2021 Indexes

Latest Updated on:  01-07-2021

Global Cyber Security Index 2020: as released by International Telecommunication Union, the USA tops the list, while India is at 10th position, thus improving by 37 places.


Cost of Living Index, Survey: most expensive city is Ashgabat, Ashgabat, formerly named Poltoratsk between 1919 and 1927, is the capital and the largest city of Turkmenistan

IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2020: India is at 43rd rung. World Competitiveness Index 2020 has been released by the Institute for Management Development(IMD).

Global Peace Index 2021: India is at 135th rung, while Pakistan at 150th & Bangladesh is at 91st.

Charity & Foundation (CAF) released:"World Giving Index 2021, India is at 14th place, topped by Indonesia.

India's rank in Domestic Price Index: 55th.

Economic Intelligent Unit released Global Livelihood Index 2020 where Aukland city of New Zealand topped the list.

QS World University ranking: released in May 2021, 3 Indian Institutions made their poison in the top 200 Institutes of the world.

   They are:=> 1) IIT Bombay(177th), 2) IIT Delhi (185) & 3)IISc Bengaluru(186) 


Anemia Free India Index2020: the list is topped by Madhya Pradesh, 2nd is Odisha & 3rd is Himachal Pradesh.

Ease of Living Index of Cities: Here, 49 cities were evaluated. Here, in the big cities category, Bungluru topped. Delhi was 13th. In the small cities category, Shimla topped


17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Ranking: India ranks at 117/193. Thus slips by 2 places vis last year(last year it was 115th). India ranks below four South Asian countries -- Bhutan, Nepal,   SriLanka and Bangladesh, These 17 goals are to be achieved by 2030.

NITI ayog released the 3rd edition of SDG India Index 2020-21: The third rendition of India’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Index will be launched by NITI Aayog on 3rdJune, 2021. First launched in December 2018, the index has become the primary tool for monitoring progress on the SDGs in the country and has simultaneously fostered competition among the States and Union Territories by ranking them on the Global Goals. Kerala ranked as the top-performing state with a score of 75 while Bihar was the worst performing state with a score of 52 in the NITI Aayog’s SDG India Index 2020-21.

"Center for World University Ranking 2021-22":  It considered some 19,788 global institutions for 'Global 2000 List". The top-ranking went to "Harvard University", while among Top Indian Institutions     IIM Ahmadabad got 415th place & IISC got it at 459th.

The consultancy firm Ernst & Young (EY) released 57th Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index 2020: India Ranks Third in 2020 EY Index: In 2020’s Index, India has been ranked at 3rd position in the renewable energy sector. In 2019, India was in 4th place, and this year, India’s position went up. India will set up 450 GW for renewable energy power capacity (installed) by the year 2030. The USA topped the list.

►Jharkhand bags first rank in govt’s Smart City Mission ranking:  Jharkhand Ranks 1st in Implementation of Smart City Mission Schemes Rajasthan is in second place. The ranking is published by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) that is,  the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). his scheme is running in different 100 cities of the country's 36 states and Union Territories. Rajasthan stood 2nd. 

S & P Global Market Intelligence Unit: says India's Insurance Technology is the 2nd top one globally.


Solar photovoltaic (PV) front.index: India has moved a notch higher at the third spot on EY's Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index due to exceptional performance on the solar photovoltaic (PV) front.

Various Important Indexes:


Chandler Good Government Index: The index is prepared based on seven pillars namely leadership and foresight, strong institutions, robust laws and policies, attractive marketplace, financial stewardship, helping people rise, global influence, and reputation. India ranked 49th in the Chandler Good Governance Index out of 104 countries.

Global Energy Transition Index: India was at 87th rank.

Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index 2021:


►"Reporters without Borders: released "World Press Freedom Index", where Norway topped the list, India is at 142nd rung.

►Henley Passport Index 2021:Singapore topped the list, while India is at the 84th rung.


"The Economist Intelligent Unit: released the "Inclusive Internet Index 2021. India stood at the rung of 49. 

