Quiz 83 – Answers
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c) 1 and 3 only
Government launched SUMAN initiative for Zero Preventable Maternal and Newborn Deaths.
The initiative aims at assuring dignified, respectful and quality health care at no cost and zero tolerance for denial of services for every woman and newborn visiting the public health facility in order to end all preventable maternal and newborn deaths.
Under it, pregnant women, mothers up to 6 months after delivery, and all sick newborns will be able to avail free healthcare benefits. The government will also provide free transport from home to health institutions.
a) Both A and R are correct, and R is the correct explanation of A
According to the World Bank Global Nutrition Report – 2018, malnutrition costs India at least $10 billion annually in terms of lost productivity, illness and death and is seriously retarding improvements in human development and further reduction of childhood mortality.
The solution to tackling malnutrition lies in promoting regional cropping patterns and embracing local food those are rich in protein. The atlas will help tackle malnutrition effectively.
c) 1, 2 and 3 only
Ministry of Women and Child Development in association with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Deendayal Research Institute is developing a POSHAN atlas under POSHAN abhiyan.
POSHAN Abhiyaan (National Nutrition Mission) was launched by the government on March 8, 2018.
The Abhiyaan targets to reduce stunting, undernutrition, anemia (among young children, women and adolescent girls) and reduce low birth weight by 2%, 2%, 3% and 2% per annum respectively.
The target of the mission is to bring down stunting among children in the age group 0-6 years from 38.4% to 25% by 2022.
d) All of the above
The spread of invasive weed species like Hyptis, Cassia Tora and Parthenium has been detected in environmentally-sensitive areas like Adilabad district of Telangana.
These invasive weeds do not allow the grasslands to grow, which in turn leads to a decrease in the population of herbivores, which are prey to the Tigers. The decrease in the numbers of herbivores may threaten the existence of the tiger population in the area.
The Rio de Janeiro Convention on Biodiversity (1992) had recognised the biological invasion of alien species of plants as the second-worst threat to the environment after habitat destruction.
d) All of the above
National Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy Survey was conducted during 2015-2019 by Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (New Delhi). Prevalence of diabetes in India has been recorded at 11.8% in the last four years with almost same percentage of men and women suffering from the disease. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) there are estimated 72.96 million cases of diabetes in adult population of India.
The prevalence of diabetes among males was 12%, whereas among females it was 11.7%. Highest prevalence of diabetes (13.2%) was observed in the 70-79 years’ age group.
The prevalence of any form of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in diabetic population aged up to 50 years was found to be 16.9%. Prevalence of blindness among diabetics was 2.1% and visual impairment was 13.7%.