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Hunger Index Is Limited, but There’s Enough Proof That India Has a Problem

Given the chronic neglect of hunger, nutrition and health in India, its low rank on the Global Hunger Index (GHI) is not a mystery.
The GHI score is the average of a country’s score on four indicators of equal weight: insufficient calorie intake, wasting, stunting and child mortality.
The government’s claims that the GHI report is “devoid of ground reality and facts” is shot through with inconsistencies.

Best Paper Award to Shilpa Bandyopadhyay

Shilpa Bandyopadhyay, a Ph.D. student of Prof. Kamlesh Singh, presented a paper titled ’Successful Aging in the Indian Socio-cultural Milieu' at the 56th National and 25th International Conference of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (February 2021). She was awarded the Prof. Deepak Bhat Award for Best Presentation in a Scientific Session.

Prof. Reetika Khera wins prestigious awards for Social Scientists

Prof. Khera has been selected for the Malcolm Adiseshiah award in 2021. The Malcolm Adiseshiah Award & the Elizabeth Adiseshiah Award for distinguished contributions to Development Studies instituted by Malcolm & Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust during the year 2000.

The Malcolm Adiseshiah Award was first given to Abhijit V. Banerjee in 2000. Since then, Ram Guha, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Jayati Ghosh, Nandini Sundar, Amita Baviskar, Yogendra Yadav, among others, have received it.

Prof. Khera would be presented citations and prize money of ₹1 lakh.

Third Dr P. C. Bansil Memorial Lecture

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, in association with Techno Economic Research Institute (TERI) is organising the Third Dr P C Bansil Memorial Lecture on 27 March 2021 at 10 am (IST). The lecture shall be delivered by Prof. Ashok Kotwal (Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia, Canada).