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PRACTICE QUESTION The Global Hunger Index (GHI) combines four component indicators in one index number. Which, from the following list, are these indicators? 1. Proportion of undernourished 2Proprtion of under-S underwcight-for-their-height children 3. Mortality rate of under-5 children 4. Adult female literacy rate 5. Proportion of population living below $1 in Purchasing-Power-Parity terms per day Select the correct answer using the code given below: a) 2,3,4 b) 1,3 c) 1,2,3 d) 3,4,5 Post your answers below! (without googling) Yesterday's answer-1 only
NATIONAL NEWS Defying ban, jallikattu held at various places in state . Defying SC ban and security presence, Jallikattu conducted at several places in state on Maatu Pongal day on Sunday Jallikattu is cultural spurt in which bull is Tamed by hugging and prize attached to its horn is removed by tamer Earlier user to happen on Pongal days but now it extends upto 5-6 months SC said prima facie it involves cruelty to animal. People hoisted black flags and shops were shut in protest of SC ban ' " . . Rawat warns of crackdown, but another video surfaces .Despite army chief's stern warning to soldiers to not to vent their grievances through social media, new video alleging plight of soldiers surfaced. Army chief had advised soldiers to follow official route to tell their problems. Going social media way can affect morale of army. Potential impact on recruitment of talented candidates. .
NATIONAL NEWS Why can't FM stations broadcast news, says S SC had asked private FM radio stations to play essential role in democracy-dissemination of news . SC asked private radio broadcaster to exercise the right to inform with fairness abs without prejudice, and right to counter and question the government's version of news. Court said" Airwaves are public property to be used to promote public good and expressing plurality of views, opinions, ideas "Policy guidelines and Grant of Permission Agreements framed by the government which prohibits private FM and community radio stations from broadcasting their own ideas is against Fundamental Right Article 19 (1) (a). Right to freedom of speech and expression also include Right to information,which encompasses diverse interpretation of news" said civil rights advocate Prashant Bhushan Court directed government to explain 2008 TRAI recommendation that for private FM radio broadcasting, FM broadcasters "may only be permitted to broadcast news, taking content from AIR, Doordarshan, Press Trust of India and any other authorised need agency" . Epic Antarctic maps seafloor to predict ocean rise . In East Antarctica, ice shelf of size of California, is melting from below. . Warming ocean temperatures were causing rapid melt of end of Totten glacier. Totten glacier is on continent and holds enough ice to create global sea level rise between 3.5 to 6 Scientific voyage will involve exploration of seafloor of Totten glacier and taking samples of piles of glacial sediments left behind by retreating ice sheet. Glacial retreat since 1857 with coincidence of greenhouse gasses is often as evidence of global warming.
NATIONAL NEWs Stay on hearing of public hearing till polls EC had issued an order barring CM, ministers and politically appointed persons of any statutory institutions from hearing appeals It said that it could affect voting decisions in 5 poll bound states. Appeals can be made once election process is over. EC is constitutionally empowered to make directives for free and fair conduct of elections once Model Code Of Conduct is kicked in. . .
INTERNATIONAL NEWS Duterte threatens to impose "Martial law" Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to impose martial law to carry out his war on drugs. Mr Duterte won elections on popular mandate last year on promise to wipe out menace of illegal drugs. Populist regime of Duterte had made crackdown since, left 5700 dead in 6 months raising concern of breakdown of rule of law and extra judicial killings Martial law- To use military to enforce civilian law and detain people without charging them . Luzon Philippines Quezon City Manila South China Sea Cebu City Philippine Sea Mindanao Davao Pala .Mindanao Malaysia, Sabah
BUSINESS NEWs Govt., industry must fight for free trade jointly, savs tribunal . Competition Appellate Tribunal. -The consent of all stakeholders, such as the Centre and businesses, is needed to implement norms, right up to the municipal level, against abuse of market power and other illegal practices restricting free trade and competition among businesses. COMPAT (Competition Appellate Tribunal), along with Competition the Competition Act of 2002. . It was set up by the Centre in 2009. An appeal from a decision of the CCI is made to COMPAT COMPAT can have one Chairperson and a maximum of two other members, all of whom serve for 5 years They are all eligible for re-appointment unless they reach the age of 68 in case of Chairperson and 65 in case of members. Only a former SC Judge or CJ of HC can be appointed as Chairperson of COMPAT .