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

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Representational image of an Indian child being measured for malnutrition

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.
Representational image | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

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.
Representational image | A child being assessed for malnutrition | Flickr

‘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.
Representational image of an Indian child being measured for malnutrition

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.
A child at the nutritional rehabilitation centre at Chitrakoot district hospital | Jyoti Yadav | ThePrint

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.
Representational image | File photo of a child with his mother at a doctor's clinic | Arjun Claire/Flickr|

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.

World hunger surged in 2020, with 1 in 10 people undernourished now

People who are undernourished are chronically hungry, meaning they don’t have enough to eat for a normal, healthy and active life for a period of at least a year.
Representative Image | Simrin Sirur | ThePrint

‘Rise, Respond, Recover’: WHO, UNICEF call for global action against Covid impact on women, kids

Action brief highlights data that indicates how the pandemic has put in jeopardy the progress achieved in past few years towards better health conditions for women, children, adolescents.
Amid Maggi case, Nestle to help FSSAI learn more about food safety

In India’s booming junk food market, there is little room for nutrition

Nestle recently acknowledged that over 60% of its food and beverage products are unhealthy. Studies have also found a link between decreased vitamin D level and frequent consumption of instant noodles.
Representational image | Shillong, Meghalaya | Wikimedia Commons

Ajit Doval is wrong. Civil society not dangerous, we pushed back militants in Meghalaya

Ajit Doval thinks civil society is the new frontier of war. But ‘Shillong We Care’, a small group of citizens, stood up to militants and extortion.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.