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  • Jan 29, 2020
  • 1 Atal Bhujal Yojana Scheme [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Prime Minister launched Atal Bhujal Yojana on the occasion of the 95th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Atal Bhujal Yojana is a central sector scheme which the Union Cabinet approved with a total outlay of Rs. 6,000 crores and this is to be

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  • Jan 25, 2020
  • 1 Reasons Responsible for Addiction [ Health ]

    Addiction is the use of substances such as alcohol, inhalants, opioids, cocaine and nicotine, or behaviors such as gambling. It also includes street drugs, nicotine and some prescription medications in times they are used improperly. Activity addiction consists of activities such

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  • 2 Where to Look for Alcohol Addiction Help [ Health ]

    Recent statistics show that nearly 15 million Americans have an alcohol addiction. The same research shows that only 3 - 7 % of alcoholics can actually quit drinking on their own, leaving the majority of alcoholics continuing a cycle of addiction.

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  • Jan 22, 2020
  • 1 Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction [ Health ]

    Just like there are a multitude of different causes and effects of alcohol addiction, there are also a number of different signs and symptoms ranging from physical too emotional to mental symptoms. Unfortunately, often times the alcohol abuser cannot see the signs and symptoms or

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  • Jan 20, 2020
  • 1 Recovering from Alcohol Addiction [ Health ]

    Even scarier than deciding to receive treatment for alcohol addiction is finishing that rehabilitation treatment and being left to recover on your own. Whether you have just left an inpatient treatment facility or are finally moving out of a sober living facility, this can be an

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  • 2 Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programs [ Health ]

    An excellent alternative to a costly inpatient rehabilitation and treatment program is to find a suitable outpatient treatment program. The difficult part about one of these programs is finding one that will allow an alcoholic to only participate in an outpatient program, as many

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  • 3 Online Alcohol Addiction Resources [ Health ]

    The Internet has become an excellent resource for those currently struggling with alcohol addiction, as well as recovering addicts. Many alcohol addicts previously felt isolated from the rest of the world or were too ashamed or embarrassed of their addiction to go outside of thei

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  • 4 Living with Someone Addicted to Alcohol [ Health ]

    There are many difficulties caused by living with someone addicted to alcohol. Despite all of the emotional ups and downs associated with living with this person on a daily basis, it may seem even more overwhelming and emotional to consider how you will begin to help the person o

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  • Jan 12, 2020
  • 1 Finding Alcohol Addiction Inpatient Facilities [ Health ]

    Once you have decided to make that step towards sober living from alcohol dependency, the next step would be deciding which type of facility to receive treatment in. Of course, if insurance pays for it, you have the available time, or your work will let you take off for treatment

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  • Jan 10, 2020
  • 1 Effects of Alcohol Addiction [ Health ]

    Just as there are multiple causes of alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction, there are also multiple effects. These include physical, mental and emotional, as well as short-term and long-term effects. There are also often effects related to the withdrawal of alcohol for someone that

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  • Jan 9, 2020
  • 1 Alcohol Addiction [ Health ]

    The difficult part in managing alcohol addiction is that it is a disease caused by multiple factors. This makes it nearly impossible to pinpoint or to even consider one potential cure for the disease. Remember that each person who becomes dependent on alcohol will usually do so b

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  • 2 Alternative Alcohol Addiction Resources and Programs [ Health ]

    If you have looked into traditional alcohol addiction rehabilitation programs and just feel they aren’t for you, don’t get discouraged! There are a variety of alternative alcohol addiction and abuse resources and programs popping up throughout the United States, Canada, and overs

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  • Jan 5, 2020
  • 1 Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) indicator of economic health [ Education, Economy, Health ]

    Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is an indicator of economic health, business momentum in the industrial sector of an economy. PMI reflects the investor’s sentiments about the manufacturing sector. PMI is published separately for the manufacturing and services sectors but more imp

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  • Dec 26, 2019
  • 1 🌟 E-Cigarettes and Nicotine: Addiction [ Health ]

    E-Cigarettes are the battery-powered vaporizer that works by heating up nicotine liquid, called “juice. ” E-Cigarettes do not fall within the ambit of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply

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  • 2 Drug Types, Examples and Risks [ Health ]

    Drug abuse just does not affect the user; it also affects their friends and their families. Somethimes recreational drug use triggers an outright addiction. There are many underlying causes addiction- from prescription drug abuse to self-medication. There are seven different drug

