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Asian Development Outlook (ADO)

Asian Development Outlook (ADO) Asian Development Outlook (ADO) is a report released by Asian Development Bank. The ADO analyses economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia. This includes forecasting the inflation and growth rates of countries throughout the region, including China and India. Highlights of the recent report are as follows According to report the Indian economy is expected to contract by 4% during the current financial year (2020-21). Earlier, in

India Energy Outlook Report 2021

India Energy Outlook 2021 This report was released by the International Energy Agency (IEA). It has been forecasted that India will overtake the European Union as the world’s third-largest energy consumer by 2030. At present, India is the fourth-largest global energy consumer behind China, the United States and the European Union. It is based on the forecast that India accounts for the biggest share of energy demand growth over the next two decades. India’s primary ener

Traffic Crash Injuries and Disabilities Report

Traffic Crash Injuries and Disabilities Report What is the News? The World Bank released a report titled “Traffic Crash Injuries and Disabilities: The Burden on Indian Society”. It highlights the Socio-Economic impacts of road accidents in India. Published by: World Bank in collaboration with SaveLIFE Foundation. India tops the world in road crash deaths and injuries. It has 1% of the world’s vehicles but accounts for 11% of all road crash deaths. It is

India is partly free: US Think Tank

India is partly free: the US Think Tank Freedoms in India have reduced, according to a report from a U.S. think tank, Freedom House, resulting in India being classified as ‘partly free. India’s score was 67, a drop from 71/100 last year (reflecting 2019 data) downgrading it from the free category last year (based on 2020 data). “The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its State-level allies continued to crack down on critics during the year…,”

Mobilising Electric Vehicle Financing in India

Mobilising Electric Vehicle Financing in India NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) India released a new report ‘Mobilising Electric Vehicle Financing in India’, which highlights the role of finance in India’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and analyses that the transition will require a cumulative capital investment of USD 266 billion (Rs 19.7 lakh crore) in EVs, charging infrastructure, and batteries over the next decade. The report also identifies a m

Global Hunger Index- Criteria, Methodology & India's Ranking

Global Hunger Index- Criteria, Methodology & India's Ranking The government has questioned the methodology and data accuracy of the Global Hunger Index (GHI) report, alleging that children considered healthy were also counted to determine the ranking. India was ranked at 94th position out of 107 countries that were studied. About Global Hunger Index: The report is a peer-reviewed publication released annually by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide. It tracks hunge

Oxfam Inequality Index

Oxfam Inequality Index The Oxfam’s Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index, 2020 ranked India at 129 overall out of 158 countries. But the Minister of Labour and Employment has said that the index lacked clarity & the report did not take into account various initiatives taken by the government. About Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index: It is released by Oxfam International. The index ranks 158 countries. The Index measures the policies and

International Intellectual Property Index 2021 Released

The International Intellectual Property Index 2021released About International Intellectual Property Index: It is an annual report released by the US Chamber of Commerce & Global Innovation Policy Centre(GIPC). The index evaluates Intellectual Property rights in 53 global economies. These economies represent together over 90% of global GDP. It ranks countries based on 50 unique indicators. These indicators are divided into nine categories of protection: 1) Patents 2)

World Development Report 2021

World Development Report 2021 The World Bank has published the World Development Report 2021: Data for Better Lives. About World Development Report: It is annual report which is being published since 1978. It gives in-depth analysis and policy recommendations on agriculture, the role of the state, transition economies, and labour to infrastructure, health, the environment, and poverty Key Features: The report highlights that most countries h

Global Wind Report 2021

Global Wind Report 2021 The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released the Global Wind Report, 2021. About Global Wind Report: The Global Wind Report highlights the role of wind power on the road to net zero emissions. Key Findings of the report: The world’s capacity to generate electricity from wind jumped 53% in 2020. A total of 93 gigawatts (GW) capacity was installed in the year. However, this is not sufficient for the world to reach a ‘net

Global Gender Gap Index 2021

Global Gender Gap Index 2021 This Index was released by the World Economic Forum in 2006. The Gender Gap Index acts as a compass to track the progress on their toward gender parity of the countries in four areas, Political Empowerment, Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment and Health and Survival. It examines the drivers of gender gaps and outlines the policies and practices needed for a gender-inclusive recovery. The index scores th

