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English Release 19-December 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • President Mukherjee Receives the President of Bangladesh in Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM tweets in Hebrew to greet people on the occasion of Hanukkah
  • PM's meeting with H.E. Md. Abdul Hamid, President of Bangladesh
  • Dainik Jagran CMD calls on PM, presents demand drafts worth Rs 4 crores towards PMNRF
  • Text of PM's statement in the Lok Sabha on the granting of bail to 26/11 accused, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, in Pakistan
  • PM conveys best wishes to people of Goa, on Goa Liberation Day
  • PM condoles the passing away of eminent Gandhian Shri Chunibhai Vaidya
  • Election Commission
  • Bye-elections to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council from Kanpur Division Graduates’ Constituency
  • Min for Develop. of North-East Region
  • DoNER Minister Convenes Meeting of MPs from North East
  • Min of Agriculture
  • Rise in Price of Onion
  • Performance of National Food Security Mission (NFSM)
  • Use of Modern Agricultural Techniques
  • Antibiotic Content in Chicken Meat
  • Setting up of National Centres for Developing
  • Cold Storage Facilities for Horticulture Products
  • Conservation of Indigenous Cattles
  • Agricultural Production in Bihar
  • Area Coverage Under Rabi Crops
  • Avian Influenza at Sukhna Lake Chandigarh
  • Min of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Prices of Fertilizers Remained About the Same Over Last Two Years
  • Min of Commerce & Industry
  • Trade Agreement with GCC
  • Incentives to Special Economic Zones
  • Foreign Trade
  • Export by Small and Medium Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • Export Through Micro, Small and Medium Industries
  • Awareness About Filing Patents
  • Area Norms Under NIMZs
  • Compulsory Licensing on Patented Drugs
  • Min of Comm. & Information Technology
  • Shri Ravishankar Prasad says that ‘Digital India’ will be a Game Changer for the Country
  • Min of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
  • Improvement in PDS is one of Government's key priorities
  • Measures to reduce pendency of cases in the consumer courts
  • Min of Corporate Affairs
  • International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Norms of Corporate Fraud Reporting
  • Sharing Data with Regulators
  • Certificate Programme in CSR
  • Conducting of CA Exams
  • Min of Defence
  • DRDO Tests 1000 Kg Class Indigenous Guided Glide Bomb
  • DRDO's Parachute System for Recovery of Mission Crew Capsule
  • Manufacturing of Aircraft
  • Losses to S&T Laboratories due to Hudhud Cyclone
  • Construction of Border Roads
  • Recognition of Soldiers as Martyr
  • Chairman COSC & CAS Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha leaves for a two day visit to Mumbai
  • Supply of Sub-Standard Food to Soldiers
  • Laboratories of DRDO
  • Import of Weapons
  • Construction of Roads in Border Areas
  • Procurement in Defence Sector
  • Science Audit of DRDO
  • Induction of Tejas in Indian Air Force
  • Armed Forces Participation in UN Peacekeeping Missions
  • Use of Helicopters
  • Illegal Entry of Helicopters / Aircraft
  • Defence Production Units
  • Special Uniform for Soldiers
  • Civilians Working in Defence Sector
  • Advanced Jet Trainer
  • Attack on Fishermen
  • Modernization Projects of Army
  • Min of Environment and Forests
  • Report of the High Level Committee headed by Shri T.S.R. Subramanian to review various Acts administered by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
  • Min of External Affairs
  • Statement by External Affairs Minister and Minister of Overseas Indian affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj in Lok Sabha
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley Intoduces the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Lok Sabha;
  • India Signs First Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) With A Japanese Company; APA Period is Five Years;
  • Zero Mass Foundation
  • Overdraft Fdcilities by Banks
  • India’s Role in IMF and WB
  • Gold Holding Countries
  • Indian/Foreign MNCs
  • Corrigendum to Exchange Rate Notification 115/2014-Customs (NT) Dated 17.12.2014
  • Government Firmly Committed to Meeting its Fiscal Deficit Target for Current Year: Mid-Year Economic Analysis (MYEA) 2014-15
  • 7th India-China Financial Dialogue held Today
  • Exchange Rate of Foreign Currency Relating to Imported and Export Goods Notified
  • Terror Links of Chit Fund Companies
  • Performance of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs)
  • Cheque Clearance by Banks
  • Home Loans in Rural Areas by Public/Private
  • Expansion of Spmcil
  • Simplifying Norms for Crop Loan
  • Joint Fixed Deposit
  • Refinancing of Export Purchase Bills of Exporters
  • Bank Loan To Industries
  • Development of Smart Cities
  • Kisan Vikas Patra
  • Bharat Bill Payment System
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • Initiatives taken to Reduce Malnutrition
  • Ingredients in Soft Drinks
  • Indian Medical Students in Ukraine
  • Institutes of Aging and Advanced Nursing
  • Medical Entrance Test
  • Quality and Safety of Generic Drugs
  • Treatment to Road Accident Victims and Women in Labour
  • Funds for AYUSH Facilities
  • Utilization of Imprest Money by Hospitals
  • Assistance by USA for Mothers and Newly Born Children
  • Diagnosis of Thalassemia, Sickle Cell and Haemophilia
  • CGHS Wellness Centres
  • OncoNet Project for Cancer Treatment
  • Online Services for Patients
  • Cancer Care Facilities
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Union Home Minister says India and Mongolia need increased cooperation to prevent transnational crimes
  • Min of Labour & Employment
  • Shri Bandaru Dattareya chairs 205th meeting of Central Board of Trustees of EPF
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • Press Note
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Production Performance of Oil & Natural Gas Sector for the month of November, 2014
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 58.22 per bbl on 18.12.2014
  • Min of Power
  • Delhi’s Power Infrastructure Upgradation Begins with Dedication of 220kv GIS Sub Station at Peera Garhi & Foundation Stone Laying of 220 kv Sub Station at Pappan Kalan
  • Electricity Amendment Bill, 2014 Introduced in Lok Sabha; Changes Aimed at Promoting Competition, Efficiency in Operations and Improvement in Quality of Supply of Electricity
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Railways to Plan Seven More Premium Trains
  • Work Progress on Dedicated Freight Corridor Project
  • Indian Railways Install 229 CCTVs at Various PRS Locations
  • Indian Railways to Run Three More Pilgrim Special Tourist Trains
  • Railways’ Green Energy Initiatives
  • 362 Major Ongoing Railway Projects at Various Stages of Execution on Indin Railways
  • China Identifies Two Indian Railway Stations for Developing with Modern Amenities
  • Indian Railways to Undertake 102 Sites for Commeercial Development
  • Min of Statistics & Programme Implementation
  • Key indicators of situation of Agricultural Households in India
  • Key Indicators of Situation of Agricultural Households in India
  • Key Indicators of Land and Livestock Holdings in India Released
  • Key Indicators of Debt and Investment in India for 2013
  • Min of Urban Development
  • Nomination to Delhi Development Authority
  • Inauguration of Sarita Vihar Underpass in Delhi by the Union Urban Development Minister
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Storage Status of 85 Important Reservoirs of the Country as on December 18, 2014
  • Min of Women and Child Development
  • Complaints of Sexual harassment of women at workplace show an increase
  • Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012
  • Drug and Substance abuse among children
  • 289 Projects sanctioned by the Government under ‘Ujjawala’ Scheme
  • Min of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Sporty India
  • Planning Commission
  • Rs 2537.50 crore released so far for development of KBK region
  • Special assistance for the development of Himalayan states
  • Steps for the development of knowledge based industries
  • Inter-ministerial committee to consider state specific guidelines for Centrally Sponsored Schemes
  • Consultations with different stakeholders for setting up of new institution for policy planning is underway

