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India ranked 100 in 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI)

India has been ranked 100th out of 119 countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report, which is released by Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). As per report, India’s score (31.4) is at the high end of the serious category, and is one of the main factors pushing South Asia to the ..

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New Delhi hosted first-ever National Conference on “Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition”

The first ever National Conference on “Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition” was successfully held in New Delhi on September 19, 2017. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Women & Child Development in collaboration with Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, keeping in mind the goal of ..

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Zero Hunger Programme to be launched in October

India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in farm sector will be launched on occasion of World Food Day (October 16) with focus on agriculture, nutrition and health in a symbiotic manner. The Programme will be initiated by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in association with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), MS Swaminathan ..

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Global Hunger Report 2012: India placed 65th

India was ranked at 65th position on the Global Hunger Index released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide. What was the theme of the report? The theme of the report was “The Challenge of Hunger: Ensuring Sustainable Food Security under Land, Water, and Energy Stresses”. As per the report: ..

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National Policy for Children 2012 by Ministry of Women and Child Development

The National Policy for Children 2012 has recently been drafted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The revised draft policy reiterates the government’s obligation towards children and to take on new challenges, seeking to realize the full potential of children’s rights throughout the country.  As per the new draft policy: A child is ..

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