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Will Ministry Of AYUSH Try To Replace Allopathy With Ayurveda?

The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy; or other wise known as the Ministry of AYUSH; has the objective to develop education, conduct research and spread awareness about alternative medicine systems in India. The Ministry was formed on 9th of November' 2014. Before 2014, it was known as the Department  of Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy (ISM&H) which was created in March 1995 and renamed the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in November 2003, with a view to provide focused attention for the development of Education and Research in Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. The ministry started growing in prominence after the election of Bharatiya Janata Party government at the centre, in 2014.

How far has India reached in the global marathon of Artificial intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence has become a buzzword that can make people imagine situations that are beyond the capabilities of technology. There is consensus among countries across the globe that AI is a game-changer and a key contributor for the future of economic development. The big Tech-giants like Amazon, Facebook, Apple, IBM, Deepmind (now part of Google), and Google are some of the companies running at the fastest pace in the AI-based marathon. Its been twenty-three years since IBM's Deep Blue defeated the Chess champion Garry Kasparov; eight years since IBM's Watson won Jeopardy. Ever wondered where India stands in this race? In an interview, the co-founder of Cron Systems - a defence technology start up whose products are used by the BSF, stated, “Forget getting...

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India's demand for electricity in the year 2018-19 was 1,196,309 GWh. Total electricity generation, on the other hand, was 1,547,000 GWh. Though India has the infrastructure for generating surplus power, its distribution infrastructure was lacking. Thankfully, various programmes, such as the "Power For All" drive launched by the Centre in 2016, have addressed this issue to a great extent. A major cause for concern, however, is our nation's reliance on fossil fuels. It is estimated that coal was the source of almost three-quarters of electricity produced in 2018-19, at 1,021,997 GWh. Hydroelectric power, at 135,040 GWh, comes a distant second. A Renewable Future for India? In 2018, the National Electricity Plan stated that the country won't need additional coal burning power plants until 2027. This moratorium is...

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India and Germany Hold Virtual Foreign Secretary-level Consultations