The Inclusive Internet Index has been updated for 2021, with revised rankings and scores. The 120 countries in this year's index represent 98% of the global GDP and 96% of the global population.

World Economic Forum (WEF): released the 'Global Gender Gap Index 2021, where India stands at 140th rank & Iceland tops the list.

Bloomberg Innovation Index: India is at the 50th rung, while South Korea Tops the List.


Democracy Index: released by 'The Economist Intelligence Unit. Here, Norway topped the list, while India is at 53rd Place.


The Economist Intelligence Unit released The Asia Pacific Personalized Health Index: here, India was at 10th rung & Singapore topped the list.


Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index 2020:  reveals that persistent corruption is undermining health care systems and contributing to democratic backsliding amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-19 performance Index: New Zealand, Vietnam top COVID-19 performance index, India at 86.

                       Read more at: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/new-zealand-vietnam-top-covid-19-performance-index-india-at-86/article33685268.ece?homepage=true


Global Rank in Scientific Publication: India stands at 3rd rank, after the US & China.


Global Innovation Index: India stands at 44th rung.


NITI Ayog released India Innovation Index: India gave it in 3 categories, 1) the Big States 2) Hilly & NE states 3) UTs.

 Here, 1)Big States: Karnataka-Rank 1,  2)Hilly & NE states- Himachal Pradesh- Ranked 1st, 3)UTs- Delhi is ranked 1st.


Global Fire Power Index: India is at 4th rank.


Hanley Passport Index: Indian Passport is at 85th place, while Japan Tops the list.


FAO(The Food and Agriculture Organization) released Food Price Index: World food prices rose for a sixth month running in November, hitting almost a six-year high with the index posting its biggest monthly increase since July 2012, the United Nations food agency said


►Human Development Index 2020: prepared by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). India is at 131 rungs, With an HDI value of 0.645, the country fell in the medium human development category. The UNDP has revised and updated the underlying data and adjusted the goalpost, making it difficult to accurately compare India’s ranking this year and in 2019. However, the UNDP in its country report gave some statistics tracing India’s journey in human development between 1990 and 2019. And at the top is Norway.

  Read more at: http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/latest-human-development-index-ranking


2020 Indexes

Latest Updated on:  Thursday, 24 December 2020

► Female Students in Science Education:

Ease Of Doing Business Index 2019 report: India ranks at 63rd rung, it was 142 in 2015.

    Read more at https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/india-lines-up-fresh-plan-to-break-into-top-50-nations-in-world-banks-ease-of-doing-business-index/2153843/

Human Freedom Index: The Human Freedom Index presents the state of human freedom in the world based on a broad measure that encompasses personal, civil, and economic freedomThe jurisdictions that took the top 10 places, in order, were New Zealand, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Denmark, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Estonia, and Germany and Sweden (tied in 9th place). The index was published by the American think tank Cato Institute and Fraser Institute in Canada. India stood at the rank of 111th.

Human Development Index: India is at the rank of 131,  Read more at https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/hdi-by-country     The highest score on the HDI is 1.0. The top nation on this list is Norway, with a score of 0.954. Switzerland is in second place with a score of 0.946. Ireland ranks third with a score of 0.942. The least developed country globally with the lowest HDI in Niger, with an HDI of .377. Niger has widespread malnutrition, and 44.1% of people live below the poverty line.

Odisha Tops in Urban Governance Index 2020:   Odisha has topped all Indian states in urban governance, according to an annual index prepared by a non-partisan body that called for greater reforms and empowerment of city governments. Nagaland ranked at the bottom. Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh followed Odisha to round up the top five. Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Manipur scored the lowest to rank just above Nagaland. The National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi ranked 13th. 

                                                                                The index revealed that Kerala had the most empowered city-elected representatives and legislative structure while Tamil Nadu had the most empowered city administration out of all 29 states. Odisha ranked first in the ‘empowered citizens’ category while Maharashtra and Karnataka were at the top in ‘fiscal empowerment’

Global Climate Change Performance Index:   The Climate Change Performance Index is a scoring system designed by the German environmental and development organization Germanwatch. The biggest emitter China is at 33rd. While the US is at the bottom ( not the biggest emitter but, not obeying the norms). India is at 10th place (it slips by one place, Last year India was at 9th).

