Ayush Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020

On September 16, 2020, Parliament passed the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020 with approval from Rajya Sabha. The lower house, Lok Sabha had already passed the bill. Highlights The bill aims to establish an institute of teaching and research in Ayurveda. The institute is to be declared as an Institute of Read More…

Indian Spices Exports increase by 23%

On July 19, 2020, the Ministry of Commerce released data on exports. According to the data, the export of spices has increased. Highlights In June 2020, Indian Spices exports has increased by 23% as compared to the same month in 2019. The exports of spices have earned 359 million USD in June 2020 as compared Read More…

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Arsenicum Album: Homeopathic drug recommended by AYUSH Ministry

Ministry of AYUSH has recommended the Arsenicum album, a homeopathic drug. The drug has been recommended for preventive use of COVID-19. Highlights The drug is made by heating arsenic in distilled water. This process of heating is repeated for three days till the water has less than 1% of arsenic. This is considered as the Read More…

Union Cabinet approves re-establishment of Pharmacopoeia Commission

On June 4, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the Pharmacopoeia commission. The cabinet has approved to re-establish the commission for Indian Medicine and Homeopathy under Ministry of AYUSH. Highlights The commission has been set up by merging Pharmacopoeia Laboratory for Indian Medicine and Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory. The two central laboratories were Read More…

UP Government implements Herbal Roads Project

The Uttar Pradesh Government is to implement Herbal Roads Project in a stretch of 800 km in the state. Highlights Under the project, the state government is to plant trees that have medicinal values on either sides of the roads. The herbal trees to be planted include Neem, Peepal, Sehjan, etc. The plants will provide Read More…