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India ranks 111 out of 125 countries in Global Hunger Index 2023

Published on October 13, 2023
Current Context: The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a peer-reviewed annual report, jointly published by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe, designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and country levels.
India ranks 111 out of 125 countries in Global Hunger Index 2023
  • The GHI scores are calculated based on four indicators: undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting, and child mortality.
  • The 2023 GHI shows that, after many years of progress up to 2015, the world’s hunger situation remains largely at a standstill. The 2023 GHI score for the world is 18.3, considered moderate and less than one point below the world’s 2015 GHI score of 19.12.
  • India ranks 111th out of the 125 countries with sufficient data to calculate 2023 GHI scores3. With a score of 28.7, India has a level of hunger that is serious.
  • India’s score has improved slightly from 29.3 in 2015, but it is still higher than the scores of its neighboring countries such as Bangladesh (25.8), Nepal (20.8), and Pakistan (24.6).
  • Some of the factors that contribute to India’s high hunger level are poverty, inequality, lack of access to safe water and sanitation, poor health care, climate change, and conflicts.

Question:

Q.1 What is the name of the annual report that measures and tracks hunger at the global, regional, and country levels?
a. Global Food Security Index
b. Global Hunger Index
c. Global Nutrition Report
d. World Food Programme Report
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