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71. 

Who release the first ever report on illegal wildlife trade titled "Money Laundering and the Illegal Wildlife Trade"?

A. World Bank
B. Financial Action Task Force
C. Asian Development Bank
D. New Development Bank

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

In accordance with the first ever report on illegal wildlife trade (IWT) titled "Money Laundering and the Illegal Wildlife Trade" report by Financial Action Task Force (FATF), illegal wildlife trade is a "global threat" which generate estimated revenues between $7to $23 billion a year. This crime could lead to more zoonotic diseases in the future.

72. 

Which Indian city become the only city in the country to be included in the world's top-30 startup ecosystem ranking in Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2020 by Startup Genome?

A. Mumbai
B. Surat
C. Bangalore
D. Delhi

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

According to the report, 'Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) 2020; the New Normal for the Global Startup Economy and the Impact of COVID-19' released by Startup Genome, Bangalore, popularly known as the startup capital of India, has added another milestone as it become the only city in the country to be included in the world's top-30 startup ecosystem ranking & placed 26th position. At the same time, the nation's capital Delhi has been ranked 36th in the list.

73. 

What is the name of behaviour change campaign launched by NITI Aayog, in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ashoka University, and the Ministries of Health and Ministry of Women and Child Development?

A. Navigating the New Normal
B. Behaving in the New Normal
C. Starting the New Normal
D. Living the New Normal

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

NITI Aayog, in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Centre for Social and Behavioural Change (CSBC), Ashoka University, and the Ministries of Health and Ministry of Women and Child Development launched a behaviour change campaign called 'Navigating the New Normal', and its website on 25 June. Around 92,000 Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) working with NITI Aayog participated in the virtual launch via a webcast.

74. 

Who released report titled "Lives Upended How COVID-19 threatens the futures of 600 million South Asian children"?

A. UNICEF
B. ECOSOC
C. UNCTAD
D. UNEP

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) released its first report titled "Lives Upended How COVID-19 threatens the futures of 600 million South Asian children" focusing on the South Asian region on the impacts of COVID-19 on children states that around 240 million children are classified as poor and the current COVID-19 situation will affect an additional 120 million children, a total of 360 million children will be pushed into poverty and food insecurity in the next 6 months.

75. 

India has retained and consolidated its position at which number in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP) for 2017?

A. 7
B. 3
C. 2
D. 5

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

India has retained and consolidated its position as the third-largest economy after China and the US in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP) for 2017.

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