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Exercise :: Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs

  • Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

What is India's rank in the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index?

A. 54th
B. 67th
C. 72nd
D. 80th

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

India ranked 80th in the global Corruption Perceptions Index 2019 (CPI-2019). In 2018, India ranked 78th in the index. The index was released by Transparency International.

2. 

What is India's rank in Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index?

A. 32nd
B. 40th
C. 51st
D. 66th

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

India slipped 10 places to 51st position in the 2019 Democracy Index's global ranking, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit, which cited "erosion of civil liberties" in the country as the primary cause for the downtrend.India's overall score fell from 7.23 in 2018 to 6.90 in the Index that provides a snapshot of the current state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories.

3. 

Global Investment Trend Monitor report is a report released by which organisation?

A. UNCTAD
B. WTO
C. IMF
D. OECD

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Global Investment Trend Monitor report released by UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development). India among top 10 recipients of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2019, attracting USD 49 billion (16% increase from 2018).

4. 

What is India's rank in WEF's Social Mobility Index?

A. 42nd
B. 57th
C. 64th
D. 76th

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

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.

5. 

What is India's rank in the Henley Passport Index 2020?

A. 67th
B. 71th
C. 84th
D. 92nd

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Henley Passport Index 2020 was launched recently by Henley & Partners. India ranked 84th in the index. Japan has the world's strongest passport. The index was based on the data collected from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).