Q. Consider the following statements:
1.India is one of the biggest manufacturers of pharmaceuticals worldwide.
2.Pharmaceutical pollution is lowest in India compared to other parts of the world.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 is correct. India is one of the biggest manufacturers of pharmaceuticals worldwide. It has been estimated that India is the world’s third-largest producer of pharmaceuticals.

Statement 2 is incorrect. India is the third largest producer of pharmaceuticals. Therefore, it is obvious being the third largest producer, pollution would also be more in India. Pharmaceutical production has been considered one of the most polluting industries in various parts of India.

Source: ForumIAS