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...

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...

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...

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...

Insolvency Law Committee Report

The Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to recommend amendments to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code of India, 2016, has...

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...

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015 Released

According to a new United Nations report, Asia and the Pacific, the most disaster-prone region of the world, has been struck by 1,625 disasters...

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,...

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...

India Third Largest Economy Soon: Report

According to a report by the UK think tank Centre for Economics Business and Research (CEBR), India could become the world’s third largest economy...

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...

India 9th in FDI Confidence Index

India has secured ninth position in the 2016 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index. India jumped two places to rank number 9 in this year’s AT...

Latest Human Capital Index

India was ranked low at 105th position globally on a worldwide Human Capital Index, which measures countries’ ability to nurture, develop and deploy talent...

UN Report on Global Unemployment Released

International Labour Organization (ILO), UN organ, has released "Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 report" on 8 October 2015. According to this report, the global...

Indian Economy to Grow at 7.8%

According to latest FICCI Economic Outlook Survey, India's economy is likely to expand 7.8 per cent during the current financial year. According to Survey, there...

American Continents Declared Measles Free

The International Expert Committee of WHO has declared the North and South America Continents measles free. The declaration was made by the International Expert Committee...

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...

Shahrukh Highest Paid Actor: Forbes

Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are among the world’s highest paid actors of 2016 according to a Forbes...

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...

India’s Performance in World Bank Doing Business Report

The World Bank’s annual Doing Business 2017 report was  released recently. It recognizes India’s achievements in implementing reforms in four of its ten indicators...

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...

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...

India 66th in Global Innovation Index

India has been ranked 66th in a list of most innovative economies, jumping 15 places from last year, according to a new UN report...

Report on Road Accidents in India Released

The Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari launched the report “Road Accidents in India 2015” in New Delhi. Road accidents have emerged as...

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...

Inequality is Highest in India and China

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has observed that the financial inequality is highest in India and China among Asia Pacific countries despite the two being...

UNCTAD Report on Maritime Transport

The 2015 Review of Maritime Transport, published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), underscored the role of maritime transport in...

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...

UN Report on Maternal Mortality Out

Report on Maternal Mortality released recently says that maternal mortality has fallen by 44 per cent since 1990, giving fresh impetus to efforts to...

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...

Tamil Nadu Tops in Urban Reforms

19 States and the Union Territory of Chandigarh were rewarded with performance incentive for promoting urban reforms under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban...

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)...

USA Gets Largest FDI in 2015: Report

Accroding to report of UNCTAD, USA has emerged as the top host country for FDI last year. The US bounced back as the top host...

Swachh Survekshan 2016

Swachh Survekshan 2016 was conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) between May and June 2015 covering 73,176 households in 3,788 villages across...

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,...

Youth Unemployment Set to Rise: UN Report

International Labour Organization's Report "World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Trends for Youth" states that global youth unemployment expected to rise in 2016 for...

5th IPCC Report Summary

5th IPCC Report Summary: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) brings policymakers and the public up to date on...

India 35th in Logistics Performance Index

The World Bank has recently released a Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016 report titled “Connecting to Complete 2016”. The Logistics Performance Index Report is published...

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...

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...

Mangrove Coverage Increased in India

The latest report of the Forest Survey of India (FSI), 2015 released in December has recorded a net increase of 112 sq. km. of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

World’s Women 2015 Report Released

World’s Women 2015 Report, prepared by the Statistics Division of the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs was released today. At the 1995 United...

Good Country Index Released

Sweden has been voted as the best country in the world when it comes to serving the interests of its people and contributing to...

Litigation Report of Central Ministries

The ministries of Railways, Communications, Environment and Forest, Finance and Defence are the top litigants among various ministries of the Union government. According to data...

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...

India Ranks 20th in Climate Change Performance

India has been ranked 20th in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2017. This index underlines that countries like India are making "great efforts" in...

Indian Growth Rate Projected at 8% : S&P

S&P Global Ratings projected India to clock a "steroid-free" growth of 8 per cent over the next few years. In its 'APAC Economic Snapshots--September 2016'...

