Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicHarsh Vardhan

Topic: Harsh Vardhan

In 10 days, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya shows how he’s different from Harsh Vardhan 

In his initial meetings, Mansukh Mandaviya has highlighted his love of discipline and made it clear that he expects no less from officers in the ministry. 

Modi’s cabinet reshuffle is a gamble. But unprecedented times require out-of-the-box thinking

There is an urgent need for the Modi government to create a 'feel-good' factor. The new Cabinet after the reshuffle reflects this sentiment.

Modi has struck balance with reshuffle. Now he should address centralisation of power in PMO

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Harsh Vardhan, ‘missing’ from Covid fight, resigns as health minister amid Modi cabinet reshuffle

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan chaired the GoM on Covid-19, but was missing at critical points, such as when cases in Delhi peaked, with Amit Shah stepping in to take action.

India offering CoWIN as technology tool to be used for greater public good, says Vardhan

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said India is inching closer to administering 36 crore doses of Covid vaccine, a feat achieved in less than 6 months since the launch of vaccination drive.

India believes there is urgent need for ‘major reforms’ in WHO, says Harsh Vardhan

Speaking at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's meeting online, Health Minister Vardhan said reforms are needed to ensure effective & timely response to potential future pandemics.

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan calls Yoga ‘ray of hope’ in fight against Covid-19

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan marked the 7th International Day of Yoga by performing the exercise in Delhi and said it increases immunity against Covid.

Harsh Vardhan launches digitised versions of health schemes on NHA’s IT platform

Vardhan launched the revamped Central Government Health Scheme and the umbrella schemes of Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi and the Health Minister’s Discretionary Grant on the platform.

WHO awards Harsh Vardhan for accomplishments in tobacco control

The Union Health Minister Monday led the pledge to keep away from tobacco on 'World No Tobacco Day' 2021. PM Modi led the countrywide movement against e-cigarettes, he said.

AIIMS doctors’ body writes to health ministry to impose gargle lavage method to detect Covid

In a letter to Harsh Vardhan, AIIMS RDA president said researchers at AIIMS & THSTI have validated gargle lavage as a viable alternative to traditional swab testing for Covid.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.