Q. With reference to Human Development Index(HDI), consider the following statements;
1.HDI was created solely to emphasize the importance of economic growth.
2.India’s rank has not improved over the last two decades and declined by one place in 2022.
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: HDI was created to emphasize that people and their capabilities should be the ultimate criteria for assessing the development of a country, not economic growth alone.

Statement 2 is correct: India’s rank has not improved over the last two decades and declined by one place in 2022.

Source: Fact-Checking The HDI Tally