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New India needs education system based on innovation, life skills and inclusion: Dr Swaroop Sampat Rawal

Dr Swaroop Sampat Rawal- contribution to education and inclusion

New India, experts believe, will need overhaul of its education system. In an exclusive interaction with PWi, Dr. Swaroop Sampat-Rawal shared her insights into the reforms Indian education system need to be transformed into a system based on innovation, life skills and inclusion. Former Miss India and Bollywood superstar, Dr Swaroop Sampat-Rawal has been recently conferred an Honorary Doctorate from the University ...

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Life saving CPR training should be made compulsory in schools: VP

GSL Hospital on wheels

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that every citizen of the country must be made capable of saving others in times of life-threatening distress. Addressing a gathering at Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Camp, being organised at Swarna Bharat Trust, in Vijayawada, he urged the teaching community to inculcate the values of care, empathy and compassion among ...

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National Action Plan for Skill Development to impart skill training to 25 lakh persons with disabilities by 2022: Vice President @ National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu with the Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), at an event to present the National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, in New Delhi on December 03, 2018. The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot, the Ministers of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale,  Vijay Sampla, Krishan Pal and other dignitaries are also seen.

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that people with special needs require empathy and not sympathy. He was addressing the gathering after presenting the 72 National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on 3rd December 2018. The Union Minister for Social Justice and ...

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Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in Zero attempts to move people look at people with disabilities (PWD) beyond wheelchairs @ World Disability Day 2018

Zero-starring Shahrukh Khan

Anushka Sharma is a well established name in the film fraternity. Having explored so many genres in the film industry, the actress is back with a bang with another challenging role as a cerebral palsy (CP) scientist in soon to be released movie “zero”. In zero, she gets to share screen space with Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. Anushka seems ...

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India pledges to deploy enhanced resources for HIV/AIDS Programmes on World Aids Day 2018

Anupriya Patel at “World AIDS Day 2018

“Government is not only fully funding the HIV/AIDS programme but also increasing the resource envelope in accordance with the programme needs,” stated by Anupriya Patel, Minister of State (Health & Family Welfare) at a function to mark World AIDS Day, 2018 organised by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on 1st December 2018. At ...

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Know your status: World AIDS Day 2018 emphasis on early detection and quality care

UNAIDS 2018 campaign

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day, which will be marking its 30th anniversary on 1 December, will be “Know your status”. World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. Since then, every year United Nations agencies, governments and civil society join together to campaign around specific themes related to AIDS. ...

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National Suicide Prevention Strategy is the need of the hour: Vice President @ 19th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry

Depression and Mental Illness a global threat

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for putting in place a National Suicide Prevention Strategy to curb the tendency of youngsters and others to end their lives due to depression and frustration. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 19th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (IAPP), in Hyderabad on 30th November 2018. ...

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World Prematurity Day 2018 calls to unite all stakeholders to check rise in pre-term deliveries

Preterm births rising globally

Approximately 82 percent of neonatal deaths result from preventable and treatable conditions: preterm birth, infections, and complications during childbirth, estimates the Healthy Newborn Network (HNN), which is an online community dedicated to addressing critical knowledge gaps in newborn health. HNN brings together partner organisations and individuals working in newborn health to share key resources, data, experiences, and lessons and helps increase ...

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Future of Geriatric Medicine practice – Is India Ready?

Jitendra Singh

The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh said that the geriatric study has gained relevance in the recent years with increase in life span of people. This field has unique speciality where the parameter is based on age. He said that in ...

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India-UK Cancer Research Initiative to look at affordable approaches to Cancer

Dr. Renu Swarup

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the partnership between Department of Biotechnology and Cancer Research UK for the India-UK India-UK Cancer Research Initiative was signed on 14 November 2018 in New Delhi. The India-UK Cancer Research Initiative is a collaborative 5-year bilateral research initiative by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, India and Cancer Research UK (CRUK) that ...

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Badhaai Ho is Bollywood’s best message to chose family planning, right contraceptive option and much more

Recent success at Box Office- Bhadhai Ho film leaves many important messages for families...Seen in Pic is a poster!

Badhaai Ho is a fun movie, full of sarcasm and intended puns revolving around a moment of passion for a (elderly) couple that turned out to be their nightmare and entertain for few hours for the viewers. All the characters had put best of their energies in carving out and justifying their role. Surekha sikri who played paternal grand mother to Ayushman Khurana deserves a ...

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India’s 300 million elderly population by 2050 calls for new innovations in Indian healthcare sector

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

According to India Ageing Report- 2017 by United Nations Population’s Fund, it is estimated that India’s elderly population (>60 years) will reach 300 million in 2050 making up 20% of the population. On one hand this is a direct reflection of the positive strides made by the Indian healthcare sector, on the other hand it also poses challenges of maintaining, ...

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