Nutrition: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

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 ..

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla launches Suposhit Maa Abhiyan

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla recently launched “Suposhit Maa Abhiyan”, that aims to provide nutritional support to pregnant women and adolescent girls. The scheme was launched in Kota, Rajasthan which is also the Speaker’s parliamentary constituency. Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani also attended the launch programme.

Memorandum of Cooperation with Gates Foundation

The Union Cabinet approved a Memorandum of Cooperation(MOC) between the Health Ministry and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation(BMGF). The agreement will include the areas like to reduce maternally,mortality, improvement of outcomes of key nutrition, reach improvement, primary health improvement, immunization, nutrition, family planning and reach to younger women. The agreement was signed by Bill gates ..

Negative impact of palm oil use in developing countries

The use of palm oil is widespread in developing countries because of its cheap availability. It is extracted from the fruits of the African Oil Palm tree. It is used in different forms: refined, blended or in the form of vanaspati. Studies have highlighted the negative impact of the oil’s use in India. India is ..

Micronutrient formulation from KAU

The Kerala Agriculture University has developed a micronutrient formulation to deal with micronutrient deficiencies among the crops. The Sampoorna KAU Multimix was developed in light of the recent reduction in top soil quality as a consequence of heavy rain and floods over the past two years. the formulation is crop specific and can be used ..

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 ..