Malnutrition Current Affairs - 2019

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State of Global Air 2019

The US-based organisation Health Effects Institute (HEI) has released the State of Global Air 2019. The findings of the Study are: Overall long-term exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution contributed to nearly five million deaths from stroke, diabetes, heart attack, lung cancer, and chronic lung disease in 2017. Out of these, three million deaths Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC

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State of the Global Climate in 2018

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) unveiled the State of the Global Climate in 2018 Report. The highlights of the report are: Extreme weather events impacted close to 62 million people in 2018 and displaced more than two million as of September of that year. The physical signs and socio-economic impacts of climate change are accelerating as record greenhouse gas concentrations drive Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC

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Japan donates $69 million to the United Nations World Food Programme

Japan has donated $69 million to the United Nations World Food Programme to provide vital aid to 28 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, with the biggest shares of the money being earmarked for Yemen and Iraq. World Food Programme World Food Programme is a leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalUPSC

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Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana

The government of Uttarakhand has launched the Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana to provide milk at the Anganwadi Centres. About the Scheme Under the Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana, the government would provide 100 ml milk twice a week for 2.5 lakh children at 20,000 Anganwadi Centres in the state. Under the scheme flavoured, sweet and skimmed milk Read More…

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India nominates Ramesh Chand to head Food and Agriculture Organisation

India has nominated member of Niti Ayog, Ramesh Chandra to head Food and Agricultural Organisation. Ramesh Chand’s candidature is challenged by Qu Dongyu of China, Medi Moungui of Cameroon, Catherine Geslain-Laneelle of France and Davit Kirvalidze of Georgia. To get elected to the post of Director-General of FAO, the candidate needs to secure a simple Read More…

Month:  Categories: Persons in NewsUPSC

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Malnutrition in India

Malnutrition is one of the biggest challenges for India. Time and again various national and international surveys underline the quantum of the challenge before India. Some of the important facts about malnutrition in India are listed below: UNICEF report notes that nearly one in three people in India have at least one form of malnutrition Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & PoliticsUPSC

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National Nutrition Month being celebrated to mark fight against malnutrition

The National Nutrition Month (Rashtriya Poshan Maah) is being celebrated across the country in September 2018 to mark fight against malnutrition. Union Ministry of Women and Child Development are spearheading various programmes during this month to spread broad awareness on issues related to malnutrition like stunting, under-nutrition, anaemia and low birth weight in children. Key Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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