Traditional Medicines Current Affairs - 2020

India attends Shanghai Cooperation Organization Health Ministers’ Meeting

On July 24, 2020, Union Health Minister of India Dr Harsh Vardhan attended Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Health Ministers’ meeting. Highlights During the meet, India placed its following stands India is using TruNat and CBNAAT tests in addition to antigen-based testing to test COVID-19 India has increased its Personal Protective Equipment capacity. Earlier, India was Read More…

China recommends Bear Bile as a cure for COVID-19

The Chinese Government has put on a list of medicines that shall be used to treat COVID-19. It includes both Chinese traditional medicines and western medicines as well. Among these, “Tan Re Qing” has been identified as best cure. This traditional medicine carries bear bile Bear Bile The use of Bear bile in Chinese medicine Read More…

Cabinet approves establishment of National Institute of Sowa Rigpa at Leh

The Union Cabinet has approved establishment of National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa (NISR) in Leh, Union Territory of Ladakh. It will be an autonomous National Institute under Union Ministry of AYUSH. It is mandated to undertake interdisciplinary education and research programmes in Sowa-Rigpa system of traditional medicine in collaboration with premier national and international Institutes and Read More…

All India Institute of Ayurveda inks MoU with IIT Delhi to give scientific validation to Ayurveda

All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)-Delhi have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance research in the field of Ayurveda. The MoU was signed on sidelines of two-day conference on ‘Raising towards Excellence’ held at New Delhi. Key Facts As of part of MoU, AIIA will invite technological experts Read More…

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 Read More…