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Last One year Current Affairs MCQs 

Q1.विश्व प्रेस स्वतंत्रता सूचकांक 2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 141

(b) 142

(c) 140

(d) 143

Q1. What is the rank of India in the World Press Freedom Index 2020?

(a) 141

(b) 142

(c) 140

(d) 143

Q2. ग्लोबल हंगर इंडेक्स -2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 102

(b) 92

(c) 106

(d) 94

Q2. What is the rank of India in the Global Hunger Index-2020?

(a) 102

(b) 92

(c) 106

(d) 94

Q3.वैश्विक आर्थिक स्वतंत्रता सूचकांक 2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 76

(b) 89

(c) 100

(d)105

Q3. What is the rank of India in the Global Economic Freedom Index 2020?

(a) 76

(b) 89

(c) 100

(d)105

Q4. विश्व बैंक के  Human Capital Index में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 98

(b) 117

(c) 105

(d) 116

Q4. What is the rank of India in the World Bank’s Human Capital Index?

(a) 98

(b) 117

(c) 105

(d) 116

Q5.ग्लोबल इनोवेशन इंडेक्स 2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 50

(b) 51

(c) 48

(d) 65

Q5. What is the rank of India in the Global Innovation Index 2020?

(a) 50

(b) 51

(c) 48

(d) 65

  • The 2020 edition of the Global Innovation Index has been released 
  • India jumped four places to rank at 48th position since 2019.
  • Switzerland bagged the first spot in the GII ranking followed by Sweden, United States of America, United Kingdom and Netherlands.
  • The index, compiled by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) along with Cornell University and the INSEAD business school, presents the latest global innovation trends and annual innovation ranking of 131 economies.

Q6. किस राज्य ने PM Swanidhi योजना के तहत ऋण देने में पहली रैंक हासिल की है?

(a) गुजरात 

(b) राजस्थान 

(c) बिहार 

(d) उत्तर प्रदेश 

Q6. Which state has secured the first rank in disbursing loans under PM Swanidhi Scheme?

(a) Gujarat 

(b) Rajasthan 

(c) Bihar 

(d) Uttar Pradesh 

  • Uttar Pradesh government has secured the first rank in the (SVANidhi Scheme) by approving the highest number of loans under the scheme in the country.  
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will distribute loans to around 3 lakh beneficiaries.
  • Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also be present on the occasion.
  • State has ranked first in all the categories - Applications, Sanctions and Disbursements of the loans under the scheme. 
  •  As many as 6,22,167 applications were received under the scheme in the state which is highest in the country, out of which sanctions were given to 3,46,150 applicants while the loans were disbursed to 2,26,728 beneficiaries.

Q7. एनीमिया मुक्त भारत (AMB) सूचकांक में किस राज्य को शीर्ष स्थान दिया गया है?

(a) हरियाणा

(b) गुजरात

(c) बिहार

(d) उत्तर प्रदेश

Q7. Which state has been ranked at the top in the Anemia Mukt Bharat (AMB) 

Index?

(a) Haryana 

(b) Gujarat 

(c) Bihar 

(d) Uttar Pradesh

  • Haryana State emerged as the best state in the Anemia Mukt Bharat (AMB) 

Index among all the 29 states in the country.

  • Haryana was ranked at the top with an AMB Index of 46.7.
  • The state has also achieved 93% of immunization in the year 2019-2020 for the first time.
  • Haryana is one of 11 states in the country that have achieved National Health Policy targets well before 2020.
  • The institutional deliveries in the states have also increased to 93.7 % as a result of 24-hours delivery facilities.

Q8.विश्व जोखिम सूचकांक (WRI) 2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 63

(b) 101

(c) 89

(d) 78

Q8. What is the rank of India in the World Risk Index (WRI) 2020?

(a) 63 

(b) 101

(c) 89

(d) 78

  • India ranked 89th among 181 countries and it was fourth-most-at- risk in south Asia on the index, after Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • Among continents, Oceania is at the highest risk, followed by Africa and the Americas.
  • All South Asian countries have slipped on their ability to adapt to the reality of climate emergency
  • The World Risk Index (WRI) 2020 revealed that India is ‘poorly prepared’ to deal with ‘climate reality and it is prone to face. Qatar had the lowest risk (0.31) according to the global index.

Q9. किस शहर ने ग्लोबल स्मार्ट सिटी इंडेक्स, 2020 में टॉप किया है?

(a) ओस्लो

(b) एम्स्टर्डम

(c) सिंगापुर

(d) नई दिल्ली

Q9. Which city has topped the Global Smart City Index, 2020?

(a) Oslo 

(b) Amsterdam

(c) Singapore 

(d) New Delhi 

  • The Institute for Management Development (IMD), in collaboration with Singapore University for Technology and Design has released the 2020 Smart City Index, with key findings on how technology is playing a role in the COVID-19 era.
  • In the 2020 Smart City Index, Hyderabad was placed at the 85th position (down from 67 in 2019), New Delhi at 86th rank (down from 68 in 2019), Mumbai was at 93rd place (in 2019 it was at 78) and Bengaluru at 95th (79 in 2019).
  • Four Indian cities — New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru — witnessed a significant drop in their rankings in the global listing of smart cities that was topped by Singapore.

Q10. EASE बैंकिंग सुधार इंडेक्स 2.0 के अनुसार किस बैंक को शीर्ष स्थान पर रखा गया है?

(a) पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(b) बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

(c) भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(d) ओरिएंटल बैंक ऑफ कॉमर्स

Q10. Which bank has been placed at the top spot as per the EASE Banking Reforms Index 2.0?

(a) Punjab National Bank

(b) Bank of Baroda

(c) State Bank of India

(d) Oriental Bank of Commerce

  • As per the EASE Banking Reforms Index 2.0, Bank of Baroda has been placed at the first spot. 
  • State Bank of India and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) got the 2nd and 3rd place respectively. 
  • The Indian Banking Association (IBA) makes EASE (Enhanced Access and Service Excellence) reform index. 
  • The aim of this index is to bring fruitful change in the PSBs by bringing in healthy competition among these PSBs and by encouraging them to learn from each other.
  • The Index measures the performance of the Public Sector Bank on more than 120 objective metrics 
  • Indian Banking Association CEO: Sunil Mehta.
  • Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has inaugurated Doorstep Banking Services by PSBs

Q11.बिजनेस रिफॉर्म एक्शन प्लान (BRAP) 2019 रैंकिंग में कौन सा राज्य शीर्ष पर है?

(a) हरियाणा

(b) तेलंगाना

(c) आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) उत्तर प्रदेश

Q11. Which state has topped the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) 2019 rankings?

