Why hunger in India is worse than in Nepal?

HIGHLIGHTS: With over 21 per cent of children wasted-low weight for height, India has been ranked 100th among 119 developing countries on the Global Hunger Index (GHI), behind North Korea, Bangladesh and even Nepal. Here are top reasons for India’s slump in the scores: CHILD MALNUTRITION India was ranked 97th Read More …

Need for harmonious construction of pro-child laws: SC

Introduction: Inconsistencies in laws dealing with offence of sexual assault of girl child today came to fore in the Supreme Court, which said there was a need to harmonise conflict in the laws to protect their human rights. Background: Section 375 of the IPC, which defines the offence of rape, Read More …

India 100th on Global Hunger Index

India has a “serious” hunger problem and ranks 100th out of 119 countries on the global hunger index — behind North Korea, Bangladesh and Iraq but ahead of Pakistan, according to a report. Other Facts & Figures The country’s serious hunger level is driven by high child malnutrition and underlines Read More …

Birth centenary celebration of Nanaji Deshmukh

The crux from PIB: The Prime Minister of India today attended the inauguration of the birth centenary celebration of Nanaji Deshmukh at IARI at Pusa in New Delhi.  The Prime Minister visited an exhibition on the theme “technology and rural life.” The exhibition showcases good practices and applications, as well Read More …

Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes

ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a concept of weekly or fortnightly virtual clinics that use teleconferencing to bridge the gap in healthcare resources by using the best specialists to reach out to underserved areas. But unlike telemedicine, ECHO clinics do not provide care directly to patients. Instead, they Read More …

Many Indians skip nutritious food

A nation-wide study, carried out by the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) to assess urban nutrition, shows not only a great diversity in food consumption in 16 States in the country, but also that Indians consume far less than the recommended quantum of several micro-nutrients and vital vitamins. Fodder Points: Read More …