Yoga in US military curriculum: Minister

Panaji: The US military has adopted yoga into its training curriculum, Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik said on Monday. “Western countries are showing much interest over yoga. In the US alone, nearly 20 million people are practising yoga and these numbers are increasing by 5 per cent every year. The US military training has adopted yoga in its training curriculum,” Naik said at a two-day international yoga conference. IANS

ISRO invites proposals for Venus mission

Bengaluru: ISRO has invited proposals from the international scientific community to carry out novel experiments on its planned Venus mission, scheduled to launch in 2023, the space agency said. It is an opportunity for scientists from foreign space agencies, research laboratories, and academic universities to study Venus, ISRO said in a statement. ISRO aims to identify important science experiments that strengthen or complement the overall science from the suite of pre-selected proposals from India on its Venus mission. PTI

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