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Topic: Malnutrition

Obesity is stalking poor countries, where hunger once reigned

Low cost calories outsize the share in the nutrition provided to the population of developing countries.

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.

1 million Afghan children may die from malnutrition unless action taken, UNICEF warns

Despite the rising numbers of children affected by malnutrition, the Ministry of Public Health said no malnutrition care centers are active in Afghanistan, a news report stated.

Mamata has shocked Congress, but she needs more than anti-Modiism to go national

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Anaemia, obesity on the rise in India as NFHS-5 reveals falling nutritional indicators

According to the official survey, India did hit a major demographic milestone with its total fertility rate falling to 2.0. This means the population is set to stabilise.

Not just Global Hunger Index, India’s own govt data shows how worried we should be

The Modi government has questioned the methodology of the Global Hunger Index. But undernutrition is one of the leading factors of child mortality in India.

‘Unscientific methodology’ — Modi govt on India’s ‘shocking’ rank in Global Hunger Index

Reacting to India's 101st rank, the Centre said the publishing agencies haven't done their due diligence & disregard govt's efforts to ensure food security of everyone during Covid.

Hunger Index latest reminder. India should fight malnutrition with more animal-sourced food

Feeding children any animal-sourced food is linked with 11% reduction in stunting; feeding them both meat and dairy with a 16% reduction in underweight.

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.

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IAS couple with dog is already UPSC case study. But don’t miss modus operandi behind transfers

‘Punishment’ postings are not new. If you want to punish an IAS officer through transfer, which has been the practice in several states and now Centre, there is no need to search for ‘hard areas.’
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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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