India ranks 107 on Global Hunger Index 2022.

  • As per the 2022 Global Hunger Index (GHI), India has been ranked 107th out of 121 countries.
  • The report was published by the Concern Worldwide (Ireland) and and Welt Hunger Hilfe (Germany).
  • Four indicators of GHI: Undernourishment, Child stunting, Child wasting, and Child mortality.
  • Top 5: Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chile, China and Croatia.
  • Bottom 5: Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Central African Republic and Yemen.

India defeats Sri Lanka to win Women's Asia Cup 2022.

  • The Indian women's team has clinched the Women's Asia Cup 2022 title, after defeating Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the final, held at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Bangladesh.
  • India has defeated Sri Lanka for the fifth time in an Asia Cup final.
  • This is India's record seventh Women's Asia Cup title.
  • Deepti Sharma has been adjudged Player of the Tournament.
  • While, Renuka Singh adjudged Player of the Match.

India's forex reserves rise to USD 532.868 billion.

  • Forex reserves of India has been raised by 204 million to USD 532.868 billion for the week ended on 7th October 2022.
  • Reason: An increase in the value of gold holdings.
  • Foreign Currency Assets (FCAs) was decreased to USD 471.496 billion.
  • SDRs has been increased by USD 155 million to USD 17.582 billion.
  • Reserve position of India with IMF increased to USD 4.836 billion.
  • Last week, the overall reserves were dropped by USD 4.854 billion to USD 532.664 billion.

India's Rudrankksh Patil bags Gold medal at ISSF World Championship.

  • Indian shooter, Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil won the gold medal in men's 10m air rifle event at ISSF World Championship held in Cairo, Egypt.
  • He defeated Danilo Dennis Sollazzo from Italy by 17-15.
  • This win helped him to secure 2024 Paris Olympics quota for the country.
  • He is only the second Indian to achieve this feat, after Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, who had won the gold in 2006 in Zagreb, Croatia.
  • ISSF Headquarters: Munich, Germany; President: Vladimir Lisin.

Odisha CM releases book on Odisha's lessons in governance during pandemic.

  • Odisha CM, Naveen Patnaik has released a book titled Pandemic Disruptions and Odisha’s Lessons in Governance.
  • This book was written by Rajya Sabha MP, Amar Patnaik.
  • The book is a collection of the various essays on pertinent contemporary issues that emerged in India during the pandemic years of 2020-21 and 2021-2022.
  • The book also highlights the achievements of Odisha's 5-T framework of governance.
  • 5-T: Team work, technology, transparency, transformation and time limit.

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