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Daily MCQ UPSC Current Affairs

Daily MCQs for UPSC Current Affairs | 21ST NOVEMBER 2022

Question 6: Consider the following statements:

  1. In the Global Hunger Index 2022, India ranked 103 out of 123 countries, dropping from the rank of 101 in 2021.
  2. Between 1998-99 and 2019-21, National Family Health Survey 2 and 5 show that Child wasting decline was substantial.

Which of the following statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: D

Explanation

  • Global Hunger Index. India ranked 107 out of 123 countries, dropping from the rank of 101 in 2021.
  • Between 1998-99 and 2019-21, National Family Health Survey 2 and 5 show that the child mortality rate fell from 95 deaths per thousand to 40 per thousand. This is a significant improvement attributable to improved immunisation coverage and increased hospital Child stunting decline was also substantial, from 51.5 per cent to 35.5 per cent, possibly due to improved water and sanitation systems. Wasting has not changed, barely budging from 19.5 per cent to 19.3 per cent.

Question 7: Consider the following statements:

  1. Build Back Better World(B3W) is an initiative launched by the G20 countries.
  2. It is a new infrastructure financing mechanism that will provide a transparent infrastructure partnership to help narrow the $40 trillion needed by low and middle-income countries by 2035.

Which of the following statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: B

Explanation

  • Build Back Better World(B3W) is an initiative launched by the G7 countries.
  • Purpose: It is a new infrastructure financing mechanism that will provide a transparent infrastructure partnership to help narrow the $40 trillion needed by low and middle-income countries by 2035.
  • Led by: The initiative will be led by the United States.
  • Coverage: The initiative will be global in It will cover Latin American countries to the Caribbean, Africa, and Indo-Pacific.

Question 8: Consider the following statements:

  1. The World Bank has announced the Global Gateway plan to mobilize $340 billion between 2021 and 2027 in public and private infrastructure investment around the world.
  2. The plan is global in scope, adapting to the needs and strategic interests of different regions.

Which of the following statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: B

Explanation

Global Gateway Plan

  • About: The European Commission has announced the Global Gateway plan to mobilize €300 billion ($340 billion) between 2021 and 2027 in public and private infrastructure investment around the world.
  • Global involvement: The plan is global in scope, adapting to the needs and strategic interests of different regions and is seen as a European effort to challenge China’s Belt and Road Initiative, launched in 2013, and funds infrastructure projects in the developing world.
  • Aim: To strengthen Europe’s supply chains, boost EU trade and help fight climate change, focusing on digitalization, health, climate and energy and transport sectors, as well as education and research.

Question 9: Consider the following statements:

  1. Yotta D1 is north India’s first hyperscale data Centre.
  2. The data Centre will increase data storage capacity of the country, which until now stood at 2%.

Which of the following statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: C

Explanation

  • India’s Biggest Hyperscale Data Centre Yotta D1: North India’s first hyperscale data Centre ‘Yotta D1’, has been built at a cost of Rs 5,000 crore, in Greater Noida.
  • The data Centre will increase data storage capacity of the country, which until now stood at 2%.

Question 10: Consider the following statements:

  1. Millet contains more calories per 100 grams than rice.
  2. Millet is high in carbohydrates than rice.
  3. Millet has a high calcium content than rice.
  4. Millet grows in almost any type of soil.
  5. India is the largest producer of millet in the world.

Which of the following statements is/are true?

  1. 1,2,3 and 4
  2. 3,4 and 5
  3. 1,3 and 4
  4. 2,4 and 5

Correct Answer: B

Explanation

  • They grow in almost any type of soil – sandy or with varying levels of acidity. They hardly need any fertilizers or irrigation.
  • India is the largest producer of millet in the world followed by Niger, China and Mali.

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