T.S. Tirumurti


Oil Prices, Shortage Of Food Grains Impacting Developing Countries: T.S. Tirumurti: UN

India's permanent representative T.S. Tirumurti said oil prices are skyrocketing at UN discussion, shortage of food grains, uncertain energy security disproportionately impacting the developing countries and acknowledged the recommendation of Global Crisis Response Group. World Trade Organisation limits the export of countries like India where government purchases food at support prices. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said "We need and… read-more

Fri, 06 May 2022 - 10:01 AM / by SARANNYA ACHARYA

Tags: United Nations, UN Discussion, World Food Program, T.S. Tirumurti, Developing Countries

The World Bank

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World Bank Donors Agree To Provide $280 Million To Afghanistan

The World Bank on December 10 said that the donors have approved to release of $280 million for war-torn country Afghanistan. "The Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) donors agreed to provide funds to UNICEF and World Food Programme (WFP) by the end of December 2021," said the World Bank. UNICEF will release $100 million to provide health services in Afghanistan and $180 WFP to bolster food security. 

Sat, 11 Dec 2021 - 09:48 AM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: World Bank, Afghanistan, UNICEF, World Food Program, ARTF

Courtesy: ANI

Elon Musk

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Elon Musk Challenges UN WFP To Explain How $6B Will Solve World Hunger

Elon Musk made a plea to the United Nations. He stated that he will sell $6 billion in Tesla shares and donate to UN's food agency if it can prove how the money will be used to alleviate world hunger. He commented after UN World Food Program Director David Beasley stated that an one-time contribution of 2% of Musk's, Jeff Bezos', and other billionaires' fortune… read-more

Tue, 02 Nov 2021 - 10:12 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Elon Musk, United Nations, World Food Program, Billionaire, david beasley

Courtesy: Live Mint

School children having mid day meal

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UN's WFP Of India Requests To Re-Initiate Mid-Day Meal In Schools

United Nations' World Food Program of India said that the Mid Day Meals should be re-initiated with the provision of hot-cooked meals when the schools reopens. A recent UN report presented evidence on the short and long-term effects of disruptions in school meal plans during the pandemic. "India has set an example through its existing food safety net and not disrupting children's nutrition during the pandemic," said Bishwa Parajuli, the… read-more

Sun, 31 Jan 2021 - 03:57 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: United Nations, World Food Program, mid day meal, India

Courtesy: Free Press Journal

Representational image of Hunger

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Global Hunger Index 2020: India Ranks 94 Out Of 107, Placed Under 'Serious' Category

India ranked 94th among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index 2020, showing a slight improvement from its 2019 rank of 102 from 117 countries. While the world hunger was termed as ‘moderate’, the GHI categorised India’s score (27.2 out of 50) as ‘serious'. However, the child stunting rate in South Asia is still high, for which GHI held deprivation of food, education and poverty as major factors. 

Sat, 17 Oct 2020 - 01:47 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: World Food Program, Global Hunger Index, India, 2020, Deprivation, Child stunting, Child Mortality Rate

Courtesy: India Today