India’s Ranking & Index in different indices 2022

India’s Ranking & Index in different indices 2021-22:

Different organization/ agency releases a list of countries with the ranking and Index in different indices every year. In the govt. exams, India’s Ranking and the country on the first rank in the respective indices are asked. So, here, we are providing you with an article “India’s Ranking and index in Different Indices in the year 2021-22″.

Ranking Index (October 2022)

Index Index released by India’s Rank 1st Rank
‘India Tourism Statistics 2022’ Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu
Worst state list in terms of child marriage In 2020 by the office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner Jharkhand
Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index Prepared by Oxfam International and Development Finance International (DFI) measures governments policies 123rd Norway
Public Affairs Index 2022 prepared by the Bengaluru-based think tank Public Affairs Center (PAC) Haryana
Global Hunger Index 2022 Published by: Concern Worldwide and Welthungerh ilfe 107th
Grievance Redressal Index Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances for September 2022 Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2022 HCL founder Shiv Nadar has named as the most generous person in India with an annual donation of Rs 1,161 crore
Mercer CFS Global Pension Index 41th Iceland
list of centi-millionaires Report of International Investment Migration Advisory Firm Henley & Partners 3rd USA
World’s  busiest airport in October 2022 The UK-based aviation analytics firm OAG Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi- world’s 10th busiest airport in October 2022 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the US- busiest in the world in Oct 2022


Logistics Performance Index 2022 released

  • Andhra Pradesh, Assam, and Gujarat are among the 15 states and UTs categorized as achievers in the logistics index chart 2022, according to a report released by the commerce and Industry Ministry.
  • The report has been released by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal.
  • Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Puducherry, Sikkim, and Tripura are the other states categorized as fast movers in the ranking.
  • The 15 states and UTs ranked in the aspirers’ category include Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, and Mizoram.

Shiv Nadar most generous person in India: Hurun report

  • HCL founder Shiv Nadar has named as the most generous person in the country with an annual donation of Rs 1,161 crore, according to EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2022
  • Nadar, 77, has reclaimed the ‘India’s most generous’ title with a donation of Rs 3 crore per day.
  • Wipro’s Azim Premji, 77, slipped to the second position with an annual donation of Rs 484 crore after ruling at the top position for the last two consecutive years.
  • India’s richest man Gautam Adani, 60, ranked seventh with a donation of Rs 190 crore.
  • In India a total of 15 individuals made an annual donation of over Rs 100 crore, 20 donated over Rs 50 crore and 43 over Rs 20 crore.
  • With a donation of Rs 120 crore, Rohini Nilekani is the most generous woman philanthropist in the country.
  • A M Naik, 80, group chairman of Larsen and Toubro, who donated Rs 142 crore, is the country’s most generous professional manager.
  • Nithin Kamath and Nikhil Kamath of Zerodha increased their donation by 300 percent to Rs 100 crore.
  • Infosys’s Nandan Nilekani, Kris Gopalakrishnan, and S D Shibulal donated Rs 159 crore, Rs 90 crore and Rs 35 crore, ranking 9th, 16th and 28th.

Ranking Index (August, Sept 2022)

Index Index released by India’s Rank 1st Rank
Grievance Redressal Index The Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
Human Development Index 2021 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 132 out of 191 countries Switzerland
Disposal & entry of cases through the e-Prosecution portal Portal is managed by the Union govt under its Digital India Mission Uttar Pradesh
The list of states in attracting industrial investments The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Andhra Pradesh

(Andhra Pradesh & Odisha combined have bagged 45%)

Global Crypto Adoption report 2022 Published by crypto analysis firm Chainalysis India ranked fourth Vietnam
Global Innovation Index 2022 The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 40th position Switzerland

Ranking Index (July, 2022)

Index Index released by India’s Rank 1st Rank
Asia Pacific Sustainability Index 2021 Knight Frank, an international property consultant based in London, UK Among the Indian cities, Bengaluru was ranked first. While in the index it has been ranked 14th. SINGAPORE
QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2023 Global higher education consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Mumbai ranked at 103 has emerged as India’s highest-ranked student city. London (UK)
1st Edition of State Ranking Index For NFSA Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Piyush Goyal Rank 1 Odisha
Delta ranking of Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM), The Union Ministry of Rural Development Jharkhand
The Global Gender Gap Index 2022 World Economic Forum (WEF) India at 135 out of 146 countries Iceland
Expat Insider Rankings for 2022 InterNations India has ranked 36 out of the 52 countries Mexico
Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index June 2022 India’s rankings fell by three spots in the median mobile speeds. It dropped down to 118th rank. Norway
Henley Passport Index 2022 Based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Indian passport has ranked at 87th in the Henley Passport Index among 199 passports. Japan
3rd edition of India Innovation Index By Suman Bery by Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog. Karnataka (States)

Manipur (Union Territories and City States Category)

Ranking Index (June, 2022)

Index Index released by India’sRank 1st Rank
World Competitiveness Index 2022 Institute for Management Development (IMD).


37th rank Denmark
Global Skills Report (GSR) 2022 Coursera State 68th rank Switzerland
Global Gold Recycling Report World Gold Council Report 4th rank China
Speedtest Global Index Ookla 115th Rank Norway and Singapore
The Global Liveability Index 2022’ Economic Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) New Delhi has been ranked 112th and Mumbai is ranked at 117th position. Vienna
4th State Food Safety Index (SFSI) FSSAI Tamil Nadu
2021’s highest paid CEO Fortune Elon Musk, Tesla: USD 23.5 Billion

Tim Cook, Apple: USD 770.5 Million

Jensen Huang, NVIDIA: USD 561 Million

THE Asia University Rankings 2022 Times Higher Education (THE). Indian Institute of Science (IISc)-42nd  
Global Environmental Performance Index 2022 180th Denmark
Global Startup Ecosystem ranking Policy advisory and research firm Startup Genome Bengaluru ranked 22nd
NeSDA Report 2021 National e-governance service delivery assessment Kerala topped among states, J&K topped among UTs



Ranking Index (May, 2022)

Index Index released by India’s Rank 1st Rank
Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list for 2022 Forbes’ Top Forbes’ highest-paid athletes:

1.     Lionel Messi (Soccer): $130m

2.     LeBron James (Basketball): $121.2m

3.     Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer): $115m

4.     Neymar (Soccer): $95m

5.     Steph Curry (Basketball): $92.8m

20th World Press Freedom Index 2022 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) 150th Top:

Norway (1st)

Denmark (2nd)

Sweden (3rd)

Estonia (4th)

Finland (5th)


North Korea (180th)

THE Impact Rankings 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) ·       India 4th best-represented nation, with Turkey

·       8 Universities from India are placed in the top 300 universities in the world.

·       Calcutta University has been ranked first among all the central and state-aided public universities in the country.

Top Universities:

·       Western Sydney University (Australia)

·       Arizona State University (The US)

·       Western University (Canada)


2021 Cryptocurrency Gains by Country Chainalysis India ($1.85 billion) ranked 21st in estimated Crypto Gains in 2021 1.     United States ($49.95 billion)

2.     United Kingdom ($8.16 billion)

3.     Germany ($5.82 billion)

4.     Japan ($5.51 billion)

5.     China ($5.06 billion)


Ethereum is the most noteworthy gainer among the crypto assets.

Civil Registration System Report 2020 Registrar General of India (Ministry of Home Affairs) Highest sex ratio at birth in the country in 2020:

1.     Ladakh (1104)

2.     Arunachal Pradesh (1011)

3.     A&N Islands (984)

4.     Tripura (974)

Kerala (969)

Lowest sex ratio at birth in the country in 2020:

·       Manipur (880)

·       Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (898)

·       Gujarat (909)

·       Haryana (916)

·       Madhya Pradesh (921)


Forbes’ Global 2000 list of public companies worldwide 2022 Forbes’ Top-ranked Indian company:

1.     Reliance Industries Ltd (53rd globally)

2.     State Bank of India (105th)

3.     HDFC Bank (153rd)

4.     ICICI Bank (204th)

Top-ranked company:

1.     Berkshire Hathaway

2.     Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

3.     Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)

World Air Power Index 2022 World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft (WDMMA) IAF ranked 3rd 1st: United States Air Force (USAF)
Travel and Tourism Development Index 2021 World Economic Forum (WEF) 54th

The theme of the WEF’s Travel and Tourism Development Index 2021 is “Rebuilding for a Sustainable and Resilient Future”.

Top 10 countries:

  1. Japan (5.2)
  2. United States (5.2)
  3. Spain (5.2)
  4. France (5.1)
  5. Germany (5.1)
  6. Switzerland (5.0)
  7. Australia (5.0)
  8. United Kingdom (5.0)
  9. Singapore (5.0)
  10. Italy (4.9)

Bottom position: Chad (117)


Ranking Index (April, 2022)

Index Index released by India’s Rank 1st Rank
Hurun Richest Self-Made Women in the World 2022 Hurun Research Institute ·       Falguni Nayar ranked 10th

·       Radha Vembu, 2nd in India & 25th globally

·       Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw ranked 26th

1.     China (78)

2.     United States (25)

3.     United Kingdom (5)

Top 3 on the list:

Wu Yajun co-founder of Longfor (China has topped the list)

Fan Hongwei, Chairman/President, Hengli Petrochemical Co Ltd (China)

Wang Laichun of Luxshare Precision Industry (China).

