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Encephalitis fever in Bihar: Toll rises to 136 with 117 deaths reported from Muzaffarpur alone; 626 cases registered across state
India

Encephalitis fever in Bihar: Toll rises to 136 with 117 deaths reported from Muzaffarpur alone; 626 cases registered across state

Brain fever has afflicted more than 600 children across 16 districts of Bihar of which 136 have lost their lives

Encephalitis deaths in Bihar: Lychees can trigger brain fever infection, but the main cause is malnutrition, says expert
India

Encephalitis deaths in Bihar: Lychees can trigger brain fever infection, but the main cause is malnutrition, says expert

In undernourished kids, litchis can trigger a sharp drop in sugar levels, fever, convulsions & loss of consciousness in a non-infectious disease condition.

In MP's Panna district, villagers launch initiative to restore local water bodies as successive droughts give rise to malnutrition, migration
India

In MP's Panna district, villagers launch initiative to restore local water bodies as successive droughts give rise to malnutrition, migration

Having faced subsequent droughts, residents of Kalyanpur village in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh's Bundelkhand region have been working day and night to restore a local lake to end the water crisis in the area, a result of which has been increase in cases of malnutrition, anaemia, TB and silicosis and migration of youths

Congress in Madhya Pradesh adopts erstwhile BJP govt's inaction, fails to tackle malnutrition plaguing several districts
India

Congress in Madhya Pradesh adopts erstwhile BJP govt's inaction, fails to tackle malnutrition plaguing several districts

Though Madhya Pradesh has been spending to tackle malnutrition, corruption plaguing every step of the process has hampered actual change.

Child marriage, malnutrition plague tribal children in Odisha's Nagada; villagers, mostly illiterate, pin hope on govt for healthcare facilities
India

Child marriage, malnutrition plague tribal children in Odisha's Nagada; villagers, mostly illiterate, pin hope on govt for healthcare facilities

Although largely clueless about politics and political leaders, the villagers of Nagada in Odisha continue to pin their hopes on the state government to take care of their health, development and infrastructure needs.

Starvation deaths emerge as key poll issue in Jharkhand as ration card woes keep vulnerable groups hungry
Politics

Starvation deaths emerge as key poll issue in Jharkhand as ration card woes keep vulnerable groups hungry

Activists claim that anomalies in the public distribution system (PDS) in Jharkhand is a major contributor of malnutrition among children in the state, the BJP government in the state, however, denies these allegations

11 million North Korean need food, children are stunted due to 'chronic undernutrition', says UN report
World

11 million North Korean need food, children are stunted due to 'chronic undernutrition', says UN report

An estimated 11 million people in North Korea — over 43 percent of the population — are undernourished and "chronic food insecurity and malnutrition is widespread", according to a UN report issued on Wednesday.

Vegan diets are adding to malnutrition, 'hidden hunger' in developed countries
Life

Vegan diets are adding to malnutrition, 'hidden hunger' in developed countries

Eating a plant-based diet may lower the risk of chronic disease and is good for the environment, but poorly planned vegan diets that do not replace the critical nutrients found in meat, can lead to serious micronutrient deficiencies.

Yemen war: 85,000 children under five years of age dead from acute malnutrition, says global charity
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Yemen war: 85,000 children under five years of age dead from acute malnutrition, says global charity

Save the Children's Yemen Director said for every child killed by bombs and bullets in Yemen, dozens are starving to death and it's entirely preventable.

Devendra Fadnavis completes 4 years as CM: Shiv Sena slams govt on malnutrition, Maratha reservation issue
Politics

Devendra Fadnavis completes 4 years as CM: Shiv Sena slams govt on malnutrition, Maratha reservation issue

Shiv Sena downplayed achievements of the Devendra Fadnavis government on completion of four years asking it to look at issues such as malnutrition and Maratha reservation

GM cotton now a possible food source for humans after winning FDA approval
science

GM cotton now a possible food source for humans after winning FDA approval

Cottonseed is otherwise unfit for people to consume since it has high levels of a toxic chemical.

On World Food Day, UN says hunger, climate change and man-made conflicts creates 'perfect storm'
World

On World Food Day, UN says hunger, climate change and man-made conflicts creates 'perfect storm'

The UN aims to achieve a Zero Hunger world by 2030, but faces three obstacles: conflicts, climate change and an economic slowdown.

World Food Day Quiz: Do you know what issues affect food production and consumption globally?
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World Food Day Quiz: Do you know what issues affect food production and consumption globally?

World Food Day is observed to commemorate the anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945.

Bill Gates lauds Narendra Modi for improving sanitation in India, says 'time to build on Swachh Bharat's success'
India

Bill Gates lauds Narendra Modi for improving sanitation in India, says 'time to build on Swachh Bharat's success'

Since the launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission, over eight crore toilets have been built across India and over five lakh villages have been made open defecation free.

Palghar to soon offer a menu of district's needs, a web inventory to help NGOs and donors target impoverished areas
India

Palghar to soon offer a menu of district's needs, a web inventory to help NGOs and donors target impoverished areas

Palghar district administration and IIT-Bombay's Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas are working together to build an online inventory of the district's infrastructure to guide NGOs, individual donors and corporates to areas where help is needed the most

Rising carbon dioxide levels can strip food grains of nutrients; India to face mass malnutrition, says study
World

Rising carbon dioxide levels can strip food grains of nutrients; India to face mass malnutrition, says study

Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the air threatens to raise the spectre of mass malnutrition as it saps wheat, rice, and other staple grains of valuable nutrients, researchers warned.

Around 100 community radio stations to spread awareness about National Nutrition Mission in September
India

Around 100 community radio stations to spread awareness about National Nutrition Mission in September

'Poshan Abhiyan', also called National Nutrition Mission, aims to bring down stunting of children in the age group of 0-6 years from 38.4 percent to 25 percent by 2022.

Maharashta govt moots two-tier model to check implementation of schemes aimed at reducing malnutrition
India

Maharashta govt moots two-tier model to check implementation of schemes aimed at reducing malnutrition

He said the Maharashtra government has taken cue from a similar model of tribal development in Gujarat.

Infosys arm to hold 8-week contest for students to address malnutrition in India
science

Infosys arm to hold 8-week contest for students to address malnutrition in India

The winners receive a Rs 5 lakh-scholarship, and the opportunity to watch an ISRO rocket launch