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  • 3 Drug Addiction Rehabilitation [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Drug rehabilitation is the process of medical or psychotherapeutic to remove dependence on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin, or amphetamines. It enables the patient to cease substance abuse and to purs

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  • 4 Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Adolescence is the critical time for preventing drug addiction. Risk of drug use increases greatly during times of transition. Therefore, for adults these times include a divorce or loss of a job. For a teenager, risky times include moving, family divorce, or changing schools. Be

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  • 5 🌟 Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse [ Health, Important Days, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment implements Central Sector Scheme of ‘Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse’ for identification, counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation. Financial assistance is provided for setting-up and running Integrate

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  • Dec 19, 2019
  • 1 Plastic Waste in Development of Roads [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Non-Biodegradable plastic waste is one of the biggest threats to the environment and human health. To tackle the challenges of plastic waste the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway converting plastic waste with the Bitumen to build green, all-weather sustainable roads and High

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  • 2 Swachh-Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Swachh-Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan is launched under the Union Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to create awareness about drive and cleanliness program in 50 identified beaches. The beaches were identified from 10 coastal States/UTs these are Andhra Pradesh, Ke

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  • Dec 10, 2019
  • 1 Pneumonia the Occasion of World Pneumonia Day [ Health ]

    Pneumonia and diarrhoea progress report card has been released recently on 12th November 2019 by International Vaccine Access Centre of John Hopkins (IVAC) on the occasion of World Pneumonia Day. IVAC helps in building knowledge and support for the value of vaccines. The report r

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  • Nov 26, 2019
  • 1 Maternal Mortality Rate [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) can be defined as the ratio of the number of deaths per 100,000 live births of children. According to the World Health Organisation, India is on the right track towards achieving SDG target of MMR below 70 by the year 2030. As per the National health

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  • 2 National Health Profile 2019 [ Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    The Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) has released the 14th edition of National Health Profile on October 30,2019. This report is annually published by CBHI (Central Bureau of Health Intelligence). The main aim is to create a versatile database of health information an

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  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 1 Ban on E-Cigarette [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    In a significant measure towards promoting health and welfare, the Union Cabinet of India approved the proposal to ban the production, import and sale of e-cigarettes and similar products. The Union Government is going to pass an ordinance regarding the same soon. Electronic ciga

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  • Oct 4, 2019
  • 1 Fit India Movement Launched [ Sports, Health ]

    The nation-wide Fit India movement was launched on 29th August 2019 by the Prime Minister of India the occasion of National Sports Day, at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. The National Sports Day (observed on 29 August) observed to commemorate birth anniversary of hoc

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  • Oct 3, 2019
  • 1 National Animal Disease Control Programme to Launched [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    In a significant step towards doubling farmer’s income along with their empowerment, the National Animal Disease Control Programme was launched on Sept 11,2019 in Mathura (Uttar Pradesh). The main aim of the NADCP is to eradicate Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in th

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  • 2 National Genomic Grid to Be Set Up for India-Specific Cancer Research [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    In a significant development towards Health and Family Welfare so as to take cancer research to the next level and make treatment viable for people of different economic classes, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare announced to set up a National Genomic Grid. The Gen

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  • Sep 27, 2019
  • 1 Agreement Signed Between India and Peru on Cooperation in the Field of Medicinal Plants [ International Relations/Organizations, Health ]

    An agreement between the National Medicinal Plants Board, Ministry of AYUSH, and the National Institute of Health, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Peru was signed on August 28,2019 for cooperation in the field of medicinal plants. This agreement is expected to enhance the b

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  • Sep 26, 2019
  • 1 Janaushadhi Sugam-a Mobile Application Launched [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    A mobile application Janausadhi Sugam was launched by the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers on Aug 27,2019. It was also announced that “Jan Aushadhi Suvidha Oxo-Biodegradable Sanitary Napkin” will now be available at only One Rupee per pad. The Janausadhi Sugam will en

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  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 1 Preparation of Roadmap for Distribution of Fortified Rice [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    A decision regarding distribution of fortified rice was taken in a review meeting between Union Food Minister and NITI Aayog. This distribution is to be done nationwide through ration shops. The Department of Food and Public has also been given instructions regarding the distribu

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  • Sep 17, 2019
  • 1 National Medical Commission Bill to Replace Medical Council of India [ Health, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    In a significant reform in the field of medical education sector, the National Medical Commission Act 2019 passed by both Houses of Parliament on 08th August 2019. There would be a constitution of four autonomous boards who will be accountable for conducting undergraduate and pos

