India registers 22% reduction in maternal mortality ratio since 2013:Sample Registration System (SRS) data
Date: June 12, 2018
The maternal mortality rate (MMR) , according to the sample registration system (SRS) data released by the office of Registrar General of India shows decline to 130 in 2014-16 from 167 in 2011-13 — a significant improvement on a parameter widely used by analysts and developmental economists to rate a country’s progress.
Date: June 12, 2018
Maharashtra has been ranked at the top of the list of Indian states, vulnerable to natural disasters, followed by West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh, according to the National Disaster Risk Index.Among the Union Territories, Delhi is the most vulnerable to such disasters.
The index does not talk about the possibility ...Read More
Date: May 18, 2018
World Press Freedom Index for the year 2018 has been released every year since 2002 by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The World Press Freedom Index is an important advocacy tool based on the principle of emulation between states.
The Index ranks 180 countries according to the level of freedom available to journalists. It is a snapshot of the media freedom situation based on an evaluation...
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Date: March 22, 2017
India slipped down one place from 130 to 131 among the 188 countries ranked in terms of human development, says the 2016 Human Development Report (HDR) released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Tuesday.
India’s human development index (HDI) value of 0.624 puts it in the “medium human development” category, alongside countries such as Congo, Namibia...Read More
Date: March 09, 2017
According to the Global Corruption Barometer for the Asia Pacific Region released by Transparency International on March 7, in Berlin for 16 Asia Pacific countries, India tops the list for being the most corrupt nation.
The Transparency International (TI), an anti-corruption global civil society organisation, surveyed 21,861 people in 16 countries across the Asia Pacific region between ...Read More
Date: February 17, 2017
India ranked a dismal 143 in an annual index of economic freedom by a top American thinktank, behind its several South Asian neighbours including Pakistan, as progress on market-oriented reforms has been "uneven".
The Heritage Foundation in its Index of Economic Freedom report said despite India sustaining an average annual growth of about 7 per cent over the past five years, growth is ...Read More
Date: February 10, 2017
Annual International Intellectual Property Index released by US Chambers of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC), India has been ranked very poor at 43rd position out of 45 countries.
The 2017 International Intellectual Property Index titled ‘The Roots of Innovation’ revealed that though India showed slight improvement its performance, still it continu...Read More
Date: July 07, 2016
India has slipped two places to 91st position on a global list of countries in terms of their readiness for transition to a digitised economy and society, while Singapore remains on top.
Among the major emerging markets, India is ranked the lowest with Russia retaining the top place at 41st rank, followed by China at 59th (up three places), South Africa up 10 places at 65th and Brazil m...Read More
Date: July 04, 2016
India has improved its ranking in the World Bank Group's bi-annual "Logistics Performance Index 2016", jumping from 54th in 2014 to 35th in 2016. This was announced by the World Bank Group in its recent launch of the report. In the latest ranking India has gone past countries like New Zealand, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Iceland, Latvia and Indonesia who were ahead of it in the index. India's jump ...Read More
Date: June 04, 2016
The 'Good Country' 2015 index, 2015 shows Sweden is the best country in the world when it comes to serving the interests of its people and contributing to the common good of humanity while India figured low at 70th position.The report ranked a total of 163 countries taking 35 different UN and World Bank indices into account, including global contributions to science, culture, peace and security...Read More
Date: April 20, 2016
India ranks 133rd out of 180 countries listed in the World Press Freedom Index 2016, released by NGO Reporters Without Borders. India jumped three places compared with last year's ranking. The report published annually, the rankings are based on freedom allowed to journalists in countries around the world.
The 2016 ‘World Press Freedom Index’ released by Reporters Without Bo...Read More
Date: March 16, 2016
The World Happiness Report 2016 places India at 118th in the world’s happiest countries’ list, down from 117th in 2015. India did not make any improvement in its happiness quotient, ranking 118th out of 156 countries in a global list of the happiest nations, down one slot from last year on the index and coming behind China, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Denmark takes the top spot...Read More
Date: January 27, 2016
The Berlin-based corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) has published the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) since 1995, annually ranking countries "by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys."The CPI generally defines corruption as "the misuse of public power for private benefit."
India has been ranked 76th out of 168 c...Read More
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Date: December 16, 2015
India’s ranking on Human Development Index (HDI) rose by a notch in 2014 — to 130 th from 131st a year earlier — according to the 2015 edition of the Global Human Development report, released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). From 2009 to 2014, the country moved six positions up in the HDI ranking.
Between 1980 and 2014, India’s HDI value ...Read More
Date: December 10, 2015
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) released a report -Asian Economic Integration Report 2015. its title is " How Can Special Economic Zones Catalyze Economic Development?”The report is prepared by the Regional Cooperation and Integration Division (ERCI) of ADB’s Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD). The report examined the current trends in trade, fin...Read More
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Date: November 21, 2015
India has performed poorly in removing gender-based disparities, ranking 114 out of 142 countries in World Economic Forum's 2014 gender gap index, scoring below average on parameters like economic participation, educational attainment and health and survival.
According to the World Economic Forum, women now earn what men did a decade ago, underlining the sluggish global progress made in...Read More
Date: October 02, 2015
India up 16 spots to 55th in global competitiveness
India has jumped 16 places on the Global Competitiveness Index, according to the latest rankings released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Tuesday. It now ranks 55th among 140 countries, against 71st in 2014-15. But, despite this massive jump, which foll...Read More
Date: September 25, 2015
India slips in UN’s broadband penetration ranking
At a time when the Centre is pushing the Digital India campaign and talking about broadband for all, the country’s Internet growth is lagging that of most other countries.
