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One Nation, One Ration card

The Central government of India has given the all States and Union Territories a one-year deadline till June 30, 2020 for rolling out the one nation, one ration card system. What is this scheme? Under this system, the beneficiaries will be able to buy subsidized grains from the ration shops in any part of the ..



Child Malnutrition in India

While Indian efforts to combat child malnutrition in India have yielded some good results, the rate of reducing child stunting is just 1%. This is the lowest recorded rate of reducing chronic malnutrition among all emerging economies. India had planned to reduce child malnutrition to just 25% of all children by 2022. However, as per ..


Analysis of the India s Food and Nutrition Security

The analysis of India s food and nutrition security prepared by the UN World Food Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation makes the following observations: Child stunting which is a measure of chronic malnutrition has reduced at a rate of about 1% per year in India over the last decade. ..


Peter Tabichi recipient of Global Teacher Prize 2019

Peter Tabichi, a science teacher from rural Kenya who donates most of his salary to help poorer students, has been crowned the world’s best teacher and awarded a $1m prize in Dubai. He is the maths and physics teacher at Keriko secondary school in Pwani Village, in a remote part of Kenya’s Rift Valley, has ..


M. S. Swaminathan to be honoured with ICFA’s first-ever World Agriculture Prize

Agricultural scientist Prof. M.S. Swaminathan will be honoured with the ICFA’s first-ever World Agriculture Prize for his basic and applied research in genetics, cytogenetics, radiation and chemical mutagenesis, food and biodiversity conservation. The Agriculture prize will be launched with a special session, named “Swaminathan Global Dialogue on Climate Change and Food Security” on Oct 26, ..