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  • Jun 11, 2020
  • 1 Key Highlights of Economic Survey 2019-20: Gender Budgeting and Senior Citizens [ Yojana ]

    All marginalised and excluded groups are stakeholders in development processes. Government’s resolve to work for the aspirations, welfare and empowerment of women and welfare of senior citizens.

    • Allocation of Rs. 35,600 crore for nutrition-related programmes proposed for the fi

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  • 2 Action Plan for Prosperity of Farmers, Environment and Forest [ Yojana ]

    Integration of farming, storage, financing, processing and marketing. To check deteriorating soil health and maintain land fertility.

    Towards Doubling Farmers Income

    • Agricultural credit target of Rs. 15 lakh crore by 2020 - 21.

    • All eligible beneficiaries of PM-KISAN will be co

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  • Jun 10, 2020
  • 1 Education Sector Budget and Skills, Employment and Human Resource Development: STRIVE and USTTAD Scheme [ Yojana, Education ]

    Improvement in system level indicators. These system level indicators include school size, school standard evaluation and continuous professional development of teachers.

    • Sourcing of External Commercial Borrowings and FDI to deliver higher quality education.

    • Under its “Study i

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  • 2 Sectoral Analysis of the Union Budget and India’s Quest for Universal Health Coverage [ Yojana ]

    Major Impetus

    • In food sector, Food Corporation of India shall enhance its borrowing to the extent of Rs. 3,66,000 crore against the food subsidy bill of Rs. 1,08,688 crore.

    • Rs. 68,400 crore will be drawn towards repayments.

    • Farmer’s income is sought to be doubled in next thre

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  • 3 2020: Fiscal Sustainability Framework and Deficit Indicators (Kelkar Committee Targets) [ Yojana ]

    Effective administration of expenditure. Increase in revenue base.

    • Potent tax buoyancy.

    • Enactment of FRBMA (Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003) to achieve fiscal consolidation, prudent fiscal management.

    Major fiscal instruments:

    • Fiscal deficit

    • Revenue d

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  • 4 Industry Development Steps: FRBM Act, Reforming Banking Sectors, NIRVIK [ Yojana ]

    Improving credit access. Increasing cash in hand for the businesses.

    • Proposals regarding decriminalizing the Companies Act.

    • Relooking at other laws.

    • Fine-tuning the Contract Act.

    • Creating a taxpayers’ charter.

    • Proposal to spend Rs. 30,42,230 crore in 2020 - 21.

    • Revised def

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  • 5 National Logistics Policy: Developments in (2020) Transport Infrastructure in India- Railways, Civil Aviation, Highway Revolution [ Yojana ]

    Railways

    • To set up Kisan Rail by Indian Railways through PPP.

    • 150 Passenger trains through PPP mode.

    • 4 station redevelopment projects.

    • More Tejas type trains to connect iconic tourist destinations.

    • Setting up a large solar power capacity alongside rail tracks.

    • 148 Km long B

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  • Jun 9, 2020
  • 1 Union Budget to Transform Urban Landscape: Focus on Smart Cities, Water Supply and Sewerage/Septage, JJM, AMRUT, SBM and HRIDAY Schemes [ Yojana ]

    Requires substantial flow of infrastructure investment. India needs to spend about $1.4 trillion ( Rs. 100 lakh crore).

    • Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas for a rapidly increasing urban population.

    World Urban Prospects in India:

    • 40 % by 2030.

    • 50 % by 2050.

    Smart Citi

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  • 2 MSMEs (Micro, Medium and Small Enterprises) and Tax Proposals: Benefits to Common Man [ Yojana ]

    Contributes nearly 29 % to the country’s GDP. NBFCs are the major lenders of MSMEs.

    • Facilitation of NBFCs through the TReDs platform to facilitate the strained working capital.

    • Dept recovery under SARFAESI (Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement

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  • 3 Union Budget 2020-21: Major Schemes and Allocations to Agriculture and Industry [ Yojana ]

    Finding equilibrium between economic growth and fiscal prudence. To address various areas of the economy. Focus towards inclusive and sustainable development.

    Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Development

    • To provide support for end to end value chain.

    • Putting emphasis in wareh

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  • 4 Union Budget 2020-21: Schemes for Ease of Living [ Yojana ]

    • Farmer friendly initiatives such as agriculture credit target of Rs. 15 lakh crore for the year 2020 - 21.

    • Krishi Udaan for promoting a seamless national cold supply chain for perishables.

    Extension of PM-KUSUM (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan):

    • T

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  • May 20, 2020
  • 1 Employment Opportunities in Rural Homestays [ Yojana ]

    Development of rural Tourism. Enhancing economic empowerment and employment generation. Sustainable livelihoods.

    • Can provide direct benefits to the local communities or stakeholders both economically and socially.

    • Forest fringe Marginalised communities in North East provides t

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  • May 18, 2020
  • 1 Cybersecurity Issues and Challenges and Protection Against Cyber Attacks [ Yojana ]

    Cybersecurity Issues and Challenges

    Around 3.6 billion are online out of 7.6 billion populations. Social media has empowered people and connected them. Digital literacy is a must.

    • Digital literacy empowers us with the ability to use information and technology to find, evaluate,

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  • 2 Key Intiatives in Education and Key Reforms in School Education [ Education, Yojana ]

    Formulating a New Education Policy

    • To meet the changing dynamics of the requirements of the population with regards to quality education.

    • Innovation and Research.

    • Equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge.

    • Submission of Draft National Education Policy by Dr.

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  • 3 Quality Education for Weaker Sections and Disadvantaged Groups [ Education, Yojana ]

    Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009

    • Entitles every child of age 6 to 14 years to a right to free and compulsory education in a neighbourhood school till the completion of elementary education.

    • Section 8 (c) - Provides that the child belonging to w

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  • 4 Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Opportunities for India [ Yojana ]

    A system’s ability to learn and interpret external data. Use of software/algorithms. Performing specific roles and tasks being executed by Humans at present.

    Interchangeably Used with

    • Expert systems.

    • Decision support system.

    • Knowledge based system.

    • Machine learning.

    • Natural

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  • Feb 7, 2020
  • 1 📹 Yojana January 2020 Part 3 [ Yojana ]

    Role of Community Radio in Disaster Mgmt. & Climate-change Communication: Community radio specialises in providing local information to local people. Thus, it can play an important role in disaster risk reduction, especially in pre-disaster preparedness and mitigation thru. Aware

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  • 2 📹 Yojana January 2020 Part 2 [ Yojana ]

    Water Management: Building a Resilient Nation: ‘Women-led Water, Sanitation, Hygiene & Resilient practices Project’ or W-SHARP was implemented in 2018 to test effectiveness of risk-informed planning driven by local contexts & communities such as those of Marathwada, especially du

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  • 3 Yojana January 2020 Part 1 [ Yojana ]

    Times to Act: W/time running out to contain ill-effects on environment, recently held Conference of Parties under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC COP 25) in Madrid, Spain was seen as a window of opportunity.

    India at UNFCC COP 25

    • Union Minister for

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  • Dec 31, 2019
  • 1 Yojana December 2019 Urbanisation [ Yojana ]

    We Shape Our Cities, Thereafter the Cities Shape Us: •”Urbanisation can be prevented from turning ugly not by keeping people away the cities but by taking cities to where people already live. ” This needs a holistic approach of developing urban and rural India in a mutually-symbi

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  • Dec 14, 2019
  • 1 Yojana December 2019 Urbanisation Slums in India – Facts & Misconceptions [ Yojana ]

    Slums in India – Facts & Misconceptions: “Blue polygon” settlements, so termed because clusters of such homes- four poles surmounted by a blue plastic sheet-appear as blue rectangles in satellite images. UN- Habitat employs five criteria to identify slums. Each related to a livin

