Dr Harsh Vardhan Current Affairs - 2020

GoI launches “Mausam Application” to Forecast Weather

On July 27, 2020, Union Minister of Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan launched a mobile application that will provide city-wise weather forecasts and warnings. The application has been named “Mausam”. Highlights The application was designed and developed by International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), and Indian Institute of Tropical Read More…

White Paper launched for Recommendations on Immediate Technology and Policy Impetus to Make India ATMANIRBHAR

At a virtual event, White Papers prepared by the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) was launched by Dr. Harsh Vardhan (Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare) on 10th July 2020. Focus of the launched White Paper As the global supply chain is mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, this also has Read More…

DRDO develops 1000 Bed Hospital for Treatment of COVID-19 patients in 12 Days, Wards Named after Indian Army Soldiers

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has established a 1000 bed facility in 12 days adjacent to the office of Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) on Ulan Bator Road near Domestic Terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport. The facility will be providing treatment and care for the COVID-19 positive patients. On 5th July 2020, Read More…

Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020 launched

For supporting the drug discovery process, a national initiative called Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020 was launched on 2nd July 2020. The initiative was launched by Ramesh Pokhriyal (Union Human Resource Development Minister) and Dr. Harsh Vardhan (Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Science and Technology). Objective of the Hackathon The objective of the Read More…

Gujarat, Tripura, and Nagaland Best Performing States in Annual TB Report 2020

With a focus on eliminating Tuberculosis(TB) from the country by 2025, in January 2020 the Government of India renamed the ‘National Tuberculosis Control Program’ to the ‘National Tuberculosis Elimination Program’. In a virtual event, the Annual TB Report 2020 was released on 24th June 2020. The Report was released by Dr. Harsh Vardhan (Union Health Read More…