Monday, February 27, 2017

National Ayurveda Day

Ayurveda Medical Association of India (AMAI) celebrates the first National Ayurveda Day on 28 October on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti.The theme for this year is ‘Ayurveda for Prevention and Control of Diabetes‘.

Union Government has decided to celebrate National Ayurveda Day every year on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti. This day marks birth date of Lord Dhanvantari, which occurs before two days before Diwali on Dhanteras.  Dhanvantari is the form of Lord Vishnu. He is considered as the ideal doctor and manifestation of compassion, representing the wisdom of ayurveda in practical application.

Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan

Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has approved an Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan.The Agreement provides for a free trade regime between two country and duty free transit of Bhutanese merchandise for trade with third countries.As per the agreement, bilateral trade between both neighbouring countries will continue to be transacted in Indian Rupees and Bhutanese Ngultrums.

National Comittee on Trade Facilitation

First meeting of National Comittee on Trade Facilitation(NCTF) was held in New Delhi,headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to discuss ways for developing roadmap for implementation of WTOs trade facilitation agreement.
NCTF is a mandatory requirement under the WTOs Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).It aims to develop the pan-India road map for trade facilitation.

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