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  • 2 Yojana December 2019 Urbanisation Developing Natural Forest Cover [ Yojana ]

    Developing Natural Forest Cover: A Case Study from Yadadri, Telangana: W/enthusiasm generated across all sections of society to plant & protect saplings planted under ‘Telanganaku Haritha haram, ’ a flagship programme of state to create an entire forest instead of mere plantation

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  • Nov 18, 2019
  • 1 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 8 [ Yojana ]

    Swachh Bharat: A Chapter of Success: SBM journey of only 5 years bewilders everyone by fact that over 10 cr. Individual Household Latrines (IHHLs) have been constructed, & all 6 lakh villages, 699 districts & 35 states/Uts have declared themselves ODF. Campaigns like ‘Swachhata H

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  • 2 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 2 [ Yojana ]

    Way Forward: we must focus on circular economy for converting our waste into resources. 1st step in this regard will be 100 % achievements in terms of waste segregation. Successful disposal & streamlining waste infrastructure. We Must also focus on sustained behavioural changes t

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  • 3 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 3 [ Yojana ]

    People’s Policy: Swachh Bharat Revolution by Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation, ministry of Jal Shakti has also followed this 4Ps structure. Political leadership. Public financing. Partnerships. Peoples’ participation. Gram Panchayats: Beyond ODF: GoI. Signed Constitution

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  • 4 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 6 [ Yojana ]

    Operational in 22 States/Uts; 25 States/Uts procured land for waste SWM facilities; Waste processing facilities set up – 2028; Waste processing operational – 160; & Landfill sites identified – 1161/Operational - 37. SWM Initiatives: Initiatives Taken by CPCB Guidelines on Legacy

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  • 5 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY [ Yojana ]

    Background: Emergence of Sanitation as an Economy: Sanitation economy is not just about toilets but it also includes provision of clean drinking water, elimination of waste & converting them into useful resources & digitized sanitation system that optimizes date for operating eff

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  • 6 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 4 [ Yojana ]

    An exclusive toilet is more likely to be used if household has access to a dedicated water facility. Chances of open defecation increase if distance of drinking water source is more than 400 meters from premises instead of having a drinking water source w/I dwelling. Similarly. C

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  • 7 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 5 [ Yojana ]

    Solid Waste Management: Way Forward: Solid Waste Management is a major problem in India, where urbanization, Industrialization, & economic growth have resulted in increased municipal solid waste (MSW) generation, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) notifie

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  • 8 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 7 [ Yojana ]

    Initiative take by States/Union Territories: States & UTS such as Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Daman & Diu, & Goa have achieved maximum compliance w/respect to provisions of SWM Rules. Initiatives taken by Chhattisgarh State are as follows: Door-to-door collection, waste segrega

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  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 1 Yojana October 2019- Invaluable Legacy (Part- 1) [ Yojana ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Basic Argument, Trusteeship is Based on Ahimsa, Trusteeship Allows Creation Of Wealth, Trusteeship & Nature, Trusteeship In Consumption, Gandhi’s Response to Direct Violence, Gandhi’s Response to Structure violence, Gandhi’s Response to Cultur

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  • 2 Yojana October 2019- Invaluable Legacy (Part- 2) [ Yojana ]

    Mahatma Gandhi’s Eleven Vows: Object & Observances of Ashram, Truth, Non-Violence or Love, Chastity (Brahmacharya), Control of Palate, Non-Stealing, Non-Possession or poverty, Physical Labour, Swadeshi, Fearlessness, Removal of Untouchability, Tolerance,

    Gandhi as an Internation

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  • Sep 25, 2019
  • 1 Yojana September 2019 Resurgent India 2019-20 Way Forward [ Yojana ]

    Way Forward: PMAY-G aims to achieve objective of “Housing for All” by 2022. A total of 1.54 cr rural homes have been completed in last 5 years. In 2nd Phase of PMAY-G, during 2019 - 20 to 2021 - 22,1.95 cr houses are proposed to be provided to eligible beneficiaries.

