Global Hunger Index and India’s stand – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Recently, the Global Hunger Index 2021 was released. The data for the index is sourced from FAO, the Joint database of UNICEF, WHO, World Bank and others. India has slipped seven places to rank 101 among 116 countries. Even the index showed India is improving its absolute score, its rank… Continue reading Global Hunger Index and India’s stand – Explained, pointwise

Climate change impacts food and nutritional security — Earth needs regenerative farming

Synopsis: Climate change is a major threat to food production globally and vital steps need to be taken to mitigate it. Does climate change impact food production and nutrition? Yes. It has very significant impacts on these. Findings of the 2019 IPCC panel on climate change’s special report on land showed how climate change was… Continue reading Climate change impacts food and nutritional security — Earth needs regenerative farming

Oxfam: 11 people die of hunger each minute around the globe

Source: The Hindu What is the news? Findings of the Oxfam report: The Hunger Virus Multiplies Key findings Hunger is a greater threat: Death toll from famine outpaces that of COVID-19, which kills around seven people per minute. 11 people die of hunger each minute and that the number facing famine-like conditions around the globe… Continue reading Oxfam: 11 people die of hunger each minute around the globe

Supreme Court to study plea for food for all

News: The Supreme Court has agreed to examine a plea urging the court to direct the Chief Secretaries across the country to formulate schemes for the implementation of community kitchens to combat starvation deaths. Facts: The petition highlighted the success of various state-funded community kitchens addressing the problem of hunger and malnutrition across India. Example:… Continue reading Supreme Court to study plea for food for all

Over 820 million people suffering from hunger:UN Report

According to a UN report titled “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World”,more than 820 million people had suffered from hunger worldwide in 2018. The report was prepared by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other United Nations agencies including the World Health Organization(WHO). The report said that globally hunger… Continue reading Over 820 million people suffering from hunger:UN Report