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IISF – 2016 to Focus on ‘Science for Masses’

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences said the India International Science Festival (IISF-2016) – the largest festival of science in this country with its focus on “Science for the Masses”. Opening the Festival in New Delhi on Wednesday, he said India has achieved a pre-eminent position in the field of Science & Technology, Space, ...

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Why Harsh Vardhan Lacks Focus in his ‘Out of Box’ Speech?

Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan urged Indian scientists on Monday to think ‘out of the box’ to come out with research that can jump-start national development, while his speech lacked one concrete example to focus on. Speaking at the 12th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Science in Panaji, Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “The scientists should think out of ...

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Stop Junk Food, Follow ‘Responsible Consumerism’, advises Harsh Vardhan

India’s Science and Technology minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has asked people to be conscious about consumerism and shun it in favour of a culture of responsible consumerism, while addressing a CSIR institute in Nagpur on Friday, on the sidelines of World Environment Day. After the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute of CSIR in Nagpur function, the Minister said metros face ...

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Appalling AIIMS: How a Poor Child’s Kidneys Went Missing After Operation?

India’s premier institute All India Institute of Medical Sciences or AIIMS has always been in the news of late, both for positive or negative surgeries. While las month’s brain-incision surgery to correct epilepsy made the institute proud of its achievements, this week another news turned around the publicity for AIIMS. A poor father of six-year-old daughter alleged that the surgeons ...

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Harsh Vardhan Pitches for Aroma, Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants for Business Units

Union science and technology minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has brought forth the need for traditional medicinal plants and urged pharma companies to explore the possibility of business ventures in aroma and medicinal plants. Since India has the potential of becoming the world’s largest supplier of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) given her rich tradition in the field, the minister said ...

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‘One Should Not Feel Ashamed Of Our Glorious Past,’ Says Harsh Vardhan

Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday defended a paper presented at the 102nd Indian Science Congress which claimed the existence of aeroplanes 7,000 years ago and said, “One should not feel ashamed of our glorious past.” The paper presented by Captain Anand Bodas, a retired principal of a pilot training institute, and Ameya Jadhav, in the congress ...

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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Urges for R&D in Science, Harsh Vardhan Defends Paper on Ancient Aeroplanes

The 102nd Indian Science Congress session concluded on Wednesday with Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu urging the scientist community to invest heavily in research and development. Addressing the concluding session of the ISC 2015 in Mumbai, Suresh Prabhu focused more on attracting investments in science research but simultaneously warned against the misuse of the research for anti-social activities. “Science needs to ...

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‘Newton-Bhabha’ Programme Launches to Boost Indo-UK Research Partnership

An initiative called “Newton-Bhabha” that aims to strengthen the Indo-British research and innovation relationship to a higher level was declared in New Delhi, a statement by Research Councils UK India said on Thursday. The "Newton-Bhabha" programme was announced after a meeting between UK’s Minister for Universities, Science and Cities Greg Clark and Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences ...

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‘Friends of Ayurveda’ Formed to Propagate Ayurveda at Global Level

A committee of professionals and well wishers from across the world named "Friends of Ayurveda" was declared in a bid to propagate credible and authentic Ayurveda at the global level, on Monday in New Delhi. The committee “Friends of India,” announced by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the sidelines of the World Ayurveda Congress underway here, will also ...

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‘Walk, Exercise, Keep Yourself Healthy,’ urges Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urged the citizens in the national capital to make health a social movement so that the disease burden of the country can be brought down. "To keep one healthy, walking is the easiest exercise. It is very important to reduce the disease burden of the whole world that has been caused due to physical inactivity. ...

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Will it be Again Kejriwal vs Harsh Vardhan in Delhi Assembly Poll?

The sudden removal of high-profile doctor by profession Harsh Vardhan from the health ministry has riased eyebrows as an indication that he will be asked to return to Delhi politicis and take over the upcoming electioneering for the party. Theough the move was another set back for Dr Harsh Vardhan, who was settling down at the Union Health Ministry with ...

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Cabinet Reshuffle: Was it Required at All?

Though the cabinet reshuffle is often the Prime Minister’s prerogative, the way 21 new ministers were inducted and some old gurads were shunted out of plum ministries shows that some extraneous factor have really influenced the whole expansion drama on Sunday. Giving in to pressure from allies was another angle of the reshuffle but pleasing too many claimants within the ...

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Young scientists should make Ayurveda acceptable: Harsh Vardhan

Wrapping up Ayurveda Congress in New Delhi, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday asked young scientists and researchers to take up the challenge of making Ayurveda acceptable to the modern world as an affordable healthcare system. “There are no doubts about the power and efficacy of Ayurvedic products, but we live in a period of evidence-based medicine; our drugs ...

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Time to Push, Spread Ayurveda Worldwide: Health Experts

Centuries-old Indian medical system Ayurva requires to be spread all over the world to get integrated into the public health systems to save healthcare expenditure in many countries, international health experts said in New Delhi on Saturday. Natalia Marzoa Silva of the Cuban health ministry said her government is eager to include Ayurveda in primary and higher medical education in ...

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Upcoming AIIMS to Have Ayush Departments, Says Harsh Vardhan

Every upcoming All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) across the country will have “huge” departments of alternative medicine with a special focus on ayurveda, said Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday. While speaking at the 6th All India Congress on ayurveda, Harsh Vardhan said, “We want to ensure that ayurveda gets proper recognition in modern day science.” He said: ...

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Harsh Vardhan Gives Ayurveda Special Focus Despite Uproar in All AIIMS

The nearly dozen upcoming All India Institutes of Medical Sciences across the country will have “huge” departments of alternative medicine with a special focus on ayurveda, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Friday. “We want to ensure that ayurveda gets proper recognition in modern day science,” Harsh Vardhan said at the 6th All India Congress on ayurveda here. He said: “We ...

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Harsh Vardhan Pitches for Another Ban: E-Cigarettes This Time

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has reiterated his demand for a ban on bad things in country, first on Diwali firecrackers that is understandably a good reason though he knows that it is difficult to enforce. Now, the minister has pitched in for ban on e-cigarettes saying a complete ban on them is required as new research found that they ...

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