(a) Haryana

(b) Telangana

(c) Andhra Pradesh 

(d) Uttar Pradesh 

  • Andhra Pradesh topped the chart among all Indian States and Union Territories in the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) 2019 rankings.
  • Uttar Pradesh and Telangana bagged second and third positions respectively.
  • The Commerce and Industry Ministry released the ranking of States and Union Territories (UTs) in terms of ease of doing business.
  • The BRAP ranking aims at triggering competition among states to improve business climate in order to attract domestic and global investors.
  • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) conducts the exercise for all States and Union Territories under the Business Reform Action Plan.

Q12.भारत में  किस संस्थान ने विश्व विश्वविद्यालय रैंकिंग, 2021 की सूची में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) IIT इंदौर

(b) IIT रोपड़

(c) IIT दिल्ली

(d) IISc बेंगलुरु

Q12. Which Institute has topped the list of World University Rankings, 2021 in India?

(a) IIT Indore 

(b) IIT Ropar

(c) IIT Delhi 

(d) IISc Bengaluru

  • The Times Higher Education announced the results of World University Rankings, 2021.
  • In the 2021 ranking, India has recorded its highest ever number of universities to qualify Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2021.
  •  However, none of Indian Universities could make it to the top 300. Around 63 universities from India have qualified for the ranking.
  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, maintained its lead as the country’s top institution in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021. 
  • Following IISc, which was ranked globally in the 301-350 band, were the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar and IIT Indore, which retained their second and third spots, respectively,
  •  This year 14 more universities have qualified as compared to that of the 2020 ranking. It is the highest jump by any country in the south Asian region.

Q13. किस राज्य ने नीति आयोग  के 'निर्यात तत्परता सूचकांक 2020 में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) तमिलनाडु

(c) गुजरात

(d) महाराष्ट्र

Q13. Which state has topped the Niti Aayog's Export Preparedness Index 2020?

(a) West Bengal

(b) Tamil Nadu 

(c) Gujarat

(d) Maharashtra

  • The NITI Aayog has released the Export Preparedness Index (EPI). The think tank was partnered by the Institute of Competitiveness.
  • Gujarat has topped the index followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. This is mainly because of their location near the coast. 
  • The other three coastal states that featured in the top ten rankings are Kerala, Odisha and Karnataka.
  • Among the landlocked states, Rajasthan was the top performer followed by Telangana and Haryana.
  •  In the category of Himalayan states, Uttarakhand topped the list followed by Tripura and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Among the states that initiated steps to promote exports, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand topped the list.

Q14. MUDRA योजना के तहत महिलाओं को ऋण देने में सूची में कौन सा राज्य सबसे ऊपर है?

(a) तमिलनाडु

(b) पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) केरल

(d) कर्नाटक

Q14. Which state has topped the list in availing loans to women under MUDRA scheme?

(a) Tamil Nadu 

(b) West Bengal

(c) Kerala

(d) Karnataka

  • Tamil Nadu topped the list in availing loans to women under MUDRA scheme. It was followed by West Bengal and Karnataka.
  • According to the data produced by the Ministry of Finance, around 15 crore loans amounting to Rs 4.78 lakh crores were disbursed to women borrowers since the inception of Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana.
  • As of March 31, 2020. Tamil Nadu had availed Rs 58,227 crores. 
  • The loans were availed to activities allied to agriculture, services, trading, processing, manufacturing, etc.
  • Of the total number of loans provided under MUDRA scheme, 70% borrowers were women.

Q15. 100 से अधिक शहरी स्थानीय निकाय वाले किस राज्य ने “भारत के सबसे स्वच्छ राज्य” की नंबर 1 रैंकिंग प्राप्त की है?

(a) तमिलनाडु

(b) मध्य प्रदेश

(c) छत्तीसगढ़

(d) महाराष्ट्र

Q15. Which state with more than 100 urban local bodies has secured the number 1 ranking of India's cleanest state?

(a) Tamil Nadu

(b) Madhya Pradesh

(c)  Chhattisgarh 

(d)  Maharashtra 

  •  In the fifth edition of Swachh Survekshan results,  Chhattisgarh gained No 1 ranking for category ‘India’s cleanest state with more than 100 urban local bodies’ followed by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh 
  • Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur achieved the title of India’s Cleanest Smallest City followed by Bhilai Nagar,
  • Jharkhand was ranked the cleanest state among those with less than 100 ULBs

Q16. किस राज्य ने स्वास्थ्य और कल्याण केंद्रों के संचालन में सर्वश्रेष्ठ प्रदर्शन करने वाले राज्यों की सूची में पहला स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) पंजाब

(c) राजस्थान

(d) गुजरात

Q16. Which state has secured the first rank in the list of best performing states in operationalisation of Health and Wellness Centers?

(a) Uttar Pradesh 

(b) Punjab

(c) Rajasthan

(d) Gujarat

  • Punjab has secured first rank in the list of best performing states in operationalisation of Health and Wellness Centers released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(MoHFW), Government of India.
  • Punjab’s State Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu announced the ranking on 13th August, 2020.
  • Outpatient Department (OPD) services, preventive and curative clinical services for communicable and non-communicable diseases were being provided at the Health and Wellness Centers.
  • Around 6.8 Lakh individuals have been screened and provided medicines at the HWCs for hypertension, diabetes and oral, breast or cervical cancer.

Q17. अभिनव उपलब्धियों पर संस्थानों की अटल रैंकिंग के अनुसार देश का सर्वश्रेष्ठ संस्थान कौन सा है?

(a) IIT दिल्ली

(b) IIT मद्रास

(c) IISc बैंगलोर

(d) IIT बॉम्बे

Q17. Which is the best institute of the country as per the Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), 2020?

(a) IIT Delhi

(b) IIT Madras

(c) IISc Bangalore

(d) IIT Bombay 

  • Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), 2020 was released. The rankings were announced by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.
  • The Vice President announced the top ten institutes in public funded and five institutes in private and self-reliance categories. 
  • IIT Madras emerged as the best institute under the institute of national importance category.

Q18.जैविक खेती में किस देश को पहला स्थान मिला है?

(a) स्वाज़ीलैंड

(b) ब्रिटेन

(c) भारत

(d) इटली

Q18. Which country has ranked first in Organic Farming?

(a) Swaziland

(b) UK

(c) India 

(d) Italy

  • The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has recently announced that India ranks first in Organic Farming. 
  • India ranks ninth in terms of areas under Organic Farming.
  • Sikkim was the first state in the world to become completely organic. The other states that have similar targets include Uttarakhand and Tripura.
  • India has launched two schemes to assist farmers in adopting organic farming.
  • Also, the Agro-Export Policy, 2018 gave simultaneous thrusts to organic farming. 
  • The main Organic Exports from India include sesame, flax seeds, soya bean, medicinal plants, tea, rice and pulses. These products contributed to 50% organic exports in 2018-19 touching Rs 5151 crores.
  • India is exporting its organic products to the USA, UK, Italy and Swaziland.

