27/04/2021

#CareerCorner at NDLI : From the WSJ, Tips on Navigating, Staying Productive in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

Source https://vista.today/2021/04/career-corner-tips-on-navigating-staying-productive-in-the-post-pandemic-workplace/?fbclid=IwAR1hWJEsjWwrRx6kHhxfPEM3yyv4tkQYIMbIZabrBSNy-dJsm2mjC8p3wpI 

A lot of people have had their typical workday upended courtesy of the pandemic, and have had to develop new habits for the job. Whether that’s due to working remotely or just struggling to adapt to the new in-person rules, the fact is many people are feeling out of sorts in the workplace.

As recently discussed by Allison Pohle of the Wall Street Journal, there are absolutely ways to combat that feeling. It might require reevaluating some routines that have served you well for years, but if you’re feeling like you’re in a slump, maybe it’s time for something new.

Plan Out Your Day

Especially for those who work remotely, it can become easy to procrastinate on important tasks. Worse yet, putting an assignment off can cause it to bleed over into your personal time making it feel like you’re never off the clock.

 

Even something as simple as making a list of what you need to accomplish for the day can help you organize your time better. Estimate how long you’ll need to complete a task and budget out time in your schedule to work specifically on that. Having a plan will help you get more done than picking your tasks based on impulse.

Make Time for Others

This might sound tough given current circumstances, but even virtually it’s important to connect with others. Plenty of people like to just show up and get their work done, and it’s fair to not want to have your job become your whole life.

However, social time is more than just an opportunity to make friends with coworkers. It’s also an unofficial opportunity to network. Staying in the loop with your colleagues could help you get wind of an opportunity for promotion or other career benefits. You might not be able to go to lunch with colleagues right now, but many companies still have virtual social events. Make sure you aren’t isolating yourself from getting to know others.

Remember Your Priorities

Sometimes we get so stuck in the day-to-day that we lose sight of the big picture. Consider what drew you to your current job in the first place, and why you were passionate about it. What is it you wanted to achieve by being with this particular company? Evaluating your spot and determining what it is you are currently working towards can help reignite your drive in your daily routine.

The modern workplace has a lot of unknown variables for everyone. Demystifying that process is the first step to feeling confident in your position again.

For more tips on dealing with the modern workplace, take a look at the Wall Street Journal’s article by clicking here.

                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



25/04/2021

What's Today

 

                                                    25th April.... World Malaria Day


26/03/2021

NATA 2021: Correction facility to start on 26th March’2021

 Source: http://nata.in/

 The Council of Architecture (CoA) will start the NATA 2021 application correction facility.Candidates appearing in NATA 2021 may edit the application form details if necessary.

The Council of Architecture (CoA) is going to start the application correction facility for NATA 2021, March 26, 2021. The authorities will open the NATA 2021 correction window at nata.in. NATA 2021 correction window will be available from March 26, 2021 (10:30 AM) to March 28, 2021 (11:59 PM) for the candidates appearing in NATA 2021.

The correction facility will be open for candidates who registered during the NATA 2021 applications between March 5 to March 28, 2021. For candidates of NATA 2021, this is the last chance to edit their NATA application form 2021.

 


 

USFDA

 Source: https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trends/health-trends/glenmark-pharmaceuticals-gets-usfda-nod-for-generic-antipsychotic-drug-6687361.html

1) Glenmark Pharmaceuticals gets USFDA nod for generic antipsychotic drug

"The company has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride tablets USP, in the strengths of 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, and 200 mg," Glenmark said in a regulatory filing.

 

Source: https://medicaldialogues.in/news/industry/pharma/glenmark-pharma-gets-usfda-nod-for-diltiazem-hydrochloride-er-capsules-75815

2) Glenmark Pharma gets USFDA nod for Diltiazem Hydrochloride ER Capsules

 Drug Major, Glenmark Pharmaceutical Ltd., announced that the company has received final approval by United States Food &Drug Administration (USFDA) for Diltiazem Hydrochloride Extended Release Capsules USP 60mg., 90mg., and  120mg.

The product is the generic version of Cardizem SR Extended Release Capsules, 60mg., 90mg.,and 120mg.,of Biovail Laboratories Inc.

 


 

Recruitment Notice

                                               Source: URDU TIMES-26th March'2021

 


 

25/03/2021

Institutions gear up to start online distance learning courses

 Source: https://www.aicte-india.org/

 For the first time, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the state will be following the guidelines of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to start online Open and Distance Learning (ODL) education in universities.

 AICTE had recently issued guidelines, which were meant for online ODL institutions for offering courses in management and allied areas, computer applications, artificial intelligence and data science in the engineering and technology domain, logistics and travel and tourism. 

 Accordingly, these guidelines will apply to HEIs such as standalone institutions, institutions-deemed to be universities and universities for conducting various courses. 

 Referring to the recent gazette, a senior official from the Directorate of Technical Education (DOTE) told DT Next that the online ODL programmes will be equivalent to the certificate, diploma, PG Diploma and PG degree level programmes offered in conventional mode. 

 Explaining the salient features of the guidelines, he said students’ intake will be a maximum of three times of the sanctioned intake of specific programme in regular mode. 

 “At present online distance education mode is only for very limited programmes and that too in few institutions,” he said adding “now institutions could offer many full-fledged courses through online mode.” 

