A Ban And Many Questions

India’s attempt to regulate single-use plastic (SUP) kicked in from July 1, 2022, with the government imposing a ban on select items. It is part of the larger effort to reduce the use of plastic in the long term. But making India

Rice Fortification: Hyped up or Beneficial?

On April 8, this year, the cabinet approved a scheme to supply fortified rice kernels (FRKs) through Public Distribution System (PDS) shops, Anganwadi centres and schools. In the first phase, rice in mid-day meals, renamed as PM-Poshan 2.0, served to pre-primary children

It’s Time to Read The Missing Chapter on Periods

Leo Burnett India’s campaign promoting period education among Indian girls, The Missing Chapter won the Grand Prix award in the Sustainable Development Goals category at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on June 24. Created for Procter & Gamble’s sanitary napkin

Power of ICT Empowers Kashmir’s Schools

It’s been a decade since we first heard about “smart-class”. In these years, many smart classes have been set up in different parts of the country to improve learning outcomes by driving student engagement through animated content. While the “smart-class” concept has

Now, A BIS Standard for Non-Electric Clay Refrigerator Mitticool

The national standards body of India, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has developed an Indian Standard for ‘non-electric cooling cabinet made of clay,’ to recognise clay refrigerators made in India. The new BIS standard, IS 17693: 2022, specifies the construction and

From Food Loss to Dog Treats

Based in Lisbon, Portugal, Sancho Pancho is a company owned by Daria Demidenko, a Russian who moved to the city in 2015. The ingenious business turns leftover parts of fresh fish into healthy dog treats. Daria Demidenko has established the company by

Who Will Take Care of The Caretakers?

Kusumlata is one of the 1.32 million Anganwadi Workers (AWW) who form the crucial last mile link in delivery of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). During the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in May 2021, she and an Anganwadi

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