Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicMid-day meal

Topic: Mid-day meal

Karnataka govt set to serve eggs on mid-day meal menu in more districts, despite opposition

The state government had last year introduced the scheme in seven districts but faced stiff opposition from Lingayat, Jain and other communities.

Lack of healthy food in school yrs caused 20 cm height gap across nations, study finds

Researchers assessed the height and weight of 65 million school-aged children and adolescents in 193 countries.

How states are delivering mid-day meals to students during Covid-19 school closure 

While West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh are delivering dry rations to beneficiaries of mid-day meals, Delhi is learnt to be still struggling to find a way.

Schools shut over COVID-19, govt plans delivery of grains or cash for mid-day meal recipients

HRD ministry is set to tell states to provide students with either food grains or cooked meals delivered to their homes, or to send cash to their parents.

Chidambaram’s ‘economy class cell’ in Tihar and Modi-Shah’s toast to RBI

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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.
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