www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs October 12, 2017 (12/10/2017)
Topic : Environment & Ecology, Latest Diary of Events
Some species may have become extinct
Three marine species, the Pondicherry Shark, the Red Sea Torpedo and the Tentacled Butterfly Ray might have become possibly extinct in the oceanic waters of the Arabian Seas Region (ASR).
Because there is no evidence of its existence has discovered in the last three decades.
Scientists are also worried about the possible disappearance of other species from the region even before they were known to science.
The ASR covers the waters of the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Sea of Oman, and the Gulf.
The region is also bordered by 20 countries including India, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel and Pakistan.
Topic : General Administration, World Organizations, Reports, Latest Diary of Events
Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2017
India has ranked at 100th position among 119 countries on the Global Hunger Index (GHI), 2017.
This year’s ranking marks a drop of three positions as compared to 97th rank in Global Hunger Index 2016.
About Global Hunger Index:
Global Hunger Index is a multidimensional measure that describes the state of hunger situation on regional, national and global level.
First published in 2006, it is prepared annually by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
On Global Hunger Index, countries are ranked on a 100-point scale. (0 being the best score indicating no hunger and 100 being the worst).
India’s GHI 2017 score of 31.4 , it becomes at the high end of the “serious” hunger problem category.
Among Asian countries India’s score is the third worst, only better than Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Even countries like Iraq, North Korea and Bangladesh have better scores than India.
The report also cited that despite of India being world’s second largest food producer it has second highest under-nourished population in the world.
Topic : New Appointments, Latest Diary of Events, Persons in News, Who is Who?
Yuvraj Singh appointed as Laureus’ first Indian ambassador
Yuvraj Singh was appointed as the first Indian ambassador of Laureus at an event in Mumbai.
Yuvraj Singh is an Indian cricketer. He is a left-hander.
Laureus consists of Indian cricket legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Kapil Dev.
Topic : General Administration, India’s Foreign Policy
MoU between India and Morocco
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field of water resources.
The MoU intends to enhance cooperation in the field of water resources development and management within the framework of their expertise and their respective legislations.
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