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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare12-January, 2013 15:47 IST
Delhi Communique

1. The BRICS countries, represented by the Ministers of Health of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, People’s Republic of China and Republic of South Africa, met in New Delhi on 11 January 2013 at the Second BRICS Health Ministers’ Meeting.

2. The meeting recalled the Delhi Declaration of 29 March 2012 during the BRICS leaders summit and the Joint Communiqué of the BRICS Health Ministers at Geneva of 22 May 2012 including specific areas of work under the BRICS Health Platform for each Member State, focussed on the theme “BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Security and Prosperity” to address emerging health threats.

3. The Ministers recalled that BRICS is a platform for dialogue and cooperation amongst countries representing 43% of the world’s population. The Ministers reiterated their commitment to the Beijing Declaration of July 2011 for strengthened collaboration in the area of access to public health and services in BRICS States including implementation of affordable, equitable and sustainable solutions for common health challenges. The Ministers committed to strengthen intra-BRICS cooperation for promoting health of the BRICS population. The BRICS Health Ministers resolved to continue cooperation in the sphere of health through the Technical Working Group.

4. The Ministers drew attention to the current global threat of non-communicable diseases and noted that in 2008, around 80% of all NCD deaths occurred in low and middle income countries. The Ministers recognized the significant role of BRICS countries in the global process of prevention and control of NCDs including the Moscow Declaration of April 2011, the WHA Resolution 64.11 of May 2011 and the Political Declaration of the UN General Assembly of September 2011.The Ministers recognized the need for more research into the social and economic determinants leading to occurrence of non-communicable diseases, amongst the BRICS countries. They resolved to collaborate and cooperate to promote access to comprehensive and cost-effective prevention, treatment and care for the integrated management of non-communicable diseases, including access to medicines and diagnostics and other technologies.

5. The Ministers also recognized the need to combat mental disorders through a multi-pronged approach including the World Health Assembly Resolution 65.4, consideration of a Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan through sharing of innovations in the field of Mental Health Promotion, diagnosis and management, exchange of best practices and experiences amongst BRICS countries.

