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World Innovation Index: Switzerland Tops

According to a new United Nations report, 'Innovation is a key development tool that could boost economies and provide a way out of the...

Agriculture Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index

NITI Aayog has developed the first ever ‘Agriculture Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index’ to sensitise states about the need to undertake reforms in...

Latest Report on Global Burden of Disease

India now ranks 154th, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study. The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors study is put...

Dhaka Tops World’s Most Crowded Cities List

According to World Economic Forum, more than half of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas and the United Nations (UN) expects that...

Forbes List of Global Game Changers

Forbes' second annual Global Game Changers list 2017 was released recently. Here is the full list: 1. Mukesh Ambani, 60, Chairman, Reliance Industries, India 2. Ziv Aviram,...

Prime Global Cities Index Released

Q1 2017 Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index was released recently. The index tracks the movement of luxury residential property prices across 41 cities. Mumbai...

India Ranks 24th in International Tourist Arrivals

As per the UNWTO definition, International Tourist Arrivals (ITAs) comprises two components namely Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) and Arrivals of Non-Resident Nationals. The UNWTO in...

‘Judicial Performance Index’ in News

The Niti Aayog has suggested introduction of a ‘judicial performance index’ to check delay in trial and address the issue of pendency of cases. In...

Estimates of India’s GDP Growth by UN

The UN World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid- 2017 report was launched recently. According to this report, India is projected to achieve a 7.3...

Railway Station Cleanliness Report Released

Minister of Railways released Third Party Audit Report on Station Cleanliness and Inaugurated Swachh Rail Portal. Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Beas in Punjab is...

Indians in Forbes’ Under 30 List of Super Achievers

Over 50 Indians find place in the Forbes’ list of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30 who are “pushing boundaries of...

Report on Global Deaths Due to Smoking

According to latest estimates in the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, more than one in 10 deaths globally was caused due to smoking...

World Doping Report Published

India has been ranked third (117 athletes) for the third year in a doping violation report published by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for 2015. India...

Global Prime Office Rents Report

CBRE has released the Global Prime Office Rents report. The semiannual report provides a snapshot of prime office rents in 121 markets tracked by CBRE...

Liveability Index of Cities

Ministry of Urban Development will launch measuring of Liveability Index of cities next month based on indigenously evolved Index. To start with, Liveability Standards of...

Swachh Survekshan Rankings

2017 LIST Ranking City State 1 Indore Madhya Pradesh 2 Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 3 Visakhapatnam (Vizag) Andhra Pradesh 4 Surat Gujarat 5 Mysuru (Mysore) Karnataka 6 Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) Tamil Nadu 7 New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Delhi 8 Navi Mumbai Maharashtra 9 Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 10 Vadodara Gujarat 11 Chandigarh Chandigarh 12 Ujjain Madhya Pradesh 13 Pune Maharashtra 14 Amdavad (Ahmedabad) Gujarat 15 Ambikapur Chattisgarh 16 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 17 Khargone Madhya Pradesh 18 Rajkot (M. Corp) Gujarat 19 Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh 20 Gandhinagar (NA) Gujarat 21 Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh 22 Greater...

India 4th Largest Economy by 2022: IMF Report

According to analysis of growth projections by the International Monetary Fund, India will surpass Germany as the world’s fourth-largest economy by 2022 and push the...

Urban Water Atlas for Europe Published

The European Commission has published the Urban Water Atlas for Europe. The Urban Water Atlas stems from a collaboration of the European Commission's in-house science...

Mass Iodine Deficiency Discovered in Israel

The first national iodine survey conducted in Israel has revealed a high burden of iodine deficiency among Israelis. According to survey, 62% of school-age children...

China Tops Global Execution List

At least 1,032 people were executed in 23 countries in 2016. Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in...

Latest Official Ranking of Educational Institutes in India

The Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar released the India Rankings 2017 for the Educational Institutions. ‘INDIA RANKINGS 2017’ is the second edition...

Transparency International Report on Bribery

India had the highest bribery rate among the 16 Asia-Pacific countries surveyed by Transparency International between July 2015 and January 2017, with nearly seven...

Steps Taken for Quality of Traditional Medicines

The Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India has set up Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) for undertaking coordinating, developing and promoting...

2% Excise Duty on Jet Fuel on RCS Airports

Government imposed excise duty of 2% for jet fuel purchased from airports that come under the regional connectivity scheme. The concessional excise duty rate would...

Ireland Gets new Prime Minister

Leo Varadkar, 38, son of an Indian immigrant and is the first Irish leader of Indian descent was elected as Ireland's new Prime Minister. Varadkar’s...

Lewis Hamilton Wins Canadian Gran Prix

Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix for the sixth time and the third year in a row. Valtteri Bottas was second, 19.7...