NITI Aayog’s State Energy and Climate Index SECI- Round One NITI Aayog 1.     Gujarat

2.     Kerala

3.     Punjab

The top three performers among smaller states are:

1. Goa

2. Tripura

3. Manipur


Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand were placed at the bottom.

Hurun Global Healthcare Rich List 2022 Hurun Research Institute 1. Cyrus S Poonawalla of Serum Institute of India (SII)

2. Thomas Frist Jr & Family of HCA Healthcare

2. Li Xiting and Xu Hang of Mindray

5. Dilip Shanghvi & Family, of the Sun Pharmaceuticals

1.     China (34)

2.     United States of America (16)

3.     Switzerland (15)

4.     Germany (11)

5.     India (9)

SIPRI’s “Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2021” report Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) India’s military spends 3rd highest in the world 1. US

2. China

4. UK

5. Russia

Forbes’ Real-time Billionaires List, as of 25 April 2022 Forbes’ Gautam Adani became the fifth richest person in the world

Forbes World’s Billionaires List 2022: Elon Musk topped; Mukesh Ambani ranked 10th

Forbes has released the 36th annual World’s Billionaires List 2022, which is topped by Elon Musk with net worth of $219 billion (the Tesla and SpaceX founder) followed by Jeff Bezos ($171 B), Bernard Arnault & family ($158 B), Bill Gates.

Among Indians, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) ($90.7 billion) has been placed on 10th position, followed by Gautam Adani ($90 billion) in 11th position. Ambani has topped the Forbes list of India’s 10 Richest Billionaires 2022.

World’s Richest Woman 2022Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, cosmetics giant L’Oréal’s founder’s granddaughter, was listed as the richest woman in the world this year – with a net worth of $74.8 billion.

Savitri Jindal, the chairperson of the Jindal Group, is the richest woman in India, according to the Forbes’ Billionaires List 2022, with a net worth of $17.7 billion.

List of Top 10 billionaires:

Rank Name Company Net Worth
1 Elon Musk Tesla, United States $219 B
2 Jeff Bezos Amazon, United States $171 B
3 Bernard Arnault & family LVMH, France $158 B
4 Bill Gates Microsoft, United States $129 B
5 Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway, US $118 B
6 Larry Page Google, United States $111 B
7 Sergey Brin Google, United States $107 B
8 Larry Ellison Oracle, United States $106 B
9 Steve Ballmer Microsoft, United States $91.4 B
10 Mukesh Ambani Reliance Ind Ltd, India $90.7 B


Ranking Index (March, 2022)

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16th The Wealth Report 2022 Knight Frank India ranked 3rd in billionaire population globally

Bengaluru recorded the highest growth in the number of UHNWIs in 2021 at 17.1% to 352 billionaires. It was followed by Delhi (12.4% to 210) and Mumbai (9% to 1596) in 2021.


Top 5 countries in 2021:

·       United States

·       China

·       India

·       Germany

·       Russia

Sustainable Development Index 2021 in 9th edition of Down To Earth’s annual ‘State of India’s Environment Report 2022’ Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) India ranked 120th Top 5 countries:

1. Finland
2. Sweden
3. Denmark
4. Germany
5. Belgium

SKOCH State of Governance ranking 2021 SKOCH Group 1st rank: Andhra Pradesh 2nd: West Bengal

3rd: Odisha

4th: Gujarat

5th: Maharashtra

6th: Telangana

‘Democracy Report 2022: Autocratisation Changing Nature’ V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy) Institute India ranked 93rd Top 5 Liberal Democracy Index (LDI) Countries:

  1. Sweden
  2. Denmark
  3. Norway
  4. Costa Rica
  5. New Zealand

Most autocratic countries: Afghanistan, Belarus, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Venezuela

London & Partners (the Mayor of London’s international trade and investment agency) analysis of investment data London & Partners 2nd largest global venture capital investment hub for digital shopping companies

Within India, Bengaluru, Karnataka topped with USD 14 billion worth of Venture Capital (VC) investments in digital shopping in 2021.


1.     United States (US)

2.     India

3.     China

4.     United Kingdom

8th Edition 2022 Fortune India The Next 500 list Fortune India RailTel Corporation of India Limited (RailTel) has ranked 124th

IRCTC ranked 309

Trends in International Arms Transfer, 2021 Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Rank 1st in imports

85% of India’s overall imports were from three countries. Russia (46%), France (27%), and the USA (12%) were the top three largest exporters of arms to India during the period.

India was 23rd largest exporter during 2017-21.

Largest Arms Importers in 2017-21: India, followed by Saudi Arabia, Egypt (5.7%), Australia (5.4%) and China (4.8%)

Largest Arms Exporters in 2017-21: USA, with 39% share, retained its position as the world’s largest arms exporters, followed by Russia (19%), France (11%), China (4.6%) and Germany (4.5%).

Bloomberg’s recent data on Market capitalization Bloomberg India ranked 5th with an overall market capitalization of USD 3.21 trillion. 1.     US with an overall market cap of USD 47.32 trillion,

2.     China (USD 11.52 trillion),

3.     Japan (USD 6 trillion)

4.     Hong Kong (USD 5.55 trillion)


5.     India


6.     United Kingdom (UK) with M-Cap of USD 3.19 trillion,

7.     Saudi Arabia with M-Cap of USD 3.18 trillion,

8.     Canada with M-Cap of USD 3.18 trillion,

9.     France with M-Cap of USD 2.89 trillion

10.  Germany with M-Cap of USD 2.29 trillion.

Global Powers of Retailing 2022: Resilience Despite Challenges Deloitte Reliance Retail ranked 56th 1.     Walmart Inc

2.     Amazon, Inc.,

3.     Costco Wholesale Corporation,

4.     Schwarz Group,

5.     The Home Depot, Inc.

2022 M3M Hurun Global Rich List Hurun India Mukesh Ambani emerged as Richest Indian & Asian & ranked 9th globally 1.     Elon Musk (Tesla)

2.     Jeff Bezos (Amazon)

3.     Bernard Arnault (LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton)

4.     Bill Gates (Microsoft)

5.     Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway)

6.     Sergey Brin (Alphabet)

7.     Larry Page (Alphabet)

8.     Steve Ballmer (Microsoft)

9.     Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries Limited)

10.  Bertrand Puech & Family (Hermes)

10th edition of World Happiness Report 2022 United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network India ranked 136th Top 5 countries:

1. Finland

2. Denmark

3. Iceland

4. Switzerland

5. Netherlands

16. United States

17. Britain

20. France

Afghanistan was ranked as the unhappiest nation, followed by Lebanon, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Botswana.

Global House Price Index Q4 2021 Knight Frank India ranked 51st 1.     Turkey saw the highest annual price growth rate by 59.6 per cent in Q4 2021.

2.     New Zealand (22.6 per cent),

3.     Czech Republic (22.1 per cent),

4.     Slovakia (22.1 per cent) 

5.     Australia (21.8 per cent)

2021 World Air Quality Report IQAir Bhiwadi was the most polluted city in India, followed by Ghaziabad, Delhi and Jaunpur.


World’s most polluted capital city:

1. New Delhi (India)

2. Dhaka (Bangladesh)

3. N’Djamena (Chad)

4. Dushanbe (Tajikistan) 

5. Muscat (Oman)

World’s most polluted country:

1.     Bangladesh

2.     Chad

3.     Pakistan

4.     Tajikistan

5.     India

NITI Aayog`s Export Preparedness Index 2021 NITI Aayog and Institute of Competitiveness 1.     Gujarat Top states: Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Top UTs: Delhi, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh and Puducherry.

Top Himalayan states: Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Sikkim and Manipur.


Union territories and states such as Lakshadweep, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Ladakh, and Meghalaya ranked worst. 

UNEP’s Annual Frontier Report 2022 United Nations Environment Programme  

Most noise polluted cities in India:

1.     Moradabad,

2.     Kolkata (89 dB),

3.     Asansol (89 dB),

4.     Jaipur (84 dB),

5.     Delhi (83 dB).


Most noise polluted city in world:

1.     Dhaka (Bangladesh),

2.     Moradabad (UP, India),

3.     Islamabad (Pakistan),

4.     Rajshahi (Bangladesh),

5.     Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Quietest cities in the world: Irbrid at 60 dB, Lyon at 69 dB, Madrid at 69 dB, Stockholm at 70 dB, and Belgrade at 70 dB.



