Poshan Abhiyaan: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Government provides smartphones for Anganwadi Workers under POSHAN Abhiyaan

ICDS-Common Application Software (CAS) is developed under the POSHAN Abhiyaan (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition). It is a flagship programme to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. Recently it was seen in news as the Women and Child Development Ministry announced that Anganwadi Workers are provided with Smart phone ..

School Health and Wellness Ambassador initiative launched

Union Minister of Health and Union Minister of HRD jointly launched the School Health and Wellness Ambassador initiative under Ayushman Bharat scheme. Under the initiative, two teachers in every school will be designated ‘Health and wellness ambassador’ to create awareness about health issues. The programme will be implemented in 200 districts, initially and will be ..

NIRDPR partnered with UNICEF to set up ‘Communication Resource Unit’

The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), an autonomous organisation under the Union Ministry of Rural Development, has recently partnered with UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) to establish a ‘Communication Resource Unit’. Equipped with a skilled team will support in developing strategies and IEC (Information Education and Communication) material, rolling ..

Malnutrition: Where does India Stand

The Food and Nutrition Security Analysis, India, 2019 report authored by the Government of India and the United Nations World Food Programme has again underlined a sad picture of hunger and malnutrition amongst children in large pockets of India. The report states that the poorest sections of society are caught in a trap of poverty ..

Economic Survey 2018-19

The Economic Survey 2018-19 was tabled in the parliament by the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs. The Key Highlights of Economic Survey 2018-19 are as follows: India’s GDP (gross domestic product) is projected to grow at a rate of 7 per cent in the fiscal year 2019-20. The survey views Indian Economy as ..