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CURRENT AFFAIRS - HEALTH Establishment of Research Institute for Yoga and Naturopathy in Karnataka and Haryana | 02-Aug-2017 13:15

  • An autonomous Research Council, namely, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN) is working under the Ministry of AYUSH as the apex body for Research and Education in the field of Yoga and Naturopathy.
  • The CCRYN has set up a Central Research Institute at Rohini, Delhi.
  • The Government has approved establishment of Post Graduate Institutes for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy at Nagmangla (Karnataka) and Jhajjar (Haryana) at a total cost of 59.67 crore and 52.04 crore respectively.
  • CCRYN is running a Central Research Institute of Yoga & Naturopathy at Rohini, Delhi, with 20 bedded hospital of Yoga & Naturopathy.



India signs WHO's Call to end TB | 20-Mar-2017 12:02

India among other countries in the South East Asian Region, which bear half of the global tuberculosis burden, today signed a 'call for action' and pledged to scale up measures to end the disease by 2030.

It was signed by Health ministers from countries in WHO South-East Asia Region (WHO SEARO) during two-day ministerial meeting towards ending TB in the region held in New Delhi. 

One of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, tuberculosis (TB) clocks up approximately 2.8 million cases and nearly half a million deaths on an annual basis in India.TB is an infectious, airborne disease mainly affecting the lungs and is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.


US Scientists develop first blood test for autism | 20-Mar-2017 10:13

In a first, scientists from United States have discovered a way to accurately predict whether a child has autism spectrum disorder by analysing a blood sample, an advance that opens the door to earlier diagnosis and potential future development of therapeutics.