Q. Consider the following statements:
1.The European countries have the highest levels of stunting and wasting in the world. 
2.Wasting among children under five years of age is highest in India amongst the South Asian countries.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Statement 1 is incorrect. According to GHI 2022, South Asian countries reported the highest levels of stunting and wasting.

Statement 2 is correct. Stunting is the highest in Afghanistan followed by Pakistan and India while wasting among children under five years of age is the highest in India and Sri Lanka and the lowest in Afghanistan amongst South Asian nations.

Source: ORF