Global Terrorism Index

Context: The recent Global Terrorism Index states that ideologically motivated terrorism continues to be the most common type of terrorism in the West.

About Global Terrorism Index

  • The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) is a comprehensive study analysing the impact of terrorism for 163 countries.
  • It is released by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP).
  • GTI is a composite measure made up of four indicators: incidents, fatalities, injuries and hostages; weighted over a five-year period.
  • It does not include acts of state repression and violence by state actors.
  • The Sahel is home to the world’s fastest growing and most-deadly terrorist groups.
  • Afghanistan remained the country most impacted by terrorism for the fourth consecutive year.
  • India’s rank: 13

Practice MCQ:

With reference to the Global Terrorism Index 2023, consider the following statements:

1. It is released by the Institute for Economics & Peace.

2. It includes the acts of state repression and violence by state actors.

3. Syria is the most impacted country by terrorism.

How many of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c) All three

(d) None

Ans. (a)

Source: The Hindu

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