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Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya after taking office on 8 July 2021 | Photo: Manvinder Vashisht | PTI

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. 
President Kovind administers the oath of office to the new ministers in Modi government, at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 7 July 2021 | BJP | Twitter

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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Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan addresses the inaugural session of the Co-WIN Global Conclave, in New Delhi on 5 July 2021. He resigned from his position on 7 July 2021 | PTI

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.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan (file photo) | Twitter/@ANI

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.
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan at the launch of the event, on 1 June 2021 | Twitter/@drharshvardhan

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.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan (file photo) | Twitter/@ANI

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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India expected to show faster economic recovery in 2022

Strong demand is keeping India on track to achieving world’s fastest growth in the year to March, with new weekly infections dropping to lowest in more than 6 months.


Wreckage of an Indian Army helicopter after crashing in Udhampur district, on 21 September 2021 | PTI Photo

Army’s Cheetah chopper crashes in J&K’s Udhampur district, 2 pilots injured

The helicopter, which belonged to army aviation corps, crashed during a training sortie and the two injured pilots have been taken to a hospital.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.