Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: anganwadi

Code red on malnutrition: Why half the kids in 3 poorest UP districts are stunted, many ‘wasted’

Healthcare workers, officials in Bahraich, Balrampur and Shravasti districts say there’s no one reason behind high malnutrition level in one of most backward regions in India.

Punjab closes all anganwadi centres amid rise in Covid cases in the state

34 more fatalities due to Covid-19 were reported in Punjab on Friday, taking the death toll to 6,030.

Shivraj Chouhan again rejects plan for eggs in anganwadi meals, says will give milk instead

MP Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan, who is a strict vegetarian, said his govt will start a campaign against malnutrition.

Milk, not eggs to anganwadi children — Shivraj Chouhan’s way to tackle malnutrition in MP

The MP chief minister had taken a stand against distribution of eggs to children at schools and anganwadis during his previous tenure as CM too, citing concerns of vegetarian parents.

MP minister’s suggestion to serve eggs in anganwadi meals puts vegetarian Shivraj in a spot

MP minister Imarti Devi reiterated her proposal to serve eggs in anganwadi meals. BJP says govt will consider people’s sentiments before taking a final decision.

Cognitive skills of 4-year-olds at anganwadis lower than private school counterparts: ASER

NGO Pratham’s Annual Status of Education Report finds that children from less-advantaged homes are ‘affected disproportionately’ in performing basic tasks.

How well do govt schemes on tackling malnutrition work? Centre launches mechanism to find out

According to the Global Nutrition Report 2018, India faces a major malnutrition crisis as it accounts for almost a third of the world's burden for stunting.

Yogi govt alleges scam in nutrition scheme for kids but gives contracts to ‘tainted’ firms

Yogi Adityanath govt has given contracts to same firms it accused of supplying poor quality food to children.

Modi govt official is worried about election fallout of giving cash instead of rations

Rakesh Srivastava says replacing rations with cash transfers for children & women in poll year would look like government is stopping rations.

Maternal mortality drops 22%, India meets UN millennium development goal

According to data released by the registrar general of India, Kerala registered the lowest maternal mortality ratio in 2014-16, at 46, emerging as one of the few states with a double-digit figure.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.