Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicFood security

Topic: Food security

First grain ship leaves Ukraine port of Odesa after UN-brokered deal

The agreement will enable Ukraine to export 22 million tonnes of grain and other agricultural products that have been stuck in Black Sea ports due to the war.

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

India relaxes wheat ban, allows export of consignments registered till 13 May

India put wheat under prohibited category last week to ‘manage the overall food security of the country’.

Mysterious diseases in chimpanzees at Sierra Leone sanctuary linked to bacteria 

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

9 states have successfully completed One Nation One Ration Card system — finance ministry

The reform includes grant to the states of additional borrowing permission of 2% of the Gross State Domestic Product in the year 2020-21.

Combating hunger since 1961 — what is World Food Programme that won 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

The World Food Programme, a United Nations body, beat 318 other candidates, including Greta Thunberg and Donald Trump to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

On International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, how Indians have fed the hungry

Food security has taken a major hit during the Covid crisis, with disruptions in supply chains, closure of schools and the hospitality industry, and large-scale unemployment.

Covid crisis has shown India’s food policy must have buffer stocks at community level too

Easing of lockdown restrictions to revive Indian economy may suggest end of Covid-19 ordeal for agriculture. But gaps in food value chains show fight is far from over.

India’s farmers can keep economy running in Covid crisis. But who will tell Modi govt that?

This is the moment to thank farmers. You don’t need thali or taali for that, you just need to ensure they get a fair price. Then we can kickstart India’s economy.

On Camera

YourTurn

(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, was signed earlier this month, say sources. Supplies would be fast tracked as per Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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