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China goes gentle on Belt and Road Initiative

The Chinese government is trying to put up a gentler face on its huge plan for recreation of old Silk Road at a summit where it explained that it has to do more to explain the program and hence boost sustainability even as the state-led media hit at the critics. The Belt and Road Initiative ..

2018 National Ayurveda Day (NAD)

The 2018 National Ayurveda Day (NAD) is celebrated on November 5 with the theme “Ayurveda for Public Health” to create awareness on people’s health. The day focus on strengths of Ayurveda and its unique treatment principles. It create a sense of awareness in today’s generation and promote Ayurvedic principles of healing in society. The main ..

International Dialogue on Civilisation

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, in collaboration with National Geographic Society is hosting an international conference on “Dialogue of Civilizations hosted at Delhi, Gandhinagar and Dholavira. This conference is fourth in this series of ‘dialogues’ initiated by National Geographic Society in 2013 with an objective to encourage scholarly ..

India’s first-ever All India Institute of Ayurveda come up in New Delhi

India’s first-ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sarita Vihar in New Delhi on the occasion of 2nd National Ayurveda Day (NAD) i.e. on 17 Oct 2017. It has been set up along the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The purpose of ..

Jaipur is hosting first-ever National Ayurveda Youth Festival (NAYF)

The first-ever National Ayurveda Youth Festival (NAYF) has started in Jaipur, Rajasthan on September 14, 2017. Approx 3000 youth Ayurveda students and doctors from across the country are participating in the 3-day fest, which is organized by the joint auspices of the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) Jaipur and National Ayurveda and Youth Association (NAYA), ..

7th World Ayurveda Congress to be held in Kolkata

The 7th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) will be held in Kolkata from 2nd – 4th December, 2016. The Congress is organized by the World Ayurveda Foundation with support of Ministry of AYUSH, and the West Bengal government. The Congress is being held to facilitate development and growth of AYUSH system of medicine. The focus of ..

Arhashstra By Kautilya

Arthshastra: It was written by Kautilya or Vishnugupta or Chanakya, who was a professor at Taxila University and later the prime minister of the Maurya Empire. The manuscript was discovered by Arya Sharma Shashtri in 1904. Arthshastra has been divided in 15 Adhikarans and 180 Prakarans. It is related to money and politics and contains ..

Sources of History of Mauryan Empire

The starting of Mauryan Empire is from accession of Chandragupta Maurya to the Throne of Magadha in 321 BC. Sanskrit had emerged as a rich Indian Language by that time. Sources which gives an insight into the history of Maurya’s are as follwos:1. Puranas like Vishnupurana, Bhagawat Purana, Markandeya Purana2. Arthshastra by Kautilya3. MudraRakshasha by ..