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India ranks 57 in Global Innovation Index 2018

Aug 10, 2018
The 11th edition of Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018 was launched in India on August 8, 2018. The index was based on the theme– ‘Energizing the World with Innovation’. India remained 1st in the Central and Southern Asian region and moved up to the 5th position in the GII rankings among lower-middle-income economies.

Blood platelets can kill 60 per cent of Malaria parasites: Study

Aug 3, 2018
According to a new study, the platelets found in the blood are the first line of defence in patients with malaria, killing up to 60 per cent of the malaria parasites circulating in the bloodstream. The study involved 376 people, with and without malaria, from Papua, Indonesia and Sabah, Malaysia.

India breaks into top 100 in UN’s E-Government index

Jul 31, 2018
India has jumped 22 places to break into the top 100 of the United Nation’s E-Government Index 2018. India, which was ranked 118 in 2014, jumped 11 places to be ranked 96 in 2018. The jump shows how digital technologies and innovations are impacting the public sector and changing people’s everyday lives.

India sees major reductions in HIV infections: UN

Jul 20, 2018
India has witnessed a major reduction in the number of new HIV infections, AIDS-related deaths and people living with HIV from 2010 to 2017 on the back of sustained and focussed efforts, as per latest UN report.

UK ranked world’s top 'soft power'

Jul 17, 2018
The United Kingdom has been ranked at the top in the 2018 'Soft Power 30' index. With this, while the United Kingdom returned to form, there was a further decline in the American soft power with the US falling from third to fourth place.

India among over 90 nations without paid paternity leave for new dads: UNICEF

Jun 16, 2018
According to the new analysis by UNICEF, India is among almost 90 countries in the world without national policies in place that ensure new fathers get adequate paid time off with their newborn babies.

Indians travel more in airplanes than AC trains: Government

May 29, 2018
The number of Indians travelling in airplanes is more than those travelling in AC coaches of trains, revealed a document by the Union Government, on the occasion of its fourth anniversary.

India ranked 6th wealthiest country

May 21, 2018
The AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review ranked India as the 6th wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of $8,230 billion, while the United States was ranked as the wealthiest with a total wealth of $62,584 billion.

Kerala witnessing advanced demographic transition: Report

May 14, 2018
According to a report titled 'impact of mortality and fertility transitions in Kerala on migration and its implications for state's economy', Kerala is currently experiencing an advanced demographic transition, as the mortality and fertility levels have come down.

India ranked 4th in Asia-Pacific on power index

May 8, 2018
The inaugural Asia Power index by the Lowy Institute, an Australian think tank, has ranked India at the 4th position among 25 nations in the Asia Pacific region. The index measures the overall power of 25 countries and territories across the Asia-Pacific region.

India tops list of fastest growing economies for coming decade: Harvard study

May 6, 2018
According to the latest report by Harvard University, India tops the list of the fastest growing economies in the world for the coming decade and is projected to grow at 7.9 per cent annually, ahead of even China and the United States.

Cow may be the biggest mammal in 200 years: Study

Apr 22, 2018
A new study states that the domestic cow may be the largest land mammal on Earth in 200 years if the loss of large-bodied and currently threatened animals continues in the future. The research team led by the University of New Mexico demonstrated that mammal biodiversity loss, which is a major conservation concern today, is part of a long-term trend lasting at least 125,000 years.

Over half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS worldwide: Lancet report

Apr 19, 2018
A comprehensive analysis of HIV/AIDS funding by the Lancet has revealed that more than half a trillion dollars have been spent on the disease worldwide between 2000 and 2015. It showed that the total health spending, separated by the source into government spending, out-of-pocket, prepaid private and development assistance for health was $562.6 billion during the period.

Indian courts ordered 109 death sentences in 2017: Amnesty report

Apr 13, 2018
According to Amnesty International’s global report ‘Death Sentences and Executions’, the Indian courts gave away 109 death sentences in 2017 but no executions were carried out. The report revealed that the number of death penalties imposed for murder in India had gone down from 87 in 2016 to 51 in 2017.

India top recipient of Commonwealth FDI: Report

Apr 12, 2018
India remained the top recipient of Greenfield FDI Between the period 2005 and 2016 from the Commonwealth; more than doubling the amount it received over 10 years.

IIT Delhi, DU among world’s top 200 universities: Study

Apr 3, 2018
The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi) and University of Delhi feature among the world's top 200 universities, according to a joint study by ASSOCHAM and Yes Institute. The joint study revealed that the top talent goes to developed countries for studying, research and contributing intellectual capital as well as economic value to other countries.

Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2017: IEA Report

Mar 24, 2018
The global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a historic high of 32.5 gigatons in 2017, after three years of being flat, due to higher energy demand and the slowing of energy efficiency improvements, according to the latest report by International Energy Agency.

Singapore, Paris are world’s costliest cities; Chennai, Bangalore among cheapest

Mar 18, 2018
No North American city was ranked among the ten most expensive cities. The two top-ranked US cities New York and Los Angeles fell back this year to the 13th and 14th position respectively from their ninth and 11th position last year.

Pune ranked first in ASICS urban governance survey, Bengaluru at bottom

Mar 15, 2018
The fifth edition of the survey mainly evaluated 23 major Indian cities based on 89 objective parameters developed using the City-Systems framework and compared them with benchmark cities of London, New York and Johannesburg.

Regional tensions fuel growth in India’s arms imports: SIPRI report

Mar 12, 2018
According to the latest report, India’s imports increased by 24 per cent between 2008–12 and 2013–17. While Russia accounted for 62 per cent of India’s arms imports in 2013–17, arms imports from the US increased by 557 per cent between 2008–12 and 2013–17, making it India’s second largest arms supplier.

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