Food Waste Index 2021

Food Waste Index 2021 The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report aims to advance progress on the Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 SDG 12.3 aims at halving per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reducing food losses along production and supply chains. This report presents food waste data collection, analysis and modelling to date, generating a new estimate of global food waste. It publishes a methodology for countries to measure

Women and Men in India Report, 2020

Women and Men in India Report, 2020 The National Statistical Office released the Women and Men in India report, in 2020. About Women and Men in India Report, 2020: NSO produces this report annually. This is the 22nd issue in its series. The report consolidates the crucial socio-economic indicators that portray gender situations in the country. Key Findings from the Report: Population and Related Statistics: India’s projected population in 2021 is 136.13 Crore wi

State of World Population Report 2021 by UN Population Fund

State of World Population Report 2021 by UN Population Fund The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently released its report “State of World Population Report 2021” titled ‘My Body is My Own. About State of World Population Report 2021: The State of World Population is an annual report published by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Bodily autonomy is the first time the focus of the report. It is defined as the power and agency to make choices abou

Global Food Policy Report 2021 by IFPRI

Global Food Policy Report 2021 by IFPRI The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) recently released the Global Food Policy Report, in 2021. About Global Food Policy Report, 2021: The report provides lessons drawn from the current crisis. Especially the lessons that can help transform food systems to reduce the impact of the ongoing pandemic, better prepare for future shocks, and address long-standing weaknesses and inequalities. Theme: “Tran

India’s 2021 economic output-below 2019 level: UN report

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 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 business

Inclusive Internet Index 2021

Inclusive Internet Index 2021 Inclusive Internet Index 2021 has recently been released by Facebook. About Inclusive Internet Index, 2021 Facebook commissioned 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 perf

World Press Freedom Index 2021

World Press Freedom Index 2021  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 r

Workers’ income fell by 17% from March to Dec 2020

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

Global Gender Gap Report 2021

Global Gender Gap Report 2021 Global Gender Gap Report 2021 was released recently. Released by World Economic Forum Key takeaways 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

IMF's World Economic Outlook Report- 2021

IMF's World Economic Outlook Report- 2021 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%. The growth rate for India in 2021 is st

Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021

Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021 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 doin

ADB cuts India’s GDP growth forecast in 2021-22 to 10%

ADB cuts India’s GDP growth forecast in 2021-22 to 10% 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

ASSESSMENT OF National e-Governance Service Delivery 2

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


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


THE GLOBAL FINDEX DATA 2021 World Bank has released 'The Global Findex Report 2021'. The Global Findex surveys over 125,000 adults in 123 economies during Covid-19 to better understand how people use formal and informal financial services and digital payment systems. Finding of the report Account Ownership Account ownership worldwide has increased by 50 % to reach 76 % of the global adult population. Recent growth in account ownership has been widespread across dozens


GENDER GAP INDEX 2022 Despite an improvement of five places since last year in areas of economic participation and opportunity, India ranked 135 among a total of 146 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index 2022, which is released by the World Economic Forum. In 2021 India’s rank was 140 among the 156 countries. India’s Position The country is the worst performer in the world in the health and survival sub-index in which it is ranked 146. The index sh


GLOBAL LIVEABILITY INDEX 2022 European Intelligence Unit has released the Global Liveability Index 2022. About Index It ranked 173 cities based on their liveability or living conditions. The ranking is determined by five broad factors — stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. While ranking the highest weightage is given to stability and culture and environment (25% each) followed by healthcare and infrastructure with 20% each and educ

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Report

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Report The "Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India Report 2021" was just released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The report included statistics for "crime rates," "suicide," and "crime against women." Report’s findings for Crime Against Women National Statistics: The number of incidences of crime against women (per 1 lakh people) grew from 56.5% in 2020 to 64.5% in 2021. 31.8%

