Nutritional Security Current Affairs, GK & News

IIFPT to manufacture and supply nutrient-rich food

The Indian Institute of Food Processing Industry (IIFPT) operating under Ministry of Food Processing Industry has been manufacturing nutrient rich food for COVID-19 patients. Highlights The institute is supplying bread loves that are enriched with moringa leaves. It has also produced whey protein that constitutes 9.8% of protein and 8.1% of fiber. Also, immunity boosters ..

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Cabinet approves setting up of National Nutrition Mission

The Union Cabinet approves setting up of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) with three year budget of 9046.17 crore rupees commencing from 2017-18. The NNM, as an apex body under Ministry of Women and Child Development will monitor, supervise, fix targets and guide nutrition related interventions across the Ministries. It will monitor various schemes contributing towards ..

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India asks UN to declare 2018 as International Year of Millets

India has sent proposal to the United Nations (UN) for declaring the year 2018 as ‘International Year of Millets’. If the proposal is agreed, it will raise awareness about millets among consumers, policy makers, industry and Research and Development (R&D) sector. Significance Promotion of production and consumption of millets at global level will contribute substantially ..

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Global Hunger Index 2017: India ranks 100th among 119 nations

India ranked 100th position among 119 countries on Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2017 report released by Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). This year slipped by three positions as compared to 97th rank in 2016 GHI. Global Hunger Index (GHI) GHI is multidimensional measure that describes state of hunger situation on regional, national and ..

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Karnataka Government launches Mathru Poorna scheme

The Karnataka Government has launched Mathru Poorna Scheme to meet nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women in rural areas of state. Under this scheme, pregnant and lactating poor women in rural areas will get one nutritious meal daily for 25 days in a month. Key Facts The scheme will be implemented through anganwadis in ..

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