BY: D.K Choudhary
Ministry of AYUSH Constitutes a 16-member Committee to Prepare a Yoga Protocol for Diabetes Control
i. The Ministry of AYUSH has constituted a 16-member committee under the chairmanship of Dr. H.R. Nagendra, Chancellor, S-Vyasa University, to prepare a Yoga Protocol for Diabetes Control.
ii. The Ayush Minister Shri ShripadYesso Naik said that regular yoga practice can help reduce the level of sugar in the blood, along with lowering blood pressure, keeping a weight check, reducing the symptoms and slowing the rate of progression of diabetes, as well as lessening the severity of further complications.
iii .Besides, this the Ministry has also launched a programme to integrate Ayurveda, Homoeopathy and Unani with National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS).
iv .Apart from this, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN) has opened 8 OPDs in various Govt. Hospitals to integrate Yoga & Naturopathy to cure diabetes.
Goa Distributes Pink Teddy Bears to First-Time Female Voters
i. In a move to encourage active participation in the assembly poll especially by women Teddy – Goa electionvoters, the government of Goa on February 4, 2017 conducted a unique experiment, which involved giving away 600 pink teddy bears to first time women voters across the state.
ii. The teddies were distributed at 40 model polling booths from each of the 40 assembly constituencies in Goa. These polling stations were decorated with pink balloons, pink table cloths, pink walls, while polling officials were also seen wearing pink clothes.
iii. The experiment was seen to be a fruitful effort. The 40 themed polling booths got 2 percent more voting than the average polling rate in all the other regular polling booths.
iv. Goa saw nearly 83 percent voting on February 4, 2017 at 1642 polling stations.Besides, the first time men voters received pen as a gift of appreciation.