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India is one of top global cybercrime hotspots: study

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According to the latest study, Asia-Pacific region accounts for more than half of the world’s Internet users and is the biggest region globally in terms of e-commerce sales, has seen a massive rise in cybercrime. As per the APAC Cybercrime Report 2017 by Threat Metrix, cybercrime in the Asia-Pacific region is growing with attacks becoming more organized and sophisticated. It is because of the rapid digital transformation spurred by massive economic growth.

India to be third largest economy by 2028, says report

Nov 14, 2017
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India is likely to achieve strong growth over the next decade and emerge as the world’s third-largest economy, overtaking Japan in nominal GDP by 2028, says a report titled ‘India 2028’ by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Youth Affairs Minister releases India Youth Development Index and Report 2017

Nov 13, 2017
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Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) Rajyavardhan Rathore released the India Youth Development Index and Report 2017 in New Delhi. The index has been developed by the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) in Tamil Nadu.

India slips to 7th position in Business Optimism Ranking

Nov 9, 2017
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According to the most recent Grant Thornton International Business Report India has slipped to the 7th position in the Business Optimism Index (BOI) in the September quarter, from the second position in the previous three months. The survey suggests that this ranking is showing the clear signs of lag in the economy.

Goa tops Gender Vulnerability Index, Bihar at bottom

Nov 2, 2017
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The Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) prepared by Child development NGO Plan India has ranked the state of Goa at the top and Bihar at the bottom.

India tops list of new tuberculosis cases in 2016: WHO

Oct 31, 2017
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The World Health Organisation has released Global TB Report 2017, according to which, India has topped the list of seven countries that account for almost 64 per cent of the 10.4 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases worldwide in 2016.

World Payment Report 2017: China is ahead of India in Digital Payment

Oct 10, 2017
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As per the World Payments Report 2017, China is likely to be ahead of India in digital payment. It is a stunning remark in the backdrop of a major push in digital payment by Indian government following the Demonetisation. The report states that china will see a stable growth of 36 percent in digital transactions during 2016-20 while India is likely to grow up at an average of 26.2 percent during the same period.

India jumps to 14th rank as best country for expats: HSBC Survey

Sep 29, 2017
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India jumped up the global rankings by 12 places to take the 14th position in terms of best country for expats to work in and live says a HSBC survey. The ranking is a part of HSBCs latest expat explorer survey that covered 27,587 expats from 159 countries and territories in March and April this year.

World Economic Forum released Human Capital Report 2017

Sep 14, 2017
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The Index provides a means of measuring the quantifiable elements of the world’s talent potential so that greater attention can be focused on delivering it. The Global Human Capital Index aims to provide a holistic assessment of a country’s human capital—both current and expected—across its  population. The Global Human Capital Index 2017 ranks 130 countries on how well they are developing and deploying their human capital potential.

2017 Global Financial Centres Index places London at the Top; Mumbai ranked at 60th position

Sep 13, 2017
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The 2017 Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) released by Z/Yen Group in collaboration with China Development Institute (CDI) has placed London at the top with 780points. London managed to retain its position despite fears that the city will become less attractive due to BREXIT. The September 2017 issue of the GFCI places India’s financial capital Mumbai at the 60th position, which is three positions up than the March 2017 list.

CSIR ranked 9th public research institution of the world

Sep 1, 2017
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As per the Scimago Institutions ranking World Report 2017, the CSIR has been ranked ninth amongst a total of 1207 government institutions.

India ranks 43rd in 2017 Global Retirement Index

Aug 10, 2017
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These 43 countries included in the index are the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Monetary Fund (IMF) advanced economies and the BRIC (Britain, Russia, India and China) countries.

Refugee and migrant flows from Libya to Europe on the rise: UNHCR

Jul 8, 2017
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The study found that almost 80 per cent of the refugees and migrants in Libya were young men, aged 22 on average and travelling alone.

India ranks 23rd among 165 nations in 2017 Global Cybersecurity Index

Jul 7, 2017
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India ranked 23rd on the index with a score of 0.683 and has been listed in the maturing category, which refers to 77 countries that have developed complex commitments to cybersecurity and engage in cybersecurity programmes and initiatives.

Over 90% Indian customers still prefer branch over online banking: Oracle JD Power India 'Retail Banking Study’

Jul 3, 2017
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The study measures customer satisfaction across urban and rural India on the product and service provided by their main financial institution. Overall customer satisfaction is measured on a 1000-point scale.

Indians' money in Swiss banks down to CHF 676 mn: Switzerlands central bank data

Jun 30, 2017
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The funds held by Indians in Swiss banks stood at CHF 6.5 billion (Rs 23000 crore) at 2006-end, but has now come down to nearly one-tenth of that level in about a decade.

World poverty could be cut in half if all adults completed secondary education: UNESCO

Jun 30, 2017
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The paper demonstrates the importance of recognizing education as a core lever for ending poverty in all its forms, everywhere.

US adds China to the list of Worst Human Trafficking Offenders

Jun 28, 2017
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As per the report, India is a source, destination, and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labour and sex trafficking. Forced labour constitutes India’s largest trafficking problem; men, women, and children in debt bondage—sometimes inherited from previous generations—are forced to work in brick kilns, rice mills, agriculture, and embroidery factories.

India to become most populated country in the world by 2024, says UN report

Jun 22, 2017
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In roughly seven years, around 2024, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China, according to a UN report.

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide: UNHCR

Jun 19, 2017
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By the end of 2016, 65.6 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations.

UN report: India top remittance-receiving country in 2016

Jun 17, 2017
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The first-ever study highlights the role these funds play in helping development countries attain the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Uprooted by dam, workers trapped in bonded labour on Indian plantations: Report

Jun 14, 2017
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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.

A third of all humans are either overweight or obese: Study

Jun 13, 2017
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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.

India One of Top 5 Consumer Markets in Asia, says BMI report

Jun 8, 2017
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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, Kota feature in the world’s top ten most crowded cities

May 25, 2017
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Mumbai and Kota have been named in the world’s most crowded cities list. While Mumbai was placed second, Kota was ranked seventh.

India becomes second largest steel producer in the world

May 23, 2017
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As per the data, the top producer of the steel of the world in the year 2016 is China.

Sunday Times Rich List 2017: Three out of four wealthiest in Britain are Indians

May 9, 2017
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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.

India expected to achieve 7.1% growth in 2017: UN report

May 4, 2017
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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.

World Bank released report Globalization Backlash

Apr 18, 2017
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South Asia’s performance will maintain momentum, with the gap between its growth rate and that of East Asia slightly widening over time.

Amnesty International released Death Penalty Report 2016

Apr 12, 2017
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As per the report, at least 60 people who had been sentenced to death were exonerated in 9 countries in 2016

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