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India releases commemorative coin to mark 75th anniversary of Food and Agriculture Organization

On October 16, 2020, PM Modi will release a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination to mark the 75th anniversary of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. The Prime Minister will also dedicate 17 bio-fortified varieties of eight crops. Highlights The launch of commemorative coin will mark the highest priority given by the Government of ..

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POSHAN ABHIYAN: MoU signed between AYUSH Ministry and WCD Ministry to control Malnutrition

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 ..

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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 ..

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May 28: World Hunger Day

Every year, May 28 is marked as World Hunger Day. The World Hunger Day is an initiative of the Hunger Project. Significance The United Nations aims to increase agricultural productivity. This is to feed 820 million people that are with inadequate food security. The UN predicts that 2 billion are to come under poverty and ..

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WHO releases Global Nutrition Report, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the World Health Organization released Global Nutrition Report, 2020. Highlights According to the report, India is one among the 88 countries that are to miss global nutrition targets set for the year 2025. India also has highest rates of domestic inequalities, especially in malnutrition. Along with Nigeria and Indonesia, India was ..

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