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No proof to back China’s claim of simultaneous Covid outbreak across nations — Harsh Vardhan

Speaking on 6th episode of 'Sunday Samvaad', Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said reported Covid outbreak from Wuhan remains recognised as the first report worldwide.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan releases the AYUSH ministry's Covid treatment protocol on 6 October 2020 | Twitter | @drharshvardhan

AYUSH ministry starts Jan Andolan campaign to promote Covid appropriate behaviour

To make the campaign a success, partnerships are being formed among the ministry's attached and subordinate offices and PSUs with private sector industry and academia.
File photo of Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan | Twitter

India could have Covid vaccine from more than 1 source by early next year, says Harsh Vardhan

The health minister said he hopes that nearly 40-50 crore doses will be made available to 20-25 crore people in India by July 2021.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan | Photo: ANI

2 parameters will decide India’s Covid vaccine priority — risk of exposure & of severe disease

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says only limited quantity of Covid vaccines are expected to be available initially, and India must keep its options open.
File photo of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan at Parliament House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

How many of your colleagues used Ayurveda to treat Covid, IMA asks Harsh Vardhan

Questioning the health minister’s move to promote alternative medicines for Covid patients, IMA says he is ‘inflicting a fraud on nation & gullible patients by calling placebos as drugs’.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan | Photo: ANI

Aim to vaccinate 20-25 crore people against Covid by July 2021, says Harsh Vardhan

Vardhan said an expert group is studying all aspects of vaccines and the health ministry is preparing a format in which states will submit lists of priority population groups.
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Nutrition experts add 5 kg to ideal weight of Indians — 65 kg for men, 55 kg for women

The reference height for Indian men and women has also been increased to 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 3 inches respectively by the National Institute of Nutrition.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan | Photo: ANI

Union minister Harsh Vardhan launches web portal for updates on Covid vaccine development

The National Clinical Registry will collect systematic data on clinical signs & symptoms, laboratory investigations, management protocols, the clinical course of Covid and more.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' defence industry outreach webinar via video conference, in New Delhi on 27 August

Mahabharata to irresponsible Indians — How Modi govt’s message on Covid changed in 6 months

In the last few months, the Modi government’s Covid communication has focussed only on absolving itself of all blame. Not data or roadmaps.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan | Photo: ANI

Efficient healthcare kept Covid mortality at minimum, recovery at maximum, says Harsh Vardhan

The Union Health Minister Friday said continuously the rising Covid recovery rate and the progressively falling case fatality rate have proven the success of India's containment strategy.

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RBI Governor Shakikanta Das speaks Friday | Photo: ANI

Future rate cuts depends on moderation in inflation, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

The reconstituted Monetary Policy Committee, which met from 7 to 9 October, had decided to keep the benchmark lending rates unchanged in view of the hardening of retail inflation.

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Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
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NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.