United Nations stated that More Indians are getting fatter but fewer are undernourished as the nation goes from lessening the impact of hunger to developing the new health issue of obesity, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization. The number of obese adults has gone up in india from 24.1 million in 2012 to 32.8 million in 2016, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 report.
Meanwhile, there was a drop in the number of undernourished Indians from 253.9 million in 2004-06 to 217 million in 2010-12, and 194.4 million in 2016-18, according to FAO reports. The number of Indian children under five years who were overweight was 2.4 million last year, while 46 million were stunted, according to the report.
Globally the number of obese adults has gone up from 563.7 million in 2012 to 672.3 million in 2016, the report said. FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said at the news conference releasing the report that obesity was a growing problem worldwide, becoming almost an epidemic especially among children. The global costs related with the problems associated with obesity is about $2 trillion, almost as much as the price tobacco exacts in health and other costs.
South Asian Spelling Bee contest won by Indian American teens Washington sources reported that An Indian-American teenager from New Jersey won the 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee, after correctly spelling the word “flipe” to earn the national title and $3,000 grand prize. By correctly spelling the word that means to strip off by or as if by peeling, Navneeth Murali bested Hephzibah Sujoe, 13, of Fort Worth, Texas; Pranav Nandakumar, 13, of Austin, Texas; and
- Global Village Tech Park sold to US firm Blackstone by Coffee Day
- Closed door consultations on Kashmir by UN Security Council
- EC calls NRIs to register online to boost numbers of voters being put in place for either proxy voting
- Air India (AI) announced its inaugural passenger flight between New Delhi and San Francisco
- UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres came out against changing status of J&K and Pakistan
- Ivanka Trump condoled death of Sushma Swaraj
- How Jammu and Kashmir will cease to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution?
- Trump renewed his offer of mediation in Kashmir issue
- Indian graduate student shot dead in place where he worked part time
- Sand Artist won People's Choice Prize at Boston
- Pink City Jaipur made an official entry in the list of UNESCO World Heritage
- Indian Lawyers who spearheaded legal challenge to Indian Penal Code have come out as a couple
- India rebuffed US President Donald Trump offer to mediate on Kashmir issue
- Indian diaspora getting ready to meet Indian PM with a Texan Howdy, Modi! greeting
- UN body says Many Indians are becoming fatter, many unnourished