Q. With reference to Social Progress Index (SPI) consider the following statements:
1.It is a comprehensive tool that serve as a holistic measure of a country’s social progress at the national and sub-national levels. 
2.Opportunity is one of its three dimensions of measuring SPI.
3.As per the index, Karnataka has very high social progress in the country.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 and 2 are correct. SPI is a comprehensive tool that serve as a holistic measure of a country’s social progress at the national and sub-national levels. It uses three critical dimensions of social progress – Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity.

Statement 3 is incorrect. Puducherry along with Lakshadweep, Goa, Sikkim, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh Kerala have very high social progress in the country but Puducherry has the highest SPI score of 65.99 in the country.

Source: PIB