Current Affairs – October, 2019

India and Germany sign MoUs

The All India Institute of Ayurveda under Ministry of AYUSH and FiZ-Frankfurter Innovationzentrum Biotechnologie Gmbh signed MoU in the event “German/Indian knowledge exchange regarding current developments in the health care sector”


  • The goal of the collaboration is to research in the field of Genomics
  • According to the agreement, a team of scientists from both the countries will develop evidence-based guidelines supported with latest technologies like machine learning and Artificial Intelligence.
  • It also aims at integrating Ayurvedic principles and practices into modern medicines.
  • Also, the countries will exchange their knowledge and experiences


  • The experts believe that at deeper glance both the sciences can support each other
  • The agreement forms the base line to complement traditional Ayurvedic Medicine with Biotechnology. It aids in creating evidences that will further help in contributing global health care
  • Ayurveda being the time tested science focused upon wholeness of mind, soul and body, along with empirical medicine and precision medicine it can help ease the medicinal processes.

Vyas Samman 2018 conferred on Leeladhar Jagoori

The 28th Vyas Samman for the year 2018 was conferred on noted Hindi poet and writer Leeladhar Jagoori for his poetry collection ‘Jitne Log Utne Prem’, at a function held in New Delhi. Jagoori was conferred the prestigious award for his poetry collection by renowned author and scholar Govind Mishra.

Well known Hindi poet Leeladhar Jagoori’s poems often celebrate love and hope. The poetry collection ‘Jitne Log Utne Prem’  is Jagoori’s 12th anthology of poetry. Jagoori’s award citation reads- He presents a new world of experience, language, narrative and that his poems are ever-changing sounds of experiments and progress.

About Vyas Samman

The prestigious award was started in 1991 and is conferred especially for contributions to Hindi literature. It is given by K K Birla Foundation for an outstanding literary work in Hindi authored by an Indian citizen published during last 10 years. It carries a prize money of Rs. 4 lakh along with a citation and plaque. The KK Birla Foundation also confers Saraswati Samman and Bihari Puraskar for literature in Indian languages.