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Centre seeks to revamp child care scheme in urban areas

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme Approx Read Time: 4 minutes In News: Urban areas are likely to receive a renewed focus under the government’s ICDS programme. News Summary: Urban areas are likely to receive a renewed focus under the government’s ICDS programme. NITI Aayog has prepared a draft working paper in this regard. Why …

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Global Concerns: Biofortification: A plausible antidote to hidden hunger

Biofortification: A plausible antidote to hidden hunger Approx Read Time: 7 minutes  India’s poor ranking in Global Hunger Index: India was ranked 102 in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2019 out of 117 qualified countries, and categorized the nation under “serious” radar of malnutrition. Hunger is defined by caloric deprivation; protein hunger; hidden hunger by …

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Governance Bytes: (Poshan Abhiyaan Targets)

Published on 23-Sept-2019 – Poshan Abhiyaan Targets India unlikely to meet Poshan Abhiyaan’ targets, finds study Approx Read Time: 7 minutes  In News: Missed Poshan Abhiyaan Targets According to the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990-2017, released on Wednesday, India will miss its target for: Stunting levels of 25% by 9.6%. The underweight target of …

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