Current affairs 13th October

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In today’s article you will read about :
1. India elected to UNHRC securing maximum votes
2 . India has been ranked 103rd in Global Hunger Index (GHI)
3. Former SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya joins ChrysCapital as advisor
4 . International Day For Disaster Reduction
5 . Shashi Tharoor introduced his book ‘The Paradoxical Prime Minister’ & 29-letter word ‘Floccinaucinihilipilification’

India elected to UNHRC securing maximum votes :

India has been elected to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council with the highest vote among all candidates. It secured 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category for a period of three years. India’s win with the highest number of votes reflects the country’s standing in the international comity.

India has been ranked 103rd in Global Hunger Index (GHI) :

The 2018 Global Hunger Index (GHI) indicates that the level of hunger and undernutrition worldwide falls into the serious category, at a value of 20.9, down from 29.2 in 2000. As per the index, India was ranked 103rd out of 119 qualifying countries. 

Former SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya joins ChrysCapital as advisor :

The largest home grown private equity firm ChrysCapital Advisors LLP has hired former SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya as an advisor.Bhattacharya who will advise on firm’s strategy and investments, will be working with ChrysCapital managing partner Kunal Shroff and other partners.

International Day For Disaster Reduction :

The International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed across the world on October 13 to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. The day celebrated how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the risks associated with them. The theme of the 2018 International Day for Disaster Reduction is ‘Reducing Disaster Economic Losses’. 

Shashi Tharoor introduced his book ‘The Paradoxical Prime Minister’ & 29-letter word ‘Floccinaucinihilipilification’ :

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor introduced his new book ‘The Paradoxical Prime Minister’ and a 29-letter word ‘floccinaucinihilipilification’. Shashi Tharoor has described his new book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as ‘more than just a 400-page exercise in floccinaucinihilipilification’.