Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicHealth Ministry

Topic: Health Ministry

As PM’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ urges awareness, experts say malnutrition as much a food availability issue

Experts say governance issues and gaps in understanding the root of the problem thwart eradication efforts. Minor improvement in indicators, but India caught in malnutrition cycle.

‘Evidence does not suggest presence of new variant, says health ministry on 1st Covid XE case in India

The ministry said samples which were analysed by genomic experts of INSACOG have inferred that the constitution of this variant does not correlate with the genomic picture of 'XE' variant.

India reports 34,113 fresh Covid infections, active cases drop below 5 lakh

Active cases have declined to 4,78,882, comprising 1.12% of total infections and the national recovery rate has further improved to 97.68%, the health ministry said.

Govt says India’s overall Covid situation ‘optimistic’ but asks people to be vigilant

In a briefing Wednesday, Centre also noted that Covid daily positivity is 'enormously high' in Kerala, along with Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, and Sikkim.

India registers 67,084 new Covid infections, 1,241 deaths in last 24 hours

The active cases comprise 1.86 per cent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate has further improved to 96.95 per cent, according to health ministry data.

India reports over 2.34 lakh Covid cases, 893 fatalities in last 24 hours

Active cases decreased by 1,19,396 to reach 18,84,937, comprising 4.59% of the total infections and the country's recovery rate stands at 93.89%, the health ministry said.

India registers over 2.5 lakh Covid cases, 627 fatalities in last 24 hours

Active cases decreased by 96,861 to reach 21,05,611, comprising 5.18% of the total infections while the country's recovery rate stands at 93.60%, the health ministry said.

Govt recommends no masks for kids aged below 5 years in new Covid guidelines, know more here

In revised Covid guidelines for children and adolescents, the health ministry also advises against the use of antivirals or monoclonal antibodies for those less than 18 years of age.

India records 2.58 lakh new Covid cases, positivity rate surges to 19.65%

The active Covid cases have risen to 16,56,341, the highest in around 230 days, while the death toll has climbed to 4,86,451 with 385 daily fatalities, according to health ministry.

India registers 2,71,202 new Covid cases, active cases highest in 225 days

The death toll has climbed to 4,86,066 with 314 fresh fatalities, while the national recovery rate has decreased to 94.51 per cent, the health ministry said.

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Indian PM Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Border crisis, no NSS, no reforms. But Modi govt is going after imagined colonial demons

India's armed forces function under 'objective control' of the government. They either did not advise the govt against 'decolonisation' or, worse, have aligned with its political ideology.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


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Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.