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WEF ranks India 30th on global manufacturing index; Japan tops list

3 days ago
Among BRICS nations, Russia is ranked 35th, Brazil 41st and South Africa at 45th place. India has been placed in the 'Legacy' group along with Hungary, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Thailand and Turkey, among others. China figures among 'leading countries', while Brazil and South Africa are in nascent ones.

Gujarat tops logistics performance index chart

Jan 11, 2018
Gujarat has topped Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index, a logistics index chart, which is an indicator of the efficiency of logistical services necessary for encouraging exports and economic growth.

IEA report: Coal power generation in India likely to rise

Dec 19, 2017
The International Energy Agency (IEA) in a report said that due to the growing fleet of coal power plants and strong power demand, India's coal-fired power generation will continue to rise. Coal-fired power generation in India may grow at nearly 4% per year through 2022, and import of thermal coal is likely to decrease in the light of the diverse initiatives being taken by the government of India to reduce coal imports.

UN releases World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 Report

Dec 13, 2017
As per the report, Indian economy is likely to grow by 7.2 per cent in 2018 and by 7.4 per cent in 2019 following its strong private consumption, public investment and the ongoing structural reforms. The report has projected India with a positive outlook despite the slowdown in 2017 and the lasting effects of demonetisation.

ILO releases World Social Protection Report 2017-2019

Dec 5, 2017
Only 29 per cent of the population enjoys access to social security, while the other 71 per cent population is not or partially protected. It recommends an increase of public expenditure on social protection to extend social protection coverage, especially in Africa, Asia and the Arab States.

India is one of top global cybercrime hotspots: study

Nov 23, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mumbai and Kota have been named in the world’s most crowded cities list. While Mumbai was placed second, Kota was ranked seventh.

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