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CCEA approves 2880 MW Dibang Multipurpose Project in Arunachal Pradesh

Briefing media in New Delhi this afternoon, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said, this will be the highest dam in the country with a height of 278 metres, once completed.


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Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, CCEA has approved 2880 Megawatt Dibang Multipurpose Project in Arunachal Pradesh at the cost of 1600 crore rupees.

Briefing media in New Delhi this afternoon, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said, this will be the highest dam in the country with a height of 278 metres, once completed.

The estimated completion period for the project will be nine years. On completion, Arunachal will get 12 per cent free power from the project.

The Union Cabinet has approved National Medical Commission Bill, 2019. The bill provides for setting up of a National Medical Commission in place of Medical Council of India and repeal the Indian Medical Council Act 1956.

Chief minister Pema Khandu expressed his gratitude to the Govt of India for approving India’s highest dam in Arunachal Pradesh. In his tweet he said that the project on completion will bring huge revenue to state & open floodgate of economic opportunities & tourism activity.

The features of the bill include, the Common final year MBBS Exams will be know as National Exit Test(NEXT) which would serve as Licentiate Exam, for entrance to Post Graduate medical course and as screening test of foreign medical graduates.

The bill provides that the national entrance test that is NEET, common counselling, NEXT will also be applicable to Institutes of National Importance (INIs) like AIIMS to have common standards in the country.

Mr Javadekar said, the Commission will regulate fee and all other charges for 50 percent seats in private medical colleges and deemed universities. These measures will ensure a transparent admission process and also bring down admission fee.

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