Ayurveda: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

CuRED: Portal for information on clinical trial of repurposed drugs

On October 20, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched “CSIR Ushered Repurposed Drugs” portal called CuRED. Portal will provide the details about drugs repurposed by CSIR. Also, the portal will provide details about clinical trials of devices and diagnostics. Highlights The Council for scientific and Industrial Research was exploring different combination clinical trials ..

AYUSH Standard Treatment Protocol launched

On October 6, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released “AYUSH Standard Treatment Protocol”. It consists of self-care guidelines on preventive health measures. Highlights The protocol was launched by the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. Along with this, the protocols of AYUSH Ministry were also upgraded. This was done in sync with ..

Clinical Trial Registry of India: 61.5% of Clinical Trials registered are from AYUSH disciplines

On September 30, 2020, the Ministry of AYUSH announced that 203 trials were registered in Clinical Trial Registry of India between March and June, 2020. Of this 61.5% were from the AYUSH disciplines. Highlights Of the total trials registered, 70% were sponsored by the Government of India and various other stakeholders associated with the Ministry ..

Parliament passed Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020

Parliament passed the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020 with approval from Rajya Sabha on September 16, 2020. Earlier, the lower house (Lok Sabha) had also passed the bill. Key Provisions of the Bill The bill seeks to establish an Institute of Teaching and Research (IoTR) in Ayurveda. The bill also proposes ..

India-US to begin joint Ayurvedic Clinical trials for COVID-19

On July 9, 2020, India and United States began joint Ayurvedic Clinical trials against COVID-19. The joint research is to be supported by the Indo-US Science Technology Forum (IUSSTF). Highlights There are three ongoing collaborations between US-based institutions and India Vaccine companies. Other Projects Both the countries have been conducting several such projects. This includes ..