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Question 01.Which institution launched the ‘State of World Population’ Report?
Question 02.Miguel Diaz-Canel, who was seen in the news, is the President of which country?
- South Africa
Question 03.Which institution launched the ‘Coalition of Coastal Cities to Combat Marine Litter’?
- NITI Aayog
- Centre for Science and Environment
Question 04.Which Union Ministry has developed the ‘National Climate Vulnerability Index’?
- Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
- Ministry of Science and Technology
- Ministry of Power
- Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Question 05.Which country has launched the ‘1 Billion Meals Endowment’ Campaign?
Answer 01. [Option 2: UNFPA]
The State of World Population report titled ‘8 Billion Lives, Infinite Possibilities’ was released recently by the United Nations Population Fund.
According to this report released by UNFPA, India is now the most populous country in the world, as it has surpassed China’s population numbers.
Answer 02. [Option 2: Cuba]
Miguel Diaz-Canel recently became the first non-Castro leader in Cuba to be re-elected as president. He won a second five-year term in a parliamentary vote that had him as the sole candidate. The 62-year-old leader took over the reins in 2018 as Cuba’s first civilian leader after around 60 years of hegemony by the Castro brothers.
Answer 03. [Option 2: Centre for Science and Environment]
The Coalition of Coastal Cities to Combat Marine Litter was launched recently by Delhi-based non-profit Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).
It is a coalition of coastal cities that will combat marine litter pollution across India. Of the 460 million tonnes (MT) of global plastic production, nearly 353 MT comes back as plastic waste; 8 MT (2.26 per cent) of which is leaked into the marine ecosystem.
Answer 04. [Option 2: Ministry of Science and Technology]
National Climate Vulnerability Index, developed by the Department of Science and Technology, is used by the Indian government to estimate the impact of heatwaves.
A new study has revealed that more than 90 percent of the population is at risk of heatwaves and India has been underestimating the impact of heatwaves on its development.
Answer 05. [Option 3: UAE]
The ‘1 Billion Meals Endowment’ Campaign was launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Its purpose is to establish the Ramzan sustainable food aid endowment fund and provide a food safety net for marginalized populations in countries struggling with food insecurity.