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  • 2 Yojana September 2019 Resurgent India 2019-20 Inland Waterways [ Yojana ]

    Inland waterways: Ministry is augmenting capacity of NW-1 under jal marg Vikas project. Project will enable movement of large vessels of 1.500 - 2.000 tones on inland waterway. Logistics: Logistics mngt. includes design & administration of system to control flow of material, wo

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  • Sep 23, 2019
  • 1 Yojana September 2019 Resurgent India 2019-20 [ Yojana ]

    On The Path of Progress: India is a unique combination of urban-rural, agricultural-industrial and formal-informal skill components and as such India’s development plan or its trajectory is unique in terms of interventions, ideas as well as approaches. With initiatives such as th

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  • 2 Yojana September 2019 Resurgent India 2019-20 Poverty of Households [ Yojana ]

    National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) was requested to assess the impact of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) on Income and Employment. MoRD, we estimate that the scheme could have generated about 52.47 crore person-days are for skilled labour and the

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  • 3 Yojana September 2019 Resurgent India 2019-20 India’S Journey Towards [ Yojana ]

    India’s Foreign Policy Approach: The new approach is reflected in the foreign policy pillars of Panchamrit - Samman (dignity and honour), Samvaad (engagement and dialogue), Samriddhi (Shared Prosperity), Suraksha (regional and global security) and Sanskriti evam Sabhyata (Cultur

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  • 4 Yojana September 2019 Resurgent India 2019-20 Rural Development [ Yojana ]

    The sharing pattern under Programmes for non Himalayan States became 60: 40, and 90: 10 in Himalayan States. Under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G), instead of a 75: 25 sharing earlier, it became 60: 40 leveraging a total of Rs. 45,000 crore in 3 Years as State share,

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  • 5 Yojana September 2019 Resurgent India 2019-20 Water Conservation [ Yojana ]

    Water Crisis – A Major Impediment: India has just 2.4 % geographical area of the world while harbouring nearly one sixth of the global population and the world’s highest owner of livestock. Although the mother Earth is predominantly (70%) covered by water, only 2.5 % is freshwat

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  • 6 Yojana September 2019 Resurgent India 2019-20 Developing a Knowledge [ Yojana ]

    Developing a Knowledge – based Society: The budget allocation for the S&T Sector is less than 08 % compared to about 3 - 5 % by developed countries, including China. For all these to be achieved, the investment in human resource development aiming at enabling the youth power w/th

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  • 7 Yojana September 2019 Resurgent India 2019-20 Skills for a $5 Trillion Economy [ Yojana ]

    Skills for a $5 Trillion Economy: According to the Economic Survey, ‘the working-age population in the country will grow by roughly 97 lakh per year during the coming decade and 42 lakh per year in the 2030s’. It has projected that, “If we assume that the labour force participati

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  • Sep 18, 2019
  • 1 Organisation of Aadi Mahotsav at Leh-Ladakh [ Policy/Governance, Yojana ]

    In a significant step to boost the local economy in Ladakh, Aadi Mahotsav is being organised at Polo Ground, Leh Ladakh starting from start from 17 August till 25 August 2019 with the theme a celebration of the spirit of Tribal Craft, Culture and Commerce. The event was inaugurat

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  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 1 Yojana August 2019 : Citizen Centric e-Services (Part - 1) [ Yojana ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Macro economic Outlook, Measures for attracting Foreign/Domestic Investment, InFinance Act, 2019 (Interim Budget), Jal Shakti Abhiyan, Har Ghar Jal, Mission for Urban Rejuvenation, Metro Projects: Connecting City, Swachha Bharat Mission (Urba

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  • 2 Yojana August 2019 : Citizen Centric e-Services (Part - 2) [ Yojana ]

    Transforming Urban India: -Missions for Urban Rejuvenation: Govt. embarked on one of most comprehensive programmes of planned & systematic urban development w/launch of various flagship missions to bring about a transformative change in lives of people w/inclusive participative

