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National Medicinal Plants Board and ICAR sign MoU

On July 6, 2020, the National Medicinal Plants Board operating under Ministry of AYUSH and ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research)-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Highlights According to the agreement, the institutions will conserve medicinal and aromatic plants and their genetic resources at spaces designated by ICAR. All the ..

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Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homeopathy to be re-established

On June 3rd, it was decided in a meeting of Union Cabinet to re-establish Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy (PCIM&H) as Subordinate Office under Ministry of AYUSH. Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy, that came into existence in 2010, functions as an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH. The re-establishment is ..

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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 ..

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India allows export of 12 Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

On April 7, 2020, the Government of India allowed the export of 12 Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). GoI had earlier banned the export of these APIs and their formulations to prevent their shortages in India. Highlights The Directorate General of Foreign Trade amended the export ban. The major drugs that were banned include Vitamins B6, ..

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Largest conference on traditional medicine: AYUSH Terminologies and their Standardisation held in New Delhi

On February 26, 2020, the largest ever conference on traditional medicine was held in New Delhi. The ICoSDiTAUS-2020 called the International Conference on Standardisation of Diagnosis and Terminologies of AYUSH was attended by 16 countries. It included Serbia, Sri Lanka, Curacao, Mauritius, Iran, Japan, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Switzerland, Myanmar, Cuba, Ghana, Jamaica, Equatorial Guinea and ..

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