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  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 1 SDG Dashboard Launched [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Health ]

    India’s first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) dashboard was launched by Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) in a bid to effectively track country’s progress on Agenda 2030 adopted by UN. The Dashboard was launched on occasion of National Statistic

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  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 1 The Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill 2019 [ Health, Bills, Down-to-Earth ]

    The Minister of Labour and Employment introduced The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2019 in Lok Sabha. All establishments employing at least 10 workers along with mines and docks comes under this Code Bill Policy. For certain types of establishments and

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  • Sep 6, 2019
  • 1 Renovated National Food Laboratory Inaugurated at Ghaziabad [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In a significant step towards promoting health and welfare, the Union Health Minister of India on August 23,2019 on the occasion of 13th anniversary of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 launched renovated National Food Laboratory at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.

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  • Aug 26, 2019
  • 1 Inauguration of First Ever World Food Safety Day [ Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    The first ever World Food Safety was launched by the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare on 7th June 2019 with the theme ‘Food Safety, Everyone’s Business’. The celebratory programme was organised by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

    The Prime Minis

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  • Aug 22, 2019
  • 1 Amalgamation of National Institute of Miners Health with ICMR-NIOH [ Policy/Governance, Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    Cabinet approved the merger of National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH), an autonomous Institute under Union Ministry of Mines (MoM) with ICMR-NIOH (Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Occupational Health), Ahmedabad, under Union Ministry of Health & Famil

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  • Aug 21, 2019
  • 1 Advisory on the Ongoing Heat Wave by Health Ministry [ Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    The Cabinet Minister of Health and Family Welfare under the newly formed cabinet has issued a health advisory for people to stay safe during the heat wave conditions prevailing in the country. A heat wave is a period of excessively hot weather accompanied by high humidity. Genera

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  • Aug 18, 2019
  • 1 MoU for Joint Collaboration on Cancer Research Signed Between DBT and DAE [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for supporting a joint collaborative research programmes in area of Cancer was signed by The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under Ministry of Science and Technology and Department of Atmoic Energy.

    The DAE is represented by its Tata Memoria

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  • Aug 17, 2019
  • 1 Auto-Immune Diseases [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    A condition in which one own immune system mistakenly attacks one’s body. The immune system acts as a guard against germs like bacteria, fungi, viruses etc. In other words the immune system protects our body from disease causing organisms by releasing antibodies to counter it.

    I

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  • Aug 5, 2019
  • 1 Union Cabinet Clears New Initiative to Control FMD & Brucellosis [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Cabinet approved new initiative which will help in controlling Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis to support the livestock rearing farmers including improvement in the health of animals.

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  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 1 Bihar Encephalitis Outbreak [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Brain-fever or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district has killed more than 60 children below age of 10. Nearly 150 children have died and many more are still under critical condition in a recent outbreak of AES locally known as Chamki Bukhaar.

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  • Jul 15, 2019
  • 1 TB Deaths Among People Living with HIV Reduced by 84% in India as Per UNAIDS [ International Relations/Organizations, Health ]

    With 84 % reduction in Tuberculosis in 2017 India recorded highest decline among over 20 nations and 3 years ahead of the 2020 deadline, as per the reports of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) On the eve of World Tuberculosis Day Commemorated on 24th March 2

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  • Jul 12, 2019
  • 1 In the Wayanad District of Kerala 5 Cases of Monkey Fever Have Been Confirmed [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Karnataka is reeling under an outbreak of monkey fever or Kyasanur forest disease (KFD). Authorities are taking measures, including vaccination to combat disease and spread of it in the state. Among 10 suspected cases of monkey fever reported, 5 of them were confirmed to be of as

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  • Jul 9, 2019
  • 1 The Low Intake of Grains, Lack of Nutrients Causes Hundreds of Deaths in India as Per Lancet Report [ Health ]

    According to a Lancet study poor diet leads to hundreds of death in India. Globally one in five people die due to the lack of optimal amounts of food and nutrients on their plates according to the same study.

