Nutrition Current Affairs, GK & News

Madhya Pradesh Child Budget

The Madhya Pradesh state government for the first time presented a ‘child budget’ as part of its annual financial plan. The government has allocated Rs 57,803 crore for 220 schemes which will be implemented under 17 departments, including education, targeted at children aged below the age of 18. Overview: The Madhya Pradesh government presented its ..

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Aahaar Kranti: Mission launched by Health Minister

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan recently launched “Mission Aahaar Kranti”. The mission aims to spread the message of the importance of nutritionally balanced diet. It will also promote the importance of accessibility to local fruits and vegetables. About the mission The Mission is designed to address the major problem ..

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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 ..

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“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 ..

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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 ..

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