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10th October 2022 (8 Topics)

10th October 2022

QUIZ - 10th October 2022

5 Questions

5 Minutes

Mains Question:

Question: “Mental Illness creates enormous social and economic costs” Comment (150 words)


  • Introduction- brief about mental health and worsening situation
  • Impact on the entire social fabric, particularly through economic costs
    • loss of income due to unemployment
    • expenses for social supports, incarceration
    • a range of indirect costs
  • Challenges 
  • Required measures 
    • improve the affordability of mental health treatment
    • expand access to behavioral health providers
    • invest in prevention, and increase the take-up of mental health services
  • Conclude accordingly 




The dependency of nations on silicon chips is going to be a decisive parameter on which the strength or the vulnerability of a nation would be determined.

Dependence on chips:

  • Big tech giants’ dependency: Apple, which despite being a trillion-dollar company is unable to manufacture chips of itself. It buys it from companies like Cirrus Logic, Kioxia, and TSMC.
  • Ukraine is giving Russia a run for its money: Russia’s inability to scale up its chip production due to western trade sanctions is making it difficult to resist Ukraine’s precision-guided missiles.
  • Hit on Car production: Toyota had to shut down its production in Japan due to a shortage of chips. In the U.S, buying a car means a significant waiting period.
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