Celebrity Brand Valuation Report 2021 titled “Digital Acceleration 2.0” Duff & Phelps (Now Kroll) Most valued celebrity:

1.     Virat Kohli

2.     Ranveer Singh

3.     Akshay Kumar

4.     Alia Bhatt

Hurun Global Forty and Under Self-Made Billionaires 2022 Hurun Research Institute India ranked 4th 1.     USA (37)

2.     China (25)

3.     United Kingdom (8),

4.     India (6)

5.     Sweden (3)

World’s richest self-made billionaire aged 40 and under:

1.     Mark Zuckerberg ($76 billion)

2.     ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming,

3.     FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried,

4.     Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky,

5.     Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz


Ranking Index (February, 2022)

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Report on Most valued insurance brand globally London-based Brand Finance 10th: Life Insurance Corporation

strongest and the largest brand in the country with a valuation of $8.656 billion (around Rs 64,722 crore).

Also, LIC is ranked 3rd in brand strength globally after Poste Italiane, Italy and Mapfre, Spain.
India Press Freedom Report, 2021 Rights and Risks Analysis Group Top states in attacks on journalists in 2021:

1.     J&K

2.     Uttar Pradesh

3.     Madhya Pradesh

4.     Tripura

5.     Delhi Bihar

Global Digital Skills Index 2022 Salesforce India leads in Digital Skills Readiness
Bloomberg Billionaires Index Bloomberg Asia’s Richest Person: Gautam Adani ($88.5 billion)

2nd: Mukesh Ambani’s $87.9 billion

8th February, 2022

World’s richest person:

1st: Elon Musk ($235 Billion)

2nd : Jeff Bezos ($183 Billion)

3rd: Bernard Arnault ($168 Billion)

10th: Gautam Adani ($88.5 billion)



TomTom Traffic Index Ranking 2021 TomTom Most-congested city in the world in 2021:

1st: Istanbul, Turkey

2nd: Moscow

5th: Mumbai

10th: Bengaluru

11th: New Delhi

21st: Pune

Democracy Index 2021 The Economist Intelligence Unit India ranked 46th 1st: Norway

2nd: New Zealand

3rd: Finland

4th: Sweden

5th: Iceland

6th: Denmark

7th: Ireland

8th: Taiwan

9th: Australia

10th: Switzerland


Bottom 3:

·       North Korea

·       Afghanistan

·       Myanmar

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2021/2022 report India ranked 4th in Ease of Starting Business 1st: Saudi Arabia

2nd: Netherlands

3rd: Sweden

9th USGBC top 10 ranking of Countries outside of US for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in 2021 US Green Building Council (USGBC) India ranked 3rd 1st: China

2nd: Canada

‘Deloitte 2022 CxO Sustainability Report: The Disconnect Between Ambition and Impact’ Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Indian businesses ranked 5th
10th International Intellectual Property Index, ‘Compete for Tomorrow’ (IIP Index 2022) Global Innovation Policy Centre (GIPC) of United States Chambers of Commerce (USCC) India ranked 43rd The top 5 countries:

·       Rank 1: United States of America

·       Rank 2: United Kingdom

·       Rank 3: Germany

·       Rank 4: Sweden

·       Rank 5: France

Ranking Index (January, 2022 )

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Henley Passport Index 2022 Henley


prepared on the basis of exclusive data provided by International Air Transport Association (IATA)

83rd Henley Passport Index 2022 rankings:

·       Rank 1: Japan, Singapore

·       Rank 2: Germany, South Korea

·       Rank 3: Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain

·       Rank 4: Austria, Denmark, France, Netherlands and Sweden

·       Rank 5:  Ireland, Portugal

·       Rank 6:  Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, UK and US

·       Rank 104:  North Korea

·       Rank 105:  Nepal and Palestinian

·       Rank 106:  Somalia

·       Rank 107:  Yemen

·       Rank 108:  Pakistan

·       Rank 109:  Syria

·       Rank 110:  Iraq

·       Rank 111 (Bottom): Afghanistan

Global List for  ‘the On-Time Performance Review 2021 Airlines and Airports’ Cirium Chennai International Airport ranked 8th under the large airports category Rank 1st: Miami Airport (United States)

Rank 2nd: Fukuoka Airport (Japan)

Rank 3rd: Haneda Airport (Japan)

2021 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) Berlin, Germany-based non-governmental organisation Transparency International 85th Rank 1st: Denmark, Finland, New Zealand

Rank 4th: Norway

Rank 180 (Last): South Sudan

World’s most valuable brand according to 2022 Global 500 report Brand Finance Tata Group (Rank 78th)- US$23.9 billion has emerged as the most valuable brand from India and also in South Asia. Rank 1st: Apple ($355.1 billion)

World’s fastest-growing brand: TikTok (Rank 18th) – US$59.0 billion

Brands in the top 10:

2.        Amazon

3.        Google

4.        Microsoft

5.        Walmart

6.        Samsung

7.        Facebook

8.        Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

9.        Huawei

10.      Verizon


Ranking Index (November, 2021)

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Edelgive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2021 Hurun India and EdelGive ·       Rank 1: Wipro’s Azim Premji (donation of Rs 9,713 crore during fiscal 2020-21)

·       Rank 2: Shiv Nadar (Rs 1,263 crore)

·       Rank 3 : Mukesh Ambani (Rs 577 crore)

·       Rank 4 : Kumar Mangalam Birla (Rs 377 crore)

2022 QS World University Rankings QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (42nd regionally)

 IIT Delhi (45th regionally)

·       Rank 1: National University of Singapore

·       Rank 2: China’s Peking University

·       Rank 3 : Nanyang Technological University Singapore & University of Hong Kong

1st edition of the Global Drug Policy Index 2021 Harm Reduction Consortium Rank 18: India ·       Rank 1: Norway

·       Rank 2: New Zealand

·       Rank 3: Portugal

·       Rank 4: UK

·       Rank 5: Australia

·       Rank 26: Mexico

·       Rank 27: Kenya

·       Rank 28: Indonesia

·       Rank 29: Uganda

·       Rank 30: Brazil

Global Climate Change Performance Index 2022 Germanwatch along with Climate Action Network (CAN) and New Climate Institute Rank 10: India The first three overall positions remain empty as no country performs well enough in all index categories to achieve an overall very high rating.

·       Denmark (4th)

·       Sweden (5th)

·       Norway (6th)

·       United Kingdom (7th)

·       Morocco (8th)

·       Chile (9th)

Worst performers: Australia, South Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Kazakhstan

IQAir Air Quality Index (AQI) IQAir, a Switzerland-based climate group 1st: Delhi

4th: Kolkata

6th: Mumbai

2021 TRACE global Bribery Risk Rankings TRACE International


Rank 82: India ·       Rank 1 : Denmark

·       Rank 2 : Norway

·       Rank 3 : Sweden

·       Rank 192: Eritrea

·       Rank 193: Turkmenistan

·       Rank 194: North Korea

IPF Citizen Satisfaction Survey on SMART Policing 2021 Delhi-based think tank, IPF (Indian Police Foundation) Bottom 3:

·       Chhattisgarh

·       Uttar Pradesh

·       Bihar

Top 3:

·       Andhra Pradesh

·       Telangana

·       Assam

1st Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Urban India Index 2021-22 NITI Aayog with GIZ and BMZ under the Indo-German Development Cooperation Bottom 10 performers:

Dhanbad, Meerut, Itanagar, Guwahati, Patna, Jodhpur, Kohima, Agra, Kolkata and Faridabad

Top 10 performing urban areas:

Shimla, Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Panaji, Pune, Tiruchirappalli, Ahmedabad and Nagpur


Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index 2021: Gujarat retained top spot

  • Gujarat has retained its position as the top performer among 21 states in the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) 2021 index followed by Haryana, Punjab, Tamil Nādu.
  • LEADS 2021 report has been prepared by a team of Transport & Logistics professionals at Ernst & Young LLP with guidance and inputs from officials of the Department of Logistics, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • LEADS 2021 is the 3rd edition of the LEADS report (1st -2018; 2nd – 2019).
Categories Rank States/UTs
States 1 Gujarat
2 Haryana
3 Punjab
4 Tamil Nādu
5 Maharashtra
North Eastern
States and
Himalayan UTs
1 Jammu Kashmir
2 Sikkim
3 Meghalaya
UTs 1 Delhi
2 Chandigarh

NITI Aayog’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2021: Bihar, Jharkhand, UP poorest states in India

  • Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Meghalaya have emerged as the poorest states in India, according to NITI Aayog’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).
  • India’s first ever national MPI measure is based on the reference period of 2015-16 of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS). Multidimensional Poverty Index measure has been constructed by utilising 12 key components which cover areas such as health and nutrition, education and standard of living.
  • According to the report, India’s national MPI measure uses the globally accepted and robust methodology developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Top 5 Bihar (51.91%)
Jharkhand (42.16%)
Uttar Pradesh (37.79%)
Madhya Pradesh (36.65%)
Meghalaya (32.67%)
Bottom 5 Kerala (0.71%)
Goa (3.76%)
Sikkim (3.82%)
Tamil Nadu (4.89%)
Punjab (5.59%)

Kantar’s BrandZ India report 2021: Amazon, Asian Paints, Tata Tea topped India’s Most Purposeful Brand Rankings

  • According toKantar’s BrandZ India 2021 report, Amazon, Tata Tea and Asian Paints emerged as the most purposeful brands in India across technology, FMCG and in non-FMCG categories respectively.
  • In technology ranking Amazonleads the index followed by Zomato, YouTube, and Google and Swiggy jointly in 4th place.
  • While Asian Paintstopped the non-FMCG rankingsSamsung and Jio ranked jointly in the 2nd position, followed by MRF. The FMCG category rankings saw Tata Tea topping the chart, Surf Excel in 2nd

India’s Top 5 Most Purposeful Brands:

Rank Most Purposeful Technology Brands Most Purposeful FMCG Brands Most Purposeful Non-FMCG Brands
1 Amazon Tata Tea Asian Paints
2 Zomato Surf Excel

(Detergent brand)

Samsung & Jio
3 YouTube Taj Mahal (tea brand) MRF
4 Google & Swiggy Parachute & Maggi Tata Housing
5 Flipkart Britannia Airtel


Swachh Survekshan 2021 Ranking: Indore is the cleanest city, Chhattisgarh is cleanest state

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has released the Swachh Survekshan 2021 Result. President Ram Nath Kovind has announced the Cities names and honored the municipal corporations working under the Swachhta Mission (Cleanliness Mission). In the 2021 edition of Swachh Survekshan, 4320 cities of the country participated. In this survey, 342 cities have got star ratings for cleanliness (Swachh).