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  • 3 Yojana August 2019 : Citizen Centric E-Services (Part - 3) [ Yojana ]

    Budget 2019 - 20: Some Reflections: -A few of these basic facts are summarized below: Budget aims at 7 % GDP growth rate. Average growth rate during last five years has been 7.5 %. There is a declaration of an intent to become a 5 trillion economy by 2024. Survey also informs th

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  • 4 Yojana August 2019 : Citizen Centric E-Services (Part - 4) [ Yojana ]

    Welfare & Empowerment of Marginalized Thru. Budgetary Interventions: Current Govt. has clearly visualized development w/following visions to make it real: Building physical & social Infrastructure;

    Digital India reaching every sector of economy; Pollution free India w/green Mot

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  • Jul 22, 2019
  • 1 Yojana July 2019 - Citizen Centric E-Services (Part 1) [ Yojana ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: - BPO Movement, National Policy on Software Products, Key NCoG Projects, Pan India Network, Data Centres: A Host to e Governance Applications, Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), Geospatial Technology, Video Conferencing, Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digi

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  • 2 Yojana July 2019 - Citizen Centric E-Services (Part 2) [ Yojana ]

    Digital Infrastructure: Core of Governance: -Pan India Network: NICNET, Pan India communication network for exclusive use of Govt. has continuously evolved since 1980s in terms of its geographical expansion, state of art technology, reliability as well as security architecture.

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  • 3 Yojana July 2019 - Citizen Centric E-Services (Part 3) [ Yojana ]

    Fostering Right Ecosystem-A Software Products –Led Approach: Preamble: - 181 billion dollar IT BPM industry has been services led & exports driven. It has reaped remarkable results driven & in turn, our industry has becomes a global powerhouse in IT services sector. NASSCOM Stra

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  • 4 Yojana July 2019 - Citizen Centric E-Services (Part 4) [ Yojana ]

    ICT Enabled Farm Centric Agricultural Services: Agricultural Commodity Value System (AVS) of a farmer & India has been blessed w/about 400 Agricultural Commodity Value Systems. Indian agricultural system is confronted, inadequate factors of production, weather uncertainties, mult

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  • Jul 11, 2019
  • 1 Yojana June 2019 - Yoga & Alternative Systems of Medicine (Part - 1) [ Yojana ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: - Yogic Practices for Well Being, How Yoga Works, Yoga & Mental Health, Yoga – Indian Ethos, Yoga & Youth, Lifestyle Changes Include, Special Features of Yogic Practices, Benefit of Eight Limbs of Ashtang Yog, Evolution of Medicine Since Ancie

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  • 2 Yojana June 2019 - Yoga & Alternative Systems of Medicine (Part 2) [ Yojana ]

    Increasing Relevance of Yoga in Modern Times: - Ever since UNO declared June 21st as International Day of Yoga (IDY), celebration of this IDY has become a global phenomenon. Aim of Govt. is to promote & encourage youth who have excelled & achieved in disciplines of Yoga & sports.

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  • 3 Yojana June 2019 - Yoga & Alternative Systems of Medicine (Part 3) [ Yojana ]

    Siddha System of Medicine in A Nutshell: Siddha Medicine: - Term ‘Siddha’ is derived from root word ‘Siddhi’ which means ‘an object to be attained ’ or ‘perfection’. Practitioners of Siddha medicine aimed at perfection of health. Siddha system of medicine owes its origin to med

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  • 4 Yojana June 2019 - Yoga & Alternative Systems of Medicine (Part 4 ) [ Yojana ]

    Homeopathy in India An Overview: Homeopathy: -Word ‘Homeopathy’ is derived from two Greek words, ‘Homois” meaning similar & pathos meaning ‘suffering’. It is based on natural law of healing- ” Similia Similibus Curantur” which means “likes are cured by likes”. All over world 10th

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