All India Institute of Ayurveda Current Affairs - 2020

AYURAKSHA Programme organized by Delhi Police

The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) organized AYURAKSHA Programme under the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy).


The programme aimed to maintain the health of front-line workers of COVID-19. It was a joint venture of AIIA and Delhi Police and was titled AYURAKSHA “Corona Se Jung-Delhi Police Ke Sang”. The main objective of the programme is to fight against simple and time tested Ayurveda immunity boosting measures.


The programme recommends Chyawanaprasha. Chyawanprasha has Amla as main ingredient. It also recommends other major formulations such as Sanshamani Vati and anu Taila. These formulations use simple herbs and are time tested.

What is the Plan?

Under the programme the Delhi Police has come up with a proposal to maintain the health of the COVID-19 front line warriors. This includes the police personnel as well. According to the plan, Ayurveda immunity measures are to be adopted. The proposal is to be implemented in phased manner. In phase I, the quarantined officials are to be covered. In Phase II, police officers in containment zones are to be covered. In phase III, the officers in quarantine zones are to be covered. Finally in Phase IV, the police men working in front line of the COVID-19 combat are to be covered.

AIIA signs MoU with Western Sydney University to promote Ayurveda

The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Australia’s Western Sydney University with aim to promote collaboration in research and developing guidelines for integrating Ayurveda principles with modern medicine. The MoU was agreed and exchanged on the occasion of event ‘India Australia International Education and Research Workshop’ at Ambedkar International Center in New Delhi.

Key Highlights of MoU

Both Institutions AIIIA and Western Sydney University are committed to take collaboration to the next Higher Level by identifying specific areas for collaboration in education, research as well as practices of traditional medicine while ensuring quality standards and also by encouraging investment in traditional medicine related infrastructure.

Since India is a priority country among Australia’s international partnerships, thus signing of MoU is another milestone in the history of health care industry.

Combining data-driven precision based technologies and Ayurvedic medicine will be a valuable contribution to current goals for providing a better and safe health care system to Universe, specifically towards developing a safe and effective integration of traditional and complementary medicine.

Significance: Complementing the Traditional Ayurveda Medicine along with conventional concepts of Modern Medicine is expected in generating scientific evidences that could further help in contributing to global healthcare.