     Read more at https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-in-top-10-performers-on-climate-change-index/articleshow/79612075.cms

Kotak Wealth Management Reports: affirms HCL Chairperson Roshni Nadar as the Richest Woman of India.

Union Home Ministry: brought out the list of Top 10 best Police Stations, Here, Manipur's Nongpok Sekmai tops the list. 

     Read more at: https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-here-are-top-10-police-stations-in-india-check-details-2859864

Organ Donation Index: Tamilnadu Topped the List.  US Air Quality Index: Lahore(Pakistan) has the most poisonous air, New Delhi(India) is at the 2nd Rung.

Transparency International Survey 2020: found India as the most corrupt(Rank 1) in Asia, while Maldives & Japan are the least corrupt (At the Bottom) nations in Asia.

FIFA's ranking 2021: Belgium is at the 1st rank.    

Asian University Ranking 2020: 8 Indian universities feature in THE Asia Rankings top 100 list — and it's not just IITs     

Global Bribery Risk Index: India ranks 77th; Fares Better than Pak, China, Nepal. The list by TRACE, an anti-bribery standard-setting organization, measures business bribery risk in 194 countries, territories, and autonomous and semi-autonomous regions.

44th International Migration Outlook 2020: India took the place of world No. 2 in Migrations to OECD nations - 44th International Migration Outlook 2020
OECD is an international organization where the governments of 37 member states work with each other to foster sustainable development. 
 India emerged as the 2nd largest source country both in terms of the total inflow of new migrants to OECD countries and also as regards the number of Indians acquiring citizenship of these countries. China took the 1st position while Romania backed the 3rd place. 

The states of Kerala, Goa, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh have been most successful in integrating migrant workers, while crucial migrant-receiving states, including Delhi, have done poorly, shows the Interstate Migrant Policy Index that seeks to measure the integration of interstate migrants.

Telangana Tops: in implementation of Water Life Mission.

Where we stand: Here are the indexes 2020 vis 2017 in this pic //***// India in the rank of Start-Ups: 3rd.

Global Internet Speed Survey: South Korea topped the list, while India is at the rank of 131st.  Read more, here https://www.statista.com/statistics/896768/countries-fastest-average-mobile-internet-speeds/

Uttar Pradesh: U.P. is accorded with the Top rank of state attracting maximum domestic Tourists in the Indian Tourists Statistics Ranking.

Tamil Nadu: Tops the list of the states which attracted maximum Foreigner Tourists in the Indian Tourists Statistics Ranking 

Global Passport Index: World's most powerful passports rankings 2020 are out. India is 84th on the list. It is also called  Henley Passport Index. Japan topped the list of 191 countries.

Ease of Doing business Index 2020: Andhra Pradesh topped the list. To read more Visit here  //***// Global Hunger Index: India is at the rank of 94th. For the 2020 GHI, data on the proportion of undernourished are for 2017–2019; data on child stunting and wasting are for the latest year in the period 2015–2019 for which data are available; and data on child mortality are for 2018. GHI scores were not calculated for countries for which data were not available and for certain high-income countries, countries with small populations, and non-independent territories. To read more, click this link https://www.globalhungerindex.org/results.html

Global Innovation Index 2020: The 2020 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) presents the latest global innovation trends and the annual innovation ranking of 131 economies. The theme of this year's GII - Who Will Finance Innovation? - is timely given the human and global economic damage wreaked by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Switzerland is the world’s most innovative economy followed by Sweden, the United States of America (U.S.), the United Kingdom (U.K.) and the Netherlands, according to the GII 2020. India is at the 48th position in the list of top 50 innovative countries. India occupied the 52nd position in the 2019 rankings.

Commitment to reducing Inequalities index: India ranked at 129th. The Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index uses a new database of indicators covering 152 countries, which measures government action on social spending, tax and labor rights – three areas found to be critical to reducing inequality. It has been prepared by Development Finance International, Inc. and international NGO Oxfam.  To read more click here

World Risk Index 2020: India stands at 89th rung, is the fourth most-at-risk in South Asia, after Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

FIFA men’s Football Ranking 2020: Belgium tops, while India is at 109th.

