Nutrition: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

PM Modi inaugurates “Arogya Van’ in Kevadia, Gujarat

On October 30, 2020, PM Modi inaugurated “Arogya Van” in Kevadia, Gujarat. The Prime Minister is on a two day visit to the state and will participate in the Ekta Diwas celebrations that is to be held on October 31, 2020. Key Highlights The van (forest) has hundreds of medicinal plants. It also provides information ..

“What India Eats” report by Indian Council Medical Research: Key Facts

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Nutrition recently released a report, “What India Eats”. According to the report, the urban regions in the country consumed more fat than those in rural areas. Key Findings of the Report The urban centres of India consumed 51.6 grams of fat per day The ..

High prices of pulses may affect nutrition security: Tata Cornell Study

According to a new study by the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition, New York, food habits during the COVID 19 may have shifted from diverse and nutritive diets to staple foods such as wheat and rice as the prices of vegetables, pulses and eggs rose sharply after the lockdown whereas those of cereals remained ..

Awareness program ‘Poshan Pakhwara’ held in Goa

An awareness programme called ‘Poshan Pakhwara or Nutritional Fortnight’ is being held in the UT of Goa from March 8 to 22. The programme is aimed at creating awareness about nutrition among the general public. Several activities are being organised with special focus on the health of women, children and people who are suffering from ..

Odisha introduces Mission Shakti department and independent Nutrition Budget

The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik recently announced that Odisha will be the first state to have an exclusive department for Self Help Group (SHGs) called “Mission Shakti”. In addition to this exclusive department, the state government has also introduced an independent Nutrition Budget focusing on the nutritional enhancement of all mothers and children ..