Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: AYUSH

Separate visa category, special trade mark for products soon, says PM at AYUSH summit

Modi inaugurated the ‘first investment summit in the AYUSH sector’ in Gandhinagar Wednesday in presence of WHO DG Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus.

Ayurveda clinics at 37 cantonment hospitals from 1 May, Defence Ministry announces

To support the initiative, Ministry of AYUSH is providing skilled practitioners and pharmacists to the cantonment hospitals, the ministry said.

AYUSH ministry threatens Kerala doctor with defamation, for ‘denigrating’ Ayurveda

Dr Cyriac Abby Philips was interviewed by a YouTube channel in June this year on liver injuries that could occur due to herb use, and the video went viral in Kerala.

Northeast needs more Ayush colleges, Modi govt has increased financial assistance: Sonowal

Under the National Ayush Mission (NAM), the Centre has now given Rs 70 crore to state governments to open Ayush colleges, up from Rs 9 crore, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said.

AYUSH has improved financial condition of farmers and forest-dwellers, says Ram Nath Kovind

After laying the foundation stone of UP's first AYUSH university in Gorakhpur, President Kovind said AYUSH medicines also helped boost immunity during 2nd Covid wave.

Cabinet approves continuation of National Ayush Mission as centrally-sponsored scheme

Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that the scheme would continue till 31 March 2026 with a financial implication of Rs 4,607.30 crore to be spent during the period.

Is giloy a ‘magic Covid herb’ or liver killer? Mumbai study casts shadow on ayurvedic remedy

Giloy or guduchi is a climber with heart-shaped leaves, commonly used in ayurveda/herbal medicine. Its ‘immuno-boosting’ ability has made it part of Ayush Covid management protocol.

In a first, Modi govt forms panel to study business of AYUSH products, therapies in India

Ayush ministry has created a panel, Forum For Assessment of AYUSH Market Size, which includes lobbies of top herbal drug-makers including Vicco, Dabur, Himalaya, Zandu & Emami.

Patanjali’s Coronil no Covid cure, can be used only as supplement: Uttarakhand AYUSH officer  

Director of state licensing authority in Uttarakhand says Patanjali Ayurveda has been strictly told to not market Coronil as a Covid cure, adding the authority will 'monitor' the company.   

Does bhasma heal neurodegenerative diseases? Can Yoga aid nervous system? IIT-D to find out

IIT Delhi is collaborating with the All India Institute of Ayurveda on 7 projects that will focus on various Ayurvedic formulations and practices.

On Camera


China curbs social media presence of Lankan embassy after its vessel was denied entry to Hambantota

Don’t just ‘keep a watch’ on China’s spy ship at Sri Lankan port. Emulate the enemy

China has made a larger point about the power shift in Indian Ocean region by docking the missile and satellite tracking ship Yuan Wang 5 at Hambantota Port.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
NI 13.08

Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.