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  • RBI Released Consumer Confidence Index

    5 days ago
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the "Consumer Confidence Survey" report. The survey was conducted among more than 5,000 respondents in major cities in the country. Highlights: ♦ The consumer confidence index dropped from 55.5 points in January 2021 to 53.1 points in March 2021. ♦ The future expectation will fall from ....

    Women and Men in India 2020 - NSO Report

    9 days ago
    The National Bureau of Statistics under the Ministry of Statistics and Planning and Implementation (MoSPI) recently released the "Indian Men and Women" report. The report consolidates important socio-economic indicators that reflect the gender situation in the country. This is the 22nd issue of the series. The report is published annually ....

    World in 2030 - Public Survey Report

    9 days ago
    UNESCO released the World 2030: Public Survey Report. The organization released the report based on surveys conducted from May 2020 to September 2020. The survey collected feedback from more than 15,000 people around the world. Highlights: ♦ According to the report, climate change, violence and conflict, loss of biodiversity, discrimination ....

    Global Gender Gap Index 2021 Key Facts

    12 days ago
    The World Economic Forum released the Global Gender Gap Report for the year 2021. India's ranking on the index fell 28 places. Highlights: ♦ Among the 156 countries in the index, India ranks 140th. As a result, India became the third worst performing country in South Asia. ♦ According to the index, India has so far closed 62.5% ....

    Global Wind Report 2021 Released by GWEC

    15 days ago
    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released the "2021 Global Wind Energy Report" on March 25, 2021. Highlights: ♦ Although 2020 is a record year for the global wind power industry, the report warns that in order to achieve global climate goals and limit global warming to below 2°C, it is necessary to increase the speed of ....

    World Development Report 2021 World Bank

    15 days ago
    The World Bank published the World Development Report 2021: Data for Better Lives. The 2021 World Development Report provides a blueprint on how to use the power of data to promote development to ensure that no effort is spared. Recommendations: ♦ New Data Social Contract: Global Southern experts suggest that different stakeholders such as ....

    Highlights of TB Report 2021 of India

    18 days ago
    The "India 2021 Tuberculosis Report" was recently released. According to reports, India reported that by 2020, the number of registered tuberculosis cases will drop by 24% year-on-year. Highlights: ♦ In the interruption and lockdown caused by the covid-19 pandemic, India has an estimated 180.5 trillion tuberculosis cases. The report ....

    Ventilation Index Air Pollution Management

    23 days ago
    Ventilation Index is a measure of the volumetric rate of wind transporting air horizontally Highlights: ♦ It is a measure of the volumetric rate of wind transporting air horizontally in the mixed layer per unit distance in the vertical direction. The unit is in square meters per second or knot feet. ♦ In simple terms, it is an indicator ....

    World Happiness Report 2021 International Happiness Day

    23 days ago
    The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network released the World Happiness Report 2021 on the day before the International Day of Happiness. This year, it will focus on the impact of Covid-19 and the performance of people around the world. Highlights: ♦ International Happiness Day is celebrated on March 20 each and every year ....

    Highlights of Economic Freedom Index

    36 days ago
    The Heritage Foundation, an American conservative think tank, launched the "Economic Freedom Index." In the index, Singapore has ranked high in the world for the second consecutive year. The compilation of the index covers 184 countries, from July 2019 to June 2020. Highlights: ♦ Singapore’s overall score improved by 0.3 points ....

    Ease of Living Index released by MoHUA

    36 days ago
    Recently, Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020 was released. Ministry: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Highlights: ♦ Aim of EoLI: To measure the well-being of Indian citizens in 111 cities under the pillars of Quality of Life, Economic capacity and Sustainability ♦ "Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020" also added a "Citizen ....

    Municipal Performance Index by Union Ministry

    37 days ago
    Municipal Performance Index 2020 has been released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) Highlights: ♦ The 2020 Municipal Performance Index (MPI): MPI reviewed the sectoral performance of 111 cities in five verticals (Delhi was evaluated by NDMC and three municipal companies). ♦ These verticals consist of 20 industries ....

    Highlights of Food Waste Index Report

    37 days ago
    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released the "Food Waste Index Report 2021". According to the UNEP report, an estimated 931 million tons of food was wasted worldwide in 2019. The agency also emphasized that this amount of wasted food may cause the earth to orbit the earth 7 times. Highlights: ♦ The index report is ....

