Q. With reference to Global Gender Gap (GGG) Index, 2022 consider the following statements:
1.India has performed poor in the index.
2.GGG Index take in to account women elected in the State Assemblies.
3.The index is released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
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: C

Explanation –

Statement 1 and 3 are correct. India was at a low 135 out of 146 countries in its Global Gender Gap (GGG) Index for 2022. The index is released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Statement 2 is incorrect. One of the four parameters of the index is political empowerment. As of now the index takes into account women elected to Parliament and only Union Cabinet ministers in the council of ministers. It does not take into account the ministers of state, elected representative in state assemblies and local government bodies. However, it has now recognised the need to enumerate women’s participation in local government. bodies in the Gender Gap Report.

Source: The Times of India