UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    Consider the following statements related to Hunger and Malnutrition (HUNGAMA) survey related to child malnutrition. Which of the following are the findings of the survey report?
    1. A reduction in the prevalence of child malnutrition is observed.
    2. Girls nutrition advantage over boys fades away with time.
    3. Hand washing with soap is a common practice among people.
    4. Anganwadi centres are widespread but not always efficient.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  2 and 4           

    B)  1, 2 and 4

    C)  2, 3 and 4                    

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Statement 1 is correct, as the report observed that child malnutrition level has been reduced to 42% from 53%, Statement 3 is incorrect, because specifically observed that hand washing with soap is not a common practice. Apart from Statement 1, 2 and 4, the report also found that the birth weight is an important risk factor for child malnutrition and mother's education level determines children's nutrition etc.

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