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FAO Country Director in India Tomio Shichiri interviewed by Abhimanyu Chakravorty (The Indian Express)

to providing food security? A. Extremely important, actually. The participation of rural populations, especially women can further the advocacy and lend their support to health programs and health education campaigns. Individual citizens take more active roles in legislative and political processes and advocate for making healthy diets a priority on the public agenda. Q. It is projected by some studies that the global population may reach 11 bil

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Explained: Why NCERT's preschool curriculum wants focus to be on mother tongue -Mehr Gill

-The Indian Express According to the recommendation, providing a strong foundation for all-round development and lifelong learning are the two central objectives of preschool education. It also says that the commercialisation of pre schooling is detrimental for children’s motivation to learn. The National Council of educational Research and Training (NCERT) released its preschool curriculum o

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The minimum wage solution -Rajendran Narayanan & Sakina Dhorajiwala

Index-Agricultural Labourers (CPI-AL). The calculation of CPI-AL involved more food items in the consumption basket while the calculation of CPI-R involves more non-food items such as healthcare and education. CPI-R better reflects the rural consumption basket compared to CPI-AL. Please click here to read more.

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Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey finds high percent of mothers have no formal education

-IANS The survey found that the percentage of mothers with no formal education was high across the three age groups, with 31 per cent, 42 per cent, and 53 per cent of mothers of children aged 0-4, 5-9, and 10-19 years, respectively, not having attended school. The latest Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) has found that a high percentage of Indian mothers have no formal education. The

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'Care' economy uncharitable to women -Francis Kuriakose & Deepa Iyer

munities. Care work can be direct or indirect, paid or unpaid, short-term (maternity needs) or long-term (care for the disabled and elderly). Care work also encompasses a range of sectors such as education, health, and social work involving teachers, nurses, community health workers, social workers, and domestic workers. Care workers perform the important function of providing care through their sustained relational engagement with the care receiv

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Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief scientist at World Health Organization, interviewed by Anuradha Mascarenhas (The Indian Express)

of nutrition to remote parts of the country. Is this sustainable? I think it is and can be sustainable as it is done through existing channels like the departments of Women and Child Development, education and Health. The issue is we need to have an integrated health and nutrition program. The nutrition programme run by Anganwadis under the WCD and school meal programme run by the education department w

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In the national media conference, media practitioners take pledge to uphold positive values in digital communications

-Press release of 4th All India Media Conference, dated 8 October, 2019 Udaipur, Oct. 8: More than 300 media practitioners, researchers, scholars and educationists from different states of India and from four foreign countries took a pledge to empower the underprivileged sections of society by ending the digital divide and create new opportunities to highlight the issues of common people, rural areas, landless labourers, malnourished children and

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Kendriya Vidyalaya admissions: 20-fold surge under HRD Minister quota -Shyamlal Yadav

-The Indian Express This is according to data obtained from the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), which oversees all KVs in the country, by The Indian Express under the Right to Information Act (RTI). Admissions to Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) across the country under the discretionary quota of the Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) in 2018-19 have surged more than 20-fold compared to 2014. And admissions to KVs under the Minister’s discretionary quota since 2016 account

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Success story of Telangana welfare schools for SC students chosen for case study in Harvard University -Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

-Hindustan Times The society runs 268 social welfare schools providing free education, food and clothes to nearly 1.5 lakh children from Class 5 to under-graduate courses. Hyderabad: The success story of residential schools being run for students belonging to marginalised sections by the Telangana government has been chosen as a case study for the prestigious Harvard University in the United States of America. A communication to this effect

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