R Hemalatha Takes Charge as Director, National Institute of Nutrition

R Hemalatha has been appointed as the new Director of the country’s premier National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad.  Hemalatha is a medical graduate of Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad.

She assumes office at a historic moment as the institute enters its centenary year. Hemalatha has served as secretary of the Nutrition Society of India, is a fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences and a fellow of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for RBI Assistant Mains 2017 Exam-
  • National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) was founded by Sir Robert McCarrison in the year 1918 as ‘Beri-Beri’ Enquiry Unit in Tamil Nadu.
  • It was shifted to Hyderabad in 1958.


Source- DD News
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