Q19.  ग्लोबल मैन्युफैक्चरिंग रिस्क इंडेक्स 2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) पहला 

(b) तीसरा 

(c) पांचवां 

(d) चौथा

Q19.What is the rank of India in 2020 Global Manufacturing Risk Index?

(a) 1st

(b) 3rd

(c) 5th 

(d) 4th 

  • India is the third top-most country in the Global Manufacturing Risk Index 2020. 
  • The annual Global Manufacturing Risk Index (MRI) report was released by the US-based property consultant Cushman & Wakefield, to rank the most suitable locations for global manufacturing among 48 countries in Europe, Americas, and the Asia-Pacific. 
  • China and the United States retain the top two positions respectively in MRI 2020, while India has moved one place higher from the previous edition of the report, to rank third in MRI 2020.

Q20. प्रधानमंत्री स्ट्रीट वेंडर्स आत्मनिर्भर निधि (PM SVANidhi) के कार्यान्वयन में किस राज्य ने शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) बिहार

(b) मध्य प्रदेश

(c) गुजरात

(d) राजस्थान

Q20. Which state has topped in implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Street Vendors Atma Nirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi)?

(a) Bihar 

(b) Madhya Pradesh  

(c) Gujarat 

(d) Rajasthan 

  • Madhya Pradesh has topped in implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Street Vendors Atma Nirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) by sanctioning an interest-free loan of around Rs 15.50 crore to 15,500 street vendors in the state.
  • As of 12th July 2020, 8,70,300 street vendors have registered themselves under the PM SVANidhi.  
  • Out of the 8,70,300, about 1,76,000 street vendors have been issued identity cards and vending certificates.

 

  • PM SVANidhi is a central sector scheme that was launched on 1st June 2020 to help and formalize the street vendors involved in small businesses across the country.
  • The scheme is funded by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • Under the scheme, financial assistance of Rs 10,000 is being provided without any interest from Banks for a period of one year to street vendors across the country so that they can resume their businesses in the post nationwide lockdown period.

Q21. ग्लोबल स्टार्टअप इकोसिस्टम इंडेक्स में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 35

(b) 14

(c) 17

(d) 23

Q21. What is the rank of India in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index?

(a) 35

(b) 14

(c) 17

(d) 23

  • India ranked at 23rd position, a drop of 6 places from 17th position in 2019. 
  • The ranking has been topped by the United States (US), followed by the United Kingdom (UK), and Israel at 2nd and 3rd position.
  • Among the top 100 startup cities, only four India cities were named in “2020 Cities Global Ranking of Startup Ecosystem”.
  • Bengaluru (down by three ranks to 14th position),
  • New Delhi (up by three spots to 15th position)
  • Mumbai (improved by seven spots to 22nd position)
  • Hyderabad (falling 21 ranks to disappointing 96th position). Last year, seven cities were ranked in the top 100 list versus four this year. 

Q22.किस राज्य ने कोविद -19 प्रबंधन सूचकांक की सूची में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) ओडिशा

(b) हिमाचल प्रदेश

(c) हरियाणा

(d) राजस्थान

Q22. Which state has topped the list of Covid-19 Management Index ?

(a) Odisha 

(b) Himachal Pradesh

(c) Haryana

(d) Rajasthan

  • Rajasthan has topped the list of Covid-19 Management Index which was analysed for 10 states by the Central government, including parameters such as active cases, recovered cases and mortality rate.
  • The positive cases in the state are heading towards the 10,000-mark but the graph of active cases has been constantly declining.
  • The mortality rate was 2.16%, which was quite less than the national average and the recovery rate was 67.59%.
  • While the doubling time of Covid-19 infection in India is 12 days, it stands at 18 days in Rajasthan.
  • Despite the return of migrants in huge numbers, the infection had not spread widely in the rural areas because of micro-planning at the village and subdivision levels.
  • To raise awareness about the Covid-19, ‘Swasthya Mitras’ will be appointed in each revenue village

Q23. “Open Budget Survey 2019’ के अनुसार बजट पारदर्शिता और जवाबदेही में भारत की रैंक क्या है?

(a) 42

(b) 65

(c) 87

(d) 53

Q23. What is India’s rank in budget transparency and accountability as per the ‘Open Budget Survey 2019’ ?

(a) 42

(b) 65

(c) 87

(d) 53

  • According to the 7th edition of ‘Open Budget Survey 2019’ conducted by International Budget Partnership (IBP), India has been ranked at 53rd position among 117 nations in terms of budget transparency and accountability with the score of 49 out of 100. 
  • New Zealand has been topped the list with a score of 87
  • The survey ranked the countries in 5 different categories based on their scores.[0-20: scant, 21-40: minimal, 41-60:limited, 61-80:substantial,81-100:extensive
  • Some of the other large developing countries, with the exception of China, have got much higher transparency scores compared to India.
  • South Africa (87), Mexico (82) and Brazil (81) are among the top six countries providing extensive information to the public for scrutiny.

Q24.वैश्विक ऊर्जा संक्रमण सूचकांक -2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 65

(b) 82

(c) 74

(d) 56

Q24.What is the rank of India in the WEF’s Global Energy Transition index-2020? 

(a) 65

(b) 82

(c) 74

(d) 56

  • According to the World Economic Forum(WEF)’s global Energy Transition index(ETI) 2020, India has ranked 74th.
  • Sweden has topped the ranking for the third consecutive year.
  • It was followed by Switzerland and Finland.
  • The scores of ETI  are on a scale from 0% to 100%.
  • The World Economic Forum has ranked 115 countries based on the GET Index in its report “WEF Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2020 report”. The index has been framed based on the current performance of the energy systems of the countries, environmental sustainability and energy security.

Q25. महात्मा गांधी राष्ट्रीय ग्रामीण रोजगार गारंटी योजना के तहत मजदूरों को रोजगार देने में राज्यों की सूची में सबसे ऊपर कौन सा राज्य है?

(a) हरियाणा

(b) मध्य प्रदेश

(c) छत्तीसगढ़

(d) राजस्थान

Q25. Which state has topped the list of states in providing employment to labourers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme? 

