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“AYUSH” finds a place in English Language (Relevant for GS Prelims)

The Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology has decided to adopt the word ‘AYUSH’ in Hindi and English languages for scientific and technical purposes.

What does Ayush means?

The “AYUSH” became popular as the acronym for five traditional and complementary systems of medicine, namely Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy and successfully adopted and used in all Government communications. The decision follows a proposal from the Ministry of AYUSH in this regards.

As approved by the Commission, the word ‘ayush’ will have the meaning “Traditional and Non-Conventional Systems of Health Care and Healing which include Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa, Homoeopathy etc. Following the Commission’s recognition, the word is expected to gain currency in popular usage in a short span of time.

What is Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology?

The Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT) evolves and defines scientific and technical terms in Hindi and all Indian languages. It functions under the Ministry of Human Resources and Development.

(Adapted from PIB)

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