HEALTH

Four new vaccines added to Mission Indradhanush

Four new vaccines have been added to the recently launched Centre’s ambitious programme Mission Indradhanush to immunise children against preventable diseases. The new vaccines are inactivated polio vaccine, Adult Japanese Encephalitis vaccine, Rotavirus vaccine and Measles Rubella vaccine.

Govt making all efforts to popularize Homoeopathy

National Seminar on Homeopathy By Andalib Akhter / The Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health and Family Welfare, Shripad Yesso Naik today said that said that government was makinh all efforts to take Homoeopathy to each and every house of the country. He asked Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH) to develop … Continue reading Govt making all efforts to popularize Homoeopathy

Union Minister gives  away Ist India Pharma Awards in Bangalore

AMN / The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Ananth Kumar  on Thursday gave away the 1st India Pharma awards at a glittering ceremony in Bengaluru. The awards constituted by Department of Pharmaceuticals were given to outstanding Pharma Industries to motivate Indian Pharma and medical devices industries. The winner of the awards are:   CATEGORY OF … Continue reading Union Minister gives  away Ist India Pharma Awards in Bangalore

Brain dead man gives new lease of life to five others

A brain dead businessman in Kerala has given a new lease of life to five needy patients through organs donation. The kidneys, liver and the eyes were harvested at a Coimbatore hospital from 53-year old James hailing from Palakkad and later were transplanted into other patients. James died of a road accident on Saturday during … Continue reading Brain dead man gives new lease of life to five others

Govt issues Draft Guidelines for Kidney Donors

Invites suggestions/comments Taking another major step towards easing rules and procedures to encourage organ donation among the masses, the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued draft guidelines for Allocation Criteria for Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant. The draft guidelines have been posted on the website … Continue reading Govt issues Draft Guidelines for Kidney Donors

Govt. adds Cancer, HIV and Hepatitis among 106 drugs among essential medicines

The Government has added 106 drugs including that of Cancer, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C to the list of essential medicines. The move will ensure their availability across India at affordable prices. This also takes the total number of items in the list to 376. In a revision of the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) … Continue reading Govt. adds Cancer, HIV and Hepatitis among 106 drugs among essential medicines

Committee formed to protect Unani Medicine in Delhi

Delhi govt abolishes Deputy Director post in Unani AMN / New Delhi: Alarmed over bais against Unani system of medicine by the Delhi government and Department of AYUSH, in the National Capital and the country as whole, Unani practitioners and sympathizers have formed a Joint Action Committee which will strive to safeguard the interest of … Continue reading Committee formed to protect Unani Medicine in Delhi

Govt establishes Homeopathy Laboratory for standardization of medecine

AMN / The Central Government has constituted Central Council of Homoeopathy under the provisions of Homeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 to regulate education and practice of Homoeopathy. The Central Government has also established Homeopathy Pharmacopoeia Laboratory for standardization of Homoeopathic Drugs, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy to carry out research activities in different aspects … Continue reading Govt establishes Homeopathy Laboratory for standardization of medecine

Centre to establish 20 Cancer Institutes, 50 Tertiary Care Centres

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare JP Nadda today announced that government would establish 20 State Cancer Institutes and 50 Tertiary Care Cancer Centres in the country . He said that these institutes and centres will mentor all cancer related activities in their respective areas. He was addressing a gathering after performing the bhumi … Continue reading Centre to establish 20 Cancer Institutes, 50 Tertiary Care Centres

1,700 more beds to be added to AIIMS

AMN / Union Health Minister J P Nadda has said that an additional 1,700 beds will be added in the existing capacity of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi to accommodate more patients. In reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Health Minister said, besides AIIMS, the capacity of Safdarjung Hospital … Continue reading 1,700 more beds to be added to AIIMS

SPORTS

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju facilitates Indian archers

    Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju today interacted with the Indian archers in New Delhi and a ...

Eoin Morgan hits fourth fastest World Cup 100, most sixes in an ODI

  Eoin Morgan of England hit his century in 57 balls against Afghanistan on Tuesday, breaking the record f ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Bollywood expresses grief over death of Girish Karnad

AMN / MUMBAI Celebrated filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who directed Karnad in critically-acclaimed films "Manthan ...

Girish Karnad is no more

WEB DESK / Bengaluru Renowned actor, dramatist and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad passed away in Bengaluru to ...

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ART & CULTURE

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

    AMN Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the ...

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...