Current Affair Diary 19/10/2020

Global Hunger Index

✓Published by: Jointly by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe (WHH)

✓India: 94th rank among 107 countries

✓It continues to be in the “serious” hunger category.

✓Bangladesh: 75th rank

✓Myanmar: 78th rank

✓Pakistan: 88th rank

✓Nepal: 73rd rank and

✓Sri Lanka: 64th rank

✓Last year, India’s rank was 102 out of 117 countries.

✓The neighbouring countries of Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan too were in the “serious” category.

✓They ranked higher than India in 2020’s index.

✓Nepal and Sri Lanka are in “moderate” hunger category.

✓Undernourished: 14% of India’s population

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