Monday, 17 January, 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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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

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A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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