Celebrating International Year Of Millets,Govt Hosts Online Quiz

The Indian government is hosting an online quiz on the MyGov portal about the qualities of millets and their health benefits to commemorate 2023 as the "International Year of Millets." The Ministry of Education is hosting a quiz contest called "The Goodness Of Millets Quiz." The Department of School Education and Literacy of the Education Ministry is in charge of the online test about millets' virtues and benefits for health that can be taken through the MyGov portal. The millet family of tiny grains is rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that help fight diseases brought on by nutrient deficits. All students in schools are eligible to take the Goodness Of Millets Quiz. The Goodness Of Millets Quiz will be available online at quiz.mygov.in from October 6 till October 31. (12 am). 

Candidates must submit their names, dates of birth, correspondence address, email address, and mobile number in order to take the Education Ministry Quiz. The Goodness Of Millets Quiz will last for five minutes, and a maximum of 20 questions may be answered within that time. No points will be deducted for giving an incorrect response. In the days following the quiz's conclusion, participants can view their results. Certificates will be given to every participant, according to the MyGov Portal. 

While you may get ready for the quiz here is some information about the millets. The two categories of millets are typically called naked grains and husked grains. 

Naked: Ragi, jowar, and bajra are examples of naked grains since they lack the hard, inedible husk that covers most millets. These millets' key selling point is that they don't need to be processed after harvest and may be eaten right away. Therefore, these millets are currently grown in large quantities. 

Husked millets have an inedible seed coat that must be removed before cooking. These grains go through a separate hulling procedure to remove the husks; previously, this was done manually; presently, it is done automatically. This group includes kodo, tiny, and foxtail millets. 


Proteins, dietary fibre, B vitamins, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, potassium, copper, and selenium are just a few of the minerals that millets have in plenty. They also include an abundance of antioxidants, flavonoids, anthocyanins, saponins, and lignans, all of which have remarkable health advantages. 

The abundance of minerals and fibre found in millets helps to increase metabolism, improve heart health, manage blood pressure and diabetes, and encourage weight loss. They are a nutritious complement to the meal plan as a result. While it is also good for the environment because most of the crops are rain-fed, pests do not like them and they can thrive without pesticides.