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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 18 January 2021
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World is an annual flagship report jointly prepared by Food and Agriculture Organization, International Fund For Agricultural Development, United Nations Children’s Fund, World Food Programme and World Health Organisation .
A recent study has found that asteroid 16 Psyche, which orbits between Mars and Jupiter, could be made entirely of metal and is worth an estimated $10,000 quadrillion — more than the entire economy of Earth.
The Shanta Kumar Committee recommended that the Food Corporation of India hand over the food procurement operations to the states.
It is suggested that stocks be pared down to the buffer stock norms in three ways:
Releases under the open market sale scheme.
Giving it away as food aid to conflict-ravaged countries to earn international goodwill.
The ‘Miya’ community comprises descendants of Muslim migrants from East Bengal (now Bangladesh) to Assam.
They came to be referred to as ‘Miyas’, often in a derogatory manner.
The Gender Parity Index is a socioeconomic index usually designed to measure the relative access to education of males and females.
This index is released by UNESCO.
In its simplest form, it is calculated as the quotient of the number of females by the number of males enrolled in a given stage of education.