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Minister Launches Anti-Obesity Campaign in Maharashtra

Maharashtra’s Minister of Water Resources and Medical Education Girish Mahajan on Tuesday launched an awareness campaign against obesity in the state. The campaign ‘Fight Obesity’ — which will end on December 29 — will entail Body Mass Index (BMI) tests for students, teaching and non-teaching staff and patients at Out Patient Departments at 16 medical colleges in various districts of Maharashtra. The initiative has been launched in collaboration with JT Foundation. The people suffering from obesity in India total around 30 million. “This is a unique initiative to curb a…

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Prime Minister Lays Foundation Stone of AIIMS in Punjab

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bathinda district in Punjab. The 750-bed hospital and institute will be built at a cost of Rs 925 crore and will be spread over 200 acres. The AIIMS project will cater to south-west Punjab, comprising the districts of Bathinda, Mansa and Sangrur where cancer and other diseases are widely prevalent. The institute, which will be completed in two years, will also cater to the needs of the people in adjoining…

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Air Pollution: Environment Minister to Meet State Counterparts

Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave is set to hold a meeting on Friday with his counterparts from five states to discuss short, medium and long-term measures to tackle air pollution in the capital. The call came as Delhi’s air quality deteriorated to alarming levels and witnessed its worst smog situation in 17 years on Wednesday and Thursday. “MoEFCC (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) to hold meeting with secretaries of five neighbouring states of Delhi tomorrow (Friday). Later, I will meet ministers of concerned states,” Dave said in…

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States should work With Centre on Ayurveda: health Minister

In an try to encourage traditional medicine and Ayurverdic practices, Union fitness Minister Harsh Vardhan entreated all country governments to paintings with the Centre to enhance the satisfactory of Ayurveda healthcare offerings inside the united states of america. whilst addressing fitness ministers from diverse states at the sixth world Ayurveda Congress (WAC) consultation, he stated, “health for for the duration of a holistic remedy system became not just the mandate of the valuable government, it also wanted lively guide from all kingdom governments.” He emphasized that though many states have…

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Panic Button: Telecom Minister to talk about Pricing problems With mobile Makers

Amid worries that government’s move to make panic button obligatory will increase cost of cell handsets, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Thursday said he’s going to absorb the problem up with the industry. “i’m able to communicate to them. India is a big marketplace. for your data, i have mentioned this with all people. Manufactures who apprehend this have given their aid. My expectation is that they will render their aid in social justice and ladies protection,” Prasad told newshounds Thursday. government has mandated that each one mobile telephones to…

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French Interior Minister Backs FBI in Apple Battle

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama’s administration in its efforts to get Apple to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino attackers. “I completely understand the US administration’s concerns, which I share,” Cazeneuve said during a talk on counterterrorism at George Washington University. The FBI is pressing Apple to develop a system that would allow the law enforcement agency to break into the suspect’s locked iPhone, a demand the tech company claims would make all its devices vulnerable, including to criminals and…

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