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India’s Covid fatality rate one of the lowest in the world at 2.18%, says Harsh Vardhan

Chairing the 19th meeting of Group of Ministers on Covid-19, Vardhan said India has achieved the milestone of more than 10 lakh recoveries with a recovery rate to 64.54 per cent.
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India has one of world’s lowest Covid infection & death rate, says Harsh Vardhan at SCO meet

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also emphasised on how Indian traditional system of medicine has contributed substantially in boosting the immunity of general population.
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Early Covid detection resulted in India having low fatality rate, says Harsh Vardhan

Our success can be seen in the recovery rate which is almost 63 per cent with more than 5.3 lakh patients recovered, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan added.
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Harsh Vardhan shares blog on depression posted by AIIMS doctor who committed suicide

In a Medium blog put up last month, Dr Anurag Kumar said he was diagnosed with severe depression and has been looking for options to kill himself.
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Health ministry website takes down paper that said community transmission was on since April

Govt move to pull down document comes after Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan again denied there was community transmission of Covid in India.
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AIIMS director says mortality rate remains low as India’s Covid tally crosses 5 lakh mark

Dr Randeep Guleria also added that although the number of cases has been rising, it is not as high as compared to those in other countries like in the US.
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India’s Covid-19 recovery rate more than 58 per cent: Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

The health minister also said India's mortality rate is near 3 per cent and doubling rate has also come down to nearly 19 days from 3 before lockdown.
File photo | TB patients wait to receive treatments, offered free by Delhi Tuberculosis Association, at Chandni Chowk, New Delhi | PTI

India notifies over 24 lakh tuberculosis cases, 79,144 deaths in 2019: Annual TB report

According to the India TB Report 2020, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the govt was committed to eliminating TB from the country by 2025.
(From left to right): Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. | Photo: ThePrint Team

BJP questions, BJP answers — party’s new social media experiment as Modi govt completes a year

BJP has launched what it calls a new experiment, as its spokespersons interview Union ministers. Four such interviews have been done so far.
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Nizamuddin Markaz incident was a big jolt, but no point talking about it: Health Minister

Harsh Vardhan says sudden spike in Covid-19 cases due to the March incident was a lesson to all communities to follow the country’s collective decision.

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Why music’s last best hope lies in live-streaming

Live performances have been one of the few ways for musicians to make money after cheap streaming services undermined sales of most recorded music. And then Covid shut that down.
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Internet shutdowns, pandemic have cost Kashmir Rs 40,000 cr, 5 lakh jobs, says industry head

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad said the 2G internet currently available in the region is not enough for many businesses.


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Russia offers India Sprut lightweight tanks amid stand-off with China

Russia's offer comes as China has deployed Type 15 light tanks while India has relied on the heavier battle tanks. Talks are on, but no immediate purchase is on the cards.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.