(a) Haryana 

(b) Madhya Pradesh 

(c) Chhattisgarh

(d) Rajasthan 

  • Chhattisgarh tops the list of states in providing employment to over 18 lakh unskilled labourers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)
  • Rajasthan has provided employment to 10.79 lakh workers under the rural employment guarantee scheme and Uttar Pradesh is at third position with around 9.06 lakh workers engaged by it
  • Rajnandgaon, Janjgir-Champa and Mahasamund districts of Chhattisgarh are at the top in terms of maximum employment to MGNREGS workers at the state level.
  • Chhattisgarh Panchayat and Rural Development Minister T S Singhdeo 

Q26.Bribery Risk Matrix Index 2020  में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 78

(b) 76

(c) 77

(d) 85

Q26. What is the rank of India in the Bribery Risk Matrix  2020 Index?

(a) 78

(b) 76

(c) 77

(d) 85

  • India is placed at 77th position in the TRACE Bribery Risk Matrix 2020.
  • India has achieved a score of 45 in a global list that measures business bribery risks of 2020.
  • India’s rank stood 78 positions in 2019
  • The list by TRACE, an anti-bribery standard-setting organisation, measures business bribery risk in 194 countries, territories, and autonomous and semi-autonomous regions.But, Bhutan scored better than India and got 48th place in the list.
  • North Korea, Turkmenistan, South Sudan, Venezuela and Eritrea had the highest commercial bribery risk. 
  • Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and New Zealand showed the lowest bribery risk.

Q27.दुनिया के शीर्ष 500 सबसे शक्तिशाली कंप्यूटर सिस्टम में भारत के सुपर कंप्यूटर परम सिद्धि की रैंक क्या है?

(a) 108

(b) 76

(c) 115

(d) 63

Q27. What is the rank of India’s supercomputer Param Siddhi  in the Top 500 most powerful computer systems in the world?

(a) 108

(b) 76

(c) 115

(d) 63

  • Param Siddhi, the high-performance computing-artificial intelligence (HPC-AI) supercomputer has achieved global ranking of 63 in TOP 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the world.
  • It has been established under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) at C-DAC
  • This will accelerate R&D in  war against COVID-19 through faster simulations, medical imaging, genome sequencing and forecasting and is a boon for Indian masses and for start-Ups and MSMEs in particular.

Q28.किस राज्य ने जल शक्ति के राष्ट्रीय जल पुरस्कार 2019 में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) ओडिशा

(b) केरल

(c) आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) तमिलनाडु

Q28. Which state has topped the Union ministry of Jal Shakti’s National Water Awards 2019?

(a) Odisha 

(b) Kerala

(c) Andhra Pradesh 

(d) Tamil Nadu 

  • Tamil Nadu has topped the Union ministry of Jal Shakti’s National Water Awards 2019 in the 'best state category'.
  • The award will be presented during the second National Water Awards 2019 distribution ceremony scheduled on November 11 and 12 through a virtual platform.
  • The ministry confers the award based on various parameters, including implementation of irrigation water supply schemes such as check dams, performance under micro irrigation, increase in irrigation coverage, performance in roof top rain water harvesting and status of implementation of water accounting and auditing.

Q29. 2050 तक जल संकट के खतरे में सबसे अधिक वृद्धि करने वाले भारतीय शहरों की सूची में कौन सा शहर शीर्ष पर है?

(a) मुंबई 

(b) जयपुर 

(c) इंदौर 

(d) कोलकाता 

Q29. Which city has topped the list of Indian cities to face the greatest rise in water risks by 2050?

(a) Mumbai 

(b) Jaipur 

(c) Indore 

(d) Kolkata 

  • The World Wildlife Fund(WWF) has released the Water Risk Filter analysis report. 
  • 100 cities (home to 350 million people)  are set to face the greatest rise in water risks by 2050.
  • India has 30 cities on the list. 
  • Jaipur(45th) topped the list of Indian cities followed by Indore(75th) and Thane. Mumbai, Kolkata, and Delhi also featured on the list.
  • Egypt’s Alexandria tops the list and is followed by Mecca in Saudi Arabia, China’s Tangshan, Saudi Arabia’s Dammam, and Riyadh. 

Q30. सार्वजनिक मामलों के सूचकांक 2020 के अनुसार बड़े राज्यों की श्रेणी में सबसे अच्छा शासित राज्य कौन सा है?

(a) केरल

(b) उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) तमिलनाडु

(d) आंध्र प्रदेश

Q30. Which is the best-governed state in the large states category as per the  Public Affairs Index-2020 ?

(a) Kerala

(b) Uttar Pradesh 

(c) Tamil Nadu 

(d) Andhra Pradesh 

  • Kerala was adjudged the best-governed state in the country while Uttar Pradesh ended at the bottom in the large states category, according to the Public Affairs Index-2020 released by the Public Affairs Centre.
  • The annual report is released by the city-based not-for-profit organisation, headed by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Kasturirangan. 
  • The states were ranked on governance performance based on a composite index in the context of sustainable development.
  • Four southern states, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka stood in the first four ranks in the large state category in terms of governance,
  • Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Bihar were at the bottom of the ranking, scoring negative points in the category.
  • In the small state category, Goa ranked first, followed by Meghalaya and Himachal Pradesh
  • Worst performers who scored negative points are Manipur, Delhi and Uttarakhand.
  • Chandigarh emerged the best-governed union territory in the category of UTs. 

Q31. किस कंपनी ने "फोर्ब्स वर्ल्ड बेस्ट एम्प्लॉयर 2020 " की सूची में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) NTPC Ltd.

(b) Amazon 

(c) HCL Technologies

(d) Samsung

Q31. Which company has topped the list of ‘Forbes World’s Best Employer 2020’? 

(a) NTPC Ltd.

(b) Amazon 

(c) HCL Technologies

(d) Samsung

  • Samsung has topped the list of ‘Forbes World’s Best Employer 2020’ that features a global list of 750 multinational and large corporations of 45 countries.
  • Amazon bagged the 2nd spot, followed by IBM, Microsoft and LG in the Forbes list
  • HCL Technologies is top Indian employer with 30th rank globally
  • HDFC Bank is top banking sector employer of India with 176th rank in the list
  • Along with this, NTPC Ltd. has topped the list among Indian PSUs with 261 positions globally.

Q32. किस भारतीय CMO को फोर्ब्स की सूची में दुनिया के सबसे प्रभावशाली CMO की मान्यता दी गई है?

(a) आदित्य पुरी

(b) रवि संथानम

(c) आशा खारगा

(d) जसनीत बाछल

Q32. Which Indian CMO has been recognized in the Forbes list of ‘The World’s Most Influential CMOs?

