Experts on Insurance to advise on insurance-related matters and create a white paper on the subject.

Delhi High Court Emphasizes Adherence To Timelines for Organ Transplantation

The Delhi High Court has passed an order establishing crucial guidelines for communication of deficiencies in documentation or any procedural
formalities. It has also stressed on adherence to timelines notified by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for processing transplant applications, verifying documents, and scheduling interviews.