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Brace for more rainfall, as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted rainfall in the month of September. The India Meteorological Department released a press statement dated September 1, 2022 that read, "Monthly rainfall for September 2022 over the country as a whole is most likely to be above normal." According to the release, normal to above normal rainfall probability is likely over most parts of India except many parts of northeast India and some parts of east and northwest India where below normal rainfall is likely.
IMD has predicted 75% excess rainfall or more in many areas of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Mizoram. It is pertinent to note that all these states have received excess or normal rainfall between June 1 and September 1, according to data from IMD. Further, floods due to heavy rainfall also had an impact on agriculture in these State. The southern parts of Uttar Pradesh is projected to have more than 75% excess rainfall, the northern parts would remain dry with rainfall deficit between 35 and 75%.
The apex body regulating medical education in the country issued an order on Thursday providing a one-time relaxation for these students. Final year medical students from countries such as China and Ukraine, who were forced to return to India owing to the Covid-19 pandemic or the war, will now be eligible to appear in Foreign Medical Graduate Exam (FMGE) – a screening test which foreign medical students have to clear to practice in the country. The National Medical Commission (NMC) issued an order to this effect on Thursday. Only students who have completed the courses and have been granted a certificate of completion on or before June 30, 2022 will be eligible for this one-time relaxation by the NMC