(a) Aditya Puri 

(b) Ravi Santhanam

(c) Asha Kharga

(d) Jasneet Bachal 

  • Ravi Santhanam, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), HDFC Bank has been recognized in the Forbes list of ‘The World’s Most Influential CMOs’.
  • Ranked at Number 39, he is the only CMO of an Indian company to be featured in the illustrious list which includes marketing heads of Apple, BMW, Lego, Adobe, Microsoft, P&G among others.
  • This is the eighth edition of this annual list released by Forbes with research partners Sprinklr and LinkedIn.
  •  This year, 427 global CMOs were eligible for consideration.
  •  It is generated using data from news reports, websites, and social networks to measure influence.

Q33. किस भारतीय निशानेबाज ने अप्रैल 2020 में 10 मीटर एयर राइफल के लिए विश्व रैंकिंग में शीर्ष स्थान हासिल किया है?

(a) मनु भाकर

(b) दिव्यांश सिंह पंवार

(c) एलावेनिल वलारिवन

(d) दोनों (b) और (c)

Q33. Which Indian shooter has topped the World Rankings for the 10m Air Rifle in April 2020?

(a) Manu Bhaker 

(b) Divyansh Singh Panwar

(c) Elavenil Valarivan

(d) Both (b) and (c) 

  • Indian teenage shooters Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan are at the top of World Rankings for the month of April 2020.
  • 18-year-old Panwar has moved to the top of the ranking charts in the 10m Air Rifle Men, while 21-year-old Valarivan continues to be numero uno in the  10m Air Rifle for women.
  • Other Indians within the top-10 rankings for this month are:

Sanjeev Rajput (Rank:6), Abhishek Verma (Rank:2), Saurabh Chaudhary (Rank:4), Anjum Moudgil (Rank:4), Apurvi Chandela (Rank:7), Manu Bhaker (Rank:2), Yashaswini Singh Deswal (Rank:4)

Q34.ITTF (अंतर्राष्ट्रीय टेबल टेनिस महासंघ) की वरिष्ठ पुरुष खिलाड़ियों की विश्व रैंकिंग 2020  में भारत में शीर्ष रैंकिंग वाले खिलाड़ी कौन बन गए हैं?

(a) साथियान ज्ञानसेकरन

(b) शरथ कमल

(c) हरमीत देसाई

(d) सौम्यजीत घोष

Q34. Who has become the top-ranked player in India as per the ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) World Ranking 2020 of senior male players?

(a) Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 

(b) Sharath Kamal 

(c) Harmeet Desai

(d) Soumyajit Ghosh

  • According to the ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) World Ranking 2020 of senior male players, India table tennis star Sharath Kamal has become the top-ranked player at 31st position with 6460 points by beating Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (who slipped one place to number 32). 
  • The list has been topped by Fan Zhendong of China with 17915 points.
  • The jump of 7 places in the rankings comes after Sharath acquired the title at the Oman Open 2020, his first ITTF title in the last 10 years.
  • In the senior women’s rankings, Manika Batra is 63rd position with 4575 points while Sutirtha Mukherjee entered the top-100 for the first time & is ranked 95. 
  • Chen Meng of China tops the women’s list with 17915 points.

Q35. SIPRI की रिपोर्ट के अनुसार 2019 में दुनिया के सबसे बड़े सैन्य खर्च करने वालों देशो में भारत की रैंक क्या है?

(a) 3

(b) 4

(c) 5

(d) 1

Q35. What is India’s rank in world’s biggest military spenders in 2019 as per the report of the SIPRI?

(a) 3

(b) 4

(c) 5

(d) 1

  • According to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the total global military expenditure rose to USD 1,917 billion in 2019, which represents an annual growth of 3.6% compared to 2018 & it is the largest annual growth in spending since 2010.
  • For the 1st time two Asian countries- China(2nd), India(3rd) have featured among the top military spenders after the United States- US.
  • The five largest spenders, which accounted for 62% of the total expenditure, are US, China, India, Russia and Saudi Arabia.
  • India’s military spending grew 6.8 % to touch $71.1 billion outpacing Japan ($47.6 billion) and South Korea ($43.9 billion)
  • This is the highest level of spending since the 2008 global financial crisis and probably represents a peak in expenditure.

Q36.2020 में फोर्ब्स की वार्षिक अरबपतियों की सूची में शीर्ष पर कौन है?

(a) बर्नार्ड अरनॉल्ट

(b) जेफ बेजोस

(c) बिल गेट्स

(d) जैक मा

Q36. Who has topped the Forbes annual world’s billionaires list in 2020?

(a) Bernard Arnault

(b) Jeff Bezos 

(c)  Bill Gates

(d) Jack Ma 

  • The 34th annual world’s billionaires list named as “The Richest in 2020” has been launched by Forbes.
  • The list has been topped by Amazon Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos for the 3rd time in a row.
  • He was followed by Bill Gates having a net worth of $98 billion while luxury goods tycoon Bernard Arnault, the Chairman, and CEO of luxury magnate LVMH (LVMHF), stood on the 3rd position.

Q37.‘Freedom in the World 2020” रिपोर्ट में किस देश ने मुक्त लोकतांत्रिक देश के रूप में सूची में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) नीदरलैंड

(b) नॉर्वे

(c) स्वीडन

(d) फिनलैंड

Q37. Which country has topped the list as the free democratic country in the ‘Freedom in the World 2020” report?

(a) Netherland

(b) Norway 

(c) Sweden

(d) Finland 

  • According to the ‘Freedom in the World 2020” report, which analyzes ​​democratic values ​​and people’s freedom in 195 countries & 15 territories, India has ranked 83rd  in the report along with Timor-Leste and Senegal in ‘Free’ category. 
  • While, Finland topped the list as the free democratic country.
  • India’s score fell by 4 points from 75 to 71 in the survey results (34 out of 40 points in the political rights category & 37 out of 60 in the civil liberties category).This is the biggest drop in the 25 largest democracies in the world.
  • The report, which considers Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) as a separate category of Indian Kashmir, has reduced its score from 49 to 28.It has also been removed from the category of ‘Partially Free’ and placed in the ‘Not Free’ category.

Q38.पोषण अभियान के समग्र कार्यान्वयन के लिए किस राज्य को देश में पहला स्थान दिया गया है?

(a) ओडिशा

(b) आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) केरल

(d) तमिलनाडु

Q38. Which state has ranked 1st in the country for overall implementation of Poshan Abhiyan?

(a) Odisha

(b) Andhra Pradesh

(c) Kerala

(d) Tamil Nadu 

  • Andhra Pradesh ranked 1st in the country for overall implementation of Poshan Abhiyan as per the recent report shared by NITI Aayog. As part of the programme the State has trained all Angan Wadi Workers on modules created based on lifecycle approach, i.e first 1000 days of life, with the support of  incremental learning Approach (ILA).
  • Government is implementing Poshan Abhiyan, earlier known as National Nutrition Mission, since 18th December, 2017 to address the problem of malnutrition in the country.
  •  The Abhiyan aims to reduce malnutrition in the country in a phased manner, through a life cycle approach, by adopting a synergized and result oriented approach.  
  • The goals of Poshan Abhiyan are to achieve improvement in Nutritional status of children from 0-6 years, adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers in a time bound manner.

