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

Obesity could trigger COVID 19 Death: Public Health England

The Public Health England data showed that for people with a Body Mass Index of 30-35, risk of death from COVID 19 increased by at least 40% and if that BMI is above 40, the risk of death increased by 90%, as compared to those of a healthy weight. This data has prompted the government ..

First-ever National Nutrition Survey conducted by Indian government & UNICEF

The first-ever National Nutrition Survey have been conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and UNICEF between February 2016 and October 2018 to measure malnutrition. The key findings of the survey, which are yet to be made public,are as follows: nearly 10% of children in the age group of 5-9 years and ..

Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey

The study “Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey” was commissioned by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The study was carried out between February 2016 and October 2018. About 1.12 lakh children and adolescents (0-19 years) were covered for height and weight measurements, and biological samples from 51,029 children (1-19 years) were taken from all ..

Addressing India’s Water Crisis

Most of the efforts to tackle the water crisis are concentrated in desperately and endlessly trying to increase the supply of water. But not enough attention is paid towards solutions on the demand side. Water Consumption in Farming Agriculture is the largest consumer of water in India. About 90 per cent of is consumed in ..

WHO issued 1st ever strict guidelines for children

WHO (World Health Organisation) has released new guidelines on physical activity, sedentary and sleep for children under 5 years of age. WHO has also issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children should be allowed ”limited and none at all for one-year-olds. Guidelines say that Kids under 5 should not spend more than ..

The National Agri-food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) signs MoU with Bonn food industries to promote coloured wheat

The National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) has signed MoU with Ludhiana based Bonn Food Industries to promote coloured wheat with antioxidant qualities beneficial for control of diabetes, cholesterol and obesity. It has been developed by routine way of plant breeding by crossing high yielding Indian cultivars PBW550, PBW621, HD2967 with colored wheat procured from Japan ..