1.4 lakh Railway jobs: First stage of computer-based exams from Dec 15:
Indian Railways will conduct the first stage of computer-based exams in order to fill vacancies of up to 1.40 lakh posts from 15 December, 2020, the Railway Board Chairman Vin K Yadav said today. There are three types of vaccines that the national transporter notified earlier. These were 35208 for NTPC (non technical popular categories like guards, office clerks, commercial clerks etc), 1663 for Isolated & Ministerial categories (Steno & Teaches etc) and 103769 for Level 1 vacancies (track maintainers, pointsman etc). In all RRBs had notified a total of 1.40 lakh such vacancies for NTPC categories, Level-1 Posts and isolated and miscellaneous categories, a Ministry of Railways circular stated.
Union Health Ministry introduces ‘on demand’ COVID testing without prescription:
“For the first time, along with more simplified modalities, the updated guidelines provide for ‘On-demand’ testing in order to ensure higher levels of testing,” read a release by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Individuals who wish to get tested and those undertaking travel to countries/Indian states mandating a negative COVID-19 test at the point of entry can get an “on demand” test. The ministry said that the new advisory has further simplified the testing process and given more freedom and flexibilities to the State authorities to facilitate enhanced ease of testing for the people.
“A totally new section has been added in the advisory on ‘testing on demand’ which for all practical purposes does away with prescription by a registered medical practitioner although state governments have the freedom to decide on simplified modalities,” read the release.