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Who are conferred with ‘Pradhan Mantri Bal Shakti Puraskar’ award?

Recently, the nominations of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar for the year 2021 have been invited by the Ministry of Women and Child Development from children, individuals, and institutions. The award The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is the highest civilian honor which is given for exceptional achievement under the age of 18. It ..

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“Mo Prativa”: Odisha-UNICEF Programme to engage children during Lock Down

The Odisha Government recently launched “Mo Prativa” programme in collaboration with UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Funds). Highlights The programme has been launched for the children to participate in online competitions such as writing slogans, drawings, short story writing, paintings, etc. Under this programme, children have to upload their works and they will receive certificate every ..

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Government of India to observe September as National Nutrition Month

The Government of India (GoI) will observe September as National Nutrition Month (NNM) across the country to mark the fight against malnutrition. During this month, various programmes have been organized by the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry to spread broad awareness on the issues related to malnutrition like stunting, under-nutrition, anaemia and low birth ..

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POSHAN Abhiyaan: India inks $200 million loan agreement with World Bank

The Union Government has signed $200 million loan agreement with World Bank for National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan) for 315 districts across all states and union territories. The loan proceeds will be used for reducing stunting in children 0-6 years of age from 38.4% to 25% by 2022 under POSHAN Abhiyaan. POSHAN Abhiyaan POSHAN Abhiyaan ..

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POSHAN Abhiyaan: 1st meeting of National Council on India's Nutrition Challenges held in New Delhi

The first meeting of National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan was held in New Delhi. It saw participation of NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar, CEO Amitabh Kant and representatives of various ministries of Central and State Governments. National Council on India’s Nutritional Challenges Its mandate is to provide policy directions ..

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