6. The Ministers renewed their commitment to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and stressed the importance of research and study by WHO and other stakeholders into the social and economic determinants of tobacco use and its control.

7. The Ministers recognized that multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is a major public health problem for the BRICS countries due to its high prevalence and incidence mostly on the marginalized and vulnerable sections of society. They resolved to collaborate and cooperate for development of capacity and infrastructure to reduce the prevalence and incidence of tuberculosis through innovation for new drugs/vaccines, diagnostics and promotion of consortia of tuberculosis researchers to collaborate on clinical trials of drugs and vaccines, strengthening access to affordable medicines and delivery of quality care. The Ministers also recognized the need to cooperate for adopting and improving systems for notification of tuberculosis patients, availability of anti-tuberculosis drugs at facilities by improving supplier performance, procurement systems and logistics and management of HIV-associated tuberculosis in the primary health care system.

8. The Ministers called for renewed efforts to face the continued challenge posed by HIV. They committed to focus on cooperation in combating HIV/AIDS through approaches such as innovative ways to reach out with prevention services, efficacious drugs and diagnostics, exchange of information on newer treatment regimens, determination of recent infections and HIV-TB co-infections. The Ministers agreed to share experience and expertise in the areas of surveillance, existing and new strategies to prevent the spread of HIV, and in rapid scale up of affordable treatment. They reiterated their commitment to ensure that bilateral and regional trade agreements do not undermine TRIPS flexibilities so as to assure availability of affordable generic ARV drugs to developing countries.

9. The Ministers committed to strengthen cooperation to combat malaria through enhanced diagnostics, research and development and committed to facilitate common access to the technologies developed or under development in the BRICS countries.

10. The Ministers renewed their commitment for effective control of both communicable and non-communicable diseases through cooperation in sharing of existing resource information, development of risk assessment tools, risk mitigation methods, referral systems, life course approaches, community empowerment, monitoring health impact assessments of all public policies at national and international levels.

11. Recognizing that an effective health surveillance, including injury surveillance, is the key strategy for controlling both communicable and non-communicable diseases, that surveillance is also the cornerstone around which the implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005) is based and further recognizing that the countries may be using different models for surveillance based on different realities and best practices, the Ministers committed to strengthen cooperation in the mechanisms for planning, monitoring and evaluating disease prevention and control activities and capacity-building for effective health surveillance systems.

12. The Ministers urged focus on the unique strength of BRICS countries such as capacity for R & D and manufacturing of affordable health products, and capability to conduct clinical trials. The Ministers called for strengthened cooperation in application of bio-technology for health benefits for the population of BRICS countries.

13. The Ministers emphasized the importance of child survival through progressive reduction in the maternal mortality, infant mortality, neo-natal mortality and under-5 mortality, with the aim of achieving the Millennium Development Goals. They confirmed their commitment to a renewed effort in this area and to enhance collaboration through exchange of best practices.

14. The Ministers discussed the recommendations of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Health on coordination and financing of R & D for medical products and welcomed the proposal to establish a Global Health R&D observatory as well as the move on holding regional consultations to set up R&D demonstration projects. The Ministers urged that the entire process, including priority setting, should be driven by WHO Member States and should be based on public health needs, in particular those of developing countries, with the cost of R & D delinked from the final products.

15. The Ministers reiterated their support to the continued discussions on the process of reform of WHO, to better respond to global challenges in programmatic, organizational and operational terms, including the future financing of WHO, and welcomed the proposal to establish a financing dialogue based on priorities collectively set by WHO Member States in a structured and transparent process.

16. The Ministers acknowledged the value and importance of traditional medicine and need of experience and knowledge-sharing for securing public health needs. They urged for cooperation amongst the BRICS countries through visits of experts, organization of symposia to encourage the use of traditional medicine, in all spheres of health.

17. The Ministers confirmed their support for the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on universal health coverage and committed to work nationally, regionally and globally to ensure that universal health coverage is achieved.

18. The Ministers recalled the Beijing Declaration of the 1st BRICS Health Ministers’ Meeting in 2011, emphasizing the importance and need of technology transfer as a means to empower developing countries. In this context, they underlined the important role of generic medicines in the realization of the right to health. The Ministers renewed their commitment to strengthening international cooperation in health, in particular South-South cooperation, with a view to supporting efforts in developing countries to promote health for all and resolve to establish the BRICS network of technological cooperation.

19. The Ministers acknowledged the need of use of ICT in Health services to promote cost-effective treatment in the remote areas. They encouraged to strengthen cooperation amongst the BRICS countries to share their experiences in e-Health including tele-medicine. 20. The Ministers agreed to cooperate in all international fora regarding matters relating to TRIPS flexibilities with a public health perspective.

21. The Ministers agreed to establish platforms for collaboration within BRICS framework and with other countries with a view to realizing the goals and objectives outlined in this Declaration.

New Delhi
January 11, 2013

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(Release ID :91533)

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