Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicChild Nutrition

Topic: Child Nutrition

Midday meal scheme is now PM Poshan, but name change isn’t the only difference

Cabinet approves revamped midday meal scheme for govt schools, to cover an extra 24 lakh students in the 5-6 years age group, schools to appoint nutrition experts.

How this remote, backward UP district is fighting malnutrition amid Covid pandemic

Children with severe acute malnutrition are believed to face a 9 times higher risk of death than a well-nourished child. The condition has also been linked with growth impairment.

Caste discrimination – an overlooked factor in Indian kids’ stunted growth

Researchers from Ashoka and Heidelberg universities found that the illegal, but widespread, practice of untouchability is positively associated with height gaps between 'upper caste' and Dalit children.

9.27 lakh ‘severely acute malnourished’ children identified until November 2020, says govt

The Women and Child Development Ministry's response to an RTI query underscored concerns that Covid-19 could exacerbate the health and nutrition crisis among the country's poorest.

NFHS shows stunting increased in ‘better-performing’ Kerala, Goa. India must not lose focus

POSHAN Abhiyaan had set a target of two percentage points per annum reduction in stunting and underweight prevalence. None of the 22 states/UTs could do it.

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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