National Institute of Nutrition Current Affairs - 2020
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released a commemorative postal stamp of National Institute of Nutrition. It was introduced under the “Corporate My Stamp” scheme of India Posts. The stamp was released during the completion of Centenary Celebrations of National Institute of Nutrition. The theme of the celebration was “Empowering the nation through nutrition”
Corporate My Stamp Scheme
The scheme was launched in 2016. Under the scheme a corporate entity or an individual can get their photo printed inside the postage stamp at a price of 12 lakh rupees. The stamps can be used for general postal mail. The Postal department has issued customized stamps for e-commerce platforms like Amazon India, HAL, etc.
The scheme helped the Postal Department earn revenue of 2.83 crore rupees in 2016-17.
National Institute of Nutrition
The institute is an Indian public health, nutrition and research center located in Hyderabad. It is one of India’s largest and oldest center under the UCMR-Indian Council of Medical Research. It was founded in 1918 by Sir Robert McCarrison as a laboratory in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. It was moved to Hyderabad in 1958 and was renamed National Institute of Nutrition.
The institute carries out research in clinical nutrition, endocrinology, ophthalmology, community nutrition, regenerative medicine, molecular biology, etc.