Global Hunger Index 2020

Published on October 19, 2020
Current Context: The Global Hunger Index of 2020 is released.
Global Hunger Index 2020
  • India has marked the rank position of 94th among 107 countries in this index. 
  • The indicators for the assessment of Global Hunger Index are: Undernourishment, Child Wasting, Child Stunting and Child Mortality.
  • As per the report, India comes under ‘serious category’ with a score of 27.2.
  • A score of India in each assessment category: For child stunting, rate is 37.4%. Wasting rate is 17.3% , undernourishment rate is 14% and under 5 mortality rate is 3.7%. 
  • Other neighboring countries of India which are under serious category are Bangladesh (75th) , Myanmar (78th) and Pakistan (88th).
  • Nepal (73rd) and Sri Lanka (64th) are in moderate category in Global Hunger index 2020.


Q.1 What is the rank of India in Global Hunger Index 2020?
a. 75th
b. 94th
c. 86th
d. 71st

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