National Health Profile 2018

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Health Profile (NHP)-2018 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI). The National Health...

Socio Economic Survey on Drinking Water and Sanitation

The 76th Round of Socio-Economic Survey on “Drinking water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Housing Condition” and “Survey of Persons with Disabilities” will be launched by...

Net Neutrality in India: Full List of TRAI Recommendations

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has backed the basic principles of an open and free internet in its recommendations on Net Neutrality released...

WHO Releases New Guidelines On Sexual Abuse

Millions of children and adolescents across the globe are subjected to sexual abuse, including sexual assault or rape. A 2011 study estimates that 18%...

Registered Newspapers and Publications in India

“Press in India 2016-17” an Annual Publication of the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI). It was released recently. The report gave a comprehensive analysis...

UN Report on Universal Health Coverage: Highlights

Recently, the 'Tracking Universal Health Coverage: 2017 Global Monitoring Report' co-authored by the World Bank and WHO was released. Following are the main highlights of...

Global E-Waste Monitor Report Released: Highlights

The Global E-Waste Monitor 2017 was recently released by International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN University (UNU) and the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). It highlights...

National Crime Report Released: Highlights

Union Home Minister of India has released the ‘Crime in India – 2016’ published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Ministry of Home...

National Trachoma Survey Report: Latest

Union Minister of Health released the National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17). He declared that India is now free from ‘infective trachoma’, and termed this...

USA Second in Patent Filings, China Tops

According to World Intellectual Property Organisation, innovators around the world filed 3.1 million patent applications in 2016, up 8.3 per cent for a seventh straight...

World Social Protection Report 2017-2019

The World Social Protection Report 2017-2019, entitled Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, was released recently by the UN International Labour...

Report on IBSA Fund Released

The three nations, from different economies and different continents working together to drive the exchange of resources, technology, and ideas between countries of the...

Assessment of Natural Resource Management Under MGNREGA

A Rapid Assessment of Natural Resource Management Component under MGNREGS (on which minimum 60% is spent since 2015) and its impact on Sustainable Livelihoods...

Quarterly Report on Public Debt Management Released

Since April-June (Q1) 2010-11, Public Debt Management Cell (PDMC) (earlier Middle Office), Budget Division, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, is bringing-out...

Mid-Term Review of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020

The Minister of Commerce and Industry released the Mid-term Review of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20. Main Highlights: While restoring the benefits under the export...

Safe Cities Index 2017

India continues to be the fastest growing economy in the world, growing at about 7 per cent, and is on course to become the...

Central Water Commission Sign MOUs for Dam Rehabilitation

Central Water Commission (CWC) has signed MoUs with IIT Roorkee and MNNIT Allahabad to support dam rehabilitation efforts of various implementing agencies and CWC. Ministry...

Reductions in Child Mortality in India from Severe Diseases: Report

According to study published in the latest issue of The Lancet, India has avoided about 1 million (10 lakh) deaths of children under age...

Public Debt Management of India: Latest Data

Since April-June (Q1) 2010-11, Public Debt Management Office (PDMC) (earlier Middle Office), Budget Division, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, is bringing-out a...

UN Global Breastfeeding Scorecard Released

WHO and UNICEF have established recommendations for breastfeeding practices. Although every mother decides how to feed her child, this decision is strongly influenced by...

UN Report on Young Internet Users

According to latest UN report, India and China are home to 39 per cent of the 830 million young people worldwide who use the...

Ease of Doing Business Report by NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog launched the Ease of Doing Business report based on an Enterprise Survey of 3,500 manufacturing firms across Indian states and union territories. The...

Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched a third party verification survey report to take stock of the progress already made by the...

UN Report on Maternal Mortality

As per the UN Inter–Agency estimates in the publication “Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2015", It is estimated that India accounts for 15%...

Basel AML Index Released

The Basel Institute of Governance, which works with the public and private sector to counter corruption, has released its annual Anti Money Laundering (AML)...

Economic Survey 2016-17: Volume-2 Highlights

Economic Survey 2016-17 Volume 2 was laid in the Parliament recently. The Survey notices a rekindled optimism on structural reforms in Indian economy. Various...

Medium-Term Expenditure Framework of India

The Medium-term Expenditure Framework Statement (MTEF) was laid in Parliament recently. The MTEF Statement sets forth a three-year rolling target for the expenditure indicators...

Mobile Broadband Connections To Reach 4.3 Billion

According to UN agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU), mobile broadband subscriptions are expected to reach 4.3 billion globally by the end of 2017. New data...

World Trade Statistical Review Released

The WTO has released the new editions of its flagship statistical publications: the World Trade Statistical Review, Trade Profiles and World Tariff Profiles. The World...

