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Rankings, Reports, Survey And Index :

Chinese Paddlefish

Recently, the Chinese Paddlefish (Psephurus gladius) has been declared extinct by Chinese scientists. Consider the following statements about the Chinese Paddlefish:

  1. Chinese Paddlefish was endemic to the Yangtze River in China.
  2. Prior to being declared extinct, it was listed as critically endangered, possibly extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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State Of The World Population 2019 Report

Consider the following statements regarding the recently published United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report, ‘State of the World Population 2019’:

  1. According to it, India accounts for over one-sixth of the world’s population in 2019.
  2. India’s life expectancy at birth is 69 to 72 years.
  3. 86% of births in India (2006 and 2017), were attended by skilled health personnel (which is 79% across the world).
  4. India’s Maternal Mortality Rate(MMR) in 2015 was 174 deaths per lakh live births (global MMR in 2015 was 216).

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Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

Consider the following given statements in context to recently released Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI):

  1. Global MPI- 2019 is released annually by the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP).
  2. It defines poor not only on the basis of income, but on other indicators, including poor health, poor quality of work and the threat of violence.
  3. According to the report, about 1.3 billion people are multi-dimensionally poor.
  4. Incidence of multidimensional poverty almost halved between 2005-06 and 2015-16, climbing down to 27.5%, indicating that the number of poor people in India fell by more than 271 million within ten years.

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The Global Environment Outlook

Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to ‘The Global Environment Outlook’?

  1. It is released by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPC(c).
  2. Five GEO reports have been published to date.
  3. The GEO project was initiated in response to the environmental reporting requirements of UN Agenda 21.

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World Happiness Report

With reference to World Happiness Report, consider the following statements:

  1. The World Happiness Report is released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations.
  2. World Happiness Day is observed on 20th March every year.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Energy Transition Index

Consider the following statements:

  1. Energy Transition Index is released by the International Energy Association.
  2. The index takes into account four individual indicators for preparing the rankings of different countries.
  3. The title of 2019 Index is- Fostering Effective Energy Transition.
  4. According to the Index, India is ranked at 76th on a global energy transition index.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Multidimensional Poverty Index

Consider the following statements:

  1. Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) identifies people’s deprivations across four key dimensions – health, income, education and living standards.
  2. Multidimensional Poverty Index is published by United Nations.
  3. Sabina Alkire and James Foster are credited for creating a new method for measuring multidimensional poverty, known as the Alkire-Foster (AF) method.
  4. Alkire-Foster is based on the Foster-Greer-Thorbecke poverty measures, which involves counting the different types of deprivation that individuals experience at the same time, such as a lack of education or employment, or poor health or living standards.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Corruption Perceptions Index 2018

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis recently released Corruption Perceptions Index 2018:

  1. Corruption Perceptions Index is released annually by the World Economic Forum.
  2. India has been ranked below China in the Corruption Perceptions Index.

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World Gold Council Report

Consider the following statements:

  1. As per recent reports of World Gold Council, India has the highest reserve of Gold in the world.
  2. SGB scheme aims to reduce India’s Current Account Deficit.

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SIPRI Report On Arms Imports/ Exports

Consider the following statements about ‘SIPRI’ (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute):

  1. It is an intergovernmental organization working under the aegis of United Nations.
  2. SIPRI's financial support is primarily drawn from IMF & World Bank.

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