    World Food Price Index Rises in February

    39 days ago
    In February 2021, world food prices rose for the 9th consecutive month. This increase is the highest level since July 2014. Highlights: ♦ According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, food prices have risen due to rising sugar and vegetable oil prices. The food price index measures the monthly changes in a basket containing grains, dairy ....

    Highlights of LinkedIn Opportunity Index

    41 days ago
    The "LinkedIn Opportunity Index 2021" was recently released. The report focuses on how women perceive their opportunities. It also focuses on how the gender gap slows the career development of working women in India during the Covid-19 pandemic. Highlights: ♦ According to the index, the Covid-19 pandemic has hit the professional ....

    NCAER Released by Business Confidence Index

    64 days ago
    The Business Confidence Index (BCI) was released by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER). Highlights: ♦ Between the second and third quarters of the 2020-2021 financial year, the index rose 29.6%. In the context of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in many countries/regions, including India, the vaccination rate has increased. ♦ ....

    Democracy Index 2020 Released by EIU

    68 days ago
    The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently released a report entitled "Democracy in Disease and Health?" And, released the 2020 Democracy Index. Highlights: ♦ The 2020 Democracy Index report was covering 167 countries/regions. It classifies the economy into flawed democracies, fully democratic states, mixed regimes, and authoritarian ....

    Corruption Perception Index 2020 by Transparency International

    71 days ago
    Corruption Perception Index 2020 has been released is prepared by Transparency International. It is a comprehensive index from 12 surveys that rank countries around the world. Highlights: ♦ It has become a benchmark for measuring corrupt perceptions and is used by analysts and investors. ♦ The index is also based on expert opinions ....

    Report by UNWTO 2020 is Worst Year on Record

    71 days ago
    The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) emphasized that 2020 is the worst year on record. The United Nations World Tourism Organization issued this statement because the international travel ban implemented to curb the COVID-19 outbreak has dealt a heavy blow to the global tourism industry. Highlights: ♦ According to the report, ....

    Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index Released by EIU

    72 days ago
    The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently released the Asia-Pacific Personalized Health Index. The index measures the readiness for personalized medicine in the Asia-Pacific region to adopt 11 medical systems. Highlights: ♦ The Asia Pacific Personalized Health Index is a newly released index. It measures the progress of the health system ....

    The Rank of India on Covid-19 Response Index

    74 days ago
    The Lowy Institute in Sydney provided a Covid-19 response index. The study is based on the number of key indicators, such as confirmed cases, cases per million people, deaths and deaths per million. Highlights: ♦ Among 98 countries/regions, India ranks 86th in the Coronavirus Performance Index. The report emphasizes that New Zealand has responded ....

    India Innovation Index 2020 by NITI Aayog

    82 days ago
    NITI Aayog launched the second edition of "India Innovation Index 2020". The Indian Innovation Index 2020 seeks to rank States and Union Territories. Highlights: ♦ The Indian Innovation Index 2020 seeks to rank States and Union Territories based on their relative performance in supporting innovation, and to highlight their strengths ....

    India Ranked 85th in Henley Passport Index

    86 days ago
    India takes the 85th position in the most powerful passport report "Henry Passport Index 2021". The Henry Passport Index is ranking of all passports in the world based on the number of destinations that the holder can enter without a prior visa. Highlights: ♦ The Henry Index is an original ranking of all passports in the globe based ....

    PMI Data Service Sector of India is at Slow Pace

    95 days ago
    According to the latest PMI data, India’s service industry activity grew at a slower rate in December. The service industry PMI rose to 52.3 in December from 53.7 in November. Purchasing Managers Index: ♦ The Purchasing Managers Index is an economic indicator that can indicate the business activities and economic health of the manufacturing ....

    World Food Price Index by FAO

    95 days ago
    Food Price Index of the Food & Agriculture Organization - FAO averaged 107.5 points in December 2020, which is an increase of 2.3 points from November 2020. This is the 7th consecutive month of growth. Highlights: ♦ The food price index was established in 1996 as a public good. ♦ The Price Index is a public good in order to help ....

