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India’s position on Global Hunger Index alarming: VP

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  • February 15, 2020
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India’s position on Global Hunger Index alarming: VP

In news:

Vice president:

  • India ranks 102nd on the Global Hunger Index, Despite high food production.
  • Nutritional security requires measures to improve protein and vitamin deficiencies
Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 15th February 2020

Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 15th February 2020

SRC: The Hindu

From Prelims  Point of view:

Global Hunger Index (GHI) Report

  • Prepared by the Concern Worldwide (an Irish agency) and the Welt Hunger Hilfe (a German organization)
  • The report is based on four GHI indicators namely, undernourishment, child stunting, child wasting, and child mortality.
  •  India’s child wasting rate was extremely high at 20.8% – the highest
  • India’s rank has slipped from 95th position (in 2010) to 102nd (in 2019)

Child wasting

  • Child wasting refers to the share of children under the age of five who are wasted, i.e, they have low weight with respect to their height, reflecting acute undernutrition.

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