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New India’s biggest health welfare scheme – Ayushman Bharat unveiled by PM Modi @Ranchi, Jharkahnd

Narendra Modi in Ranchi, Jharkahnd on September 23, 2018

India took a giant leap towards providing accessible and affordable healthcare to the common man with the launch of Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 23rd September, 2018 at Ranchi, Jharkhand. Under the vision of Ayushman Bharat, Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) shall be implemented so that each and every vulnerable ...

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Health Ministry partners with Dell and Tata Trusts for nationwide IT based healthcare program on NCD’s

MoHFW MoU exchange ceremony with the Tata Trusts and Dell

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on 20 September 2018  exchanged the MoUs with the Tata Trusts and Dell to provide a technological platform fornationwide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfarepresided over the ceremony and also released the user manual for NCD application under Comprehensive Primary ...

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India to usher in two year long celebration to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi; President of India launches logo, web portal participative

Mahatma Logo

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind launched the logo and the web portal for commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 18 September 2018. The logo was released in the presence of Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change,  Mahesh Sharma and Secretary Culture, Arun ...

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NITI Aayog cycles to spread awareness on clean mobility and sets ball rolling for India’s transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles @ MOVE: Global Mobility Summit

India to move to electric and hybrid vehicles

MoS Kiren Rijiju & Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog flagged off MOVE Cyclathon on 2 September 2018, a cycle rally to promote cleaner, accessible modes of transport. The cyclathon was held in the run up to the MOVE: Global Mobility Summit on September 7, 8 in New Delhi, and saw a participation of over 500 enthusiastic cyclists. Speaking at the event, ...

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Ayushman Bharat furthers core tenets of Universal Health Coverage: Nadda @ 71st Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia

Ayushman Bharat @ WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia

“India has fast-tracked many initiatives aimed at achieving all the core tenets of Universal Health Coverage i.e, strengthening health systems, improving access to free medicines & diagnostics and reducing catastrophic healthcare spending.” This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the inauguration of  the ‘71st Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East ...

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Indian Healthcare Industry unites to Commit to Ethical Professional Conduct; leading stakeholders endorse FICCI’s Code of Ethics for Health Services Industry

FICCI Code of Ethics for Health Services Industry

Amidst rising concerns of trust deficit between the patients and healthcare service providers, various healthcare providers united and pledged to be part of the FICCI Code of Ethics for Health Services Industry, released on 31st August 2018. The FICCI Code of Ethics was released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda and Member (Health) NITI Aayog, ...

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NHA and NSDC sign MoU to train 1 lakh Arogya Mitras; India set to roll out Ayushman Bharat on 25 September 2018

skilling 1 lakh ArogyaMitras

“29 states and UTs have signed the MoU and have started working on implementation of the PradhanMantri Jan ArogyaYojna.The pilots have started in 16 States / UTs. Other states/UTs will also start pilots before fully launching the scheme on 25thSeptember.” This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare during a press conference on Ayushman ...

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India’s first biofuel powered flight with SpiceJet’s Q400, CSIR’s Biofuel technology to be a game changer in Aviation

India to use biofuel in aviation

A historic flight powered by indigenously produced aviation biofuel based on patented technology of CSIR-IIP Dehradun was flagged off on 27 August 2018 from Dehradun airport by Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat. The Spicejet flight, featuring a latest generation Q400 aircraft was received at Delhi airport by Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Harsh Vardhan, Dharmendra Pradhan, Suresh Prabhu and Union Minister of State ...

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WHO lauds India’s Commitment to Accelerated Sanitation Coverage; Swachh Bharat Mission also yields other broad health benefits

India’s Commitment to Universal Sanitation Coverage has won praise from WHO for savings lives and leapfrogging to achieve SDG 3 and 6. Seen in file picture is Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi giving away awards to the winners of national essay, painting and film competitions, at an event to mark the Swachh Bharat Diwas: the 3rd anniversary of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission and the conclusion of “Swachhata hi Sewa” fortnight, in New Delhi on October 02, 2017.

WHO lauds India’s commitment to accelerated coverage of safe sanitation services which, assuming 100% coverage is achieved by October 2019, could avert up to 300 000 deaths due to diarrheal disease and protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) since the country launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014. As the initial results of a WHO modelling study on the health impact of the ...

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UNICEF-WHO report reiterates importance of breastfeeding in the first hour of life and need to regulate breast milk substitutes

Breastfeed Child in first hour of life

An estimated 78 million babies – or three in five – are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, say UNICEF and WHO report released on 31 July 2018. Most of these babies are born in low- and middle-income countries. The report ...

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India Inc join forces for Namami Gange Projects as CSR; on anvil is Ganga Museum @Delhi,Haridwar,Allahabad,Varanasi

Underway is Namami Ganga Review held on 31 July 2018, which showed India Inc's growing interest in Clean Ganga activities through CSR

The banks of River Ganga are set to get a major facelift as several corporates have undertaken CSR projects for ghat cleaning and development, afforestation, provision of amenities and similar work under Namami Gange programme. Companies like Shipping Corporation of India, Indorama Corporation, IndusInd Bank, YesBank, Hinduja Group, Arcelor Mittal, New Indian Express, Bajaj Electricals, Amer Maritime, HCL, Reliance Industries and a ...

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India’s Medical and Wellness Tourism ripe for attracting global investors: FICCI-YES Bank knowledge paper

IDY 2018

Building on the crusade to bring about quality investment into the Indian Tourism Sector- Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) conducted its Fourth Tourism Investors Meet on 4 July 2018. Addressing the august gathering- Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India said that the tourism and civil aviation ministries are engaging continuously to identify solutions and to implement ...

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