    The study suggests that almost every region of the world can be benefi

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  • Jun 18, 2019
  • 1 AYUSH Minister Launches E-AUSHADHI Portal [ Health ]

    The e-AUSHADHI portal, for online licensing of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani & Homoeopathy drugs & related matters today at New Delhi launched by Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH. e-AUSHADHI portal is intended for:

    • Increased transparency

    • Improved information Management facility

    • Impro

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  • Jun 11, 2019
  • 1 National Conference on Unani Medicine Concluded Successfully [ Health ]

    Two-day National Conference on Unani Medicine organized as part of third Unani Day Celebration concluded with note that integration & synergy of all medical systems is need of hour to address health challenges we are facing by Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRU

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  • May 23, 2019
  • 1 Scheme for Pension & Medical Aid to Artists [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Culture ]

    A scheme namely “Scheme for Pension & Medical Aid to Artistes” implemented by Government to improve financial & socio-economic status of old aged artistes & scholars who have contributed significantly in their specialized fields of arts, letters etc. leading miserable life or are

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  • May 22, 2019
  • 1 8th Round of National Deworming Day (NDD) Campaign Conducted by Health Ministry [ Health ]

    The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare conducted eighth round of National Deworming Day (NDD). An objective to reduce prevalence of Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) or parasitic intestinal worms so that they are no longer public health problem

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  • May 13, 2019
  • 1 Nikshay Poshan Yojana Scheme: Health Ministry Celebrates World TB Day [ Health, Important Days, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    World TB day is observed on 24 March every year. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare celebrated World TB Day w/a function to reiterate the TB elimination commitment in country by 2025. Additional Secretary & Director General (RNTCP & NACP – Revised National Tuberculosis Control P

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  • May 7, 2019
  • 1 🌟 National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill 2019 in the Parliament [ Economy, Health, Bills ]

    Union Cabinet approved National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2019. The objective of the bill is to confer the status of Institutions of National Importance to National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM)

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  • May 5, 2019
  • 1 Do You Know the Types of Malaria? World’S First Malaria Vaccine Launched in Africa: WHO [ Health, Important Days ]

    The world’s first & only malaria vaccine was launched in African country of Malawi on Tuesday & as part of landmark pilot program hoping to protect in particular hundreds thousands children under 5 against 1 of world’s leading killers, according to WHO.

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  • 2 PM Laid Foundation Stone of National Institute of Ayurveda, Panchkula [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Prime Minister will visit Kurukshetra in Haryana on 12 February 2019 & participate in Swachh Shakti- 2019, also inaugurate & lay foundation stone of several development projects in Haryana including:

    • National Cancer Institute, Bhadsa, Jhajjar

    • ESIC Medical College & Hospital,

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  • Apr 9, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Kyasanur Forest Disease (February - 2019) [ Health ]

    Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD) is caused by Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV), a member of the virus family Flaviviridae. KFDV was identified in 1957 when it was isolated from a sick monkey from the Kyasanur Forest in Karnataka (formerly Mysore) State, India. Since then, betwee

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  • 2 What is Germ Theory- Example of Probiotic Products [ Health ]

    The gastroenterology department of King Edward Memorial Hospital does at research on probiotics and expert on the use of human gut bacteria in the treatment of intestinal diseases. Current research is focused on finding alternatives to the usual medicines that deal with problems

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  • Apr 5, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Menstrual Hygiene for Adolescent Girls Schemes [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To address the need of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls residing primarily in rural areas, Government of India is supporting the Menstrual Hygiene Scheme, under which, funds are provided to States/UTs through National Health Mission for decentralized procurement of sanit

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  • 2 Swachh Survekshan 2019 Launched Across 4,237 Urban Local Bodies [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has officially kicked off the Swachh Survekshan 2019, the fourth edition of the annual cleanliness survey of Urban India. This year, the survey will be conducted across 4,237 towns and cities between January 4 -

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  • Apr 4, 2019
  • 1 Partners Forum 2018 Hosted by Govt. of India [ Health, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    The Partners Forum 2018 was hosted by the Government of India from 12th to 13th December 2018 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The theme of the Partners Forum 2018 was “Power of Partnership” to bring different constituencies together for cross-sectoral action for women’s, children

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  • Apr 2, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Schemes Taken by Government for Conservation and Promotion of Medicinal Plants [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    As per information of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), an organization under Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change estimated more than 8,000 species of medicinal plants are found in India.

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  • Mar 31, 2019
  • 1 6th Meeting of Steering Group of National Health Mission [ Health ]

    The Government is rapidly moving forward in providing Comprehensive Primary Health Care through Health and Wellness Centers (HWCs). About 8000 HWCs have become operational in 35 states/UTs.

    Role of NHM

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