A lecture on Global Indian medical diaspora by University of York on March 3

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Dr. Munish Kumar Raizada

Indian medical doctors have now become an international species, so to say. Even though, there is a shortage of doctors in India, yet the Indian doctor has ventured out (like Gandhi) and has touched the shores of literally all continents. USA, England are obviously the hot destinations for doctors, Canada, Australia not falling behind. In USA, 20 % of all international medical graduates consist of (East) Indian doctors. Indian doctors literally constitute a ‘model minority’ in USA!- characterized by advanced education and high earning.

Middle East’s health industry is literally shouldered by doctors, nurses and paramedics of Indian origin. However, Africa is another continent where you will come across Indian doctors and medical teachers. In last 2 decades, several medical schools have come up in Caribbean islands.

Medical teachers from India make up a chunk of the workforce there too. I have come across Indian doctors in as unlikely places as Seychelles! This brain drain of Indian doctors is obviously a boon for the countries which welcome them with open arms.

Thus, I was not surprised when I came across this upcoming lecture.

The University of York, situated about 3 hours drive from London will host a lecture on the topic of the spread of doctors of Indian descent venturing out to various parts  of world in last half a century. The speaker will be  Professor David Wright, McGill University, Canada. Professor Wright will speak on the topic:

“Not everyone can be a Gandhi”: The global Indian medical diaspora in the post-world war II era.

The university’s notification says: “From Manchester to Melbourne, from Auckland to Aberystwyth, from Detroit to Dartmouth,  doctors from the Indian Subcontinent dispersed throughout the Western World in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

To date, the demographic phenomenon of Indian- and other foreign-trained doctors has largely resided on the fringes of ‘national’ histories of twentieth-century health services.  Adopting a global health history perspective, this lecture examines the post-war Indian medical diaspora, exploring the contemporary impact and historical legacy of this remarkable circulation of health care practitioners.”

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Chinese smartphone Company Realme announced that it has 3.5 crore users worldwide on Thursday. Wikimedia Commons

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme on Thursday announced it now has 3.5 crore users worldwide, out of which 2.1 crore users are in India alone.

According to the company, it has created more than 7,500 direct jobs in India and will expand it to 10,000 by the end of this year.

At January-end, realme’s global user base reached 2.5 crore, and the company added another 1 crore users worldwide in the next 4 months.

Compared with the performance in Q1 2019, company’s global smartphone shipments increased by 157 per cent year-on-year, ranking the first in the world, according to Counterpoint Research.

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Realme became the top 7th global smartphone brand for the first time in the third quarter of 2019. Wikimedia Commons

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Realme became the top 7th global smartphone brand for the first time in the third quarter of 2019 and continued its previous global ranking of Top 7 in the world in Q1 2020.

Realme said it will soon achieve monthly capacity of 3.5 million handset production at the Greater Noida plant.

The smartphone brand has already entered 27 markets around the world in only two years, including China, Europe, India, Southeast Asia and South Asia, Russia and Africa, and has ranked among the top five in multiple markets. (IANS)

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Instagram has fixed the glitch. Pixabay

Facebook-owned Instagram has rolled out a new feature where people can send direct messages from their web browser globally. This is a technology news.

The photo-sharing service has been testing web DMs with a small group of users since January this year.

“Sliding into your DMs. Now you can get and send Instagram Direct messages on desktop, no matter where you are in the world,” the company posted on Twitter on Friday.

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Since the test began, Instagram made small updates to more closely mimic DMs on the app, like including the emoji keyboard and adding a gallery view to photos and videos, reports The Verge.

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Instagram has rolled out a new feature where people can send direct messages from their web browser globally. Pixabay

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DMs on the web browser can be seen it in the top-right corner of the website. You can also go directly to your inbox from this link.

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Smart tech can help create an automated end-to-end supply chain for consumers with minimal failure chances. Pixabay

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“No one can afford to pause a country. There are technologies like 5G, IoT and Industry 4.0 available which can be blended to create a crisis management system, ensuring functioning of several services and supply of products in such extraordinary times,” said Faisal Kawoosa, Founder and Chief Analyst, techARC.

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Leveraging the power of “Smart Tech” — 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 — can help India create an efficient crisis management system. Pixabay

Such a roadmap can ensure continuity of essential economic and governance activities without putting the lives of people at risk, said the report titled “Leveraging Smart Tech for Crisis Management: India’s Roadmap”.

“We are proposing a roadmap for India spread over three phases, which can minimise the impact,” he added.

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