According to the State of Broadband 2015 report by the United Nation...Read More
Date: July 17, 2015
India stands second on trust in national government: OECD survey
India has secured second position amongst 40 countries in a survey of trust in national governments for 2014 conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Switzerland has emerged at the top with Norway coming in ...Read More
Date: July 08, 2015
‘The State of Social Safety Nets 2015′: A Report by World Bank
According to World Bank report, India’s rural employment guarantee programme MNREGA has been ranked as the world’s largest public works programme.MGNREGA provides social security net to almost 15 per cent of the count...Read More
Date: July 01, 2015
Literacy rate 71% in rural areas, 86% in urban areas: NSSO survey
National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) survey has pegged literacy rate in the rural areas at 71 per cent and 86 per cent in the urban areas in year 2014. It was revealed in NSSO’s 71st Round of survey on Social Consumption: Education which ...Read More
Date: June 27, 2015
India becomes most attractive investment destination
India has become most attractive investment destination in world after it was ranked first among 110 countries in a ranking of destinations for attractiveness to foreign investors. The ranking was based on baseline profitability index (BPI) 2015. ...Read More
Date: June 20, 2015
India ranks third in WADA's global doping report for year 2013
India has been ranked third in Anti-Doping Rule Violations Report for year 2013 released by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).As per the report 91 athletes from Indian have been tested positive for banned substances in year 2013. Read More
Date: June 15, 2015
Debroy committee report on Railways pushes for private sector participation
Bibek Debroy Committee on the restructuring of Indian Railways has submitted its final report to the Union Ministry of Railways. It lays down a five-year roadmap to evolve a statutory rail regulator, scrap the Rail Budget and make roo...Read More
Date: May 29, 2015
Estimating the global burden of cancer in 2013; 14.9 million new cases worldwide
An international consortium of researchers led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, in its recently released data, has said that the incidence of cancer has grown over the last decad...Read More
Date: May 29, 2015
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015: UN Report
The United Nations annual hunger report entitled as ‘The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015’ shows that India is home to the highest number of hungry people in the world, at 194 million, surpassing China. The report...Read More
Date: May 20, 2015
Asia becomes world’s largest investor region: UNCTAD report
Global Investment Trends Monitor is an in-depth analysis of global, regional and sectorial trends will feature in the forthcoming World Investment Report 2015, to be published in June 2015. It is prepared by the United Nations Conference o...Read More
Date: May 01, 2015
India ranks 13th in generating electricity from nuclear energy
There are thirty one countries including India in the world which generate electricity from nuclear source.India stands at the 13th place world-wide in generating electricity from nuclear source and expects to increase the installed nuclear power ...Read More
Date: April 25, 2015
World Happiness Report 2015:India ranked 117
The World Happiness Report is a survey of the state of global happiness. The report was published by the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). Leading experts across fields – economics, psychology, survey...Read More
Date: April 09, 2015
Social Progress Index (SPI): India Ranks even lower that Nepal
The Social Progress Index measures the extent to which countries provide for the social and environmental needs of their citizens.The SPI measures the well-being of a society by observing social and environmental outcomes directly rather than the ...Read More
Date: April 03, 2015
India ranks 119 on global business resilience index
In recently released Global Resilience Index,India has been ranked a low 119 out of 130 countries on an index that measures business resilience of nations based on economic, risk quality and supply chain factors. India slipped to 119 ra...Read More
Date: March 18, 2015
SIPRI released annual report Trends in International Arms Transfers 2014
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released Trends in International Arms Transfers 2014 report on 16 March 2015.
Major findings of the report-
1- The vol...Read More
Date: March 14, 2015
20th Law Commission of India's report on electoral reforms
Law Commission of India in its 255th report on electoral reform has recommended for strong Election Commission.The report was submitted to Ministry of Law and Justice by Law Commission Chairman Justice A P Shah.
Date: January 20, 2015
Oxfam Intenational report on Inequality
Oxfam International was formed in 1995 by a group of independent non-governmental organizations with the objective to work together for greater impact on the international stage to reduce poverty and injustice. On January 19,2015 it published a repor...Read More
Date: January 14, 2015
The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), 2014, visited 15,206 government schools with primary sections. Of these 8,844 were primaryschools and 6,362 were upper primary schools which also had primary sections. It finds that only an average 48.1 per cent of Class V children across India can read a Class II-level text. While this is an improvement from the 47 per cent in 2013, t...Read More
Date: January 04, 2015
Corruption Perception Index 2014
India has showed some improvement in addressing corruption this year, ranking 85th among 175 countries as against 94th last year, graft watchdog Transparency International India (TII) said on Wednesday.... Read More
Date: January 04, 2015
Modern Slavery and Global Slavery Index: Findings on India
Modern slavery involves one person possessing or controlling another person in such as a way as to significantly deprive that person of their individual liberty, with the intention of exploiting that person through their use, management, profit, trans...Read More
Date: December 19, 2014
Fortune India 500 list 2014
This year’s list of the country’s 500 largest corporations was compiled by the global business magazine Fortune’s Indian edition.In this list there are as many as seven energy companies in the top 10 list.
Besides, there are a total of six state-run compan...Read More
Date: December 13, 2014
‘Freedom on the Net 2014′ report
‘Freedom on the Net 2014′ report says that India is only “partly free” with a rank of 30 out of 65 countries in Internet freedom but as of May this year, it has improved its score.
The improvement in India’s score, fro...Read More
Date: December 13, 2014
India last among BRICS in Web index
India ranks behind China and other BRICS nations in a comprehensive index aimed at measuring the Internet’s contribution to social, economic and political progress.
Web Index released by the World Wide Web Foundation says that though China is notorious for its...Read More
Date: December 13, 2014
Climate Change Performance Index 2015
Climate Change Performance Index 2015 report is released by German watch and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe.
India was ranked 31.
The report has said that India has climbed five places and continues to pro...