Quiz on SDG 10 “Reduced Inequalities”

Let us take a quiz on SDG 10 i.e. Reduced Inequalities.

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Q. 1 What percentage of the world population still does not have internet access?

Answer Detail: Nearly half the global population (46.4% or 3.6 billion people) remain offline, with the majority of the unconnected living in the least developed countries.

Q. 2 In low and middle income countries, how much funding is required over the next 5 years to prevent and prepare for the next pandemic?

Answer Detail: As per World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, around 100 billion USD is required over the next 5 years to prevent and prepare for the next pandemic in 67 low and middle income countries.

Q. 3 Who among the following were most affected by the economic fallout and effect on jobs and employment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic?

Answer Detail: According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), young workers are affected more than their older, more experienced colleagues because they are often the first to have their hours cut or be laid off. Further, 3 in 4 young people work in the informal economy, which is badly affected.

Q. 4 Which of the following statements is not true?

Answer Detail: Women’s economic and productive lives are affected disproportionately and differently from men since worldwide, women earn less, save less, hold less secure jobs, and are more likely to be employed in the informal sector. They have less access to social protections and represent the majority of single-parent households, which makes their capacity to absorb economic shocks less than that of men.

Q. 5 How many people in the world lack access to clean water today?

Answer Detail: According to the United Nations Report titled “Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity: Responding to the Socio-economic Impacts of COVID-19”, 2.2 billion people lack access to water and 4.2 billion lack access to basic sanitation.