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  • ‘Swachh Survekshan 2018’: Swachh rankings are out

    Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Environment and Ecology; Biodiversity; Pollution

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    Swachh Survekshan survey is released by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

    ‘Swachh Survekshan 2018’ Rankings:

    State-wise: Jharkhand emerges as best performing State. Maharashtra stood second, while Chhattisgarh was at the third position in the category of ‘best-performing States’.

    City-wise: Indore gets cleanest city tag; followed by Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal, while Union Territory of Chandigarh stands at the third place

    Mysuru has been ranked the cleanest medium-sized city in the country. Mysuru has been ranked the cleanest among cities with a population of between 3 lakh and one million.

    Mangaluru has been ranked the best city in solid waste management.

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  • INDIA’S RANKING ON VARIOUS INDEXES 2017-18
    Milk production 1
    Remittance index 1
    Global Retain Development 1
    Consumer condence 2
    Renewable energy country attractiveness 2
    Global slavery index 4
    Defence expenditure 5
    World investment index (FDI) 6
    World’s most valuable nation brand 8
    Foreign direct investment condence 8
    Oil consumption 3
    Crony capitalism 9
    Nuclear material security 21

    Logistics performance 35
    Travel & tourism competitiveness 40
    Global connectivity 43
    Intellectual property 43
    FM global resilience 60
    Global innovation 60
    Good country 61
    World risk 75
    Global energy architecture performance 87
    Networked readiness 91
    Global talent competitiveness 92
    Global hunger 100
    Ease of doing business 100

    Corruption perceptions 79

    Human capital 103
    World prosperity 104
    Global gender gap 108
    Sustainable development goals 113
    World happiness 122
    Human development 131
    World press freedom 136
    Global peace 137
    Environmental performance 141
    Economic freedom 143
    Healthcare index 154

     

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  • India is ranked at 62nd place among emerging economies on the Inclusive Development Index released by the World Economic Forum before the start of its 48th annual meeting. 

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  • The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked India at 30th position on a global manufacturing index. In its first "Readiness for the future of production" report, Japan has been found to have the best structure of production and is followed by South Korea, Germany, Switzerland, China, Czech Republic, the US, Sweden, Austria and Ireland. 

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  • Gujarat has topped the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index.

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  • India has improved its ranking by three notches to 51 globally in terms of ability to attract, develop and retain talent.

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  • Goa has topped the 2017 Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) with score 0.649, which is recently released by the Child development NGO Plan India during its national conference in New Delhi on November 1. Kerala has acquired 2nd position followed by Mizoram and Sikkim.

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  • World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Index has revealed that an average of 66% of women's work in India is unpaid, compared to 12% of men's. India has slipped 21 places on the index to be ranked 108 overall among 144 countries. It has been ranked on the 80th position for wage equality for similar work.

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  • India has jumped 30 places to be ranked 100 among 190 countries in the World Bank's 2018 ease of doing business report. 

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  • India has been ranked 100th out of 119 countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report.

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  • India ranks 40th among 137 countries in World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2017-18 although it is one position lower than last year.

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  • India ranks 128th in terms of meeting the UN's health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with low scores on air pollution, sanitation, hepatitis B and child wasting, according to a global health review published in The Lancet.

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  • India has moved up 103 spots on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Human Capital Index 2017.

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  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) retained top position among Indian Universities in the Times World University Rankings 2018.

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  • India has been ranked 43rd among 43 nations in the 2017 Global Retirement Index (GRI). 

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  • India has been ranked 53rd among 60 countries in the 2017 Digital Evolution Index (DEI). The list is topped by Norway.

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  • According to 2017 Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) index, Bengaluru (40th) and Delhi (49th) are the only Indian cities among the top 50 global cities that foster high-potential women entrepreneurs. The list is topped by New York, followed by Bay Area, London, Boston, Stockholm and Los Angeles. 

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  • India has been ranked 132 out of 152 countries in an index that rates countries by their commitment to reducing inequality.

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  • India is ranked 116 out of 157 nations on a global index that assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious sustainable development goals (SDGs). Sweden leads the list, followed by Denmark and Finland.

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  • India has slipped by one spot to become the fourth-largest foreign investor into the UK, according to the official figures released.

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  • The Indian football team rose to the 96th spot in the latest FIFA rankings.

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  • TERI ranked second among world's climate think tanks

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  • As per analysis of the latest figures compiled by the Zurich based SNB (Swiss National Bank) as on 2016-end, India has slipped to the 88th place in terms of money parked by its citizens with Swiss banks.

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  • India has slipped to 88th place in terms of money parked by its citizens with Swiss banks, while the UK remains on the top.

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  • India has been ranked 93rd out of 128 countries in the 2017 Social Progress Index (SPI). 

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  • Social Progress Index 2017: India ranks 93rd

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  • According to Mercer's 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey, Mumbai is placed 57th on the list while New Delhi was placed at 99. Chennai (135), Bangalore (166) and Kolkata (184) were the other Indian cities on the list. Luanda, the capital of Angola, was the costliest city, driven by cost of goods and security, followed by Hong Kong and Tokyo at the second and third places, respectively.

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  • India has been ranked 75th out of 102 countries in terms of the human impact on environment per person.

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  • The World Milk Day (WMD) is observed every year on June 1 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to recognise the importance of milk as a global food.

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  • Telangana has launched a digital wallet named T-Wallet for people to make public and private financial transactions.

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  • The UN General Assembly today elected Slovak foreign minister Miroslav Lajcak to be the next president of the 193-member powerful body.

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  • George Kurian Appointed as Vice-Chairman of National Commission for Minorities

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  • Anti-Ragging Mobile App Launched to Fight Ragging

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  • Mauritius has topped Singapore as the country's largest investor in the country in the financial year 2016-17

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  • Apple has opened the first branch of Southeast Asia in Singapore

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  • DIPP to Grant Industrial Licenses for Defence Manufacturing

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  • India is the largest FDI in the world, second to China.

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  • The 5th place in the top 10 of the world's identities - Taj Mahal

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  • India ranks 97 out of 118 countries on the global hunger list.

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  • IIT Kharagpur and Madhya Pradesh government's 'Rajya Anandam Sansthan' signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a happy signal to measure the well-being of the state's residents.

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