Harsh Vardhan: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

GoI to increase public health care expenditure from 1.15% to 2.5% by 2025

On September 27, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced that Government of India is to increase the health care expenditure in the country by 2.5% of GDP by 2025. Currently, the government is spending 1.15% of GDP to fulfil health care needs. Highlights The increase is being done based on the recommendation ..

Health Ministry launches ‘Corona Fighters’, awareness video game

An interactive first of its kind video game named ‘The Corona Fighters’ has been launched by the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. He also launched two promotional videos regarding proper COVID-19 guidelines. Highlights The Union Health Minister presented Polio Abhiyaan as an instance. He urged people to take inspiration from the incident of how ..

AIIMS OPD Block Named After Freedom Fighter Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, Inaugurated by Union Health Minister

The Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, has inaugurated a new Out-Patient Department (OPD) Block at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, named after the renowned freedom fighter and also the first-ever Health Minister of the country, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur. Apart from this, the Union Health Minister also advised the AIIMS officials ..

GoI: White Paper released on Focused Interventions for Make in India

On July 10, 2020, the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan released white paper on “Focused Intervention for Make in India”. Highlights The document released outlines technology and policy imperatives required to revive Indian Economy. The white paper was prepared by TIFAC (Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council). About the White Paper ..

GoI launches Drug Discovery Hackathon for COVID-19

On July 2, 2020, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister of HRD Ramesh Pokhriyal launched “Drug Discovery Hackathon”, 2020. Highlights The event was jointly launched by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research). The event was inaugurated virtually. ..