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India’s Rank on different Indices

1.India ranked at 34th position on world travel and tourism competitiveness index

• According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) report, India has jumped 6 places to claim 34th spot on world Travel u0026amp; Tourism Competitiveness Index 2019.
• Spain tops the ranking index followed by France and Germany.
• Other countries in the top 10 include Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia,
Italy, Canada, and Switzerland.

2. India among top 10 nations in gold reserves

• India has surpassed the Netherlands to move into the list of top10 countries in terms of total gold reserves.
• According to the World Gold Council, the U.S. leads the country list with total gold reserves.

3.India slips to 7th largest economy in 2018
• According to the World Bank, India has been pushed to the 7th place in the global GDP rankingsin 2018.
• In 2017, India had emerged as the 6th largest economy.
• The US remains the top economy with a GDP of $20.5 trillion in 2018.
• China was the 2nd largest economy with $13.6 trillion, while Japan took the 3rd place with $5 trillion.
• India’s GDP was at $2.7 trillion in 2018, while UK and France were at $2.8 trillion.
• India still remains the fastest-growing major economy in the world.

4. India is the 46th highest risk country in the world: Water Stress Index 2019

• According to the Water Stress Index 2019, formulated by London-based risk analytics firm Verisk Maplecroft, India is the 46th highest risk country in the world.
• 11 out of India’s 20 largest cities face an ‘extreme risk’ of water stress and 7 are in the ‘high
risk’ category. Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Nashik, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Indore
are among the cities facing ‘extreme risk’.
• Chennai is the “tip of the iceberg” for India’s water-stressed cities.

5. Global Innovation Index 2019

• Global Index is published annually by Cornell University, INSEAD (Institute Européen
d’Administration des Affaires) and the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organisation
(WIPO) and GII Knowledge Partners.
• It ranked 129 economies based on 80 indicators, ranging from intellectual property filing rates
to mobile-application creation, education spending and scientific and technical publications.
• The headquarters of World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is in Geneva, Switzerland.
Ranking
India was ranked 52nd in 2019 with the score 36.58 out of 100 from 57th position in 2018.
• Top 3 countries – Switzerland, Sweden and United States of America.

6. Public Affairs Index 2018: Kerala Best Governed State, Bihar Worst

• Kerala is the best governed state in the country, according to a survey released by a Bengaluru think-tank, Public Affairs Centre.
• As per the report, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka and Gujarat are among the top five states
delivering good governance.

7. India ranked 86th in the Henley Passport Index 2019
• The Henley Passport Index 2019 have ranked the Indian passport on the 86th position with amobility score of 58.
• Japan and Singapore hold the top spot with a score of 189.
• The index includes 199 passports and 227 travel destinations including micro-states and territories.

8. Global Peace Index 2019: India Ranks 141
• India’s ranked141 among 163 countries on the Global Peace Index 2019.
• Iceland remains the most peaceful country and Afghanistan the least peaceful nation.
• New Zealand has been ranked the second most peaceful country.

9. NITI Aayog’s Health Index 2019 – Kerala took the top spot among larger states for overall performance on health indicators in a NITI Aayog report, followed by Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.• Uttar Pradesh is the worst state in the index.
Key points
• Gujarat, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh stood at fourth, fifth and sixth spots.
• The ranking was done under three categories — larger states, smaller states and Union
territories (UTs) — to ensure comparison among similar entities.
• In terms of annual incremental performance among the larger states, Haryana, Rajasthan
and Jharkhand are the top-three states.
• Among the smaller states, Mizoram ranked first in overall performance, while Tripura and
Manipur were the top-two states in terms of incremental performance.
• Among the UTs, Chandigarh ranked first in overall performance, while Dadra and Nagar Haveli
improved the most.

10. Global Gender Equality Index Released: India Ranks 95

• India ranked 95th out of 129 countries in a new index that measures global gender equality looking at aspects such as poverty, health, education, literacy, political representation and equality at the workplace.
• The list was topped by Denmark followed by Finland and Sweden.
• Chad was placed at bottom most position (129th).
• The Index is developed by Equal Measures 2030, a partnership effort of regional and global
organisations.
• Indicators: It includes 51 indicators across 14 of 17 official Sustainable Development Goals
(SDG).

11. IMD World Competitiveness Rankings 2019

• India ranked at 43rd position in the most competitive economy in the world.
• In 2018 India was ranked at 44th place.
• Singapore has grabbed the top position.
• Hong Kong SAR is in second position and US has slipped to the third place in 2019.
• The ranking is compiled by International Institute for Management Development (IMD).

12. India Ranks 140th In World Press Freedom Index –

• India ranked 140th out of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index 2019.
• Index is released by Reporters Without Borders.
• The index is topped by Norway followed by Finland and Sweden.

13. Corruption Perception Index 2018

• India has improved its ranking by 3 points by moving onto 78th position in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 published by Transparency International.
• China and Pakistan, in a list of 180 countries, lagged far behind than India at 87th and 117th position respectively.

14. Global Talent Competitive Index 2019

• India ranked at 80th positions on the Global Talent Competitive Index (GTCI) 2019.
• The index is released by INSEAD business school in partnership with Tata Communications andAdecco Group.
• Switzerland topped the index which is followed by Singapore and the US.
• Last year in 2018, India was ranked at 81st position.