Ayush Current Affairs

4th International Ayurveda Congress held in Leiden, Netherlands

Fourth International Ayurveda Congress (IAvC) was held in Leiden, Netherlands from September 1 to 2, 2018. It was inaugurated by Minister of State, (IC), for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik. The Congress was jointly organized by International Maharishi Ayurveda Foundation, Netherlands; All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi and International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune in association with Indian Embassy in Netherlands.

Key Facts

The congress focused on promotion and propagation of Ayurveda in Netherlands and its neighboring countries of Europe. On sidelines of this congress, Indian Embassy also had organized special seminar titled “India-Netherlands collaboration in Healthcare, including Ayurveda”. Special Seminar titled “India-Netherlands collaboration in Healthcare, including Ayurveda” was also organized by Indian Embassy on sidelines of this conference. This seminar was jointly addressed by AYUSH Minister and Dutch Minister for Medical Care and Sport Bruno Bruins highlighting benefits on traditional knowledge of India such as Yoga and Ayurveda for healthy living and aging.


India has long history and culture running over 5000 years of using traditional medicines for health care and developing them with modern scientific outlook. AYUSH is acronym of tradition medical systems that are being practiced in India such as Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy which are collectively abbreviated as AYUSH.

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India-Sao Tome and Principe: Cabinet approves MoU for Cooperation in field of Traditional Medicines

The Union Cabinet has approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Sao Tome and Principe for Cooperation in field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy. The MoU was signed in March, 2018. The MoU will enhance bilateral cooperation between two countries in areas of Traditional Systems of Medicine. This will be of immense importance to both countries considering their shared cultural heritage.


India is blessed with well- developed systems of traditional medicine including medicinal plants, which hold tremendous potential in the global health scenario. The Ministry of AYUSH is having mandate to promote, propagate and globalize the Traditional Systems of Medicine including Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa and Homoeopathy. It has taken numerous effective steps by entering into MoU with Malaysia, Trinidad & Tobago, Hungry, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mauritius, Mongolia, Iran for cooperation in traditional medicine.

Month: Categories: India Current Affairs 2018