Manipur Tops in UAPA Cases

According to latest National Crime Records Bureau data, Manipur tops and accounts for a 60 per cent of cases registered under the Unlawful Activities...

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...

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%...

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...

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,...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Ashok Misra Committee on IIT Entrance

The Committee of Eminent Persons (CEP) constituted by the IIT council under the Chairmanship of Prof Ashok Misra has submitted its report to the...

6th Economic Census: Final Report

Employment generation and economic activities grew at their fastest pace in nearly two decades with over 13 crore people employed and 1.92 crore new...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Census Data on Disabled Population in Education

RGI has released the data on distribution of the disabled population in the age-group 5-19 by their attendance status in educational institution, type of...

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...

‘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...

WHO Report on Air Pollution in India

According to World Health Organisation (WHO) report, air pollution is killing nearly eight lakh people annually in the South East Asian Region (SEAR) with...

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...

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 &...

Andhra Pradesh Tops in Industrial Investments

According to latest RBI report, Andhra Pradesh has emerged on the top among all other states in attracting industrial investments in 2015-16. It pushed the...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

India Becomes 6th Manufacturing Nation

According to UNIDO report, India has now been ranked sixth among the world’s 10 largest manufacturing countries. The country previously held the 9th rank. The...

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...

Indian GDP to Grow 7.9%: Goldman Sachs

Indian economy is expected to grow by 7.9 per cent growth in the current fiscal according to Goldman Sachs report. The country's real GDP growth...

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...

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...

UNICEF Report on Child Malnutrition

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has issued a new report with the alarming statistic that five out of six children worldwide under two...

Latest Report on Electricity in India

According the latest report of the Central Electricity Authority, a total of 24,500 MW of thermal power projects is expected to come up during...

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...

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...

Madhya Pradesh Tops in Rape Cases

According to latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, over 34,600 cases of rape have been reported across the country last year with Madhya...

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...

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...

India Third Largest Investor in Britain

India has retained its position as the third largest investor in Britain. The US remains the biggest source of inward investment, accounting for 570 projects,...

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 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...

India Has Largest Nuclear Programme: US Report

According to latest Report released by Institute for Science and International Security, US based think-tank, India has one of the largest nuclear power programs...

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...

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 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...

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...

India is 3rd Largest Tech Start-Up Hub

According to the Assocham-Thought Arbitrage paper, India becomes the third largest number of technology driven start-ups in the world. India has moved up to third...

Latest on Electrification of Villages

In view of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s address to nation, on Independence Day, Government of India has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 un-electrified...

India Ranks 3rd in Robotic Automation

According to Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), India ranks third in the world in implementing robotic automation in their core business processes. CIMA is...

Parliamentary Panel on Latur Water Crisis

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development in its report has said that practically no city in India gets sufficient water to meet the needs...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bankruptcy Law Reforms Committee Report

The Bankruptcy Law Reform Committee headed by former Law secretary T. K. Viswanathan has recommended the establishment of an insolvency regulator to exercise regulatory...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Report on Corporate Bond Market Submitted

The 'Report of the Working Group on Development of Corporate Bond Market in India' has been submitted to RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan. The Group was...

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 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...

Trust Disparity 4th Highest in India

A new survey has found that the trust gap between the informed public and the mass population is fourth highest in India among all...

Oceans to Have More Plastic than Fish: Report

By 2050 oceans are expected to contain more plastics than fish (by weight), according to a new report released today by the World Economic...

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...

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 Second in Global Retail Index

India has jumped 13 positions from last year to rank second among 30 developing countries this year on ease of doing business, according to...

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...

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 143rd in SDGs

In the first ever annual assessment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in health performance India has ranked 143rd among 188 countries. Health Indicators measured includes:...

3.4% Rise of Crime in India: NCRB

The National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) report was released by the home ministry. According to report, overall, incidents of crime in 2015 increased by only...

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...

Trade Slows in Asia Pacific: UN Report

According to Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2015, the regional trade and investment flows in Asia and the Pacific is decelerating as the economies...

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...

Public Expenditure on Health in India

As per Economic Survey 2015-16, the expenditure by Government (Central and State Governments combined) on health as percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for...

India 77th in Disaster Risk Index 2016

India ranks 77 on the World Risk Index. The index is part of the World Risk Report 2016 released by the United Nations University Institute...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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),...

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...

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...

Ecuador is Most Empathetic Country

Ecuador is the most empathetic country, followed in order by Saudi Arabia, Peru, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Korea, the United States, Taiwan, Costa Rica...