Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicGlobal Hunger Index

Topic: Global Hunger Index

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover might not mean end of free speech. Other factors at play

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Not just Global Hunger Index, India’s own govt data shows how worried we should be

The Modi government has questioned the methodology of the Global Hunger Index. But undernutrition is one of the leading factors of child mortality in India.

‘Unscientific methodology’ — Modi govt on India’s ‘shocking’ rank in Global Hunger Index

Reacting to India's 101st rank, the Centre said the publishing agencies haven't done their due diligence & disregard govt's efforts to ensure food security of everyone during Covid.

Hunger Index latest reminder. India should fight malnutrition with more animal-sourced food

Feeding children any animal-sourced food is linked with 11% reduction in stunting; feeding them both meat and dairy with a 16% reduction in underweight.

India falls to 101 from 94 on Global Hunger Index, behind Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal

The report, prepared jointly by Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe, termed the level of hunger in India 'alarming'.

Another 29 cr people won’t have enough to eat this year due to global Covid income losses

Overall, 1.2 billion people in 76 countries will be food-insecure this year. Most of the additional people the USDA expects to fall into food insecurity this year are in Asia.

World hunger surged in 2020, with 1 in 10 people undernourished now

People who are undernourished are chronically hungry, meaning they don’t have enough to eat for a normal, healthy and active life for a period of at least a year.

Even stray dogs don’t go hungry in India, ignore hunger reports, minister says in Parliament

Union Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala was responding to an AAP MP, who raised the issue of India’s poor ranking in the 2020 hunger index in Rajya Sabha.

Modi is popular, BJP keeps winning, but India’s indicators & global rankings are alarming

Govt’s own NFHS, as well as many global non-Left institutions’ rankings have shown a drop in India’s development indicators. This will begin to hurt soon.

India ranks 94 in Global Hunger Index 2020, placed in ‘serious’ category

According to the report, 14% of India's population is undernourished and it ranked below neighbouring Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan in the index.

On Camera

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A health worker immunises a pregnant woman at a health centre in Aurangabad, India

Newborns to entreprenuers—Indian hospitals need a perinatal service package. It’s a win-win

Many Indian hospitals don't have in-house physiotherapists or dieticians & most new mothers pay little attention to themselves. But there's a solution.
BYJU'S the learning app logo displayed on a smartphone. Photographer: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/Getty Images/LightRocket via Bloomberg

Byju’s global expansion: EdTech pioneer eyes Chegg or 2U, weighs US acquisition

India's most valuable startup has lined up conditional debt commitments of more than $1 billion to finance the acquisition, but it's possible no deal will materialise.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2020.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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