Q. With reference to Global Climate Risk Index 2021, consider the following:
1. The index was released by International Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).
2. India ranking has been improved from the last year.
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
  • Statement 1 is incorrect: The international environmental think tank ‘Germanwatch’ released the Global Climate Risk Index 2021. This is the 16th Edition of the Index. It is published annually. 
  • Statement 2 is correct: India has improved its rankings from last year. It is ranked 7th in the 2021 Index as compared to 5th in 2020 Index. 

Source: The Hindu