India Will Become Largest Milk Producer in 2026

According to the 'OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026', India will be the world’s largest milk producer by 2026. The Agricultural Outlook 2017‑2026 is a collaborative effort...

India Becomes Largest Remittance Receiving Nation

As per the World Bank, India is the largest remittance receiving country in the world in 2016. Remittances received by top 4 countries in...

Money Parked by Citizens in Swiss Banks

UK has topped the list of countries, of which citizens have parked their money in Swiss Bank accounts. India has ranked 88th place. Money...

Report ‘Benthic Macro Invertebrates of River Ganga’

An amount of Rs. 4,321.05 crore has been released by the Government of India to National Mission for Clean Ganga from 2011-12 to 2016-17,...

National Sample Survey Rounds: 75th and 76th

National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has been regularly conducting nation-wide surveys on various socio-economic subjects. Results of these...

IMD’s World Competitiveness List Released

The IMD World Competitiveness Center is a research group at IMD business school in Switzerland. It has been publishing the rankings every year since...

Investing in Skills for Inclusive Trade: WTO-ILO Study

A joint ILO-WTO study, “Investing in Skills for Inclusive Trade”, shows that boosting core work, technical and management skills can help countries and businesses...

G20 Nations Trade Restrictions Increased: WTO Report

According to the WTO’s seventeenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures, the trade restrictions in G20 economies have risen at a...

Assessment of Deen Dayal Yojana and NR Livelihood Mission

The Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana –National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) was launched in June, 2011 with the objective to organize all rural poor households...

Report on Unincorporated Non-Agricultural Enterprises

The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation released the report titled “Key Indicators of Unincorporated Non-Agricultural Enterprises (Excluding Construction)...

China World’s Worst Human Trafficking Offender

The United States has recently declared China as among the world's worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labour. The annual report of U.S. State...

‘City Liveability Index’ for India Launched

The Ministry of Urban Development launched the ‘City Liveability Index’ for measuring the quality of life in 116 major cities including smart cities, capital...

World Population to Reach 9.8 Billion by 2050: UN

The United Nations has released the report World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. According to this report, the world population is now nearly 7.6 billion, up...

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...

All India Consumer Sentiments Index

The All India Consumer Sentiments Index, measured by the BSE and CMIE, has hit a one-year low at 92.25 compared to 99.65 a year...

Forbes New List of the ‘World’s Billionaires’

India is home to world’s fourth highest number of billionaires, according to a new list released by Forbes magazine. The Forbes list of the ‘World’s...

Indian Cities Cheapest Globally: Report

According to a report by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), four Indian cities are among the cheapest to live in globally. Bengaluru (3rd place), Chennai (6th),...

Total fertility Rate of India

FOURTH NATIONAL FAMILY HEALTH SURVEY OF TFR (STATES/UTs) S.No. India/States/UTs  Total fertility rate (children per woman) NFHS-4 NFHS-3 Total   India 2.2 2.7 1 Andhra Pr. 1.8   2 Assam 2.2 2.4 3 Bihar 3.4 4.0 4 Chattisgarh 2.2 2.6 5 Gujarat 2.0 2.4 6 Haryana 2.1 2.7 7 Jharkhand 2.6 3.3 8 Karnataka 1.8 2.1 9 Kerala 1.6 1.9 10 Madhya Pradesh 2.3 3.1 11 Maharashtra 1.9 2.1 12 Odisha 2.1 2.4 13 Punjab 1.6 2.0 14 Rajasthan 2.4 3.2 15 Tamil Nadu 1.7 1.8 16 Telangana 1.8   17 Uttar Pradesh 2.7 3.8 18 West Bengal 1.8 2.3 19 Arunachal Pradesh 2.1 3.0 20 Delhi 1.7 2.1 21 Goa 1.7 1.8 22 Himachal Pradesh 1.9 1.9 23 Jammu & Kashmir 2.0 2.4 24 Manipur 2.6 2.8 25 Meghalaya 3.0 3.8 26 Mizoram 2.3 2.9 27 Nagaland 2.7 3.7 28 Sikkim 1.2 2.0 29 Tripura 1.7 2.2 30 Uttarakhand 2.1 2.6 31 A&N Islands 1.5   32 Chandigarh 1.6   33 Dadra &...

Latest Human Development Index and India’s Rank and Data

India has ranked 131st (0.624) among the 188 countries in latest Human Development Report 2016. India’s rank of 131 puts it in the “medium human...

India Becomes Third Largest in Domestic Air Traffic

India has become the third largest aviation market in terms of domestic passenger traffic, beating Japan. According to Sydney-based aviation think-tank Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation...

