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56. 

According to the New World Bank country classifications by income level 2020-2021, what is the status of India?

A. Lower-Middle-Income Country
B. Lower Income Country
C. Higher Income Country
D. Developing Country

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

According to the New World Bank country classifications by income level 2020-2021, India remains in the classification, Lower-Middle-Income Economy. In total 218 countries were included in this classification. Headquarters- Washington, D.C., United States

57. 

As per the research report of India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra), Centre's fiscal deficit is estimated to increase to how much in FY21?

A. 4.6%
B. 2.6%
C. 5.6%
D. 7.6%

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

As per the research report of India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra), Centre's fiscal deficit is estimated to increase to 7.6% in FY21, which is twice the budget estimate as the country spends more to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, facing a shortfall in revenues.

58. 

In accordance with the "Cushman & Wakefield's 2020 Global Manufacturing Risk Index" what is India's rank in Baseline Scenario?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 4
D. 3

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

In accordance with the "Cushman & Wakefield's 2020 Global Manufacturing Risk Index (MRI)" India ranks 3rd in the Baseline Scenario, 3rd in Cost Scenario & 30th in Risk Scenario.

59. 

India witnessed how many people move out of multidimensional poverty between 2005-2006 and 2015-2016, as per UN report on Global Multidimensional Poverty Index?

A. 373 million
B. 473 million
C. 273 million
D. 173 million

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

India witnessed almost 273 million people move out of multidimensional poverty between 2005-2006 and 2015-2016, as per UN report on Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). The report noted that India recorded the largest reduction in the number of people living in this category. The data was released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).

60. 

Who is the author of book "If It Bleeds"?

A. Ayn Rand
B. Stephen King
C. J.K. Rowling
D. Virginia Woolf

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

A new book titled "If It Bleeds", a collection of four stories has been authored by Stephen King. The book has the story centres around a bomb at Albert Macready Middle School. It is a sequel to his bestselling work, "The Outsider".