  • Indore city has been declared the cleanest city of India for the 5th time in a row. While Surat (Gujarat) has been ranked second and Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) has been ranked third in ‘more than 1 lakh population’ category.
  • Vita, Lonavala, and Sasvad, cities from Maharashtra bagged the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions respectively in the India’s cleanest cities under ‘less than 1 lakh population’ category.
  • Chhattisgarh retained the first position in the state
  • Varanasi, has been adjudged the “cleanest Ganga town” while Bihar’s Munger and Patna have been ranked second and third in the category.
  • Maharashtra bagged the highest number of awards i.e. a total of 92 awards, followed by Chhattisgarh with 67 awards.
  • Star rating system: A total of 9 cities – Indore, Surat, New Delhi Municipal Council, Navi Mumbai, Ambikapur, Mysuru, Noida, Vijayawada and Patan- have been certified as 5 star cities while 143 cities have been certified as 3 star.
  • Cleanest State (with more than 100 urban local bodies): Chhattisgarh
  • Cleanest State (with less than 100 urban local bodies): Jharkhand
  • Cleanest City (with less than one lakh population): Vita city of Maharashtra
  • Cleanest small city (1-3 lakh population): New Delhi Municipal Council
  • Cleanest medium city (3-10 lakh population): Noida
  • Cleanest big city’ (10-40 lakh population): Navi Mumbai
  • Cleanest cantonment board: Ahmedabad cantonment
  • Cleanest District: Surat
  • Fastest Mover small city: Hoshangawad, Madhya Pradesh
  • Best Small City in Citizens’ Feedback: Triputi, Maharashtra
  • Top city in Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge: Navi Mumbai

Top 10 ranked city in Swachh Survekshan 2021:

Rank City Name
1 Indore
2 Surat
3 Vijayawada
4 Navi Mumbai
5 Pune
6 Raipur
7 Bhopal
8 Vadodara
9 Vishakhapatnam
10 Ahmedabad


Ranking Index (October, 2021)

Index Index released by India’s Rank 1st Rank
Henley Passport Index 2021 Henley

(Based on the survey of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) data.)

Rank 90 Top 5

·        Rank 1: Japan, Singapore

·        Rank 2: Germany, South Korea

·        Rank 3: Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain

·        Rank 4: Austria, Denmark

·        Rank 5: France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden


Bottom 5

·        Afghanistan

·        Iraq

·        Syria

·        Pakistan

·        Yemen


Renewable Energy Country Investment attractiveness index 2021 EY Rank 3 Rank 1: US

Rank 2: China

Global Hunger Index 2021 Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe Rank 101 92 rank: Pakistan,

76 rank: Nepal, Bangladesh

IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2021 Hurun Rank 2: Gautam Adani

Rank 3: Shiv Nadar & family

Rank 4: SP Hinduja & family

Rank 5: LN Mittal & family

Rank 6: Cyrus S Poonawalla

Rank 7: Radhakishan Damani

Rank 1: Mukesh Ambani
Forbes World’s Best Employer 2021 Ranking Forbes Rank 1: Reliance Industries (Rank 52 globally) Global Ranking:

Rank 1: Samsung Electronics

Rank 2: IBM

Rank 3: Microsoft

Rank 4: Amazon

Rank 5: Apple

71st Global Food Security Index 2021 London-based Economist Impact and is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience India ranked 71st Rank 1st: Ireland

Rank 2nd: Austria

Rank 3rd: United Kingdom

Rank 4th: Finland

Rank 5th: Switzerland

Last rank (113th): Burundi

2021 Mercer CFS Global Pension Index (MCGPI) survey Mercer Consulting India ranked 40th Rank 1: Iceland

Rank 2: Netherlands

Rank 3: Denmark

Rank 43 (Bottom): Thailand

Note: The 2021 MCGPI, has added 4 new retirement systems: Iceland, Taiwan, UAE and Uruguay.

World Justice Project’s (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021 India ranked 79th Top 3:

·       Denmark

·       Norway

·       Finland

Bottom 3:

·       Venezuela, RB

·       Cambodia

·       Congo, Dem. Rep.

Five years on: Global climate tech investment trends since the Paris Agreement London & Partners, and Dealroom. Co India ranked 9th Rank 1: United States (US)

Rank 2: China

Rank 3: Sweden

Rank 4: UK

Rank 5: France

THE’s World Reputation Rankings 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking of Indian Institutes:

Rank 91-100: IISc Bangalore

Rank 126-150: IIT Bombay

Rank 176-200: IIT Delhi

Rank 176-200: IIT Madras

Rank 1: Harvard University (US)

Rank 2: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)

Rank 3: University of Oxford (UK)

10: Tsinghua University (China)

FIFA Ranking 2021 FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) India ranked 106th Rank 1: Belgium

Rank 2: Brazil

Rank 3: France

Rank 4: Italy

Rank 5: England


State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2020: Karnataka topped

Karnataka ranked 1st in the State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2020 with a score of 70 out of 100 and is included in ‘Front runner’ category.

Karnataka is followed by Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. Under SEEI 2020, each state/UT has been classified as a Front runner, Achiever, Contender, and Aspirant based on their scores.

SEEI is released by the Ministry of Power and assesses the states in four categories using 68 qualitative, quantitative, and outcome-based indicators aggregating to a maximum score of 100 across six sectors. The State Energy Efficiency Index 2020 was developed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE).

Rank State (score)
1 Karnataka (70)
2 Rajasthan (61)
3 Haryana (59.5)
4 Maharashtra (57.5)
5 Tamil Nadu (51.5)


Public Affairs Index (PAI 2021): Kerala topped in governance performance

According to the 6th edition of Public Affairs Index (PAI 2021) report by the Public Affairs Centre (PAC), a Bengaluru- based non-profit think tank, the top three slots have been taken by Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana among 18 large states.

Public Affairs Index (PAI 2021) ranks the states and Union Territories based on three pillars of equity, growth and sustainability along with 5 themes, 14 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 43 indicators.

Toppers among large states 1 Kerala (1.618)
2 Tamil Nadu (0.857)
3 Telangana (0.891)
Toppers among small states 1 Sikkim (1.617)
2 Meghalaya (1.144)
3 Mizoram (1.123)
Toppers among Union Territories 1 Puducherry (1.182)
2 Jammu and Kashmir (0.705)
3 Chandigarh (0.628)


Ranking Index (September, 2021)

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THE World University Rankings 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Indian University Rank

·       IISc Bangalore – 301-350 bracket

·       Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar – 351-400 bracket.

·       IIT Indore – 401-500 bracket.

