TODAY CURRENT AFFAIRS - 1-11-2017-2017 BY VIRAL CAREER ACADEMY RAJKOT - IMP ALL COMPETITIVE EXAMS -
The 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report-the twelfth in an annual series-presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made progress in reducing hunger since 2000, but that has progressed uneven, and may be now threatened. This year's report finds many countries have had more hunger levels in 2017 than they did in 2008, indicating that progress in reducing hunger over recent decades is reversing more recently in some places.
The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by country and region. Calculated for each year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI highlighted the successes and failures in hunger reduction and provides insights into the drivers of hunger. By raising awareness and understanding of regional and country differences, the GHI aims to reduce hunger.