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Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021

Published on October 16, 2021
Current Context: The Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 was released by Welt Hunger Hilfe (WHH) (Germany) and Concern Worldwide (Ireland).
Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021
  • The GHI measures hunger at global, regional, and national levels and gives ranking accordingly. 
  • The 4 indicators are considered for the index, which are mentioned below:
    • (a) Undernourishment : Share of the population with insufficient caloric intake
    • (b) Child wasting: share of children under age five who have low weight for their height, and thus reflect acute undernutrition
    • (c) Child stunting: Share of children under age five who have low height for their age, and thus reflect chronic undernutrition
    • (d) Child mortality: Mortality rate of children under age five, partly reflecting the fatal mix of inadequate nutrition and unhealthy environments
  • As per the index, India is ranked at 101st position among 116 countries.
  • India has received the score of 27.5 out of 50, which defines a serious category
  • The China, Brazil and Kuwait, shared the top rank
  • In India, wasting among children has increased from 17.1% between 1998 and 2002 to 17.3% between 2016 and 2020.


Ques: 1: What is the rank of India in Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021?
a. 101
b. 94
c. 115 
d. 87

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