The Union Cabinet, at its meeting on Monday, gave its nod for launching the National AYUSH Mission (NAM) with “core and flexible components.”

Biopiracy is a compound word consisting of ‘bio’ which is a short form for ‘biology’ and ‘piracy’. Biopirates are those
individuals and industries/companies accused of one or both of the following acts: (i) the theft, misappropriation of, or

JAIPUR: The medical health and family welfare department is in the process of framing rules for effective implementation of the Clinical Establishment Act 2010, which was passed in the Vidhan Sabha last year.

A medical health and family welfare department official said, "We have started working on implementation of the Act. The rules are being framed for its effective implementation in the state."

The fish farming potential in the state lies unutilised. The Department of Fisheries has failed to motivate farmers, especially in lower areas, to take to fish farming in a commercial manner.

Rajasthan Medical and Health Minister Aimaduddin Ahmed Khan has laid emphasis on expansion of Indian systems of medicine and improving the standard of their drugs to maintain people's faith in these streams for treatment of serious diseases.

The opposition to BT brinjal has partly arisen because some Solanum species are widely used in Indian medicine. According to Prof.

The activists opposing the commercialization of Bt brinjal have asserted that Bt brinjal would seriously affect the use of brinjal in the Alternative and Complementary Systems of Medicine (ACSM) in India, through ‘loss of synergy’. The then Minister for Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India (GoI), repeatedly echoed this view.

Several assets of Unani medicine are available in different languages, includ-
ing Urdu, Persian and Arabic. These literary assets are easily accessible and

The Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill 2010, hereinafter
referred to as the Bill, was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on the 6th May 2010 and referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare on the 12th May, 2010 for examination and report thereon.

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday said Ayurveda and Unani interventions could be used for increasing the immunity to fight various flu-like conditions. These could be adopted by normal healthy persons as well as those with mild symptoms such as cold, cough and body pain.

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