Q39. घरेलू सौर रूफटॉप प्लांट स्थापित करने की सूची में किस राज्य को पहला स्थान मिला है?

(a) गुजरात

(b) महाराष्ट्र

(c) राजस्थान

(d) बिहार

Q39. Which state has got the first rank in the list for domestic solar rooftop installations?

(a) Gujarat 

(b) Maharashtra

(c) Rajasthan

(d) Bihar 

  • Gujarat has been ranked first in the list for domestic solar rooftop installations, throughout the country with 64 percent of domestic solar installations.
  • Nearly 50,915 domestic solar rooftops have been fixed in the state of Gujarat with a capacity of 177.67 MW on 2nd March 2020.
  • Maharashtra is the second state to top in the domestic solar rooftop installations list with installation of 5,513 systems on 2nd March 2020.

Q40. पशु संरक्षण सूचकांक के दूसरे संस्करण में भारत की रैंकिंग क्या है?

(a) A 

(b) C

(c) G 

(d) D

Q40. What is India’s ranking in the 2nd edition of Animal Protection Index?

(a) A 

(b) C

(c) G 

(d) D

  • World Animal Protection released the 2nd edition of global Animal Protection Index (API) 2020, which indicates India is one of the better-performing countries. 
  • The index ranks countries from A (being the highest score) to G (being the weakest score) according to their policy and legislation.
  •  India was ranked C along with Spain, Mexico, France and New Zealand.
  • No country has got A ranking. 
  • In other words, these countries were ranked equally to India.
  • There are strong laws to protect animals in these countries. However, the laws are not as strict to protect dairy animals.

Q41.किस देश ने  "वूमन ऑन बोर्ड 2020 ’की सूची में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) नॉर्वे

(b) अमेरिका 

(c) चीन

(d) भारत

Q41. Which country has topped the list of ‘Women On Board 2020’?

(a) Norway 

(b) USA

(c) China

(d) India

  • India has been ranked 12th in the world as per study titled ‘Women On Board 2020’. 
  • Among 628 listed companies from India, 55% companies were having women directors.
  •  The list was topped by Norway with 40.72% women on board.
  • A study on ‘Women On Board 2020’ has been done by a global recruitment tendering platform. 
  • The study was based on the presence of women in companies’ boards globally.

Q42.संयुक्त राष्ट्र की विश्व खुशहाली रिपोर्ट में दुनिया का सबसे खुशहाल देश कौन सा है?

(a) आइसलैंड

(b) भूटान

(c) फिनलैंड

(d) सिंगापुर

Q42. Which country is the World’s happiest nation in the UN's World Happiness Report?

(a) Iceland 

(b) Bhutan

(c) Finland

(d) Singapore

  • Finland is the world's happiest nation in the UN's World Happiness Report of 156 countries.
  • Finland's residents enjoy a high quality of life, security and public services, with rates of inequality and poverty among the lowest of all OECD countries.
  • India ranked 144.
  • Following Finland, Denmark and Switzerland ranked second and third positions respectively. 
  •  Meanwhile, the countries at the bottom of this year's ranking are those afflicted by violent conflicts and extreme poverty, with Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Afghanistan classed as the world's least happy countries.

Q43.किस देश ने आर्थिक स्वतंत्रता सूचकांक 2020 में शीर्ष स्थान हासिल किया है?

(a) हांगकांग

(b) सिंगापुर

(c) न्यूजीलैंड

(d) भारत

Q43. Which country has topped the Economic Freedom Index 2020?

(a) Hong Kong

(b) Singapore

(c) New Zealand

(d) India

  • The 26th annual edition of Economic Freedom Index 2020 has been published which measures the level of economic freedom in 186 countries.
  • The annual index measures the degree of economic freedom in the world's nations.
  • Singapore overtook Hong Kong as the world's freest economy for the first time since 1995 in the latest Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom published last week.
  • The Index was first published in 1995 and Hong Kong has topped the charts ever since; that is until this year.
  • India (56.5) ranks in 120th position 
  • India secured 28th rank among 42 countries in the Asia-Pacific region & also has made improvement in its score by 1.3 points from 2019.

Q44. NCAER Land Records and Services Index के 1 संस्करण के अनुसार सबसे अच्छा प्रदर्शन करने वाला राज्य कौन सा है?

(a) ओडिशा

(b) मध्य प्रदेश

(c) आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) केरल

Q44. Which is the best-performing state as per the 1st edition of  NCAER Land Records and Services Index?

(a) Odisha 

(b) Madhya Pradesh

(c) Andhra Pradesh 

(d) Kerala

  • According to the 1st edition of  NCAER Land Records and Services Index (N-LRSI 2019-20) released by the National Council of Applied Economic Research, Madhya Pradesh (MP) emerged as the best performing state in terms of digitising land records with the score of 74.9.
  • It was followed by Odisha (67.5points) and Maharashtra (65.3 points).
  • While Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh ranked at bottom at 33rd position with a score of 2.0.

Q45.ग्लोबल गो टू थिंक टैंक इंडेक्स रिपोर्ट के अनुसार किस भारतीय थिंक टैंक को शीर्ष 30 में स्थान दिया गया है?

(a) श्यामा प्रसाद मुखर्जी रिसर्च फाउंडेशन

(b) निति आयोग 

(c) रक्षा अध्ययन और विश्लेषण संस्थान

(d) ऑब्जर्वर रिसर्च फाउंडेशन

Q45. Which Indian think tank has been ranked among the top 30 according to the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report?

(a) Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

(b) NITI Aayog

(c)  Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses

(d) Observer Research Foundation 

  • India's Observer Research Foundation (ORF) has jumped more than 90 places to 27th position among 176 global think tanks.
  • The 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, ranked ORF among top 30 think tanks globally.
  • The list was topped by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace of US, followed by Belgium's Bruegel and French Institute of International Relations (IFRI). UK's Chatham House was ranked 6th on the list.
  • Other Indian think tanks in list include, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) at 41st rank, while Indian Council for Research on International Economic Research (ICRIER) was at 110 position.

Q46.कौन सा भारतीय राज्य ग्लोबल मेडिकल डेटा लीक की सूची में शीर्ष पर है?

(a) केरल

(b) कर्नाटक

(c) महाराष्ट्र

(d) आंध्र प्रदेश

Q46. Which Indian state has topped the list of Global medical data leak?

