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Climate Resilient Wheat Variety To Fight El Niño

Faced with a heatwave in 2021, the government encouraged farmers in 2022 to go for heat-tolerant wheat varieties in 47 per cent of the total wheat acreage of 30 million hectares

Rashtriya Poshan Maah Kicks Off With 10 Lakh Activities On Day One

It aims to cultivate widespread awareness concerning critical human life stages: pregnancy, infancy, childhood, and adolescence

Malabar Gold Launches Hunger Free Campaign In Vasai

The initiative is launched in collaboration with Thanal, a voluntary organisation known for its commitment to social service

Sanitation Worker Invited As A Chief Guest On Independence Day     

This is the first instance a female sanitary worker was invited as a chief guest in the state

Climate Change Can Lead To More Zoonotic And Waterborne Diseases

As temperatures go up, the risk of hurt from heat becomes higher. The way diseases spread might also change

A Woman's Healthy Diet Can Ensure Good Brain Health Of Her Grandchildren

The discovery is part of a project that found a mother’s diet can affect not just her child’s brain but also those of her grandchildren

Malnourishment On Decline: Smriti Irani In Lok Sabha

Under Poshan 2.0, the focus is on diet diversity, leveraging traditional systems of knowledge and popularising use of millets. Nutrition awareness strategies under Poshan 2.0 aim to develop sustainable health and well-being through regional meal plans to bridge dietary gaps

Protect People From Tobacco Smoke: WHO

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report highlights that about 29% of the world’s population lacks even one best practice policy to help save lives from deadly tobacco

Microwaving Food Containers Can Expose You To Toxic Nanoplastics: Study

Regardless of its experimental conditions, the  team found that polypropylene containers and polyethylene pouches generally release about 1,000 times more nanoplastics than microplastics

Nutritional Support Can Accelerate Treatment Of Clefts

Mamta Carroll September 26, 2023

While nutrition is important for all infants, babies with clefts are uniquely vulnerable to malnutrition, even when food supply is abundant. Because cleft conditions make it challenging to eat, children with these conditions are predisposed to growth stunting and being underweight

World Food Day: Here's What The Akshaya Patra Foundation Aims For

Subhadra Menon October 16, 2021

Here comes an interview with Mr Sundeep Talwar, CMO, The Akshaya Patra Foundation.

Need To Re-Evaluate Pearl Millet Cultivation Amid Climate Change: Study

With climate change now a permanent reality, it is imperative to recalibrate the approach towards understanding and nurturing this vital crop for dryland communities, according to ICRISAT Director General Jacqueline Hughes

UK Minister Lauds India's Efforts In Millets

Under its G20 presidency, India has been flagging concerns of the Global South including in areas of food, fuel and fertiliser besides focusing on ensuring inclusive global growth, speedy implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and green development

APEDA Leads India’s Millet Mission

An Export Promotion Forum (EPF) has been specially established to promote millets in the international market through sharing of knowledge and opportunities

Modi Lauds The Release Of Millets Song Will Help Popularising Millets

The government has already taken many steps to promote millets, including allocation of coarse grains (millets) under PDS

Millets To Be Served At White House State Dinner For PM Modi

Given that Prime Minister Modi is a vegetarian, First Lady Jill Biden invited Chef Nina Curtis, an expert in plant-based cuisine, to create a stunning vegetarian feast