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June 29: International Day of the Tropics

Every year, on June 29, the International Day of the tropics is celebrated by the United Nations. The day celebrates the diversity of the tropics and highlights unique challenges and opportunities of the region. Tropics The tropics are the regions between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropics of Capricorn. The most important feature of the ..

World Pulses Day observed on 10 February

In 2019, the United Nations General Assembly announced 10 February as the World Pulses Day. This was followed by the celebration of the year 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP), across the world, led by the Food and Agriculture Organization. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the nutritional values of pulses and ways ..

Chenchu tribe children suffer from malnutrition

Children belonging to Chenchu tribe in the district suffer from malnutrition owing to lack of proper diet. The tribe is deprived of basic amenities such as clothing and medical facilities too.  Chenchu tribal families are living in Nagayalanka, Avanigadda, Pedana, Gudur, Machilipatnam and other places in the district. Recent study team of Labour Department officials ..

Smriti Zubin Irani launches Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh

On 18 Nov, Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, along with Bill Gates, co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK) today in New Delhi. The BPKK is a repository of diverse crops across 128 agro-climatic zones for better nutritional outcomes. Its ..

Smriti Zubin Irani to announce Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh

The Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, will announce Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK) on 18th November in New Delhi. The BPKK will be a repository of diverse crops across 128 agro-climatic zones in India for better nutritional outcomes. In consultation with Ministry of WCD and Bill & Melinda ..

Climate change is damaging health of children: Lancet report

According to the new report published in the Lancet, scientists and health experts warn that children across the world will suffer from infectious diseases, malnutrition and air pollution worsened by climate change. ‘The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is a comprehensive yearly analysis tracking progress across 41 key indicators. The annual project is ..

India ranked 102nd out of 117 nations at 2019 Global Hunger Index

India ranked 102nd at the 2019 Global Hunger Index (GHI) that tracks hunger and malnutrition. The GHI is a peer-reviewed annual report, which is jointly published by Ireland’s Concern Worldwide and Germany’s Welthungerhilfe. It scores countries on a 100-point “severity scale”, where zero is the best score (no hunger) and 100 is the worst. With ..

Rural children breastfed more: Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey

  According to the first-ever national nutrition survey conducted by the government, breastfeeding is inversely proportional to household wealth and other factors. Due to these reasons, rural children receive meals more frequently in a day at 44% as compared to 37% of urban children. Key details: The Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey released by the government ..