(a) Kerala

(b) Karnataka

(c) Maharashtra

(d) Andhra Pradesh 

  • Greenbone Sustainable Resilience, a German cybersecurity firm, has published a report on medical data leak.
  • According to that report Medical details of over 120 million Indian patients have been leaked and made freely available on the Internet.
  • The report also places Maharashtra at the top of the States affected by the leak. Followed by Karnataka.
  • This is the second edition of the report and it classifies countries in the “good”, “bad” and “ugly” categories based on the action taken by their governments after the first report was made public. India ranks second in the “ugly” category, after the U.S.

Q47.ग्लोबल इंटेलेक्चुअल प्रॉपर्टी इंडेक्स में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 37

(b) 35

(c) 39

(d) 40

Q47. What is the rank of India in the Global Intellectual Property Index?

(a) 37

(b) 35

(c) 39

(d) 40

  • India has been ranked 40th out of 53 countries on a global intellectual property index, even as the country has shown improvement in terms of scores when it comes to the protection of IP and copyright issues .
  • India was placed at 36th position among 50 countries in 2019.
  • Since the release of the 2016 National IPR Policy, India has improved the speed of processing for patent and trademark applications, increased awareness of IP rights among Indian innovators and creators, and facilitated the registration and enforcement of those rights.

Q48. शीर्ष 20 सर्वश्रेष्ठ स्मार्ट शहरों में किस शहर को प्रथम स्थान दिया गया है?

(a) इंदौर

(b) अहमदाबाद

(c) भोपाल

(d) उदयपुर

Q48. Which city has been ranked 1st in the top 20 best performing smart cities?

(a)  Indore

(b) Ahmedabad

(c) Bhopal

(d) Udaipur

  • The top 20 best-performing smart cities will be now paired as 'sister cities' with 20 poorly performing smart cities. The move was announced by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. 
  • Varanasi will guide Amritsar; Ahmedabad will help Chandigarh and so on.
  • The 20 best-performing cities under the Smart Cities mission have been tasked with taking the bottom 20 cities up the ladder. 
  • A timeline of 100 days has also been set to bring a turnaround in the development of the laggard cities.
  •  Cities with similar regions and culture have been paired up under the initiative in order to ensure a harmonious exchange of ideas.
  • Apart from Ahmedabad(1st rank) and Varanasi the other top performers include Nagpur, Vadodara, Kota, Amravati, Ranchi, Dehradun, Surat, Tiruppur, Visakhapatnam, Bhopal, Udaipur, Indore, Agra, Kanpur, Pune, Nashik, Davanagere and Vellore.

Q49. WHO, UNICEF और द लैंसेट द्वारा जारी नई रिपोर्ट के अनुसार खुशहाली सूचकांक और स्थिरता सूचकांक में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 131,77

(b) 151,80

(c) 165,72

(d) 172,67

Q49. What is the rank of India in the flourishing index and sustainability index as per the new report released by WHO, Lancet, and UNICEF together?

(a) 131, 77

(b) 151, 80

(c) 165, 72

(d) 172, 67

  • WHO, Lancet and UNICEF together released a report titled “A Future for the World’s Children”. 
  • According to the report, a new Global index has been included in comparing performance of child nutrition, education and sustainability.
  • India ranked 131 in flourishing index and 77 on sustainability index.
  • Burundi was first on the Sustainability Index and Norway was first on Child Flourishing Index.
  • Around 180 countries were compared in the report. The parameters of comparison included child survival, child wellbeing, health and education, sustainability, child nutrition.
  • The children in countries such as the Republic of Korea and the Netherlands have the best chances of survival. 
  • On the other hand, Chad, Niger, Somalia and Mali were the least performers and face very bad odds.

Q50.वर्ष 2019 के लिए फ्यूचर इंडेक्स के लिए वर्ल्डवाइड एजुकेशन में भारत की रैंक क्या है?

(a) 77

(b) 61

(c) 35

(d) 45

Q50. What is India’s rank in the Worldwide Education for the Future Index for the year 2019?

(a) 77

(b) 61

(c) 35

(d) 45

  • The Economic Intelligence Unit recently published the Worldwide Education for the Future Index for the year 2019.
  •  India has jumped by five ranks and currently holds rank 35.
  • The ranking is provided based on the ability of a country to equip their students in skill-based education.
  •  India ranked 35th with an overall score of 53. In 2018, India ranked 40th with an overall score of 41.2.
  • Finland was at the apex of the index, with strengths across each category followed by Sweden.

Q51.पहले ई-गवर्नेंस सर्विस डिलीवरी इंडेक्स असेसमेंट में कौन सा राज्य शीर्ष पर है?

(a) गोवा

(b) हरियाणा

(c) पश्चिम बंगाल

(d) केरल

Q51. Which state is at the top of the first National e-Governance Service Delivery Index Assessment ?

(a) Goa

(b) Haryana

(c) West Bengal

(d) Kerala

  • Kerala is at the top of the index, followed by Goa at the second spot in the first National e-Governance Service Delivery Index Assessment (NeSDA), a survey that assesses state-wise performance on delivery of government services to businesses and citizens.
  • While Haryana has unexpectedly raced up to the third position, West Bengal has secured the fourth position.
  • Another surprise entry in the top six is Chhattisgarh.
  • At least seven of the top 10 positions on the index have been secured by states that have non-BJP governments at the helm.

Q52.दुनिया के 10 सबसे तेजी से बढ़ते शहरी क्षेत्रों की सूची में कौन सा भारतीय शहर सबसे ऊपर है?

(a) त्रिशूर

(b) कोझीकोड

(c) मलप्पुरम

(d) कोल्लम

Q52. Which Indian city tops the list of world’s 10 fastest-growing urban areas?

(a) Thrissur 

(b) Kozhikode

(c) Malappuram 

(d) Kollam

  • Three of the world’s 10 fastest-growing urban areas are in Kerala, according to a survey published by The Economist Intelligence Unit .
  • While Malappuram tops the list, Kozhikode ranks fourth and Kollam is in the 10th position.
  • No other Indian city has made it to the top 10 on the list, based on the United Nations population data.
  • According to the report, Malappuram recorded a 44.1% rise in population between 2015-2020, while Can Tho in Vietnam, ranking second on the list, saw its population increase by 36.7%

Q53.जल शक्ति मंत्रालय द्वारा किस राज्य ने जल दक्षता सर्वेक्षण में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) राजस्थान

(b) गुजरात

(c) उत्तर प्रदेश

(d) बिहार

Q53. Which state has topped the water efficiency survey by the ministry of Jal Shakti?

