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  • Mera Ration Mobile App Launched

    Why in News In order to facilitate the 'One Nation One Ration Card’ system in the country, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public...

    13 Mar 2021 Food Security

  • Food Waste Index Report 2021: UNEP

    Why in News Recently, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released the Food Waste Index Report 2021. It has revealed that 17% of all...

    05 Mar 2021 Food Security

  • Genetically Modified Organisms as Imported Food Crops

    Why in News The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in a recent order has set 1% threshold for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)...

    27 Feb 2021 Food Security

  • Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition: CFS

    Why in News The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has endorsed the first-ever Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition (VGFSyN) which...

    13 Feb 2021 Food Security

  • World Food Programme (WFP)

    Last Updated: July 2022 The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food...

    06 Nov 2020 Food Security

  • Extension of Food Fortification Scheme

    Why in News In order to fight chronic anaemia and undernutrition, the government is making plans to distribute fortified rice through the Integrated...

    04 Nov 2020 Food Security

  • World Food Day

    Why in News World Food Day is celebrated to commemorate the establishment of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on 16th...

    17 Oct 2020 Food Security

  • Nobel Prize for Peace 2020

    Why in News The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the World Food Programme (WFP), a United Nations (UN) agency, for its efforts to combat...

    10 Oct 2020 Food Security

  • Xoo Infection: Rice

    Why in News Recently, scientists from the Centre for Plant Molecular Biology (CPMB) have uncovered the mechanism by which a bacterium called Xoo...

    05 Oct 2020 Food Security

  • Anganwadi Services

    Why in News Right to Food Campaign has given a memorandum to the Minister for Women and Child Development to resume provision of hot-cooked meals...

    08 Aug 2020 Food Security

  • Achieving Zero Hunger by 2030: UN Report

    Why in News According to a study titled State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, hunger and malnutrition is increasing around the world....

    22 Jul 2020 Food Security

  • Flood Resistant Paddy: Assam

    Why in News Recently, farmers from Golaghat district in Assam have cultivated new flood resistant paddy varieties to shift from the traditional...

    13 Jul 2020 Food Security

  • Swarm of Desert Locust

    This article is based on “Why is the locust surge posing a threat to agriculture in India” which was published in the Hindu on...

    02 Jun 2020 Food Security

  • Banana Covid: A Novel Fungal Strain

    Why in News Recently, a novel fungus strain Fusarium wilt TR4 has started infecting the Banana plantations in India. It has been described as the...

    29 May 2020 Food Security

  • Locusts and Urban Areas

    Why in News Over the last few days, swarms of locusts have been sighted unusually even in urban areas of Rajasthan. Swarms have also been...

    27 May 2020 Food Security

  • Economic Stimulus-III

    Why in News Recently, the Union Finance Minister announced the measures to strengthen Infrastructure Logistics, Capacity Building, Governance and...

    16 May 2020 Food Security

  • Food Systems

    Why in News According to the Global Nutrition Report 2020, food systems should be inclusive, local and diverse to address food security and...

    16 May 2020 Food Security

  • Economic Stimulus-II

    Why in News Recently, the Union Finance Minister announced the short term and long-term measures for supporting the poor, including migrants,...

    15 May 2020 Food Security

  • Direct Seeding of Rice

    Why in News Due to labour shortage in two granary states of Punjab and Haryana, farmers are now being encouraged to adopt ‘Direct Seeding of...

    14 May 2020 Food Security

  • Use of TB Drugs on Crops

    Why in News Recently, the Registration Committee (RC) under the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) has recommended to ban...

    12 May 2020 Food Security

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