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US Halts Federal Executions After Historic Use By Trump Administration

Jul 02, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Attorney General Merrick Garland made the announcement saying he was imposing a moratorium on federal executions.

Facebook Recommendation Algorithm Amplifies Myanmar Military Propaganda: Rights Group

Jun 23, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Facebook's algorithms prompted users to view and 'like' pro-military pages with posts that incited and threatened violence and pushed misinformation, Global Witness said in a report.


Strong Front Of Package Labelling Must To Stem The Scourge Of Non Communicable Diseases

Nearly 5.8 million people or 1 in 4 Indians are at a risk of dying from an NCD before they reach the age of 70

Swedish Organization Declares India 'Electoral Autocracy', Rahul Gandhi Amplifies

Mar 12, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

While referring to the suppression of dissent, free media, and overuse of sedition in the country, the organization ranked India worse than neighbouring Bangladesh and Nepal.


Every Indian Wastes 50 Kgs Of Food A year, Says UNEP

Apart from households, retail and food services account for a huge chunk of this annual waste of food, says the Food Waste Index Report 2021

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11 February, 2021

House Panel Wants Robust Mechanisms For Safe Food 

Prakash Kumar

The Public Accounts Committee report said adequate protection has not been ensured to the people against adulterated and unsafe food  


16 October, 2020

Vice President Lauds Outlook Poshan Campaign

Team Poshan

The challenge of malnutrition needs urgent and consistent effort, says Vice President Venkaiah Naidu


12 June, 2020

Indian-American Soil Scientist Wins World Food Prize For Work To Increase Global Food Supply

PTI

Dr Rattan Lal has promoted innovative soil-saving techniques benefiting the livelihoods of more than 500 million small farmers.


06 May, 2020

Beating TB Through Nutrition

ChildFund, USAID, IPE Global and the Madhya Pradesh government have launched a new initiative to help TB patients with a unique nutrition project.


10 March, 2020

Community Engagement Helps Gujarat in Tackling Malnutrition

Rutu Tekwani

Gujarat is working on several fronts to battle widespread malnutrition among children in the state. In majority (85-90 per cent) of cases, the malnourished kids (or uncomplicated SAM cases), without any medical complications, can be looked after at home with the help of community health workers, supported by several new initiatives. The going is tough but the goals seem achievable....


06 March, 2020

Chitrakoot Working All Fronts to Wipe Out Malnutrition

Manoj Kumar

Once listed among the most backward districts in the country, Chitrakoot is charting new course to improve health and education facilities in the district to improve nutrition and growth profile of children.


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04 March, 2020

Orissa Sees Potential In ‘Nutrition Education on Wheel’ Model

Narayani Rajashree Kanungo

Odisha Millets Mission (OMM) is negotiating with women collectives of the state to replicate mobile teaching kitchen model to impart nutrition education. The response is encouraging…


24 February, 2020

Time To Step Up War Against All-Pervasive Invisible Enemy

Sudharak Olwe

A first-hand account of the travails of tribal population in remote parts of Chhattisgarh who are grappling against great odds including nutrition-poor food habits, low literacy, subsistence-level economies and inadequate health facilities to ensure wellbeing of their children


21 February, 2020

Odisha Adopts Champion's Vision to Safeguard its Biodiversity

Charupadma Pati

An inspiring story of an economist turned environmentalist who has been showing the way to sustainable agriculture, forest conservation and proper use of natural resources


20 February, 2020

Community-Led Initiatives Helping Banda Improve Nutrition Status

Heera Lal

Banda Suposhan Karyakram to help children improve their overall health and nutrition status is a 3 steps scheme which has started showing positive results. Cooperation of other government departments is contributing to desired outcomes.


14 December, 2019

Superfood For All Babies: Unlocking The Potential Of Human Milk Banking

Ruchika Chugh Sachdeva

Babies often miss out on mothers’ milk. Human milk banks under an integrated approach within hospitals are not only providing such babies with a healthy start but also helping lactating mothers to breastfeed, express milk, provide milk banking services.


07 November, 2019

India’s Nutrition Man Touches New Heights To Eradicate A Low Scourge

Charupadma Pati

Basanta Kumar Kar’s life-long struggle brings awards and accolades. But his work is not done till the fight against malnourishment is won, he says.


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23 October, 2019

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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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