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Union Health Minister Releases Standard Treatment Guidelines for Substance Use Disorders

The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, has released the e-book titled ‘Standard Treatment Guidelines for the Management of Substance Use Disorders and Behavioural Addictions’ which is aimed at tackling substance abuse and behavioural addiction in the country. The treatment guidelines have been developed by an Expert Group identified by the Tobacco ..

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UP to Set up District-level Panels to fight COVID 19

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up district-level panels consisting of district magistrates, chief medical officers and chief development officers to prepare a working plan in order to fight the COVID 19 pandemic more effectively. Details The government has decided to strengthen the telemedicine facility and also its proper publicity so that more ..

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New Track Construction (NTC) Machine Used for the First Time by Indian Railways

Indian Railways has, for the first time, used the New Track Construction (NTC) machine in order to construct the Khurja-Dadri Section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. At present, seven such machines have been deployed along the Dedicated Freight Corridor alignment. Four out of these seven machines are deployed in the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor ..

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National Education Policy 2020 Approved by Cabinet

The Union Cabinet has approved the National Education Policy 2020 that has the objective of ensuring universal education to all levels of students in the schools around the country. The salient features of the NEP 2020 are: It will focus on ensuring universal access to school education at all levels, infrastructure support, innovative education centres ..

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Govt. Allows Export of Masks and Medical Goggles

The government has relaxed the norms for export of face shields, certain kind of surgical masks and medical goggles which are mainly in demand due to the spread of the COVID 19 disease all around the world. The shipments of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) with an export quota of 50 lakh units per month have ..

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