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Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Recovered
Active cases
USA
2,837,237
131,485
1,191,306
1,514,446
Brazil
1,501,353
61,990
916,147
523,216
Russia
667,883
9,859
437,893
220,131
India
628,205
18,241
380,374
229,590
Spain
297,183
28,368
0
268,815
Peru
292,004
10,045
182,097
99,862
Chile
284,541
5,920
249,247
29,374
UK
283,757
43,995
0
239,762
Italy
240,961
34,818
191,083
15,060
Mexico
238,511
29,189
142,593
66,729
Iran
235,429
11,260
196,446
27,723
Pakistan
221,896
4,551
113,623
103,722
Turkey
202,284
5,167
176,965
20,152
Saudi Arabia
197,608
1,752
137,669
58,187
Germany
196,717
9,064
181,000
6,653
South Africa
168,061
2,844
81,999
83,218
France
166,378
29,875
76,802
59,701
Bangladesh
156,391
1,968
68,048
86,375
Colombia
106,110
3,641
44,531
57,938
Canada
104,772
8,642
68,347
27,783
Qatar
98,653
121
88,583
9,949
China
83,542
4,634
78,499
409
Egypt
71,299
3,120
19,288
48,891
Sweden
70,639
5,411
0
65,228
Argentina
69,941
1,385
24,186
44,370
Belarus
62,698
405
48,738
13,555
Belgium
61,727
9,765
17,073
34,889
Indonesia
60,695
3,036
27,568
30,091
Ecuador
59,468
4,639
28,032
26,797
Iraq
53,708
2,160
27,912
23,636
Netherlands
50,335
6,113
0
44,222
UAE
49,469
317
38,664
10,488
Kuwait
48,672
360
39,276
9,036
Ukraine
46,763
1,212
20,558
24,993
Singapore
44,479
26
39,429
5,024
Kazakhstan
44,075
188
26,251
17,636
Oman
43,929
193
26,169
17,567
Portugal
42,782
1,587
28,097
13,098
Philippines
40,336
1,280
11,073
27,983
Bolivia
35,528
1,271
10,358
23,899
Poland
35,405
1,507
22,651
11,247
Panama
35,237
667
16,445
18,125
Dominican Republic
34,197
765
18,141
15,291
Afghanistan
32,324
819
17,331
14,174
Switzerland
32,101
1,965
29,200
936
Romania
28,166
1,708
19,545
6,913
Bahrain
27,837
94
22,583
5,160
Israel
27,611
326
17,607
9,678
Armenia
27,320
469
15,484
11,367
Nigeria
27,110
616
10,801
15,693
Ireland
25,489
1,738
23,364
387
Honduras
21,120
591
2,190
18,339
Guatemala
20,072
843
3,279
15,950
Japan
18,874
975
16,772
1,127
Azerbaijan
18,684
228
10,425
8,031
Ghana
18,134
117
13,550
4,467
Austria
18,050
705
16,558
787
Moldova
17,150
560
9,846
6,744
Nepal
15,259
32
6,143
9,084
Serbia
15,195
287
12,912
1,996
Algeria
14,657
928
10,342
3,387
Morocco
13,215
230
9,158
3,827
S. Korea
12,967
282
11,759
926
Denmark
12,815
606
11,769
440
Cameroon
12,592
313
10,100
2,179
Czechia
12,178
353
7,822
4,003
Côte d'Ivoire
9,992
68
4,660
5,264
Sudan
9,663
604
4,624
4,435
Uzbekistan
9,199
27
6,034
3,138
Norway
8,902
251
8,138
513
Malaysia
8,648
121
8,446
81
Australia
8,255
104
7,319
832
DRC
7,311
179
2,684
4,448
El Salvador
7,267
202
4,268
2,797
Finland
7,242
328
6,700
214
Senegal
7,164
125
4,666
2,373
Kenya
6,941
152
2,109
4,680
Kyrgyzstan
6,767
76
2,655
4,036
Macedonia
6,625
321
2,748
3,556
Venezuela
6,273
57
2,100
4,116
Haiti
6,101
110
1,141
4,850
Tajikistan
6,058
52
4,690
1,316
Ethiopia
5,846
103
2,430
3,313
Gabon
5,513
42
2,508
2,963
Guinea
5,450
33
4,392
1,025
Bulgaria
5,315
232
2,802
2,281
Bosnia
4,962
191
2,550
2,221
Djibouti
4,715
55
4,564
96
Mauritania
4,606
129
1,727
2,750
French Guiana
4,444
16
1,680
2,748
Luxembourg
4,395
110
4,012
273
Hungary
4,172
588
2,752
832
Costa Rica
4,023
18
1,589
2,416
Central African Republic
3,788
47
810
2,931
Greece
3,458
192
1,374
1,892
Thailand
3,180
58
3,066
56
Palestine
3,148
10
463
2,675
Equatorial Guinea
3,071
51
842
2,178
Somalia
2,944
90
951
1,903
Croatia
2,912
110
2,155
647
Albania
2,752
72
1,592
1,088
Mayotte
2,650
35
2,341
274
Nicaragua
2,519
83
1,238
1,198
Madagascar
2,512
26
1,057
1,429
Maldives
2,400
10
1,969
421
Cuba
2,353
86
2,221
46
Paraguay
2,303
19
1,108
1,176
Mali
2,260
117
1,502
641
Sri Lanka
2,066
11
1,863
192
South Sudan
2,021
38
333
1,650
Estonia
1,991
69
1,859
63
Iceland
1,850
10
1,828
12
Lithuania
1,828
79
1,539
210
Lebanon
1,796
35
1,242
519
Slovakia
1,720
28
1,466
226
Guinea-Bissau
1,654
24
317
1,313
Slovenia
1,650
111
1,384
155
Zambia
1,632
30
1,348
254
New Zealand
1,530
22
1,490
18
Sierra Leone
1,518
60
1,007
451
Congo
1,382
41
486
855
Malawi
1,342
16
271
1,055
Cabo Verde
1,301
15
629
657
Hong Kong
1,243
7
1,120
116
Yemen
1,221
325
513
383
Benin
1,199
21
333
845
Tunisia
1,178
50
1,039
89
Jordan
1,136
9
889
238
Latvia
1,122
30
997
95
Niger
1,081
68
959
54
Rwanda
1,063
3
493
567
Cyprus
999
19
833
147
Burkina Faso
980
53
852
75
Uruguay
947
28
828
91
Georgia
943
15
821
107
Mozambique
918
6
249
663
Uganda
911
0
849
62
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
891
26
224
641
Swaziland
873
11
452
410
Chad
868
74
785
9
Andorra
855
52
800
3
Liberia
819
37
338
444
Sao Tome and Principe
717
13
260
444
Jamaica
715
10
560
145
Diamond Princess
712
13
651
48
San Marino
698
42
656
0
Malta
672
9
650
13
Togo
667
14
424
229
Zimbabwe
617
7
173
437
Montenegro
616
12
315
289
Channel Islands
571
47
512
12
Suriname
547
13
253
281
Réunion
531
2
472
57
Tanzania
509
21
183
305
Taiwan
449
7
438
4
Vietnam
355
0
340
15
Mauritius
341
10
330
1
Isle of Man
336
24
312
0
Namibia
335
0
25
310
Angola
315
17
97
201
Syrian Arab Republic
312
9
113
190
Myanmar
304
6
223
75
Comoros
303
7
200
96
Guyana
250
14
117
119
Martinique
242
14
98
130
Botswana
227
1
28
198
Mongolia
220
0
179
41
Eritrea
215
0
56
159
Cayman Islands
201
1
194
6
Faroe Islands
187
0
187
0
Guadeloupe
182
14
157
11
Gibraltar
178
0
176
2
Burundi
170
1
115
54
Bermuda
146
9
135
2
Cambodia
141
0
131
10
Brunei
141
3
138
0
Trinidad and Tobago
130
8
115
7
Monaco
106
4
95
7
Aruba
104
3
98
3
Bahamas
104
11
89
4
Barbados
97
7
90
0
Liechtenstein
83
1
81
1
Seychelles
81
0
11
70
Bhutan
77
0
50
27
Sint Maarten
77
15
62
0
Antigua and Barbuda
69
3
23
43
French Polynesia
62
0
60
2
Gambia
55
2
27
26
Macao
46
0
45
1
Turks and Caicos Islands
44
2
11
31
Saint Martin
43
3
37
3
Lesotho
35
0
11
24
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
29
0
29
0
Belize
28
2
18
8
Timor-Leste
24
0
24
0
Grenada
23
0
23
0
Curaçao
23
1
19
3
Saint Lucia
22
0
19
3
New Caledonia
21
0
21
0
Lao People's Democratic Republic
19
0
19
0
Fiji
18
0
18
0
Dominica
18
0
18
0
Saint Kitts and Nevis
15
0
15
0
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
13
0
13
0
Greenland
13
0
13
0
Holy See (Vatican City State)
12
0
12
0
Papua New Guinea
11
0
8
3
Montserrat
11
1
10
0
Western Sahara
10
1
8
1
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
7
British Virgin Islands
8
1
7
0
Caribbean Netherlands
7
0
7
0
St. Barth
6
0
6
0
Anguilla
3
0
3
0
Saint Pierre Miquelon
1
0
1
0
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