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ICMR and IVI sign pact to collaborate on Vaccine research and development

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Union Ministry of Health has inked a pact with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) to collaborate on vaccine research and development. With this partnership, India will commit an annual contribution of $5,00,000 to IVI and joins Sweden and South Korea as financially contributing signatories to IVI. ..

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Milkha Singh sportsperson appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for physical activity in South-East Asia Region (SEAR)

Milkha Singh, the legendary athlete, has been appointed as the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for physical activity in the South-East Asia Region (SEAR). As goodwill ambassador, he will promote WHO SEAR’s Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) prevention and control action plan which seeks to reduce the level of insufficient physical activity by 10% and NCDs ..

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Ebola fighters named as Time’s 2014 ‘Person of the Year’

Time magazine has named Ebola Fighters as Person of the Year-2014. Time magazine has mentioned that these Ebola Fighters have been named for their tireless acts of courage and mercy for buying the world time to boost its defenses, risking, persisting, sacrificing and saving people from Ebola outbreak which has killed thousands. In this regard, ..

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World Mental Day observed on October 10

World Health Organisation every year observes October 10 as the World Mental Health Day. The Day aims to make people sensitive to issues related to mental health and also become more aware of the mental health issues around the world. It marks a day to channelize efforts in the direction to support mental health. The ..

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Important Days of April

National Days April 5: National Maritime Day , India On this day in 1919 navigation history was created when SS Loyalty, the first ship of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company, journeyed to the United Kingdom. The National Maritime Day was first celebrated on 5th April, 1964. Notable Note: In USA National Maritime Day is celebrated ..

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