In roughly seven years, around 2024, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China, according to a UN report.
By the end of 2016, 65.6 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations.
The first-ever study highlights the role these funds play in helping development countries attain the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The study states that those in bondage are from the Malasar tribal community and most families lost their land, home and livelihoods during the construction of the dam and reservoir.
The study was conducted in 195 countries over a 35-year period. It is seen as the most comprehensive research carried out to date on the subject of obesity.
According to BMI research, China, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, India and Indonesia represent five favourite consumer markets in Asia, offering retailers the strongest consumer spending growth over its forecast period to 2021.
Mumbai and Kota have been named in the world’s most crowded cities list. While Mumbai was placed second, Kota was ranked seventh.
As per the data, the top producer of the steel of the world in the year 2016 is China.
As per the list, the billionaires are richer than before, so much so that the combined wealth of the top 500 individuals and families is more than the total put up by the wealthiest 1000 in the year 2016.
The report says, “Despite the overall fiscal tightening, capital expenditure under the budget for fiscal year 2017/18 is about 25 per cent higher than that in the preceding budget.
South Asia’s performance will maintain momentum, with the gap between its growth rate and that of East Asia slightly widening over time.
As per the report, at least 60 people who had been sentenced to death were exonerated in 9 countries in 2016
India is one of the most improved nations, gaining 12 places to reach the 40th position globally.
India, Pakistan and Panama are the three countries that have implemented a large number of tobacco control policies over the last ten years.
A total of 2995 institutions have participated in the rankings. This includes 232 Universities, 1024 Engineering Institutions, 546 Management Institutions, 318 Pharmacy Institutions and 637 General Degree Colleges, and others.
The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2017 advised countries to enable the energy transition with adaptable and co-designed policies.
India has been ranked 131 in the Human Development Index, below two of its SAARC counterparts Sri Lanka and Maldives, which have been categorised in the high human development category.
Norway slid up to rank 1 from its previous rank 4 in the World Happiness Report 2017. The other countries that featured in the top five include Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Finland.
The highest ranking cities in Asia and Latin America are Singapore (25) and Montevideo (79) respectively.
The report was launched on the sidelines of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women, known as the largest inter-governmental forum on women's rights and gender equality.
In 2016, Great Backyard Bird Count saw participants from more than 130 countries who together counted 5689 species of birds on more than 162000 checklists.
The survey advised the urban local bodies to strengthen their foundations – quality of laws, policies and institutions - to deliver a high quality of life to all citizens.
Infant Mortality Rate, IMR, declined from 57 to 41 per 1000 live births between NFHS-3 which was conducted in 2005-06.
The report said that more than 50 per cent of India's Internet users will use digital payments by 2020, when the size of digital payments industry in the country will be 500 billion dollars.
Barack Obama ranked 12th in the list and it was also the first time that he was eligible for the Presidential Historians Survey.
In its 23rd edition, the Index analyzed economic policy developments in 186 countries. Countries are graded and ranked on 12 measures of economic freedom that evaluate the rule of law, government size, regulatory efficiency, and the openness of markets.
The Survey of India is going to remeasure the height of Mount Everest in order to verify the doubts expressed by some of the scientists that the peak’s height is shrinking post the devastating Nepal earthquake.
The survey is facilitated by NGO Pratham. It is carried out by volunteers from local partner organizations in almost all rural districts of India.
The list was topped by Germany with a visa-free score of 157. On the other hand, Singapore overtook South Korea and became the highest ranked Asian passport with a visa-free score of 156.
The report calls for a fundamental change in the way we manage our economy so that they work for all people, and not just a fortunate few.