YEARBOOK OF SIPRI 2022
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2022, which evaluate the current state of armaments, disarmament, and the status of international security.
SIPRI: SIPRI is an independent international body which is specialized in research into conflict, armaments, arms control, and disarmament.
It came up in the year 1966 in Stockholm. It gives the data analysis, and recommendations, which are based on ope
ASSESSMENT OF National e-Governance Service Delivery 2021
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions come up with the second edition of the National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment 2021,( NeSDA 2021).
NeSDA 2021: For Digital Government excellence, the National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment (NeSDA) responsibility has been undertaken by the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG).
NeSDA was launched in the year 2018, which
The Asian Development Bank has cut its forecast for India’s GDP growth in 2021-22 to 10%, from 11% projected earlier, with downside risks dominating the economic outlook. The ADB also sees rising input costs fuelling inflation to a faster 5.5% pace, than the 5.2% previously estimated.
While the COVID-19 second wave had disrupted the recovery since the ADB’s April forecast for 11% growth, the Bank expects the economy to ‘rebound strongly in the remaining three quarters and
India has climbed 2 spots and has been ranked 46th by the World Intellectual Property Organization in the Global Innovation Index 2021 rankings.
What is Global Innovation Index?
It is a global ranking for countries for success in innovation.
It is published by WIPO with Cornell University and INSEAD.
It ranks on the basis of IPR to R&D, online creativity, mobile app, education, software spending, ease of doing business etc.
The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook has raised its Financial Year (FY) 2021 growth forecast for India to 12.5% from 11.5% estimated earlier in January 2021.
Highlights of the Report:
Indian economy is expected to grow by 12.5% in 2021 and 6.9% in 2022.
In 2020, India’s economy witnessed an estimated contraction of 8%.
Growth rate for India in 2021 is stronger than that of China.
China was the only
Global Gender Gap Report 2021 was released recently.
Released by World Economic Forum
India has fallen 28 places
It is now one of the worst performers in South Asia,
It is ranked below neighbouring countries – Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.
India’s rank: 140 among 156 countries.
South Asia incidentally is one of the worst performing regions, followed only by the Middle East and northern Africa.
Workers’ income fell by 17% from March to Dec 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially increased informality in employment, leading to a decline in earnings for the majority of workers, and consequent increase in poverty in the country, according to ‘State of Working India 2021: One Year of Covid-19’, a report brought out annually by Azim Premji University’s Centre for Sustainable Employment, Bengaluru.
This year’s report, which covers the period March 2
The World Press Freedom Index 2021 was recently released.
About World Press Freedom Index:
The index is Published by Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) or Reporters Without Borders since 2002.
The Index ranks 180 countries and regions according to the level of freedom available to journalists.
However, the index neither ranks public policies and nor is it an indicator of the quality of journalism in each country or region.
The index ranks 180 countries based on the followin
Inclusive Internet Index 2021 has recently been releasedby Facebook.
About Inclusive Internet Index, 2021
Facebook Commissions the Inclusive Internet Index, 2021, and The Economist Intelligence Unit develops the index.
It seeks to measure the extent of accessibility and affordability of the Internet. Also, the internet should be able to enable positive social and economic outcomes at the individual and group levels.
The index assesses the performance of 120 countries representi
India’s 2021 economic output-below 2019 level: UN report
GS-Paper-3: Economic issue and Economics Optional – UPSC PRELIMS – Mains Application
Context: India, according to the 'Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021: Towards post-COVID-19 resilient economies', is estimated to record an economic growth of 7 per cent in 2021-22, over a contraction of 7.7 per cent witnessed in the previous fiscal on account of the pandemic's impact on normal busin