1st: University of Oxford

2nd: California Institute of Technology

3rd: Harvard University

National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021 Ministry of Education, Government of India ·       Indian Institute of Technology Madras 1st in Overall Category as well as in Engineering

·       Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 1st in the University as well as Research Institution category

·       IIM Ahmedabad 1st in Management colleges

·       All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 1st in Medical

·       Jamia Hamdard, Delhi 1st in Pharmacy subject

·       Miranda College, Delhi 1st amongst colleges

·        IIT Roorkee 1st in Architecture subject

·        National Law School of India University, Bangalore 1st in Law

·       Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, 1st in “Dental” category

‘100 most influential people of 2021’ list Time Magazine ·       Prime Minister Narendra Modi

·       West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

·       Chief Executive Officer of the Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla

·       US President Joe Biden

·       Vice-President Kamala Harris

·       Duke & Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry & Meghan

·       Former US president Donald Trump

·       Chinese President Xi Jinping

·       Co-founder of the Taliban, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar

Global Innovation Index 2021 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Rank 46th: India ·       Rank 1: Switzerland

·       Rank 2: Sweden

·       Rank 3: US

·       Rank 4: UK

3rd State Food Safety Index 2021 (SFSI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) Larger States:

·       Gujarat

·       Kerala

·       Tamil Nadu

Smaller States:

·       Goa

·       Meghalaya

·       Manipur


·       Jammu and Kashmir,

·       Andaman and Nicobar Islands

·       New Delhi

Asiamoney 2021 Poll Asiamoney Overall Most Outstanding Company in India: HDFC Bank

Most Outstanding Company in India – Banking Sector: HDFC Bank


Ranking Index (August, 2021)

Index Index released by India’s Rank 1st Rank
Fortune Global 500 list for 2021 Fortune List of 7 Indian Companies

·       Reliance Industries (155)

·       State Bank of India (205)

·       Indian Oil (212)

·       Oil & Natural Gas (243)

·       Rajesh Exports (348)

·       Tata Motors (357)

·       Bharat Petroleum (394)

1st: Walmart


Country wise rank:

1st China (143 Companies)

2nd U.S. (122)

3rd Japan (53)


“Global Youth Development Index 2020” Commonwealth Secretariat in London Rank 122nd Rank 1: Singapore

Rank 2: Slovenia

Rank 3: Norway

Rank 4: Malta

Rank 5: Denmark

World’s 100 best airports list 2021 Skytrax The list of India’s airports in World’s Top 100 Airports 2021

Delhi at number 45

Hyderabad at 64

Mumbai at 65

Bengaluru at 71

Rank 1: Doha Hamad

Rank 2: Tokyo Haneda

Rank 3: Singapore Changi

Rank 4: Seoul Incheon

Rank 5: Tokyo Narita


‘Most polluted cities’ in the world in 2020 report British company HouseFresh Most Polluted city in the world

Rank 1: Hotan, Xinjiang province, China

Rank 2: Ghaziabad, India

Cleanest city in the world

Rank 1: Judbury, Australia


Top 4 Polluted country in the world

Rank 1: Bangladesh

Rank 2: Pakistan

Rank 3: India

Hurun Global 500 Most Valuable Companies list 2021 Hurun Reliance Industries (USD 188 billion) ranked at 57


India is ranked 9th with 12 companies

Top 6 Companies:

  1. Apple (USD 2,443 billion)
  2. Microsoft
  3. Amazon
  4. Alphabet
  5. Facebook
  6. Tencent


Top countries:

US – 243 companies

China – 4

Japan – 30

UK – 24

Cushman Global Manufacturing Risk Index 2021 Cushman & Wakefield Rank 2:  India


Rank 1: China

Rank 2:  India

Rank 3: US

Followed by Canada, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Lithuania, Thailand, Malaysia and Poland.

Safe Cities Index 2021 Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) New Delhi at 48th

Mumbai at 50th

World’s top 10 Safest cities

1.      Copenhagen

2.      Toronto

3.      Singapore

4.      Sydney

5.      Tokyo

6.      Amsterdam

7.      Wellington

8.      Hong Kong

9.      Melbourne

10.   Stockholm

Bottom of the index: Yangon (Myanmar)


Ranking Index (July, 2021)

Index Index released by India’s Rank 1st Rank
Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021 Startup Blink 20th Rank 1: US

Rank 2: UK

Rank 3: Israel

Rank 4: Canada

Rank 5: Germany

Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2020 International Telecommunication Union (ITU). 10th Rank 1: US

Rank 2: UK and Saudi Arabia

Rank 3: Estonia


Ranking Index (June, 2021)

Index Index released by India’s Rank / Bottom Rank 1st Rank
World University Rankings 2021-22 Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) Top 10 Indian Institutes

Global Rank 415: IIM Ahmedabad

Global Rank 459: Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Rank 543: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Rank 557: IIT Madras

Rank 567: IIT Bombay

Rank 571: University of Delhi

Rank 623: IIT Delhi

Rank 708: IIT Kharagpur

Rank 709: Panjab University

Rank 818: IIT Kanpur

(68 Indian Institutes in Top 2000)

Rank 1: Harvard University

Rank 2: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rank 3: Stanford University

Rank 4: University of Cambridge

Rank 5: Oxford University

SDG India Index 2020-21 Niti Aayog The worst-performing states and UTs include:

Chhattisgarh, Nagaland and Odisha with a score of- 61

Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh at a score of- 60

Assam scored- 57

Jharkhand scored- 56

Bihar at-52

The top-performing states and UTs as per the report are:

Kerala with a score of- 75

Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu with a score of -74

Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka and Uttarakhand scored- 72

Sikkim scored- 71

Maharashtra with a Goal score of- 70

The State of India’s Environment Report 2021 on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted as a part of the 2030 agenda by United Nations Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Rank 117: India


THE Asia university rankings 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Rank 37: IISc Bangalore

Rank 55: IIT Ropar

Rank 78: IIT Indore

Rank 1: Tsinghua University, China

Rank 2: Peking University

‘The Times 50 Most Desirable Women 2020’ Times 1st Spot: Rhea Chakraborty

2nd Spot: Miss Universe 2020, 3rd runner-up Adline Castelino

3rd Spot: Actress Disha Patani

4th Spot: Kiara Advani

5th Spot:  Deepika Padukone

Global Liveability Index 2021 Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Here’s the list of the 10 least liveable cities in the world:

·         Damascus (Syria)

·         Lagos (Nigeria)

·         Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)

·         Dhaka (Bangladesh)

·         Algiers (Algeria)

·         Tripoli (Libya)

·         Karachi (Pakistan)

·         Harare (Zimbabwe)

·         Douala (Cameroon)

·         Caracas (Venezuela)

The top 10 most livable cities in the world

·         Auckland, New Zealand

·         Osaka, Japan

·         Adelaide, Australia

·         Wellington, New Zealand

·         Tokyo, Japan

·         Perth, Australia

·         Zurich, Switzerland

·         Geneva, Switzerland

·         Melbourne, Australia

·         Brisbane, Australia

QS World University Rankings 2022 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ·         Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru (186th position)

·         Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay (177th position)

·         IIT Delhi (185th rank)

Rank 1: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Rank 2: University of Oxford

Rank 3: Stanford University

University of Cambridge

World’s Best Banks 2021 Forbes with market research firm Statista Rank 1: DBS Bank
Global Skills Report 2021 Coursera Rank 67: India Rank 1: Switzerland

Rank 2: Luxembourg

Rank 3: Austria

World Giving Index 2021 Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Rank 14: India Rank 1: Indonesia

Rank 2: Kenya

Rank 3: Nigeria

Rank 4: Myanmar

Rank 5: Australia

“Global House Price Index” – Q1 2021. Knight Frank Rank 55: India Rank 1: Turkey

Rank 2: New Zealand

World Competitiveness Index 2021 Institute for Management Development (IMD) Rank 43: India Rank 1: Switzerland

Rank 2: Sweden

Rank 3: Denmark

15th edition of Global Peace Index 2021 Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) Sydney Rank 135: India (5th in South Asia region)

Least peaceful country

·         Bottom: Afghanistan is the least peaceful country again for fourth consecutive year.

·          Yemen

·         Syria,

·         South Sudan,

·         Iraq

Rank 1: Iceland since 2008

Rank 2: Denmark

Rank 3: New Zealand

Rank 4: Portugal

Sustainable Development Report 2021 (6th Edition) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung Rank 120: India Rank 1: Finland

Rank 2: Sweden

Rank 3: Denmark

Ease of Living Index 2020 Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Rank 1: Bengaluru

Rank 2: Chennai

Rank 3: Shimla

Rank 4: Bhubaneshwar

Rank 5: Mumbai

‘Annual Bank Statistics of 2020’ Swiss National Bank (SNB), the Central Bank of Switzerland. Rank 51: India Rank 1: United Kingdom (UK)

Rank 2: US

QS Executive MBA Rankings 2021 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) IIM Bangalore: Rank 1 in India

Rank 39 globally

Global list of biggest philanthropists of last century Hurun and Edelgive Foundation Rank 1: Jamsetji Tata

Rank 2: Bill Gates and his now-estranged wife Melinda

Rank 3: Henry Wellcome

Rank 4: Howard Hughes

World Investment Report 2021 UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Rank 5 (largest recipient of FDI inflows in world): India- USD 64 billion Top 3

US-USD 156 billion

China-USD 149 billion

Hong Kong-USD 119 billion


Ranking Index (May, 2021)

Index Index released by India’s Rank 1st Rank
Brand Finance Insurance 100 report for 2021 London-based consultancy firm Brand Finance Most valuable insurance companies

Rank 10: LIC with $8.65 billion.

Strongest insurance brands

Rank 3: India’s LIC.


Most valuable insurance companies

Rank 1: PingAn Insurance of China-$44 billion

Rank 2: China Life Insurance-$22 billion

Rank 3: Germany’s Allianz with $20 billion.

