Amitabh Bachchan to spread awareness about infectious diseases

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan offered his services to the Indian government for creating awareness about infectious diseases, specially tuberculosis and hepatitis B. Bachchan, accompanied by his wife and Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan, met union Health Minister J.P. Nadda at his residence and offered his services to spread awareness about the disease. Nadda tweeted: “Deeply … Read more

Greenfield Airport at Ongole

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri K.C. Venugopal informed the Rajya Sabha that Government has granted `site clearance` to M/s Prakasham Airport Pvt Ltd for setting up of a Greenfield Airport at Ongole, Prakasham district in Andhra Pradesh. In the last three years, the Government has granted `in principle` approval to three Greenfield Airport … Read more

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Hyderabad to become International Hub

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri K.C. Venugopal informed the Rajya Sabha that Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad is among the airports which has been identified for development as international hub. An `international airport` is an airport designated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Contracting State in whose territory it is situated as … Read more

National AIDS Control Programme Phase IV launched in India

The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad launched the National AIDS Control Programme Phase IV (NACP IV). NACP-IV aims to accelerate the process of epidemic reversal and further strengthen the epidemic response in India through a cautious and well defined integration process over the five-year period, 2012- 2017. It consolidates the … Read more

US treatment of Indian diplomat deplorable says Dr. Manmohan Singh

India hoped that the United States will understand its loud and clear message over the arrest and ill treatment meted out to Diplomat Devyani Khobragade. The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh deplored the treatment meted out to the diplomat. Talking to reporters outside Parliament, Dr. Singh termed the incident as deplorable. External Affairs Minister Salman … Read more

CAPSISPRAY – Chilli spray for women’s self-defence by DRDO

In view of increasing instances of physical attacks on women, the DRDO has developed a chilli-spray for protection using the world’s hottest chilli grown in Assam, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. “Yes, Defence Research laboratory in Tezpur has developed a chilli-spray called CAPSISPRAY. It is a non-lethal spray for personal protection and self-defence,” Defence … Read more

Health in India – Review 2012

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare implements several national level programmes /schemes to control Communicable and Non-communicable diseases. The National Rural Health Mission is the flagship programme of the Ministry. It focuses on the challenge of strengthening poor public health systems in the country. Department of Health & Family Welfare Since the launch of the … Read more

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