Poshan Abhiyan Current Affairs - 2020

Ayushman Bharat: School Health Ambassador initiative launched

On February 12, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare introduced School Health Ambassador initiative. Under the initiative, two teachers in every school are to be made as Health and Wellness ambassador. Highlights The initiative is to be linked with other initiatives such as Eat Right Campaign, Fit India Movement and Poshan Abhiyan. 11 Read More…

Bharatiya Poshan Anthem launched by Vice President M Venkaiah

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu launched the ‘Bharatiya Poshan Anthem’ in New Delhi, which aims towrads taking message of making India malnutrition free to all corners of country. While launching, Vice president hoped that the ‘poshan anthem’ will lead to a nutrition revolution to transform India into a malnutrition-free country by 2022. The anthem was Read More…

POSHAN Atlas to map crops

In order to tackle malnutrition, GoI is planning to develop an atlas to map crops and food grains grown all over the country. The initiative was launched by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani during the fifth National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges Aim of the initiative This is done to Read More…

National Nutrition Survey

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare organized first National Nutrition Survey. The ministry took help from UNICEF to complete the survey. The survey was conducted between 2016 and 2018. In India, for the first time the ministry measured malnutrition that included micro nutrient deficiencies. It was done by collecting urine samples and blood samples. Read More…

Celebrate September as Month of Nutrition: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to celebrate September 2019 as a month of nutrition. The announcement was made in his latest Mann Ki Baat programe in which he laid emphasis on creating awareness to fight malnutrition among children, particularly girl child. Key Highlights The month of September will be celebrated as ‘Poshan Abhiyaan’ across Read More…