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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.


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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 (CCRUM

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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) a

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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 sanita

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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 - 2

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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

    • Minister

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