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Tag: Harsh Vardhan

Harsh Vardhan reviews situation after 84 children die of encephalitis in Bihar

Patna: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday stressed the need for research on Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) that has caused the deaths of 84 children so far in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. “There should be research to identify the disease that is still not identified and for that research facility should be developed in Muzaffarpur,” […]

Harsh Vardhan for action against doctors' assaulters

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, here on Saturday, called for punitive action against those who assault healthcare professionals by stating that “strict action must be taken against anyone who assaults them.” The Union Health Minister has asked law enforcement agencies to ensure that doctors and clinical establishments discharge their duties professionally without any […]

Centre urges Odisha, 3 other States to join Ayushman Bharat

New Delhi: Requesting the chief ministers of Odisha, Delhi, Telangana and West Bengal to implement the Centre’s health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday wrote letters to the CMs saying that the ultimate beneficiary of this collaboration will be poor and vulnerable people […]

RBI forms panel for housing finance securitisation market

New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday announced the setting-up of a committee to work for the development of housing finance securitisation market in the country under the chairmanship of Harsh Vardhan, Senior Advisor with Bain & Co. An RBI notification said that the committee would review the existing state of mortgage-backed […]

BJP holds silent protest against Mamata government

New Delhi: The BJP held a silent protest here on Wednesday against the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government in wake of violence during BJP President Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata which saw a bust of Bengali polymath Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar being destroyed. Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Harsh Vardhan, Vijay Goel and Jitendra Singh participated at the […]

Chowkidar Narendra Modi a hit, others follow

New Delhi: A day after launching the “Main Bhi Chowkidar (I am a watchman too)” campaign on social media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday changed the title of his Twitter account to “Chowkidar Narendra Modi”. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah followed with “Chowkidar Amit Shah” and tweeted: “The one who made cleanliness a […]

India to be top two scientific nations in world by 2030: Harsh Vardhan

Kolkata: Union Minister for Science and Technology and Environment Harsh Vardhan on Monday said India is firmly on its course to become one of the top two scientifically advanced nations in the world by 2030. The minister said the country has made significant progress in the fields of nano technology, space science under the Narendra […]

Need to step up efforts to manage electronic waste: Environment Minister

New Delhi: Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday the government was trying to ensure better management of electronic waste but the implementation was tardy. “The government is trying to understand to ensure better management of e-waste, but things are not rushing and moving fast at the ground level,” Vardhan said here at the […]

Kovind to inaugurate science festival in Lucknow

Lucknow: President Ram Nath Kovind would inaugurate the fourth edition of the ‘India International Science Festival-2018’ (IISF) in the state capital on Friday, officials said on Thursday. The three-day festival will be dedicated to the memory of late prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan told media persons. Uttar Pradesh […]

Scientists asked to develop zero-pollution firecrackers: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Scientists have been asked to develop zero-pollution firecrackers that do not cause health hazards to children, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said today ahead of Diwali. The comments come close on the heels of the Supreme Court banning the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) till October 31. […]

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India to achieve land degradation neutrality by 2030: Minister

New Delhi: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Friday that the government is committed to achieve land degradation neutrality (LDN) by 2030. In a statement issued here on the eve of “World Day to Combat Desertification”, the Minister said that India was focusing on sustainable land and resource management for livelihood generation at community level. […]