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June 7: World Food Safety Day

Every year, on June 7, the World Food Safety Day is celebrated. This World Food Safety Day being celebrated on June 7, 2020 is the second World Food Safety Day. Highlights The World Food Safety Day was launched by the United Nations in 2019. The day is celebrated to reinforce the call made by the ..

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Union Cabinet approves Nutrient Based Subsidy

On April 22, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved to fix Nutrient Based Subsidies for Phosphatic Potassic fertilizers. Highlights The cabinet also approved the use of complex fertilizer namely Ammonium Phosphate. The expenditure to be spent on the subsidy of the fertilizer is expected to be Rs 22,186 crores. The nitrogenous fertilizers are to be provided ..

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Chief Minister COVID-19 Yoddha Kalyan Yojana: 1 lakh Anganwadi workers benefitted

The State Government of Madhya Pradesh recently launched the Chief Minister COVID-19 Yoddha Kalyan Yojana. Under the scheme, around 1 lakh Anganwadi workers are to be benefitted. Highlights Under the scheme, the Anganwadi workers are to get special health insurance of Rs 50 lakhs. The collectors of the districts in the state are to list ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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