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India falls behind Pakistan, Nigeria in latest Global Hunger Index

02:46 PM | 26 Jul, 2023
India falls behind Pakistan, Nigeria in latest Global Hunger Index
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ISLAMABAD – Crisis-hit countries including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal performed better than India in Global Hunger Index (GHI) as the world's most populated country ranked 107th out of 121 nations.

As per the peer-reviewed annual report, jointly published by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, New Delhi ranked at 107th slot, it was previously ranked 101 and 94 during the Covid pandemic.

The country of over 1.4 billion people and second-largest military force lagged behind several cash-strapped countries, and its level falls under the ‘serious’ category, which is only below alarming and extremely alarming.

Pakistan, on the other hand, was ranked at the 99th spot with a score of 26.1 which was also labeled serious.

In a statement, the Index stated current edition of the GHI reveals that armed conflicts, climate change, and the coronavirus pandemic are intensifying each other; as a result, up to 828 million people were forced to go hungry.

Global Hunger Index ranked countries on several indicators including undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting, and child mortality.

Meanwhile, the top-performing countries in the index include Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chile, China, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, and Uruguay.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
 
26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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