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National vocational education project launched in Haryana


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 3 (IANS) Launching the pilot project on National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework (NVEQF) here Monday, union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal emphasised the need to change the ... Read more...

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Most senior citizens in Delhi NCR have bone ailments: Study


May 10th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) As many as 85 percent of senior citizens in the national capital region (NCR) have bone and joint ailments, restricting their mobility, a study released ... Read more...

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Heart disease awareness campaign begins in Dubai


April 14th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 13 (IANS/WAM) A week-long campaign for the prevention of heart disease began in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Friday.The National Programme for the Prevention of Heart ... Read more...

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Sedentary lifestyles affecting health of India’s elderly (April 7 is World Health Day)


April 6th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As WHO focusses on healthy ageing as its theme for the World Health Day Saturday, experts say sedentary lifestyles and growing psycho-social factors are affecting ... Read more...

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Healthy ageing a global challenge: WHO


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Making life for the elderly healthy and productive is a global challenge, top World Health Organisation (WHO) officials said here Tuesday ahead of World Health ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh launches women empowerment scheme in Kerala


February 24th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kuzhoor (Kerala), Feb 24 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday launched the "Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana" (MKSP) from Kerala's Thrissur district, and said the state's demand for fixing working ... Read more...

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Need to strengthen mental health services in country: Azad


January 20th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 20 (IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday announced the establishment of an advanced mental health research centre here to provide efficient mental health facilities to people.Speaking ... Read more...

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UNIDO announces programme for stone industry in Rajasthan


December 15th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 15 (IANS) The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Thursday proposed an ambitious project for technology modernisation programme for Rajasthan's stone industry and strengthening of the stone testing ... Read more...

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China issues white paper on addressing climate change


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 22 (IANS) China Tuesday issued a white paper on its policies and actions for addressing climate change, highlighting a range of major policy measures to mitigate and adapt ... Read more...

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ICMR to develop affordable diabetes test strip: Azad


November 8th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has been tasked with developing affordable test strips for diabetes, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday."Diabetes is ... Read more...

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This Diwali, be wary of that anar and chakri


October 24th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) It's that time of the year when the sky dazzles with fireworks and houses are lit up. But with so many potential fire hazards on ... Read more...

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Health group to map non-communicable diseases


October 9th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) A health advocacy group Sunday said it will map the prevalence and awareness of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer and diabetes in the national capital."Non-communicable ... Read more...

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Cardiovascular diseases to cause most deaths by 2020: Azad


September 28th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Cardiovascular diseases will be the largest cause of death and disability in India by 2020, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said here Wednesday.He said increasing ... Read more...

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‘Alzheimer’s patients require love, care, medicines’


September 20th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) 'Pick laundry', 'Pay maid' and notes relating to other daily chores greet you as you enter Padma Narsimhan's room, where she sits in a corner ... Read more...

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India fighting against non-communicable diseases: Azad


September 20th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) As the UN General Assembly adopted the political declaration on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), India's Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has ... Read more...

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Focusing on rural areas for non-communicable diseases: Azad


August 23rd, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Rural areas are now under the health ministry's focus for their large population vulnerable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular and psychological ... Read more...

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1.28 mn Chinese register for bone marrow donation


May 17th, 2011 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 17 (IANS) Around 1.28 million people have registered with China's national bone marrow donation programme, and the number is expected to reach two million by the end of ... Read more...

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UAE anti-plastic bags campaign a hit with private sector


May 6th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 5 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' move to keep the country free from plastic bags has won tremendous appreciation and support from the private sector.The drive - ... Read more...

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Pak home to over 50 million illiterate people: UNESCO


April 15th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 15(ANI): Over 55 million people in Pakistan are illiterate, according to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).UNESCO's National Programme Specialist (Education), Arshad Khan, made this revelation during ... Read more...

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Prevention of non-communicable diseases priority: Azad


March 16th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India will start prioritising prevention of non-communicable diseases in its public health policy, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Wednesday."There is now a growing ... Read more...

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Healthcare programme for elderly approved


February 22nd, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The government has approved a special programme for providing proper healthcare facilities for the elderly, parliament was informed Tuesday. "Government of India has approved the National Programme ... Read more...

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Hyderabad to host national cardiology meet


February 10th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 10 (IANS) The third edition of 'Prevent India 2011', a national programme on preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels, will be held here from Feb 19, a statement ... Read more...

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Sibal inaugurates NPTEL ‘National Video Server’


February 9th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal inaugurated the 'National Video Server' of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) here on Wednesday, which makes ... Read more...

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US considers internet identity for its citizens


January 10th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) In its bid to boost web security in the US, the Barack Obama administration is working out a plan to issue American computer users with an internet ... Read more...

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China announces 410mn-dollar assistance for Pakistan flood victims


December 18th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 18 (ANI): China has announced a ten-million-dollar grant for the citizens compensation programme for Pakistan flood victims, and a 400-million-dollar concession loan to help meet their needs.Speaking at the ... Read more...

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Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad ask people to donate organs to save lives


November 27th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.27 (ANI): Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday asked people to donate organs to help the noble cause of saving precious lives.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Pharmacovigilance is an important issue of public health: Ansari


November 26th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.26 (ANI): Vice President Dr. M. Hamid Ansari said here on Friday that pharmacovigilance is an important issue of public health and the government appreciate its need for the common ... Read more...

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NAC recommends food security cover for 80 crore people


October 23rd, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.23 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) here on Saturday recommended food security cover for roughly eighty crore people in the country through Public Distribution System ... Read more...

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New directorate for public health mooted


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A new directorate of public health should be established to keep a tab on the increasing cases of communicable diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Monday. "A ... Read more...

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By 2030, India’s diabetes population will reach 79 mn


August 27th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) By the year 2030, an estimated 79.4 million people in India will be affected by diabetes - the largest in the world, the Lok Sabha was informed ... Read more...

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By 2020, breast cancer to overtake cervical cancer in India


August 17th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) By 2020, breast cancer will overtake cervical cancer, which is now the most reported cancer among women in India, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.In a written ... Read more...

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Obama’s special envoy to visit Bihar’s Super 30


August 6th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 6 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, Rashad Hussain, will Sunday visit Super 30, Bihar's free coaching centre that helps economically backward ... Read more...

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Kapil Sibal unveils low cost access-cum-Computing Device


July 22nd, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): The Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal unveiled a low cost computing-cum-access device, here on Thursday.The price of the device exhibited today is expected to be ... Read more...

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Students refuse food cooked by Dalits, principal suspended


July 9th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) The principal of a government-run school in Uttar Pradesh's Ramabai Nagar district was suspended for inaction and negligence after students refused to eat the midday meal prepared by ... Read more...

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Better Healthcare for Diabetes and Stroke patients


July 8th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) for implementation of ... Read more...

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