Law Commission Submits Report New Report

The Punjab and Haryana High Court, while dealing with the case Payal Meehta v. Sanjay Sarin, 2016 by its judgment and order dated 27.01.2016...

Central Public Sector Enterprises: Latest Data and Figures

The Public Enterprises Survey (2015-16), brought out by the Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India on...

Full List of World’s Happiest Countries

Norway has jumped from 4th place in 2016 to 1st place this year, followed by Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland, according to World Happiness Report 2017. All...

Report of Group of Secretaries on Education and Social Development

A sectoral Group of Secretaries was formed to look into ‘Education and Social Development’. The terms of Reference of the Group was as follows: (i) A...

Survey Report of India’s City Systems Released

In the Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS), conducted by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, Patna, Kanpur, Lucknow and Ranchi are ahead of...

India Ranks 6th in Growth of Rich Persons

According to Wealth Report 2017, India ranks sixth in terms of growth rate of ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWI) for 2016. Wealth Report 2017 was...

Mumbai Tops List of Richest Cities

According to Report by New World Wealth, Mumbai is the richest Indian city with a total wealth of $820 billion. Mumbai, which is home to 46,000...

OECD Economic Survey of India Launched

OECD Economic Survey of India 2017 was launched in New Delhi. According to this report, the Indian economy is expanding at a fast pace, boosting living standards...

Los Angeles World’s Most Traffic-Clogged City

INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard analyzes and ranks the impact of traffic congestion in 1,064 cities across 38 countries worldwide – the largest ever study...

India Becomes 12th Largest US Govt Securities Holder

India became the 12th largest holder of US government securities at the end of 2016, with exposure worth USD 118.2 billion. With holdings worth USD...

Air Pollution Causing People to Die Prematurely

According to the report, issued by two institutes: the Health Effects Institute, a Boston research institute focused on the health effects of air pollution,...

India Tops Bomb Blasts List: Report

According to the report by National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC), India witnessed the maximum bombings in the world last year, even more than war-torn...

Credit Rating of Smart Cities

Smart Cities are now vying for credit ratings for mobilization of resources through municipal bonds, reflecting on their keenness to think and act differently. Of...

Report of Committee on Online Sale of Medicines

A Sub-Committee had been constituted by the Drugs Consultative Committee (DCC) to examine issues relating to online sale of drugs. The Sub-Committee has submitted...

India Innovation Index Launched

To make India an innovation-driven economy, NITI Aayog, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) together launched a...

Latest Data on Expenditure on Education in India

As per publication `Analysis of Budgeted Expenditure on Education - 2015’ of Ministry of Human Resource Development, public expenditure on higher education as a...

India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index

Manufacturing sector activity rebounded in January 2017 and registered positive growth after contracting in December due to demonetisation. The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index...

India 79th on Transparency International Index

The Berlin-based corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) has put India at rank 79 out of 176 countries in its latest Corruption Perception Index. Over two-thirds...

Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) Released

ASER stands for Annual Status of Education Report. This is an annual survey that aims to provide reliable annual estimates of children’s schooling status...

India Ranked 78th in ‘Global Passport Index’

The latest edition of the world’s most popular Arton Capital’s global ranking ‘Passport Index’ is based on cross-border access of national passports. The Passport Index...

UN Pegs India’s Growth at 7.7% in Current Year

The United Nations in its World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2017 Report, pegged India’s growth rate at 7.7 per cent in 2017 and 7.6 per...

Bangalore Tops City Momentum Index

Annual City Momentum Index tracks the speed of change of a city's economy and commercial real estate market. It covers 134 major established and...

India 6th in Annual Global CEO Survey

India features among top six for global executives. According to the annual global CEO survey by PwC, the top two markets from the growth...

Global Talent Competitiveness Index Released

India has slipped 3 places to 92nd rank on the global index of talent competitiveness. Index measures how countries grow, attract and retain talent. Last...

Global Unemployment to Rise by 3.4 m in 2017

According to new report “World Employment Social Outlook: Trends 2017” by International Labour Organisation, global unemployment is expected to rise by 3.4 million in...

World Bank Projects Global Growth at 2.7%

The World Bank in its 'January 2017 Global Economic Prospects Report' projected a global growth of 2.7 per cent in 2017. Following are highlights of...

Air Pollution in India Rises by 13%: Report

According to new report by Greenpeace, air pollution levels in India have risen by 13 per cent in five years between 2010 and 2015. India...

Majority of Trafficking Victims are Women: UN Report

According to a new UN Report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the vast majority of all human trafficking victims...

India 87th in Global Gender Gap Report

As per the Global Gender Gap Report 2016 by World Economic Forum, India ranks at 87th in respect of Global Gender Gap Index (GGI)...