 The official said that after scrutinising the applications sent by the institutions for AICTE to conduct online courses through distance mode, the expert committee consisting of council authorities will inspect all facilities available in the colleges and universities to conduct online courses. 

 

Stating that AICTE being satisfied with all the parameters specified, would pass an order granting approval to institutions in respect online programmes, the official said recognised institutions will also undergo an assessment of online and ODL programmes and annual academic audits by Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (“CIQA”) once in a year. The official said, “the CIQA report after assessment must be placed on the institution’s website and presented to the AICTE.” 

 “However, certain courses such as pharmacy, architecture, hotel management, applied arts, crafts and design has not been permitted by the AICTE for online distance learning,” he said.


 

 

ISRO Recruitment 2021: Apply Now For Various Posts In ISRO VSSC, Check Details

 Source: https://www.isro.gov.in/careers

ISRO Recruitment 2021: ISRO VSSC has invited applications for recruitment against vacancies for various posts. Check full details.

ISRO Recruitment 2021 is soon going to start at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC). VSSC is one of the oldest and most distinguished units of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). A total of 15 vacancies have opened up recently and the applications for the same will begin in the coming week. Read on to see ISRO Vacancy list and the qualifications required to apply for it. 

List of ISRO Job Postings Available In March 2021

As per the ISRO website, there are a total of 15 vacancies available. Here are the details of the posts and descriptions of all vacancies along with the required qualifications. You can check if you are eligible for any of these and then apply directly on the ISRO website. Here is the link for the ISRO website where you can apply for open job positions. 

  • Nurse - First class diploma in general nursing and midwifery.
  • Catering supervisor - Bachelor’s degree in hotel management, hotel management and catering technology, hospitality and hotel administration, catering science and hotel management with one year experience or diploma in catering with three years experience or PG diploma in catering with two years experience
  • Pharmacist-A (3 vacancies) - SSLC or SSC pass with a first-class diploma in pharmacy
  • Lab Technician (2 vacancies) -  ASSLC or SSC pass with a first-class diploma in medical laboratory technology
  • Fireman (8 vacancies) -  ASSLC or SSC pass and should also satisfy additional fitness standards required for the post.

Academic Vacancies At VSSC ISRO 

  • Scientist/Engineer - Recruitment to the post of Scientist/Engineer-SD with PhD qualification and Scientist/Engineer-SC with M.E/M.Tech qualification
  • Research Scientist - M.Sc degree in Meteorology in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA/CPI grading of a minimum of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.
  • TECHNICAL ASSISTANT, SCIENTIFIC ASSISTANT, LIBRARY ASSISTANT-A 

People who are interested and eligible for the above-given positions can apply for the job by visiting the official website of IRSO and choosing the VSSC section in the vacancies category. The last date for applications for the above-given positions is on April 5 so make sure you apply on time. You can check more details and information about applying to the jobs on the website itself. Interested candidates should also keep an eye out for the official ISRO notification for more information about available positions. Here is the link to apply for VSSCO ISRO open job positions for your convenience. 

 


 

 

 

NPPA brings 80 plus medicines under Price Regulation

 Source: https://www.nppaindia.nic.in/en/

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, NPPA has brought 80 plus medicines under Price Regulation. NPPA has fixed the price of 81 medicines including off-patent anti-diabetic drugs allowing due benefits of patent expiry to the patients.
 
NPPA has fixed the Retail Price of Insulin Human Injection, 200IU/ml and 70 per cent Isophane Insulin Human Suspension 30 per cent Insulin Human Injection 200IU/ml for M/s Wockhardt Ltd at 106.65 rupees per ml each excluding GST and Prasugrel Hydrochloride 10 mg as film coated Aspirin 75 mg as enteric coated Capsule’for M/s Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. at 20.16 rupees per Capsule excluding GST with effect from 17th March 2021. Both the medicines were being sold at MRP of  132.50 rupees per ml and at 27.26 rupees per capsule. With this price regulation, NPPA has re-assured availability of medicines at fair prices to public at large.

NPPA had granted price exemption for above mentioned formulations to the companies under Para 32 of the Drug Prices Control Order (DPCO), 2013 for a period of five years due to new drug delivery system developed through indigenous Research and Development. Price regulation was not applicable during the exemption period. NPPA in its meeting on 10th of this month decided to regulate the price of these formulations as per provisions of DPCO, 2013 as the exemption period has been over. This has resulted in reduction of the prices of Insulin Human Injection, 200IU/ml and 70 per cent Isophane Insulin Human Suspension 30 per cent Insulin Human Injection 200IU/ml’, causing sizeable reduction over the existing prices. Now, these medicines have become more affordable to the public.

 NPPA also fixed retail price of 76 new drugs in the meeting dated 10th of this month to be launched by existing manufacturers including off-patent Anti-diabetic drugs allowing due benefit of patent expiry to the patients.
 
In addition, NPPA fixed ceiling price of 2 scheduled formulation namely Povidone Iodine 7.5 per cent Scrub an anti-infective formulation and Levo-Thyroxine 37.5 mg tablet used for treatment of Thyroid related diseases, causing considerable reduction to their present prices.

 
Revision in existing ceiling prices of scheduled formulations based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) was also approved by the Authority. The revised prices will be effective from next month.