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66. 

Who has authored a book titled 'Overdraft: Saving the Indian Saver', which focuses on the issue of Non-Performing Assets that has affected Indian banking in recent years and also its causes?

A. Viral Acharya
B. Urjit Patel
C. Raghuram Rajan
D. Nirmala Sitharaman

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Former Reserve Bank of India governor Urjit Patel has authored a book titled 'Overdraft: Saving the Indian Saver', which focuses on the issue of Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) that has affected Indian banking in recent years and also its causes. The book will be published by HarperCollins India and will be released by the end of July. He was born in Nairobi, Kenya on 28 October 1963.

67. 

According to the "INFORM Report 2020: Shared evidence for managing crises and disasters" released by research centre INFORM, what is India's rank?

A. 38
B. 31
C. 34
D. 37

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

In accordance with the "INFORM Report 2020:Shared evidence for managing crises and disasters" released by research centre INFORM, operating under European Commission, India has ranked at 31st place with an inform risk of 5.4, means risk of humanitarian crises and disasters. The report ranked the countries based on "INFORM Risk Index" which has been topped by Somalia with an inform risk of 8.9. The report has analyzed 191 countries.

68. 

What is India rank in the 2020 Sustainable Development Goals Index?

A. 132
B. 112
C. 117
D. 143

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

India ranked 117th (score: 61.9) in the 2020 SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Index topped by Sweden (84.7).

69. 

Who is writer of the book 'Bharatiya Loktanktra Ka Koras: Kuch Bisari Bikhari Dhwaniyan'?

A. Priyamvad
B. Hrishikesh Sulabh
C. Indira Dangi
D. Chitra Mudgal

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Hindi literature writer Priyamvad to release his new book, 'Bharatiya Loktanktra Ka Koras: Kuch Bisari Bikhari Dhwaniyan' in 2021. The book will be published by Penguin Random House India's Indian language publishing division, Hind Pocket Books.

70. 

According to the report, "State of World Population 2020: Against my will - Defying the practices that harm women and girls and undermine equality" India accounts for how many "missing females" over the past 50 years?

A. 45.8 million
B. 55.8 million
C. 65.8 million
D. 35.8 million

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

According to the report, "State of World Population 2020: Against my will - Defying the practices that harm women and girls and undermine equality" released by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),the world organisation's sexual and reproductive health agency, India accounts for 45.8 million of the world's 142.6 million "missing females" over the past 50 years & it has the highest number of missing women after China (72.3 million).