Strongest insurance brands

Rank 1: Italy’s Poste Italiane

Rank 2: Spain’s Mapfre

2021 ranking of global retail power houses Deloitte Fastest growing retailer in the world

Rank 2: Reliance Retail Ltd

List of Global Powers of Retailing

Rank 53: Reliance Retail Ltd

List of Global Powers of Retailing

Rank 1: US giant Walmart Inc

Rank 2: Inc

Rank 3: Costco Wholesale Corporation

Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders 2021 Fortune Magazine Rank 10: Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII) Rank 1: Jacinda Ardern, PM of New Zealand
EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (impressive show on solar PV segment) Rank 3: India Rank 1: US

Rank 2: China

Ranking Index (April, 2021)

Index Index released by India’s Rank 1st Rank
Global Gender Gap Report 2021 World Economic Forum 140th Rank 1: Iceland

Rank 2: Finland

Rank 3: Norway

Rank 4: New Zealand

Rank 5: Sweden

35th Forbes’ annual billionaire list Forbes Rank 10: Mukesh Ambani Rank 1: Jeff Bezos

Rank 2: Elon Musk

Rank 3: Bernard Arnault

Rank 4: Bill Gates

Rank 5: Mark Zuckerberg

Rank 6: Warren Buffett

Rank 7: Larry Ellison

Rank 8: Larry Page

Rank 9: Sergey Brin

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU 2020) ShanghaiRanking Consultancy Best higher education institutes in India: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore

Best varsity in India: Calcutta University

Rank 1: Harvard University

Rank 2: Stanford University

Rank 3: University of Cambridge

Category of 501- 600- IISc Bangalore

Internet inclusion and gender equality report Facebook and Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) 49th Rank 1: Sweden

Rank 2: United States

Rank 3: Spain

Rank 4: Australia

Rank 5: Hong Kong.

Henley Passport Index 2021 Henley & Partners 84th Rank 1: Japan

Rank 2: Singapore

Rank 3:  Germany, South Korea

Rank 4: Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain

Rank 5: Austria, Denmark

Rank 107: Pakistan

Rank 110: Afghanistan (Bottom)

World Press Freedom Index 2021 Reporters Without Borders 142nd Rank 1: Norway

Rank 2: Finland

Rank 3: Sweden

Rank 177: China

Rank 179: North Korea

Global Energy Transition Index 2021 World Economic Forum (WEF) 87th Rank 1: Sweden

Rank 2: Norway

Rank 3: Denmark

Chandler Good Government Index 2021 Chandler Institute of Governance, Singapore 49th Rank 1: Finland

Rank 2: Switzerland

Rank 3: Singapore

Rank 4: Netherlands

Rank 5: Demark

SIPRI’s TRENDS IN WORLD MILITARY EXPENDITURE report 2020 Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 3rd Rank 1: United States

Rank 2: China

Rank 4: Russia

Rank 5: United Kingdom

March 2021

Index Index released by India’s Rank 1st Rank
Ease of Living Index 2021 Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry More than 10lacs Population

Rank 2: Pune

Rank 3: Ahmedabad

Rank 4: Chennai

Rank 5: Surat,

Rank 6: Navi Mumbai

Less than 10 Lacs Population

Rank 2: Bhubaneshwar

Rank 3: Silvassa

Rank 4: Kakinada

Rank 5: Salem

Rank 6: Vellore followed by Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Davangere

Municipal Performance Index 2020 (More than 10 lacs)

Rank 2: Bhopal

Rank 3:  New Delhi Municipal Council

Municipal Performance Index 2020 (less than 10 lacs)

Rank 2: Gandhinagar.

More than 10 lacs Population: Bengaluru


Less than 10 lacs Population: Shimla


Municipal Performance Index 2020 (More than 10 lacs): Surat


Municipal Performance Index 2020 (less than 10 lacs): Tirupati

List of aspirational districts ranking in January Niti Aayog Rank 1: Nawada (Bihar)

Rank 2: Kiphire (Nagaland)

Rank 3: Namsai (Arunachal Pradesh)

11th QS World University Rankings 2021 Rank 172: Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay) Rank 1: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (US)

Rank 2: Stanford University (US)

Rank 3: University of Cambridge (UK)

Economic Freedom Index 2021 Heritage Foundation, a US Conservative think-tank 26th in Asia-Pacific

121st globally

Rank 1: Singapore

Rank 2: New Zealand

Rank 3: Australia

Rank 4: Switzerland

Rank 5: Ireland

Business to Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index 2020 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Rank 71


Rank 1-Switzerland

Rank 2-Netherlands

Rank 3-Denmark

World Air Quality Report 2020 Swiss organisation, IQAir 22 of world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India Most polluted capital city

Rank 1-Delhi

Most polluted city

Rank 1-Xinjiang, China

Rank 2 – Ghaziabad

World Happiness Report 2021 United Nations Rank 139 Rank 1- Finland

Rank 2- Iceland

Rank 3- Denmark

Rank 84th– China

Rank 105– Pakistan

Rank 148th -Zimbabwe Bottom (149)- Afghanistan

International Intellectual Property Index 2021 US Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Centre (GIPC) 40th Rank 1: US

Rank 2: UK

Rank 3: Germany

Military Direct’s study on strongest armed forces Military Direct 4th


Rank 1: China

Rank 2: USA

Rank 3: Russia

Rank 5: France


Ranking Index (February 2021)

Index Index released by India’s         Rank 1st Rank
Global 500 ranking of the strongest brands globally Brand Finance Rank 5th Reliance Jio


·         Rank 1: Chinese Mobile app WeChat

·         Rank 2: Ferrari

·         Rank 3: Russian bank Sber

·         Rank 4:  Coca Cola

Number of new cases of leprosy in the world annually World Health Organization (WHO) 1st ·         Rank 2: Brazil

·         Rank 3: Indonesia

International Economic Resilience (IER) Rank PHDCCI 2nd most resilient economy in 2021 ·         Rank 1: Germany
Democracy Index 2020 Economist Intelligence Unit 53rd ·         Rank 1: Norway

·         Rank 2: Iceland

·         Rank 3: Sweden

·         Rank 4: New Zealand

·         Rank 5: Canada


Ranking Index (January 2021)

Index Index released by    India’s         Rank   1st Rank
COVID-19 “performance index” Lowy Institute, an Australian think-tank 86th New Zealand, Vietnam
Corruption Perception Index 2020 Transparency International 86th Rank 1: New Zealand

Rank 2: Denmark

Rank 3: Finland

Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) 10th Singapore
Global Climate Risk Index 2021 Bonn-based environmental think tank Germanwatch 7th Top three most affected countries

1st : Mozambique

2nd : Zimbabwe

3rd : Bahamas

Global Firepower Index 2021


By Global Firepower (GFP)- potential military strength 4th 1st– US


3rd– China

Hurun Global 500, 2020 11 Indian companies find place among

54th Rank-Reliance Industries Ltd ($169 billion)

73rd Rank-TCS ($139 billion)

105TH Rank-HDFC ($107.5 billion)

1st Rank-Apple ($2.1 trillion)

2nd Rank– Micro Soft ($1.6 trillion)

3rd Rank-Amazon ($1.2 trillion)


Henley Passport Index 2021 International air Transport Association 85th Rank 1- Japan

Rank 2- Singapore

Rank 3– South Korea and Germany

Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria were the countries with the worst passport.

India Innovation Index ranking 2020 Niti Aayog 1st Karnataka

2nd Maharastra

Union Territories, 1st –Delhi
World’s most-valued IT services brand Brand Finance Rank 3rd: TCS

Rank 4th: Infosys Ltd.

Rank 7th: HCL Technologies Ltd.

Rank 9th: Wipro Ltd.

1st Accenture Plc

2nd -IBM


Ranking Index (December)

Index Index released by    India’s         Rank   1st Rank
US Air Quality Index The United States Environmental Protection Agency 2nd –New Delhi 1st– Lahore

3rd Kathmandu

Fortune 500 list of Indian firms

(Update-5th Dec)

Fortune Rank 1: Reliance Industries Ltd

Rank 2: IOC

Rank 3: ONGC

Rank 4: SBI

Rank 5: BPCL

QS Asia University Rankings 2021


QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education think-tank IIT Bombay (Rank 47),

IIT Delhi (Rank 50),

IIT Madras (Rank 56)

Rank 1:National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Rank 2: Tsinghua University, China (Mainland)

Rank 3: Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Global Terrorism Index 2020 8th Afghanistan
Best performing police station in the country 2020 Ministry of Home Affairs Nongpok Sekmai -Manipur
Climate change Index 2020


 Germany 10TH None of the countries were in top three ranks.

Rank 4: Sweden

Rank 5: UK

Rank 6: Denmark

Most powerful woman Index Forbes Sitharaman is ranked 41st 1st– Angela Merkel

2nd Christine Lagarde

3rd – Kamala Harris

Human Development Index 2020 United Nations Development Program (UNDP) 131st 1st -Norway

2nd – Ireland

3rd – Switzerland

Highest-paid celebrities Forbes


Kylie Jenner -590 million dollars

Rank 2- Kanye West, USD 170 million

Human Freedom Index 2020

(Updated-17th Dec)

American think tank Cato Institute and Fraser Institute in Canada. 111th New Zealand, Switzerland and Hong Kong top 3.
Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) Index 2020 Wizikey


1st– HDFC 2nd Rank:  ICICI Bank

3rd Rank: State Bank of India (SBI)


Ranking Index (November)

Index Index released by    India’s         Rank   1st Rank
World’s Best Cities for 2021 Vancouver-based Resonance Consultancy Ltd 62nd -Delhi London
Global Bribery Risk Matrix TRACE 77th Denmark
 FIFA rankings

(28th Nov)

FIFA 104th 1-Belgium




Kerala, Goa Best Governed States, UP Ranks Lowest: PAC ranking

  • Kerala was adjudged the best governed state in the country while Uttar Pradesh ended at the bottom in the large states category, according to the Public Affairs Index-2020 released by the Public Affairs Centre.
  • Governance performance is analysed in the context of sustainable development defined by three pillars of equity, growth and sustainability.

