Ministry of AYUSH Current Affairs - 2020

Uttar Pradesh Government launches “Ayush Kavach” application

On May 5, 2020, the Uttar Pradesh Government launched Ayush Kavach application to help people access prescriptions. These prescriptions will help the people to strengthen their resistance through ancient practices Ayurveda and Yoga. The application aims to boost the immunity of the people through Ayurveda medicines.

Highlights

The Ayush Kavach application is to provide health related information and also tips about using ayurvedic medicines. The application was launched by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath.

Significance

The application provides information about natural resources that help boost immunity. The application was developed by the Ayush Department of Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier, the Ministry of Ayush had introduced several measures and ayurvedic practices to increase the immunity against COVID-19 in specific. One such government approved practices is the “Kabasura Kudineer”.

Kabasura Kudineer

The Kabasura Kudineer is usually recommended for respiratory ailments such as cold and flu. It is a well-known Siddha medicine. It consists of 15 ingredients including ginger, Clove, ajwain, etc.

The medicine became popular in online retailing sites as one of the essential commodities. This was mainly because, the Tamil Nadu Government distributed the medicine for free in public centres in ready to drink forms.

Other Recommendations

The other traditional medicines recommended by AYUSH includes Agastha Rasayanam, Kooshbandha Rasayanam, Kandha Kashayam, Dasamoola Kathurayam, Rasayana sikitcha and Viyagriyadhi Kashayam. These medicines were contributed by Ayurveda. The Unani branch of AYUSH ministry had contributed Unnab, Behidana and Sapistan medicines.

Fit India Active Day Programme launched under Fit India Movement

On April 14, 2020, Government of India launched Fit India Active Day Programme. The programme was launched under the flagship initiative of GoI called “Fit India”.

Highlights

The Ministry of AYUSH has issued guidelines to implement the Fit India Active Day Programme. The programme is launched to make sure children practice fitness even when they stay home. The programme also intends to create immunity against COVID-19.

Live sessions are to be conducted under the programme. These live sessions shall be accessed by students through Instagram and Facebook. The programme has been launched under the partnership of CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education).

Fit India Movement

The Fit India Movement was launched to encouraged to make sure the citizens stay healthy through sports and physical activities. The movement was launched by PM Modi during National Sports Day, 2019.

National Sports Day

The National Sports Day is observed every year on August 29. The day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of the legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand.