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India slips four ranks on World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Index 2020

New Delhi, Dec. 17 -- India has slipped to the 112th spot from its 108th position in 2018 in the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Index 2020, which covered 153 economies. The report, released... Read More


PMJAY: Govt negotiates reasonable procurement prices for expensive medical devices

New Delhi, Dec. 15 -- In a bid to make healthcare delivery more cost effective under Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), government is negotiating lower procurement prices o... Read More


Can Ayushman Bharat help tackle cancer burden in India?

New Delhi, Dec. 15 -- With over 4.70 lakh cancer cases treated under Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana so far, the government is now looking at specialised screening services for canc... Read More


New indigenous technology 'Kalpana' can foresee brain disorders

New Delhi, Dec. 15 -- It is now possible to detect brain disorders well before time. Indian scientists at National Brain Research Center (NBRC) have developed a technology that uses the brain's stress... Read More


Scientists develop tech for early detection of brain disorders

New Delhi, Dec. 15 -- It is now possible to detect brain disorders well before time. Indian scientists at National Brain Research Center (NBRC) have developed a technology that uses the brain's stress... Read More


Government waives fee for food adulteration test

New Delhi, Dec. 14 -- Doubtful about quality of a food product? You can now get the sample checked in government designated food laboratories free of cost. The apex food regulator, Food Safety and St... Read More


GST council meet: Public health groups demand higher cess on tobacco products

New Delhi, Dec. 14 -- Public health groups have moved a proposal to members of the GST council for increasing compensation cess on tobacco products and use the collected revenue on schemes such as Ayu... Read More


ICMR releases draft guidelines to treat rare genetic diseases

New Delhi, Dec. 13 -- In a bid to attract the pharmaceutical industry for pooling investments in drugs for treating rare diseases, country's apex research body Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR... Read More


India moves up one rank on human development index

New Delhi, Dec. 13 -- India moved up a rank and stood at 129 among 189 countries on the Human Development Index (HDI) 2019 released on Monday, 9 December. The HDI report released by the United Nation... Read More


Centre and Delhi to share metro land procurement cost by half

New Delhi, Dec. 11 -- The central government and the government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi will share land cost by 50% each for the fourth phase of metro rail construction comprising t... Read More