Large state category

  • Four southern states, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka stood in the first four ranks in terms of governance.
  • Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Bihar were at the bottom of the ranking, scoring negative points in the category.

In the small state category

  • Goa ranked first, followed by Meghalaya and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Worst performers who scored negative points are Manipur, Delhi and Uttarakhand, according to the PAC report.

Union territory in the category

  • Chandigarh emerged the best governed union territory in the category of UTs, followed by Puducherry and Lakshadweep.
  • Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Andaman, Jammu and Kashmir and Nicobar were the least performers.

♦Ranking Index (October, 2020)

Index Index released by    India’s         Rank   1st Rank
Forbes India Rich List 2020

(Update 7th Oct)


Forbes Magazine 1) Mukesh Ambani; US$88.7 billion

2) Gautam Adani; $25.2 billion

3) Shiv Nadar; $20.4 billion

Oxfam’s Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2020

(Update 13th Oct)


International charitable organisation ‘Oxfam International’ in partnership with Development Finance International and with inputs from independent experts. 129th Rank 1:Norway

158th: South Sudan (Bottom)

Arton Capital’s Passport Index 2020 by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital. 58th New Zealand
Global hunger index 2020

(Update 17th Oct)


Welhunger life and Concern Worldwide 94th
Most powerful country in Asia Power Index 2020

(Update 19th Oct)

Sydney-based Lowy Institute 4th 1-US



Anemia Mukt Bharat Index

(Update 22nd Oct)

National Health Mission Top -Haryana
World’s Best Employer 2020 Forbes Top industry (India) –HCL (30th  globally)

Banking sector– HDFC (176th Globally)

Indian PSUs– NTPC

Top- Samsumg

2nd –Amazon

3rd – IBM

FiFa Rank (Men)

(Update 28th  Oct)

FIFA 109th Rank 1: Belgium Rank 2: France Rank 3: Brazil


♦Ranking Index (September,2020)

Index Index released by    India’s         Rank   1st Rank
Global Innovation Index 2020

(Updated 2nd Sep)

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 48th Switzerland

(Updated 6th Sep)

16th –Amul Switzerland’s Nestle
THE World University Ranking 2021

(Updated 6th Sep)

Times Higher Education Indian Institute of Science, or IISc, Bengaluru was placed in 301-350 overall category in the global rankings. University of Oxford
Ease of doing business 2019 ranking

(Updated 8th Sep)

‘State Business Reform Action Plan 2019’ (BARP) Andhra Pradesh-1st

Uttar Pradesh-2nd


EASE Banking Reforms Index 2.0

(Updated 12th Sep)

Indian Banking Association (IBA) 1st –BOB

2nd –SBI

3rd -Oriental Bank of Commerce

Global Economic Freedom Index 2020

(Updated 16th Sep)

Canada’s Fraser Institute 105th Hong Kong
Global Smart City Index 2020

(Updated 18th Sep)

The Institute for Management Development (IMD), in collaboration with Singapore University for Technology and Design (SUTD) 85th –Hyderabad

86th – New Delhi

93rd– Mumbai

95th Bengaluru

Human Capital Index 2020

(Updated 20th Sep)


World Bank 116th 1st-Singapore

2nd- Hongkong and China

3rd- Japan

World Risk Index (WRI) 2020

(Updated 27th Sep)

 United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Bundnis Entwicklung Hilft and the University of Stuttgart in Germany. 89th Vanuatu


♦Ranking Index (August)

Index Index released by    India’s         Rank   1st Rank
Future Brand Index 2020

(Update 4th August)

PwC Global Reliance (2nd Rank) Apple
Fortune’s top 100 global companies 2020

(Update 11th August)

Fortune Reliance Industries (96th Rank) Walmart
“The Highest-Paid Actors Of 2020

(Update 11th August)

Forbes Akshay Kumar 6th Rank ($48.5 million) Dwayne Johnson ($87.5 Million )
Digital Quality of Life 2020

(Update 20th August)

online privacy solutions provider Surf Shark 57th Denmark
Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2020

(Update 22nd  August)

NITI Aayog Gujarat
Global list with average monthly wage

(Update 28th  August) 72nd Rs 32,800 ($437) Switzerland Rs 4,49,000 ($5,989)

Bottom- Cuba, Rs 2,700 ($36).


Swachh Survekshan 2020 Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri States with over 100 cities


States with less than 100 cities.


Among the towns along the banks of river Ganga

Top- Varanasi


India’s Cleanest cities :

1) Indore,MP

2) Surat,Gujarat

3) Navi Mumbai,Maharashtra

In less than 1 lakh population category:

1) Karad,Maharashtra

2) Saswad,Maharashtra

3) Lonavala,Maharashtra


Ranking Index (July)

Index Index released by    India’s         Rank   1st Rank
Sustainable Development Report 2020

(Update-1st July)

Teams of independent experts at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung. 117th Sweden
“INFORM Report 2020

(Updates 8 July)

Research centre INFORM, operating under European Commission (EU) 31st Somalia
Global Real Estate Transparency Index 34th
Cancer preparedness Index

(Updates 12July)

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) 8th Australia
Global Manufacturing Risk Index

(Updates 16July)

Cushman & Wakefield Report


3rd China
Billionaires Index

(Updates 18July)

business magazine Forbes 5th, Mr Ambani’s wealth at $75 billion Jeff Bezos-$185.8 Billion

Bill Gates-$113.1 Billion

Bernard Arnault and family-$112 Billion

Mark Zuckerberg-$89 Billion

Surveilled cities Index

(Updates 25th July)


UK-based Comparitech Hyderabad is 16th

Chennai at 21 and Delhi ranked at 33.

Taiyuan (China)
Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA)

(Updates 28th July)

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).


3rd China


♦Ranking Index (June)

Index Index released by    India’s         Rank   1st Rank
Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report 2020

(Updated 13June)

StartupBlink 23rd US

Three key factors: Quantity, Quality and Business Environment.

Forbes highest-paid celebrities 2020

(Updated 6th June)

Forbes Akshay Kumar (Rank 52) Kylie Jenner
THE Asia University Ranking 2020

(Updated 11June)

Time Higher Education IIT-Ropar (Rank 47), IIT-Indore (Rank 55), IIT-Kharagpur (Rank 59) Rank 1: Tsinghua University, China Rank 2: Peking University, China
FSSAI food safety index for 2019-20


(Updated 12June)

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) Among the smaller states, Goa came first followed by Manipur and Meghalaya.


Largest States: Gujarat has topped following by Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra

Among UT Chandhigarh, Delhi and Andaman Island secured top three rank.

Environmental Performance Index 2020

(Updated 9 June)

Yale and Columbia universities 168th 1st: Denmark

2nd: Luxembourg

2020 Cost of Living Survey’

(Updated 11June)

Mercer’s Mumbai

World Rank: 60th

Asia: 19th

Hong Kong
NIRF Rankings 2020

(Updated 11June)

Ministry of Human Resource Development Rank 3: Banaras Hindu University Rank 1: Indian Institute of Science

Rank 2: Jawaharlal Nehru University

QS World University Rankings 2021

(Updated 11June)

Quacquarelli Symonds Rank 172: IIT Bombay

Rank 185: IISc Bangalore

Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT). USA
Safety and risk assessment of nations tackling Covid-19.

(Updated 9 June)

Deep Knowledge Ventures 56th Switzerland
Fifa’s Latest Ranking

(Updated 12June)

FIFA 108TH Belgium
Nature Index 2020

(Updated 12June)

Nature Research 12th United States of America
NIRF Pharmacy Colleges Ranking 2020

(Updated 12June)

HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Rank 2: Panjab University, Chandigarh Rank1: Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
World Competitiveness Index 2020

(Updated 16 June)

Institute for Management Development (IMD) 43th Singapore
SIPRI’s Yearbook 2020

(Updated 15 June)

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The Swedish think-tank 6th 1st: US

2nd:  Russia

3rd: UK

Most valuable firm globally by market-cap

(Updated 16 June)

Reliance Industries (RIL). Rank 57th  ($150 billion.) Saudi Aramco ($ 1,764.50 billion)
THE Young University Ranking 2020

(Updated 24 June)

Times Higher Education (THE) 62nd -IIT Ropar

64th -IIT Indore



The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Accounting money in Swiss banks


Switzerland’s central bank 77th UK


♦May 2020

Index Index released by    India’s         Rank   1st Rank
Budget transparency, accountability 2019

(Update -1st May)

International Budget Partnership (IBP) 53rd New Zealand
Research and Development (R&D) Statistics and Indicators 2019-20

(Update -4th May)

NSTMIS (National Science and Technology Management Information System) 3rd 1st-US

2nd –China

Top 50 of FT Executive Education Ranking

(Update -11May)

IIM-Bangalore only Indian institute

(45th Rank)

IESE Business School, University of Navarra
WEF’s global Energy Transition index 2020

(Update -12th May)

Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) 74th Sweden
Forbes top 100 highest-paid athletes

(Update -31st May)



(June 1, 2019, until June 1, 2020)

Virat Kohli


($26 million)


1st -Roger Federer ($106.3 million)

2nd – Ronaldo($105 million)

3rd– great Lionel Messi($104 million)

4th– Brazil’s Neymar ($95.5 million.)

