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Indian toilet holds natural advantage over Western toilet seat?

A trip to the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets at Sulabh Gram in Delhi very well can help one understand the history of sanitation practices from across the world. Pic Courtesy: Sulabh International

The modern World has brought homogeneity in various forms be it fast food, fast pace stressed lives or increase in lifestyle ailments. One of the key facilitating factors in the onset of lifestyle disease is the erosion of the original culture or local ethos. In India, where PM Modi has put underway- world’s biggest sanitation drive named Swach Bharat Abhiyan ...

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India accedes to WHO FCTC with aim to enable reduction in disease burden and mortality led by tobacco

Protocol under WHO Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco should help curtail use of Tobacco products. Seen in File Picture is the new warning Image New Specified under Health Warning on Tobacco Products packs put under implementation recently

The Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval to accede to the Protocol under World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. It will be applicable to both smoking and chewing or smokeless tobacco (SLT) forms as  negotiated and adopted under Article 15 of the World Health Organization ...

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Home Minister reassures more steps to boost medical tourism like triple entry in e-Medical Visa cases

127th Founder's Day Celebrations of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

Its music to ears of stakeholders in Medical Tourism and reassuring to people looking at medical value travel to India, as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh  said the Government is promoting the emergence of India as a medical destination to the world. Addressing the 127th Founder’s Day Celebrations of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on 13 April 2018, the Minister highlighted that Union ...

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Global 2018 Partners’ Forum to galvanise global action for women children and adolescent health in New Delhi from 12-13 December 2018

A delegation of Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) including the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, J.P. Nadda calling on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and present the logo for the 2018 Partners’ Forum, in New Delhi on April 11, 2018.

“Convergence between Ministries, States and stakeholders is critical to achievements of shared goals for health of women, children and adolescents.”  This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the curtain raiser event for the 2018 Partners’ Forum, a global event which will provide a unique platform for learning and exchange between countries on ...

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With Worlds largest healthcare programme: Ayushman Bharat; India reinstates its leadership role in South-East Asia Region on world Health Day 2018

International Health Day 2018

Taking a clear leadership position on Universal Health Coverage call of the World Health Organisation on the International Health day; India has reinstated the important role it has to play in the South-East Asia Region. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on World Health Day 2018, said, Good health is the foundation of human progress. This World Health Day… I welcome the theme ‘Universal health ...

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Gender equality must be at the core of ‘Health for All’

About the Author: Message from WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on eve of  International Women’s Day 2018

On this International Women’s Day, we imagine a world where every woman and girl has access to quality and affordable health care, a world in which women and girls can freely exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights, and one where all women and girls are treated and respected as equals. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is ...

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PM reviews preparations for launch of Ayushman Bharat

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi reviewing the progress of preparations towards the launch of “Ayushman Bharat” - the National Health Protection Scheme announced in the recent Union Budget, in New Delhi on March 05, 2018.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Ayushman Bharat – the National Health Protection Scheme stands in league of big reforms including the likes of demonetisation and GST, in line with the vision of a New India. One month after the announcement in the Union Budget 2018-19 was presented Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on 6 March 2018 reviewed the progress of preparations towards the launch ...

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Economic Survey 17-18 hints at Acche Din Ahead as India poised to emerge as world’s fastest growing major economy

Economic Survey 2017-18 gives India hint of better economic growth ahead in 2018-19. Seen in the picture are Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu,  Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and the Speaker, Lok Sabha, Sumitra Mahajan  at the ‘Beating Retreat’ ceremony, at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi on January 29, 2018.

The Acche Din seems to be closing by as the Economic Survey 2017-18 tabled by the finance minister Arun Jaitely in Parliament on 29 January 2018 ahead of the Union Budget on 1 Feb 2018 reflects that a series of major reforms undertaken over the past year will allow real GDP growth to reach 6.75 percent this fiscal and will rise to ...

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ASEAN-India: Shared values, common destiny: Narendra Modi

ASEAN-India: Shared values, common destiny: Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi in a group photograph with the ASEAN Heads of State/Governments, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on January 25, 2018.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has played a master-stroke to lift and shape a prosperous future among India-ASEAN nations. His vision about ASEAN-India partnership in an op-ed piece titled, “ASEAN-India: Shared values, common destiny” published in the leading dailies from the ASEAN member nations is here PWi patrons.. OP-ED starts: ASEAN-India: Shared values, common destiny By: Narendra Modi Today, 1.25 billion ...

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People with disabilities have every right to live with dignity: Vice President

VP- M. Venkaiah Naidu giving away Certificates and Grants to Students after launching Deen Dayal Divyangjan Sahajya Achoni, on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, in Guwahati, Assam on December 03, 2017.

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu said that stigmatisation and discrimination cannot be tolerated by any civilized society and people with disabilities have every right to live with dignity, while addressing the gathering after launching Deen Dayal Divyangjan Sahajya Scheme to coincide with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, in Guwahati, Assam on 3 december 2017. The Governor of ...

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Ayurveda and Yoga can counter NCDs effectively: Naik

The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shripad Yesso Naik addressing at the inauguration of the Pre- NCD Congress Workshop, at Chandigarh on November 03, 2017.

The Indian traditional medicine system and Yoga can play a prominent role in checking Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). This was stated by Shripad Naik, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH at the pre-event workshop of the first World Non Communicable Diseases Congress 2017 in Chandigarh today. The Minister said the Government has already started an All India Institute of Ayurveda ...

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India top improver, rises to top 100 in World Bank’s doing Business Report, 2018

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley addressing a press conference on India'’s ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report 2018, in New Delhi on October 31, 2017.The Secretary, DIPP, Ramesh Abhishek, the Principal Director General, Press Information Bureau,  A.P. Frank Noronha and other dignitaries are also seen.

India has leapt 30 ranks over its rank of 130 in the Doing Business Report 2017, according to the the World Bank, released the Doing Business (DB) Report, 2018 on 31 st 2017. In an communique, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) announced that India ranks 100 among 190 countries assessed by the Doing Business Team. This edition of the ...

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