National Crime Records Bureau Data on Sedition

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Data on Sedition Cases  According to recent National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, Assam has been the state with the most sedition charges over the past eight years. NCRB Report Data on sedition cases (registered under Section 124A of the IPC) have been available since 2014, according to the NCRB, which accumulates and publishes crime statistics as reported by states and union territories. Image Source - The Indian Express Categori

UNDP's Human Development Index

UNDP's Human Development Index In accordance with a global decline in HDI scores following the Covid-19 pandemic, India's ranking on the Human Development Index (HDI) has fallen from 130 in 2020 to 132 in 2022, according to the Human Development Report 2021–2022. About Recent Change In HDI Ordinarily, it is enough to look at a country’s score on the Human Development Index (HDI) and compare it to the global average and the score of some other comparable countries.

The Gender Snapshot 2022

The Gender Snapshot 2022 Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): The Gender Snapshot 2022, a UN report, was been made public. The United Nations Women released it (UN Women). Summary of the Report Gender equality: The research estimates that, at the current rate of development, it will take about 300 years to reach complete gender equality. Realizing SDG 5: It made clear that at the current rate of development, SDG 5, or achieving gender equality, won&#

Stress in workplaces: WHO & ILO Report

Stress in workplaces: WHO & ILO Report The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) recently released guidelines to address mental health issues in the global workforce. ??????? What exactly is work-related stress? Long hours, a heavy workload, job insecurity, and conflicts with coworkers or bosses are just a few of the many causes of work-related stress. Symptoms include decreased work performance, depression, anxiety, and difficu

World Economic Outlook: IMF

World Economic Outlook: IMF The World Economic Outlook Report (WEO) 2022, the International Monetary Fund's most recent edition, was recently published. It is a detailed report that the International Monetary Fund releases twice a year (IMF). Major Report Highlights The IMF has drastically reduced its projection for global growth, moving it from 6% in 2021 to 3.2% in 2022 and 2.7% in 2023. It is predicted that this year or next, the world economy will decline by more

India's poverty & lesson from China

India's poverty and lesson from China The most recent World Bank report on poverty was recently published. Report's key points: Economic upheavals and reversal: According to the report, the war in Ukraine and subsequent economic upheavals caused worldwide poverty reduction to "completely reverse itself." Because of slower growth rates since 2015, the rate of poverty reduction had already been slowing, but the pandemic and the war have completely reversed that

State of Food and Agriculture Report, 2022

State of Food and Agriculture Report, 2022 The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently published the State of Food and Agriculture report for 2022. Every year, the flagship report is created. In order to help policymakers maximize the advantages and avoid the hazards, the research examined how automation in our agri-food systems can help us reach Sustainable Development Goals. Agriculture automation – What is it? Food production can be made more effectively an

Global Report on Health Equity for Disables

Global Report on Health Equity for Disables The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report titled Global report on health equity for persons with disabilities ahead of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd December). What are the Report's Findings? Statistics about Disabilities: Globally, approximately 1.3 billion people, or one in every six, are currently disabled. Because of systemic and persistent health inequities, many people with disabiliti

Survival of the Richest Report: The Indian Story

Survival of the Richest Report: The India Story The Oxfam India report "Survival of the Richest: The India Supplement" reveals the growing disparity between the rich and the poor. The report also discusses how progressive taxation can help India combat inequality. According to Oxfam India's latest report "Survival of the Richest: The India Story," only five percent (5%) of Indians own more than 60 percent (60%) of the country's wealth, while the bottom 50 p

State of World Population Report, 2023

State of World Population Report, 2023 The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) just unveiled its State of World Population Report, 2023. India Passes China As The Most Populous Nation By the middle of 2023, India's population is anticipated to reach 142.86 crores, putting it slightly ahead of China's 142.57 crores. According to the UNFPA's State of the World Population Report 2023, 68% of India's population is employed and is within the 15–64 age range. T

World bank logistic performance index 2023

India is now ranked 38th out of 139 nations in the Logistic Performance Index (LPI) 2023 of the World Bank. From its previous rankings of 44th in 2018 and 54th in 2014, this is a notable improvement. Earlier, the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) Report 2022 was published by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. About Logistics Performance Index (LPI) It was developed as an interactive benchmarking tool to assist nations in identifying the possibilities and proble


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