Global Smart City: Singapore tops.

Indian Happiness Index 2020: topped by Mizoram

Global Human Capital Ranking 2020 (by WHO): India ranked 116th out of 174 Nations.

State Start-up Ranking 2019: topped by Gujrat for providing a better Eco System to facilitate start-up growth.

Global Economic Freedom Index: India slips 26 spots & reached to 105th place, Last year It was 79th. To read more click here

India improves the ranking in Global Innovation Ranking 2020, from 52nd last year to 48th this year.

Gujrat Tops the list of states for Export Readiness Index 2020, prepared by NITI Commission, followed by Maharastra (2nd) & T.N. (3rd).

India in Organic Farming: India ranks first in the number of organic farmers, 9th in terms of area under organic farming. 

Ministry of Education, University Ranking:  

In the recently published ranking list, Jamia secured top rank with a score of 90 percent, Rajiv Gandhi University of Arunachal Pradesh was ranked the second best with a score of 83 percent, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was ranked third with a score of 82 percent.


India's Rank in IMD's World Competitiveness Index(2020): India ranks 43rd in this index


Fortune Global Index 2020: here, Reliance Industries ranked - 96th, IOC - 151st & ONGC- 190th.


World Democracy Index:(वैश्विक लोकतंत्र सूचकांक: ) India ranked 51 in Democracy index, last year, was at 41st rank.


द इकोनॉमिस्ट इंटेलिजेंस यूनिट (EIU) ने हाल ही में वर्ष 2019 के लिए एक वैश्विक लोकतंत्र सूचकांक जारी किया है. 

कुल 167 देशों की सूची में भारत 10 स्थान फिसल कर 51वें स्थान पर आ गया है. 

नॉर्वे शीर्ष पर है जबकि उत्तर कोरिया 167वें स्थान के साथ सबसे नीचे है।!


World Environment Performance Index: India ranked 168th, while Denmark topped the list.


Lion Census: is conducted every 4 years. India got an increase of 29 % during these 4 years since 2015. Then, it was a count of 573 & now in 2020 it is 674.


QS World University Ranking: 1st) MIT 2nd) Stanford University & 3rd) Harvard Uni.


FIFA  football Ranking 2020:  India-108; Belgium-1st; France- 2nd; Brazil:3rd;


Mercer-2020 cost of living Survey: Mumbai is the most-costly Indian city.


COVID-19 Status: w.r.t. COVID outbreak, Switzerland-Most safe & India- 56th.


IMD Global Competitiveness Index 2019:  This year’s Global Competitiveness Report is the latest edition of the series launched in 1979 that provides an annual assessment of the drivers of productivity and long-term economic growth. With a score of 84.8 (+1.3), the world’s most competitive economy in 2019, overtaking the United States, which falls to second place. Hong Kong SAR (3rd), Netherlands (4th), and Switzerland (5th) round up the top five.


India ranks 3rd in Medicine Production


India stands 2nd in Silk production


FASSI Food Security Index(2019-20): =>




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World University Ranking 2021: Indian universities in 2021 global university ranking: IIT Bombay is ranked 172nd.

 while IISc is 185th and IIT Delhi 193rd. Overall, 21 Indian higher education institutions figure in the top 1000. India’s best research university is IISc, which received a perfect 100/100 on the ‘citations per faculty indicator. Other IITs in the top 500 are: Madras (275), Kharagpur (314), Kanpur (350), Roorkee (383) and Guwahati (470). 

Hurun Rich List 2020: Bezos' wealth shot up from $20 billion to $160 billion in four months since the Covid-19 pandemic, the report said. Mukesh Ambani was the only Indian in the Global Top 10 list, and he saw his wealth bounce back $18 billion in the last two months, he was 9th on the list 

Internet Speed RankingIndia stands 129th.

Environment performance index 2020: India stands 168 out of 180 nations.