Malnutrition in India Current Affairs, GK & News
UNICEF released its new report titled “Fed to Fail? The crisis of children’s diets in early life” on September 23, 2021. Key Findings According to the report, Children aged under 2 are not getting the food or nutrients they need to thrive and grow well. This is leading to irreversible developmental harm. Report warns that ..
As per a study of July 2021 titled “The Missing Piece of the Puzzle: Caste Discrimination and Stunting”, children from Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Muslim families are more prone to stunting. Highlights Stunting is a condition where body height is less than the accepted range at a given age. Study highlights that, ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
On September 20, 2020, the Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Women and Child Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding to control malnutrition in the country. The agreement was signed as a part of Poshan Abhiyaan. Highlights According to the Memorandum of understanding, the Women and Child Development Ministry will undertake scientifically proven and user ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YSR Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched YSR Sampoorna Poshana scheme On September 7, 2020. The scheme aims at providing food to lactating mothers and pregnant women so as to fulfil their nutritional requirements. Significance of the Scheme The scheme will bring down malnutrition among the vulnerable section of state. It ..
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla recently launched “Suposhit Maa Abhiyan”, that aims to provide nutritional support to pregnant women and adolescent girls. The scheme was launched in Kota, Rajasthan which is also the Speaker’s parliamentary constituency. Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani also attended the launch programme.