Articles about Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Ashwini Kumar Choubey is a senior politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Bihar. He has done his BSc (Hons.) in Zoology from Patna University and was the President of the University students’ union in 1978-79. An RSS Swayamsevak since childhood, Choubey served as a member in the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) between 1974 and 1987. He participated in the JP movement of the 1970s, going to jail under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA). Choubey was a five-time member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly from Bhagalpur constituency between 1995 and 2014, and served as the Minister of Urban Development and Health in the Nitish Kumar-led JDU-BJP Government. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Choubey was victorious from the Buxar constituency and served as the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Health & Family Welfare (2017-19) in the Modi Government. He was re-elected from Buxar in the 2019 General Elections and retained his ministry. After the 2021 Cabinet reshuffle, Choubey was appointed as the MoS for Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution and Environment, Forest & Climate Change.

India fastest country to reach five million COVID-19 vaccination mark

India has become the fastest country in the world to reach the five million COVID-19 vaccination mark, reaching the milestone in just 21 days, the Union Health Ministry said as nearly 53 lakh beneficiaries were administered shots under the countrywide inoculation exercise till Friday evening.

02 Feb 2021

Coronavirus
India showing declining trend of COVID-19 cases: Government

The country is showing a declining trend of COVID-19 cases since the last four months and compared to similarly placed nations, the cases and deaths per million population in India is among the lowest, the government told Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

04 Feb 2020

Kerala
Coronavirus outbreak: Third case in 5-days, Kerala declares state calamity

After a third person tested positive for the coronavirus, Kerala declared epidemic as a "state calamity" on Monday.

08 Sep 2019

Cancer
Health Minister says ex-PM Morarji Desai consumed cow urine

On Sunday, the Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey said that the former Prime Minister Morarji Desai used to drink cow urine for its medicinal properties.

18 Jun 2019

Bihar
"How many wickets?": Bihar Health Minister at meeting on encephalitis

The fierce outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar has left many worried, but apparently, state Health Minister Mangal Pandey couldn't be less bothered.

12 May 2018

Ram Nath Kovind
International Nurses Day: President Kovind calls nurses 'true nation-builders'

President Ram Nath Kovind today, on International Nurses Day, lauded the dedication and contribution of nurses to the nation and stressed on the need for strengthening the nursing sector.

03 Sep 2017

India
Cabinet reshuffle: Interesting facts about the new ministers

In its third cabinet reshuffle, the Modi government has inducted nine new faces and promoted four Ministers of State to cabinet rank.

03 Sep 2017

India
Cabinet reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman new defense minister, Goyal gets Railways

After the Narendra Modi government's third cabinet reshuffle, Nirmala Sitharaman has become the new defense minister, the first woman to hold the portfolio after Indira Gandhi.

02 Sep 2017

India
Cabinet Reshuffle: Know the new faces

In a bid to fill vacancies and bring in fresh thoughts, the Modi government is set to induct nine new cabinet ministers on Sunday, right before PM Modi leaves for China to attend the 9th BRICS Summit.