stunting Current Affairs - 2020

Global Hunger Index 2020: India ranked 94th.

The Global hunger index was launched on October 16 2020. It has been jointly prepared by Welhunger life and Concern Worldwide.  This year,  India has been ranked 94th Out of 107 countries.  In 2018 was  India ranked 103 while in 2019  India was ranked 102. Key findings of the report The report ranked the countries Read More…

WHO releases Global Nutrition Report, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the World Health Organization released Global Nutrition Report, 2020. Highlights According to the report, India is one among the 88 countries that are to miss global nutrition targets set for the year 2025. India also has highest rates of domestic inequalities, especially in malnutrition. Along with Nigeria and Indonesia, India was Read More…

India ranks 77 on sustainability index and 131 on Flourishing Index

On February 20, 2020, WHO, Lancet and UNICEF together released a report titled “A Future for the World’s Children”. According to the report, a new Global index has been included in comparing performance of child nutrition, education and sustainability. According to the report, India ranked 131 in flourishing index and 77 on sustainability index. Highlights Read More…

UNICEF: The State of World’s Children Report

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund-UNICEF provides emergency and healthcare to children and mothers in countries that were devastated by world war II. The organization releases “The State of the World’s Children Report” annually. The report stated that despite of 40% drop in stunting of children in poor countries between 1990 and 2015, 149 million Read More…

Malnutrition in India

Malnutrition is one of the biggest challenges for India. Time and again various national and international surveys underline the quantum of the challenge before India. Some of the important facts about malnutrition in India are listed below: UNICEF report notes that nearly one in three people in India have at least one form of malnutrition Read More…