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Israel To Donate 1 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses To Nearly Quarter Of African Nations

Dec 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

As Israel's contribution to 'eradicating the pandemic around the world', the country has decided to donate 1 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to close to a quarter of African nations, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid informed.

Covid-19 Africa News: Active Cases Reach 86 Lakhs As Omicron Variant Fuels Fire

Nov 30, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

As the Covid-19 Omicron variant has hit the world, its epicentre, Africa is seeing a heavy rise of coronavirus cases. As of Monday, active cases have reached 86 lakh in the continent, Africa CDC reported.


Afghanistan Crisis: Taliban Triumph Means More Worries In Africa

The return of the Taliban in Afghanistan has taken the world by surprise. In Africa, it compounds the worry and fear in countries struggling to crush Islamist insurgencies.

Why Africa Is Least Vulnerable To Covid 19: Know It From Gene Scientist

Aug 14, 2021 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Highest gene diversity is saving Africa from Covid-19 onslaught, says Gene scientist


UN Chief Antonio Guterres Warns Of Rising 'Vaccine Nationalism'

Guterres appealed to donate to World Health Organisation's COVAX programme, a project to buy and deliver coronavirus vaccines for the world's poorest people.

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23 November, 2020

Confederation Of African Football President Ahmad Given Five-year Ban For Breaching FIFA Ethics Code

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FIFA has banned CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for five years for offences including "offering and accepting gifts or other benefits"


04 September, 2020

The Magic Of Millets

Raadhika Gupta

Millets, a group of small but incredibly nutritious and environment friendly cereals consumed for centuries in India, are making a comeback in our diets.


23 July, 2020

Re-imagining A Malnutrition-free India

Prapti Adhikari Dr Archana Kharyal

For a country where almost 36% children are underweight, 50% women are anemic already, a rapid call to action and re-shaping system is a big fish to fry. How do we do it?


28 May, 2020

How India and Africa Can Start A Revolution In Agriculture And Food Security

Sahil Sharma and Ken MacHence Gunsalu

On the occasion of World Hunger Day, a look at how India and the African states can ramp up research and cooperation in agriculture, which plays a key role in food and nutrition security


21 May, 2020

Over 50 Million Indians Lack Handwashing Access, At High COVID-19 Risk: Study

PTI

According to the study, more than 50 per cent of the people in sub-Saharan Africa and Oceania lacked access to effective handwashing.


20 May, 2020

COVID-19 Could Push Over 60 Million People Into Extreme Poverty: World Bank

PTI

Of the 100 countries, home to 70 per cent of the world’s population, 39 are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly one-third of the total projects are in fragile and conflict-affected situations, such as Afghanistan, Chad, Haiti, and Niger.


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03 December, 2019

2019 Set To Be Among Top 3 Hottest Years Ever, 2010s Hottest Decade In History: UN

AFP

The world's seas are now a quarter more acidic than 150 years ago, threatening vital marine ecosystems upon which billions of people rely for food and jobs.


23 July, 2019

Over 820 Million People In The World Go Hungry Every Day. Can The Zero Hunger Target Be Reached By 2030?

Outlook Web Bureau

In the second of a three-part series, we bring you ten key take-outs from the latest report by the FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and the WHO from the just-published “State of Food Security And Nutrition In The World.”


22 July, 2019

The Verdict Is Out From The Gods Of Nutrition: State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2019

Outlook Web Bureau

Technology is on a dizzy high, but the economy is not. Conflicts are displacing people, while climate change is upsetting the way we eat, what and how. All these have led to new nutrition and health challenges. The FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and the WHO have once again joined hands to bring out a seminal report. In a three-part series, we bring you their vision, the key take-outs and a comparison between India and China.


09 July, 2019

How we fell into the trap of eating the same foods

Salik Ahmad

It’s the tragedy of human history, as we made a new deal with nature and moved toward agriculture some 10,000 years ago. Wake up to the nutrition synergy of diverse foods 



03 July, 2019

Nutrition Tips For You: Millets For Weight Loss – Sorghum

Bipasha Das

Wheat and rice may be amongst the most popular grains, but millets such as sorghum (jowar), pearl millet (bajra), foxtail millet (kangni), finger millet (ragi), Barnyard millet, Kodo millet, Little Millet, Proso Millet are amongst the healthiest millet grains available.


07 May, 2019

5 Indian Sailors Abducted In Nigeria, Sushma Swaraj Asks For Action At The ‘Highest Level’

Outlook Web Bureau

According to reports, it has been over two weeks since the sailors were abducted. Their families said that they have been unable to contact them for several days.


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11 October, 2018

Youngest African Billionaire Mohammed Dewji Kidnapped In Tanzania: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

Africa's youngest billionaire was kidnapped by gunmen in Tanzania's economic capital Dar es Salaam.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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