    WHO Released Global Health Estimates

    108 days ago
    World Health Organization (WHO) released the 2019 Global Health Estimates. According to the report, non-communicable diseases currently account for 7 of the top 10 causes of death in the world, an increase from 4 of the 10 leading causes of death in 2000. Highlights: ♦ The new data covers the period from 2000 to 2019. ♦ Heart disease: ....

    Human Development Index - UNDP

    116 days ago
    According to the Human Development Report -HDR 2020 released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), India ranked 131st out of 189 countries in the Human Development Index (HDI) in 2019, a drop of two places from the previous year. Highlights: ♦ The Human Development Index (HDI) is a measure of the health, education, and living standards ....

    UNESCOs 2020 State Of Education For India Report

    117 days ago
    UNESCO recently released the State of Education Report (SER) in India. The report highlights the vision of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) contained in India’s new National Education Policy 2020. UNESCO formulated the TVET strategy (2016-21). The strategy is consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Education ....

    First-Phase Data of the NFHS-5 2019-20 Has Been Released

    119 days ago
    Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has released the first phase of the 2019-20 National Family Health Survey 5 (NFHS-5) data. The NFHS is a large-scale multi-round survey conducted in a representative sample of households throughout India. Highlights: ♦ All NFHS are conducted under the leadership of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare ....

    The New Climate Institute Released global Climate Change Performance Index

    125 days ago
    The Global Climate Change Performance Index was recently released by the New Climate Institute, Germanwatch and CAN (Climate Action Network). Highlights: ♦ Since 2005, the index has rated 57 greenhouse gas emitters worldwide. These countries account for 90% of global emissions. ♦ The index aims to compare mitigation measures and increase ....

    Finance Minister Released The Smuggling In India Report

    125 days ago
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently released the "Smuggling Report in India 2019-20". The report was released at the 63rd-anniversary celebration of the US Revenue Intelligence Agency. The report analyzes the smuggling trends of narcotic drugs, gold and foreign currencies, security and commercial fraud. Highlights: ♦ The ....

    IIT Comes Up With Urban Quality Of Life Index

    126 days ago
    Researchers from IIT-Bombay proposed the current quality of urban life index related to actual urban life in India. This is the first time that gender parity has been taken into account. According to research, women experience different cities. Meeting the needs of women is essential to promote sustainable urban development. Besides, only 36% of urban ....

    India ranked 77th In Global Bribery Risk Matrix Of TRACE

    144 days ago
    In 2019, India ranked 78th with 48 points. By 2020, India will perform better than China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Bhutan is the only neighbour who ranked higher than India. Bhutan is ranked 48th. Highlights: ♦ The ranking is prepared by TRACE International. It is the world's leading anti-bribery standard-setting organization. The ....

    Param Siddhi Supercomputer Positioned In 63rd Place

    144 days ago
    India's AI supercomputer Param Siddhi ranks 63rd among the world's top 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems. About Param Siddhi ♦ Param Siddhi is a high-performance computing artificial intelligence (HPC-AI) supercomputer established under C-DAC's National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). ♦ The supercomputer with ....

    Arunachal Pradesh Tops the Sex Ratio

    147 days ago
    The Registrar of India released the 2018 report on ``Indian vital statistics based on the civil registration system''. Sex ratio is a demographic concept used to measure the ratio of women to men in a given population. The sex ratio at birth is the no. of women born per 1,000 men. Highlights: ♦ According to the report, the sex ratio ....

    India Ranks the Lowest Rank in BMI Ranking

    155 days ago
    By the study in The Lancet, India took the position of third and fifth from the bottom respectively among countries where 19-year-old girls and boys have a low Body Mass Index (BMI) Highlights: ♦ The investigation of Lancet gives new analysis to height and Body Mass Index (BMI) patterns in 2019 across 200 nations subsequent to breaking down ....

    India Ranks the Lowest Rank in BMI Ranking

    155 days ago
    By the study in The Lancet, India took the position of third and fifth from the bottom respectively among countries where 19-year-old girls and boys have a low Body Mass Index (BMI) Highlights: ♦ The investigation of Lancet gives new analysis to height and Body Mass Index (BMI) patterns in 2019 across 200 nations subsequent to breaking down ....

