Traditional medicines: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

WHO: A Traditional Medicine Centre to be set up in India

Published: November 13, 2020

On November 13, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that it is to set up a traditional medicine centre in India. Key Highlights The announcement of establishing the centre was made during the inaugural ceremony of two future ready Ayurveda institutions. These institutions were inaugurated in Jamnagar and Jaipur. The Institute of Teaching and Research ..

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India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) report on ‘Deepening Cooperation in IBSA: Perspectives from Key Sectors’ launched

Published: November 11, 2020

India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) report on ‘Deepening Cooperation in IBSA: Perspectives from Key Sectors’ has been launched by the Economic Relations Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Rahul Chhabra. The report has been prepared by the second batch of the fellows of IBSA Visiting Fellow Program. The fellows of IBSA fellowship program undertook research on ..

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National Medicinal Plants Board and ICAR sign MoU

Published: July 7, 2020

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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China recommends Bear Bile as a cure for COVID-19

Published: March 31, 2020

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 ..

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Cabinet approves establishment of National Institute of Sowa Rigpa at Leh

Published: November 21, 2019

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 ..

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