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Union Government launches 2nd phase of Mission Indradhanush

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the second phase of Mission Indradhanush to achieve full immunisation of children below two years. In the second phase, the week-long programme will be implemented in 352 districts of the country. Mission Indradhanush depicts 7 colours of the rainbow which aims to cover all those children… Read More »


Government test shows 12.5% food items contain unapproved pesticides

Union government has found residues of pesticides in vegetables, fruits, milk and other food items collected from various retail and wholesale outlets across the country. It was unveiled by the report released by Union Agriculture Ministry it had analysed samples collected during 2014-15 from various retail and wholesale outlets. Key facts These harmful residues of… Read More »


Union Government notifies mid-day meal rules under National Food Security Act, 2013

Union Government has notified Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Rules, 2015 under the Food Security Act, 2013. The new rules have been finalised by Union Government after consultation with the States and other related Ministries of Union Government. New Rules are Temporary utilization of other funds available with the school for MDM in case school exhausts funds… Read More »


Union Health Ministry releases National Health Profile 2015

Ministry Health and Family Welfare has released National Health Profile (NHP) 2015, which provides comprehensive information related to health sector. The 11th edition of the document has been prepared by Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) and for first time was released in e-book (digital) version in lines with Digital India initiative. It was released… Read More »


Union Government launches ‘Sehat’ to provide healthcare facilities in rural areas

Union Government has launched a telemedicine initiative dubbed as Sehat to provide healthcare facilities in rural areas in collaboration with Apollo Hospitals. This telemedicine initiative was launched by Union Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at a function held in New Delhi. Key facts It will seek to provide quality and affordable healthcare services… Read More »