World’s Highest-Paid Female Forbes


Naomi Osaka (Japan-Tennis)

$37.4 million


♦April 2020

Index Index released by    India’s         Rank   1st Rank
34th Forbes billionaires list 2020

(Update-7April 2020)

Forbes Mukesh Ambani is 17th position with 44.8 billion. 1st: Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has top slot as worlds richest man with a net worth of $113 billion

2nd: Bill gates (98 billion)

FIFA’s latest ranking

(Update-9April 2020)

FIFA 108th 1-Belgium



Global Press Freedom Index 2020

(Update-22April 2020)


Published by Reporters Without Borders 142nd Norway
Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020

(Update-22April 2020)

Times IIT-Kharagpur (57th rank) University of Auckland


♦March 2020

Index Index released by    India’s         Rank   1st Rank
World Happiness Index 2020

(Update 20 March)

UN 144th Finland
Economic Freedom Index 2020

(Update 23rd March)

Heritage Foundation published 120th Singapore

♦February 2020

Index Index released by    India’s         Rank   1st Rank
International Intellectual Property (IP) Index US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation 40th US
Child flourishing index rankings UN 77th
Nature Ranking Index-2020 1st:- Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

2nd : Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore


Index released by India’s         Rank

1st Rank

Women, Peace and Security Index

(5th November)

Georgetown University’s Institute 133rd Norway
Global competitiveness index

(Updated- 9 October 2019)

Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) 68th


Global passport Index 2020

(Updated- 9th January 2020)

Released by Henley & Partners 84th Japan,(1st)

 Singapore (2nd)and South Korea(3rd)

Brand Finance Nation ranking of 2019

(Updated- 11 October 2019)

Independent brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance. 7th US
Forbes list of richest Indians 2019

(Updated- 11 October 2019)

Forbes 1st Mukesh Ambani ($51.4 billion ) 2nd Adani ($15.7) billion 
Global Hunger Index

(Updated- 13 October 2019)

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe (WHH) 102 Belarus
Wealthiest city in the world Index

(Updated- 17 October 2019)

12th Mumbai New York (65 billionaires)
World Giving Index

(Updated- 19 October 2019)

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) 82nd  USA
QS India University rankings

(Updated- 21 October 2019)

QS India University IIT Bombay


IISc Bangalore


World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2020

(Updated- 24 October 2019)

World Bank 63rd New Zealand
Global Health Security (GHS) Index, 2019.

(Updated- 29 October 2019)

A project of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security (CHS), with research by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) 57th USA(Thailand and South Korea were among the best-performing countries in Asia)
Gender Equality Index 2019 UK-based Equal Measures 95 Denmark
Traffic Index 2018 TomTom, an Amsterdam based company 4th Delhi Mumbai
End of
Childhood Index 2019
‘Save the Children’, a United Kingdom (UK) based non-profit
113 Singapore
global peace index Australian think tank Institute for
Economics and Peace (IEP)
141 Iceland
Corruption Perception
Index 2019
(Updated 21 Jan 2020)
80 Denmark/Zealand
Happiness Index 2019 by Global Happiness Survey 9th Australia & Canada
Democracy Index 2019 (Updated 23 Jan 2020)
Economist Intelligent Unit 51st Narway
talent competitiveness 2020
(Updated 23 Jan 2020)
INSEAD in partnership with The Adecco Group and Google. 72nd Switzerland
General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR) readiness index.
CISCO 6th Italy
Bloomberg 2019 Innovative Index 54th South Korea
Companies positioned
Stripe, a San Francisco-based online payment processing firm 11th Singapore/Hongkong
IP Index
Chambers of Commerce
36th US
Internet Index 2019’
‘Economist Intelligence Unit
(EIU) for Facebook
47th Sweden
2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report” Think
1ST India
live able location for Asian
ECA international survey Singapore (14th consecutive
most polluted city in 2018
Swiss based company IQ Air
AirVisual and non profit organization Greenpeace
World’s Billionaires
Forbes Mukesh Ambani ranks 17th
richest person with $46.5 bn
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and family with USD 131 billion
holding (August Updated)
World Gold Council (WGC) 10th
(Including IMF)
number of impacted species in hotspots
PLOS Biology 16TH Malaysia
of Living Survey 2019
Mercer’s Austria’s capital city Vienna
Most Expensive Cities Survey
Economist Intelligence Unit
(EIU) survey
Singapore, Paris and Hong Kong
shared top spot
World Happiness Report Sustainable Development
Solutions Network
140th Finland
World’s busiest
Airports Council International
12th Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International
Airport (US)
Energy Transition index
Economic Forum (WEF)
76th Sweden
best aviation hub
59th (Indira Gandhi
International (IGI) Airport, New
Singapore airport
Press Freedom Index 2019
International NGO,
Reporters without Borders
140th Norway
Ecosystem Ranking for 2019
StartupBlink. 17th United States
Index of Cancer Preparedness (ICP)
Economist Intelligence Unit
19th Australia
nation by hackers in 2018
2nd US
human development index
67th Singapore
airport ranking
(rajiv gandhi airport hyderabad
Habad international
airport ,Qatar
Economic Forum
68th Singapore
of money in Swiss Banks
Swiss National Bank 74 UK
Powerful Passport index 2019
Released Henley Passport Index
86th Japan
and Singapore
Water Stress Index 2019


London-based risk analytics firm Verisk Maplecroft 46th
Highest number of ‘living’ languages


 Ethnologue 4th (453 language) Papua New Guinea (840 language)
State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index(SARAL) 2019


Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Karnataka (Top)

Jammu& Kashmir (Last)

Prime Global Cities Index Q1 2019 


London based consultancy Knight Frank  Delhi (10th) Berlin(Germany)
Worlds Highest-Paid Actors Of 2019 


Forbes magazine’s  Akshay Kumar(4th )


Dwayne Johnson (also known as The Rock) with worth $89.4 million
‘Composite Water Management Index2019


NITI Aayog Gujarat (Top)

Jharkhand (Last)

 “world’s most powerful passport” (Updated-21 August) Henley Passport Index 86th Japan and Singapore 
world’s Highest-Paid actresses of 2019 

(Updated-20 August)

Forbes magazine’s  Scarlett Johansson

$ 56 Million

World’s Safe Cities Index 2109

(Updated-26 August)

Economist Intelligence Unit Mumbai ranks 45th

Delhi 52nd




Happiness index

(Updated 2 September)

Global Happiness Survey India ranks 9th on happiness index among 28 nations Australia and Canada
Global Liveability Index 2019

(Updated 4th  September)

Economist Intelligence Unit(EIU) Delhi ranks 118th and Mumbai at 119th Vienna, the capital of Austria
World travel & tourism competitiveness index

(Updated 4th  September)

Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 34th Spain
Knight Frank Co-Living Index across Asia-Pacific
(Updated 9th  September)
London based consultancy agency Knight Frank. Mumbai ranks 5th and New Delhi 11th Beijing (China) followed by Tokyo(Japan) and Shanghai(China) in the second and third position respectively.




Women, Peace and Security Index

Updated:6 nov )


Georgetown University’s Institute 133rd Norway
Global Bribery Risk Index

Updated:15nov )

Trace Bribery Risk Matrix 78th New Zealand
2019 IMD World Talent Ranking

(Updated:18nov )

Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD). 59th Switzerland
Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year 2019

(Updated:19nov )

Fortune Microsoft’s India-born Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella
New global prosperity index

(Updated:22nov )



Delhi (101st)

Mumbai (107th)

Zurich in Switzerland
2019 Global Terrorism Index

(Updated:26nov )


Forbes 7th Afghanistan
QS World University Rankings: Asia 2020

(Updated:27nov )



  Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) (34th)
Global Diplomacy Index 2019

(Updated:27nov )

Sydney-based Lowy Institute 12th China
FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)/Coca-Cola World Ranking rankings 2019 FIFA 108th


Global Climate Risk Index

(Updated: 5th December)

Environment think tank, Germanwatch 5th Japan
UNDP Human Development Index report

(Updated: 9th December)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 129th Norway
Forbes most-powerful women list

(Updated: 12th December)

Forbes Sitharaman stands at 34th spot Angela Merkel
Gender gap

(Updated: 16th December)

World Economic Forum 112th Iceland


Good governance index

(Updated: 24th December)

Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances Maharashtra and Karnataka placed second, third


Tamil Nadu

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