Adverse Weather Pushes Global Food Prices

Accroding to Food and Agriculture Organization, weather-driven concerns about sugar and palm oil supplies have led to price increase of major food commodities in...

Global Innovation Index Launched

China broke into the world's top 20 most-innovative economies as Switzerland retained its number-one spot in the Global Innovation Index (GII) ranking published annually...

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...

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...

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...

India Ranks Second in Unequality

According to wealth research firm New World Wealth, India is the second most unequal country as 54 per cent of its wealth is in...

Logistics Performance Index Released

India has improved its ranking in the World Bank Group's bi-annual "Logistics Performance Index 2016", jumping from 54th in 2014 to 35th in 2016. In...

Sikkim Tops List of Best Workplaces for Women

According to a report by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a top American think-tank, Indian State of Sikkim is the best...

India 39th in Global Competitiveness Index

India has ranked 39th in the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI). The Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) is a yearly report published by the World Economic Forum. Since...

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...

Tuberculosis Deaths Halved: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the fight against tuberculosis (TB) is paying off, with this year’s death rate nearly half of what...

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...

International Tourism Registers Record Growth

According to UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), international tourism grew by 4.4 per cent last year to a record 1.184 billion as calculated by...

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...

Singapore Tops Global Education Rankings

Singapore has the highest achieving students in international education rankings, with its teenagers coming top in tests in maths, reading and science. The influential Programme...

All India Survey on Higher Education Launched

The Union Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Zubin Irani launched the Sixth All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) in New Delhi. The survey...

WWF Released Living Plant Report

According to latest WWF report, the future of many living organisms is under question as the world may loss 68 percent of its wildlife...

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...

Maharashtra Tops in Attracting Investments

Maharashtra has emerged as the top state in terms of attracting investments in the hotels and tourism industry across India. According to latest study by...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Agriculture Census Released

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation& Farmers Welfare has released Agriculture Census 2010-11(Phase-II). As per Agriculture Census 2010-11: Total number of operational holdings was estimated as 138.35 million. The...

Recommendations of NCSK Report

Annual Report 2014-15 of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis presented to Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot. In the Annual Report,...

World Bank Downgrades Global Growth in 2016

Global growth disappointed again in 2015 – slowing to 2.4 per cent – and is expected to recover at a slower pace than previously...

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...

India Ranks 97 in Global Hunger Index

India ranked 97th out of 118 countries on the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) Global Hunger Index (GHI) in 2016. It was positioned at...

Sikkim Adjudged the Cleanest State

Sikkim has been adjudged the cleanest state in the list on the condition of sanitation in rural areas of 26 states prepared by National...

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...

UN Report on Disasters in 2015

A new analysis issued today by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) shows that 2015 – the hottest year on record...

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...

IISC, 4 IITS Among Asia’s Top 50 Universities

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and four IITs — Bombay, Delhi, Madras and Kanpur — figure in the list of Asia’s top 50...

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...

Sub-Group on Central Schemes Submits Report

Recently, the chief minister's sub-group on Centrally-Sponsored Schemes (CSS) has submitted report to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In its report it has suggested that Mahatma...

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)...

Maharashtra Tops in Ease of Doing Business

According to Asian Competitiveness Institute (ACI) Research Centre of the School (Singapore), Maharashtra ranked highest in Indian states Ease of Doing Business (EDB). Maharasthra topped...

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...

Global Power City Index Released

The 2016 Global Power City Index (GPCI) report was released by the Mori Memorial Foundation's Institute for Urban Strategies. The report ranks 42 major cities...

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...

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...

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...

385mn Children in Extreme Poverty: UN Report

Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty, with nearly 385 million children worldwide experiencing that condition, according...

USA Gets Largest Scientists from India

According to a new report, India tops in Asia for sending immigrant scientists and engineers in US, with 950,000 out of the continent’s total...

India has 2.3 Lakh Millionaires: Report

According to the Asia Pacific 2016 Wealth Report, by New World Wealth, India ranked among the top five Asia Pacific countries in terms of...

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...

UN Report Shows Malaria Elimination

Current Affairs: The world is making “significant progress” toward malaria elimination with prevention and treatment efforts saving more than 660 million lives and $900...