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Government to name all 23 AIIMS after local heroes, monuments or historical events

Published on August 22, 2022
Current Context: The government to name all 23 AIIMS after local heroes, historical events, or monuments of the area or their distinct geographical identity.
Government to name all 23 AIIMS after local heroes, monuments or historical events
  • The majority of the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) has submitted a list of names to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to receive suggestions from them on the matter.
  • AIIMS which are operational and being set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) is known by their generic names and is distinguished by their location.
  • Most of the AIIMS has suggested three or four names along with an explanatory note about the names suggested. In phase 1 of PMSSY, six new AIIMS were approved in Patna (Bihar), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), and Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Rishikesh (Uttarakhand) and are fully functional.
  • Out of 16 AIIMS established between 2015 and 2022, 10 institutes have started MBBS classes and outpatient department services, while only MBBS classes have been started in 2 institutes. The remaining 4 institutes are in the development stage.

Question: 

Q.1 Government has firmed up a proposal to give a specific name to which of the following Institutes based on regional heroes, freedom fighters, historical events or monuments of the area, or their distinct geographical identity.
a. IIT
b. AIIMS
c. NIT
d. IIM
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