    Purchasing Managers Index was released

    158 days ago
    According to the latest Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) data, India's manufacturing sector activity improved for the third straight month in October. Companies raised their output to the greatest extent in 13 years amid robust sales growth. Highlights: ♦ The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose from 56.8 in September to 58.9 ....

    Academic Freedom Index

    159 days ago
    Academic Freedom Index(AFI) report provides a score to individual countries to specify the level of academic liberation its universities and educational centres. Highlights: ♦India has scored considerably low in the international index of academic freedom. ♦The index helps to define each country’s academic freedom level and the ....

    Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Goa best-governed states in India: PAI Index

    163 days ago
    Kerala has adjudged the best - governed state in the country while Uttar Pradesh (UP) pushed to the bottom in the large states category, according to the PAI - Public Affairs Index 2020 released by the Public Affairs Centre. Highlights: ♦ The city-based not-for-profit organisation, headed by former ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation ....

    ASER survey 2020 report

    163 days ago
    Recently, the Annual State of Education Report (ASER) survey has been released, which provides a view into the levels of learning loss that students in rural India are suffering, with varying levels of access to technology, school, and family resources resulting in a digital divide in education. Highlights: ♦ The ASER survey shows a small ....

    Electricity Access In India And Benchmarking Distribution Utilities Report

    166 days ago
    NITI Aayog, Ministry of Power, Rockefeller Foundation, and Smart Power India launched the ‘Electricity Access in India and Benchmarking Distribution Utilities’ report on October 28, 2020. Highlights: ♦ According to the report, 92% of customers reported the overall availability of electricity infrastructure within 50 metres of their ....

    Haryana tops Anemia Mukt Bharat Index

    173 days ago
    Haryana State has the best Anemia Mukt Bharat (AMB) Index among 29 states in the country. Highlights: ♦ The Anemia Mukt Bharat, an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), has been launched to reduce the prevalence of Anemia all over India. ♦ This information came to light ....

    India took the place of world No. 2 in Migrations to OECD nations - 44th International Migration Outlook 2020

    175 days ago
    Secretary-General of OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development announced the 44th International Migration Outlook 2020 on October 19, 2020. OECD is an international organisation where the governments of 37 member states work with each other to foster sustainable development. Highlights: ♦ India emerged as the 2nd largest ....

    Global tuberculosis report 2020

    176 days ago
    World Health Organisation(WHO) has published global tuberculosis (TB) report of 2020. Highlights: ♦ WHO has published a global tuberculosis (TB) report every year from 1997. ♦ The report published by WHO provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, progress in prevention, diagnosis & treatment of the disease ....

    India ranks 94 out of 107 nations on the Global Hunger Index 2020

    177 days ago
    India took place 94th place among 107 nations in the Global Hunger Index 2020 and is in the 'serious' hunger category with experts blaming low implementation processes, lack of effective monitoring, siloed approach in tackling malnutrition and poor performance by large states behind the low ranking. Highlights: ♦ In 2019, India's ....

    NCRB states Crime against SC, ST saw a rise of 7 percent and 26 percent in 2019 yr

    193 days ago
    National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) launched the annual Crime in India 2019 report on 30 September. The report stated that the Crime against Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) has increased to over 7% and 26% respectively in 2019 when compared to 2018. Highlights: ♦ As per the report, a total of 45,935 cases were registered ....

    India ranks 116 in Human capital Index of World Bank

    208 days ago
    India has ranked 116th position in the latest edition of the World Bank's annual Human Capital Index 2020. Last year, India ranked 115 out of 157 countries. The index benchmarks key components of human capital across countries. Highlights: ♦ The Human Capital Index 2020 update included health and education data for 174 countries up to ....

    India ranks 105th on 2020 Global Economic Freedom Index

    213 days ago
    India has ranked 105th position on the Global Economic Freedom Index 2020. India has fallen 26 spots as it stood at the 79th spot in last year's rankings. Hong Kong topped the rankings. It was followed by Singapore. Highlights: ♦ The report stated that the increasing economic freedom in India depend on next generation reforms in factor ....

    Finance Minister launched Doorstep Banking Services

    215 days ago
    Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated Doorstep Banking Services by Public Sector Banks (PSBs). She also felicitated the best performing banks on EASE Banking Reforms Index. Doorstep Banking Services by PSBs: ♦ Doorstep Banking Services aims to provide the convenience of banking services to the ....

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