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Bills on central councils for homoeopathy, Indian medicines get Rajya

NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha approved two bills on Friday, replacing ordinances related to the Central Council of Homoeopathy and the Indian Medicine Central Council. The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 seeks to further extend the time to form the Central Council of Homeopathy by a year, after exhausting two years for the purpose. […]Read More

COVID-19 tests in India cross 3 crore mark

NEW DELHI: The total number of tests for detection of COVID-19 has crossed the 3 crore mark in India, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data. A total of 3,00,41,400 samples have been tested until August 16 with 7,31,697 samples being tested on Sunday, the ICMR said. “Focusing on timely and aggressive […]Read More

Government launches mobile application ‘Mausam’ for weather forecasts

NEW DELHI: Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday launched a mobile application which will provide city-wise weather forecasts, nowcasts and other warnings. The mobile application, ‘Mausam’, has been designed and developed jointly by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune and the India […]Read More

Amit Shah holds all-party meet on COVID-19 situation in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with the leaders of all political parties of Delhi on Monday to discuss about the novel coronavirus situation, officials said. The meeting was held in the wake of rising novel coronavirus cases in Delhi. Shah apprised the leaders of four major political parties of Delhi […]Read More

Amit Shah to discuss COVID-19 situation with all political parties

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called a meeting of all political parties of Delhi on Monday to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the national capital amid a recent spurt in coronavirus cases, an official said. BJP, Congress, AAP and BSP have been invited for the meeting. The COVID-19 case tally has reached […]Read More

India better positioned in fight against COVID-19 but no space

New Delhi: India is better positioned in the fight against COVID-19 compared to other countries but there is no space for complacency, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday as the death toll due to coronavirus infection rose to 7,466 and the cases mounted to 2,66,598 in the country. Vardhan chaired the 16th meeting […]Read More

India has done well in dealing with COVID-19 pandemic: Harsh

NEW DELHI: India took all the necessary steps well in time to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Health minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday, asserting that the country has done well in dealing with the disease till now and is confident of doing better in months to come. Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally monitored the […]Read More

Testing capacity for COVID-19 scaled up to 95,000 per day:

The testing capacity for COVID-19 has been scaled up to around 95,000 tests per day and a total of 15,25,631 tests have been conducted so far across 332 government and 121 private laboratories, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday. The minister, who reviewed the status of COVID-19 in the northeastern states along with […]Read More

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan says ‘Delhi should employ stringent

NEW DELHI: While the Delhi government announced relaxation of lockdown in the city, in line with the Centre’s guidelines, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said the national capital needed to employ stringent measures to control the Covid-19 spread. However, the Union minister qualified the statement as his “personal opinion”. “It’s not correct for me to […]Read More

COVID-19 rapid antibody test kit use put on hold, ICMR

States and Union Territories have been asked to put on hold the use of COVID-19 rapid antibody test kits till their accuracy is rechecked by apex health research body the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), official sources said on Saturday. According to the sources, teams constituted by ICMR are analysing the rapid antibody test […]Read More