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Need for higher testing to break chain of covid transmission: Harsh Vardhan

NEW DELHI, Nov. 11 -- There is a need for higher testing in market places, offices and areas for gathering to break the chain of transmission of coronavirus, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said o... Read More


Govt revamps VGF scheme for infra projects

New Delhi, Nov. 11 -- The Union government on Wednesday revamped the viability gap funding (VGF) for public-private partnership projects in infrastructure and extended it till 2024-25, with a total ou... Read More


Cabinet panel revamps VGF scheme for public-pvt infra projects, extends tenure

NEW DELHI, Nov. 11 -- The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday revamped and extended the tenure for viability gap funding (VGF) for public-private infrastructure projects till 202... Read More


Covid-19: What India learnt about health emergency preparedness

NEW DELHI, Nov. 11 -- With most countries, including India, not well equipped to respond effectively to outbreak of major infectious diseases, the World Health Assembly has asked nations to dedicate d... Read More


Delhi's third wave is the worst: ICMR chief

New Delhi, Nov. 10 -- The third wave of covid-19 in Delhi is worse than the first two instances of a major spike in cases in June and September, Balram Bhargava, director general, Indian Council of Me... Read More


Delhi overtakes Maharashtra in new cases

New Delhi, Nov. 9 -- Delhi on Monday surpassed Maharashtra in the daily rise in covid cases with 7,745 new cases in the past 24 hours, the Union health ministry said. While Maharashtra reported 5,585 ... Read More


NGT imposes blanket ban on firecracker from midnight in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi, Nov. 9 -- Considering the deteriorating air quality in the national capital and adjoining areas, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a blanket ban on sale and bursting of all forms of... Read More


Increase Covid-19 surveillance at animal-human interface: WHO

New Delhi, Nov. 8 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised all countries to enhance surveillance for Covid-19 at the animal-human interface, where susceptible animal reservoirs are identifie... Read More


Central govt working to reduce air pollution as Covid infections rise

New Delhi, Nov. 6 -- As high pollution levels could make people more prone to catching the coronavirus infection which manifests itself in the respiratory tract, central government on Friday said that... Read More


WHO, Unicef warn against a resurge in polio, measles as covid-19 hits healthcare

New Delhi, Nov. 6 -- As covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt immunization services worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef on Friday jointly issued an urgent call to action to aver... Read More