Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: hunger

How 2% of one man’s money can end world hunger

Tesla founder had offered to pay to end world hunger if the UN explained how it would spend the money. So the World Food Programme came up with a plan.

India is less poor & more fed, but nearly as unequal as last year, Niti Aayog report shows

Niti Aayog has released its latest sustainable development goals index. Here’s a look at what that reveals about poverty, hunger and inequality.

Cassava can be the gateway crop that helps farmers bring unproductive land back to life

New research suggests that cassava, the root crop, has an ability to bring depleted soil back to life and can enable farmers to grow other crops, such as soy.

Robin Hood Army feeds 23.2 mn people in 8 countries over 6 weeks in fight against Covid

Spanning 8 countries, Robin Hood Army's Mission 30 Million turned out to be the largest food relief effort carried out by civil society to fight Covid & its impact on society.

To feed the world by 2050, we will have to build the plants that evolution didn’t

In 2050, we may have almost 10 billion people to feed. And farmland is already degraded by existing agriculture and climate change.

Students’ performance in govt schools suffer if they are hungry: Study

Researchers conducted tests on students of Classes 5 and 7 in Delhi government schools to find the effect of mid-day meals on children’s learning outcomes.

‘Factfulness’ will challenge the way you perceive the world and various facts

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates called this ‘one of the most important books’ he’s ever read.  The book Factfulness moots the issue of ‘negative perception’ and points out the...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

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.