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28th March 2022 (6 Topics)

28th March 2022

QUIZ - 28th March 2022

5 Questions

5 Minutes

Mains Question:

Q1. Discuss the need to harness the potential of traditional medicine from across the world through modern science and technology to improve the health of people and the planet. (150 words)

 Approach

    • Introduction- brief about India’s traditional system of medicine
    • Need to harness the potential
    • Required government measures
    • Recent developments (WHO’s initiative)
    • Conclude accordingly

    Editorials

    Poverty certainly rose during the COVID-19 pandemic. After examining the monthly data from Consumer Pyramids Household Survey 2021, it was found that extreme poverty rose from 7.6% in November 2019 to 11.7% in July 2021. However, income inequality actually fell. 

    Impact of Covid on Income inequality

    • Comparison- The average monthly income of the top quartile in urban areas fell almost 30%, to ?32,500 by July 2021 against ?45,000 in 2019, the monthly income of the bottom quartile in July 2021 remained at pre-pandemic levels i.e ?8000.
    • Impact-The result is that inequality, measured as the percentage change in the income of the top quartile minus the income in the bottom quartile, fell by 15-20 percentage points.
    • Finding-This is a robust finding: richer households saw larger drops in income all along the income scale, in rural and urban areas, within each State, and even within caste groups.
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