CURRENT AFFAIRS [MCQS]
1.What is the rank of India in the UNDP’s Human Development Index 2021?
Correct Answer: D 
India ranked 132nd among 191 countries and territories in the 2021 Human Development Index (HDI).
As per a report by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), decline in the country’s performance from its previous level due to a fall in life expectancy. In the 2020 report, India had ranked 131st among 189 countries and territories.
2.Which sportsperson of India recently became ‘Diamond League Champion’?
[A] P V Sindhu
[B] Neeraj Chopra
[C] H S Prannoy
[D] Hima Das
Correct Answer: B [Neeraj Chopra]
Neeraj Chopra created history when he became the first Diamond Trophy winner from India, with a throw of 88.44 metre.
Chopra had earlier won the Lausanne Diamond League with an 89.08-meter throw. He recorded 89.30m at Paavo Nurmi Games, while he clinched a historic silver medal at the World Championships in July.
3.Which businessperson was ranked first in the Fortune India’s list of ‘India’s Richest’ for 2022?
[A] Mukesh Ambani
[B] Gautam Adani
[C] Cyrus Poonawala
[D] Adi Godrej
Correct Answer: B [Gautam Adani]
According to a Fortune India’s list of ‘India’s Richest’ for 2022, Gautam Adani was ranked first with the wealth of Rs 10.29 trillion.
The wealth of 142 billionaires based in India is collectively worth USD 832 billion (Rs 66.36 trillion). Asia’s richest man Gautam Adani recently overtook Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to become the third richest person in the world, according to Forbes real-time billionaires list.
4.Which state launched a multi-purpose online portal called ‘Residents Safety and Security Act’?
[A] West Bengal
Correct Answer: B [Meghalaya]
The Meghalaya Government launched a multi-purpose online portal ‘Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act (MRSSA)’.
The digitisation process would connect more than 6,000 villages and localities across Meghalaya to the online system. This aims to ensure the safety and security of the residents, gathering intelligence inputs for better delivery of numerous government services.
5.WHO launched a USD 1.5 billion campaign to include a vaccine for which disease across Africa by 2030?
[A] Bacterial meningitis
Correct Answer: A [Bacterial meningitis]
The World Health Organisation has launched a USD 1.5 billion campaign, to include a new vaccine, to eliminate outbreaks of bacterial meningitis across Africa by 2030.
WHO hopes to authorize the vaccine by the first quarter of 2023, which would enable donors to buy it for Africa. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Meningitis vaccinations for more than 50 million children in Africa have been delayed.