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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 witnessing 53 road crashes every hour and killing

World Air Quality Report, 2020

IQ Air, a Swiss air quality technology company released a report titled “World Air Quality Report, 2020”. About World Air Quality Report: World Air Quality is an annual report. The report is based on PM2.5 data. It is from 106 countries based on data from ground-based monitoring stations.  Key Findings Related to India India is home to 35 of the world’s 50 most polluted cities in the World. Delhi has gotten listed as the 10th most polluted city

World Energy Transitions Outlook Report

The report was released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). It says that the Covid-19 crisis offers an unexpected opportunity for countries across the world to decouple their economies from fossil fuels. IRENA estimates that by 2050, 90% of total electricity needs would be supplied by renewables, 6% from natural gas and remaining from nuclear. About IRENA: It is an intergovernmental organisation mandated to facilitate cooperation, advance knowledge, and promot

United Nation's World Happiness Report 2021

World Happiness Report 2021 has been released. It evaluates levels of happiness by accounting factors such as GDP, social support, personal freedom, and levels of corruption in each nation.  About World Happiness Report: It is an annual report published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). It ranks countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. The 2021 edition focuses on the effects of COVID-19 and how people

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 the 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 hunger at global, regional and national levels. How are Countries ranked?

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 actions in three areas dir

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 labor to infrastructure, health, the environment, and poverty Key Features: The report highlights that most countries have shied away from an open-data p

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 93 gigawatts (GW) capacity was installed in the year. However, this is not sufficient for the world to reach a ‘net zero’ emission status b

Global Gender Gap Index 2021

Global Gender Gap Index 2021 This Index was released by the World Economic Forum since 2006. The Gender Gap Index acts as a compass to track the progress on their towards 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 score

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 food waste, at household, food ser

Recent Dolphin Census Report Released

The Odisha State Forest and Environment Department released the final data on the dolphin census that covered almost the entire coast of Odisha. Key Findings: The number of dolphins increased by 311 in Odisha taking the total number up to 544 Dolphins. In the 2020 census, there were a total of 233 dolphins in the Odisha state. Census recorded three species of Dolphins: Irrawaddy, bottle-nose, and humpback dolphins. Irrawaddy Dolphins: The population of Irrawaddy dolphins jumps from

Women and Men in India Report, 2020

The National Statistical Office released the Women and Men in India report, 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 with a 48.65% female population. The proje

Global Food Policy Report 2021 by IFPRI

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) recently released the Global Food Policy Report, 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: “Transforming Food Systems After COVID-19”.

Inclusive Internet Index 2021

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

National Climate Vulnerability Assessment Report

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has recently released the National climate vulnerability assessment report. About National Climate Vulnerability Assessment Report: The National Climate Vulnerability Assessment Report identifies the most vulnerable states and districts in India, as per the current climate risk and key drivers of vulnerability. Report uses several key drivers of Vulnerability for the assessment- 1) percentage of the population living below the pover

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 ranks 180 countries based on the followin

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%. Growth rate for India in 2021 is stronger than that of China. China was the only

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