Nutrition Security Current Affairs, GK & News
The scientists at the Agharkar Research Institute have developed a new biofortified variety of durum wheat for eradicating malnutrition in India. About the Variety The Durum wheat variety MACS 4028 is a semi-dwarf variety of the cereal crop developed by the Agharkar Research Institute in Pune- an autonomous research centre under DST. It has 14.7% ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
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 ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
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. ..
Topics: Food security • malnutrition • Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation • Nutrition Security • Scheduled Castes • Scheduled Tribes • Stunting • Sustainable Development Goals • UN World Food Programme