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356 Million Children Living In Extreme Poverty; COVID-19 To Exacerbate: UN

UNICEF, World Bank Group warn that any progress made in recent years, has been 'slow-paced, unequally distributed, and at risk' due to the economic impact of the pandemic.

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Is India Heading Towards A Health Crisis Post This Pandemic?

Several programmes are being organised by the government to cope with malnutrition in children, pregnant women and lactating mothers during the National Nutrition Month or Poshan Maah.

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

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

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Budget 2020: Task Force To Be Set Up For Recommending Marriageable Age For Women, Says Nirmala Sitharaman

Presenting the Budget for 2020-21, Sitharaman said Rs 9,500 crore has been provided for senior citizens and Divyangs, while Rs 35,600 crore has been allocated for nutrition related programme in FY21.

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Undernutrition 'Unacceptably High' In India, Organise Programmes To Spread Awareness: NCPCR

Poshan Maah or nutrition month is celebrated every September under the Poshan Abhiyan, which was launched by the Centre in 2018 to reduce low-birth weight, stunting and undernutrition, and anaemia among children, adolescent girls and women.

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NHRC Sends Notice To UP Chief Secy Over Rotis With Salt Mid-Day Meal

According to an NHRC statement, the commission has sought a detailed report about the status of the midday meal scheme across the state of Uttar Pradesh within four weeks.

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