(a) Rajasthan

(b) Gujarat 

(c) Uttar Pradesh 

(d) Bihar 

  • Gujarat ranked the best for parameters on efficiency targets in the review of state and Central government water departments by the ministry of Jal Shakti. 
  • Delhi is among the worst-performing states, according to the ranking for 2019 circulated to different state governments recently.
  • The seven Central departments reviewed, the Survey of India, got the top billing followed by the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) and Central Water Commission.
  • The departments ranked on parameters for procurement, finance, real-time data acquisition system, data digitization, analytical work, training, and updating MIS. 

Q54.विश्व आर्थिक मंच (WEF) द्वारा संकलित सामाजिक गतिशीलता सूचकांक में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 80

(b) 76

(c) 65

(d) 50

Q54. What is the rank of India on the Social Mobility Index compiled by the World Economic Forum?

(a) 80

(b) 76

(c) 65

(d) 50

  • India has been ranked very low at 76th place out of 82 countries on a new Social Mobility Index compiled by the World Economic Forum, while Denmark has topped the charts.
  • The report, released ahead of the 50th Annual Meeting of the WEF, also lists India among the five countries that stand to gain the most from a better social mobility score that seeks to measure parameters necessary for creating societies where every person has the same opportunity to fulfil his potential in life irrespective of socioeconomic background.
  • Increasing social mobility, a key driver of income inequality, by 10 per cent would benefit social cohesion and boost the world's economies by nearly 5 percent by 2030.

Q55.इकोनॉमिस्ट इंटेलिजेंस यूनिट द्वारा जारी डेमोक्रेसी इंडेक्स रैंकिंग में भारत की रैंक क्या है?

(a) 72

(b) 80

(c) 51

(d) 65

Q55. What is India’s rank in the ‘Democracy Index ranking released by the Economist Intelligence Unit?

(a) 72

(b) 80

(c) 51

(d) 65

  • According to the 12th edition of the ‘Democracy Index 2019: A year of democratic setbacks and popular protest’, released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), India has slipped 10 ranks to 51st spot with the score of 6.90 in this index, which provides a blueprint for the current state of democracy in 167 nations.
  • Top & bottom: Norway tops the list with a score of 9.87 while North Korea is at the bottom with 167th place with 1.08 points.

Q56. वैश्विक भ्रष्टाचार धारणा सूचकांक 2019 के अनुसार दुनिया का सबसे कम भ्रष्ट देश कौन सा है?

(a) सिंगापुर

(b) न्यूजीलैंड

(c) डेनमार्क

(d) दोनों (b) और (c)

Q56. Which is the least corrupt country in the world as per the Global Corruption Perceptions Index 2019?

(a) Singapore

(b) New Zealand

(c) Denmark 

(d) Both (b) and (c) 

  • India ranked 80th in the global Corruption Perceptions Index 2019. The rank is also shared by China, Benin, Ghana and Morocco.
  • The index was released by Transparency International.
  • Denmark and New Zealand have cornered the top spot, followed by Finland, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland in the top ten.
  • The report considered revealed that a majority of countries showed little to no improvement in tackling corruption against the previous report.
  • It considered 13 surveys and expert assessments to measure public sector corruption in 180 countries

Q57.किस राज्य ने  वर्ष 2019-20 के लिए भारत के सतत विकास लक्ष्य सूचकांक में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है

(a) आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) तमिलनाडु

(d) केरल

Q57. Which state has topped the list of India's Sustainable Development Goals Index for the year 2019-20?

(a) Andhra Pradesh

(b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) Tamil Nadu 

(d) Kerala 

  • Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Deputy Chairman, NITI Aayog released the second edition of India's Sustainable Development Goals Index for the year 2019-20.
  • No state has got less than 50 out of a hundred marks. 
  • Kerala tops the list followed by Himachal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Goa.
  • Chandigarh topped the Union Territories list. 
  • As per the SDG index, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana have topped the index. 
  • On the other hand, UP, Sikkim and Odisha were among maximum improved states.

Q58.किस राज्य ने राज्य ऊर्जा दक्षता सूचकांक 2019 में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) हरियाणा

(b) कर्नाटक

(c) केरल

(d) इन सभी ने 

Q58. Which state has topped the State Energy Efficiency Index 2019?

(a) Haryana

(b) Karnataka

(c) Kerala

(d) All of these 

  • Haryana, Karnataka, and Kerala have topped the State Energy Efficiency Index 2019.
  •  This index tracks the progress of Energy Efficiency (EE) initiatives in 36 states and union territories based on 97 significant indicators
  • The State Energy Efficiency Index categorises states as ‘Front Runner’, ‘Achiever’, ‘Contender’ and ‘Aspirant’ based on their efforts and achievements towards energy efficiency implementation.
  • “The top-performing states in the State EE Index 2019 - Haryana, Kerala and Karnataka - are in the ‘Achiever’ category.

Q59. वैश्विक प्रतिस्पर्धा-क्षमता सूचकांक 2020 में भारत की रैंक क्या है?

(a) 45

(b) 43

(c) 41

(d) 38 

Q59. What is India’s rank in the World Competitiveness Index-2020?

(a) 45

(b) 43

(c) 41

(d) 38 

  • India’s rank was unchanged at 43rd on the annual World Competitiveness Index-2020.
  • In 2019, India was at the 43rd ranking. The continuous low ranking of India is mainly due to poor infrastructure and insufficient education investment.
  • India had declined in taxes, real GDP growth, competition legislation, exchange rate stability.
  • Singapore secured the top position in the ranking system. Denmark was at the second position, followed by Switzerland, Netherlands, Hong Kong.
  • China slipped from 14th place to 20th and the US moved to 10th place. 
  • Among the BRICS countries, China topped followed by India, Russia, Brazil and South Africa.

Q60. NIRF रैंकिंग 2020 में देश के किस संस्थान ने टॉप किया है?

(a) IIM अहमदाबाद

(b) IISc बैंगलोर

(c) IIT मद्रास

(d) एम्स दिल्ली

Q60. Which Indian institute has topped in the NIRF Ranking 2020? 

(a) IIM Ahmedabad

(b) IISc Bangalore

(c) IIT Madras

(d) AIIMS Delhi

  • The Ministry of Human Resource Development released the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for the educational institutions in the country.
  • IIT Madras topped the list followed by IISc Bangalore. 
  • The third place was secured by IIT Delhi. 
  • As per the annual rankings, the top three universities are---IISc Bangalore, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Banaras Hindu University.
  • The NIRF ranking system was launched in 2015. The first NIRF ranking was released in 2016. The NIRF ranks institutions in 10 categories namely engineering, university, management, college, medical, pharmacy, law, dental, and architecture.
  • The rankings have great importance as the performance of the institutions have been linked to the “Institution of Eminence” scheme
  • The scheme is operated by the Ministry of HRD. IT aims to project Indian institutes to global recognition.