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Obesity, malnourishment, anaemia and more: What ails children of Bengaluru and why?

India ranked 101 out of 116 countries in Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021. India’s score on GHI indicators is 27.5, which shows that India has a serious level of hunger

Published on 7th July 2022
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One egg costs Rs 6. If Karnataka govt pays Rs 5 per egg for anganwadis, who pays the remaining amount?  

The workers at various anganwadis of the state have been repeatedly asking the government to correct this because a few of them claim that they pay the difference out of their own pockets

Published on 8th February 2022
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Over Rs 400 crore spent on media advocacy for 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' 

The scheme aims to address the declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and issues of empowerment of girls and women “over a life cycle continuum”

Published on 3rd February 2022
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Saksham Anganwadis the way to go for better women and child development: Finance Minister at Budget 2022

The new generation anganwadis are to have better infrastructure and audio-visual aids powered by clean energy, stated Sitharaman 

 

Published on 1st February 2022
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292 COVID orphans registered on portal under PM CARES scheme, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani says in Lok Sabha

The scheme provides support for education and health and will create a corpus of Rs 10 lakh for each child when he or she reaches 18 years of age

Published on 30th July 2021
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Women and Child Development Ministry starts online campaign to celebrate women in Science

As part of the campaign, citizens can congratulate a young STEM star from their state/district through a personalised card and encourage them to pursue these subjects

Published on 12th February 2021
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ASHA, Anganwadi workers directed to start vaccination, immunization drive in Sept

The WCD Minister further said that the ongoing activity of immunization was disrupted due to Covid-19 lockdown but after the partial unlock the immunization has been considered an essential aspect

Published on 30th August 2020
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COVID-19: Smriti Irani holds online workshop for district child protection units 

Mental health experts and Irani interacted with the participants and answered their questions

Published on 7th April 2020
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Women and Child Development Ministry set to move cabinet to make all child marriages invalid

Currently, child marriages are valid in India and can be annulled if a case is filed by either parties within two years of becoing an adult, or through gaurdians for minors

Published on 18th July 2018

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