UN Assistance Mission In Afghanistan (UNAMA)

UN Assistance Mission In Afghanistan (UNAMA): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) recently held a meeting with the women activists and applauded their courage and affirmed that the UN will continue to stand by the people of Afghanistan. UNAMA was established on 28 March 2002 by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1401. It […]

SMILE Scheme

SMILE Scheme: The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated this scheme for Support for Marginalized Individuals. “SMILE stands for Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise”. Focus of the scheme is on rehabilitation, provision of medical facilities, counseling, basic documentation, education, skill development, economic linkages etc. It includes sub scheme – ‘Central […]

Introducing Millets In The Mid-Day Meal Scheme

Introducing Millets In The Mid-Day Meal Scheme: Flagging “critical” levels of malnutrition and anaemia among children, the Union Government has urged the states to explore the possibility of introducing millets in the mid-day meal scheme, now known as PM Poshan. Millets or nutri-cereals, which include Jowar, Bajra, and Ragi, are rich in minerals and B-complex […]

Global Resilience Index Initiative

Global Resilience Index Initiative: A global coalition of ten organisations launched the Global Resilience Index Initiative (GRII). It was launched during the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (CoP) 26 adaptation day (8th November 2021), it will be the world’s first curated, open-source reference index. It has been launched to build a universal model for assessing resilience […]