India ranks 131 on Human Development Index, Norway No.1

In the recently released Human Development Index by United Nations, India is ranked 131 out of 188 countries in the list.

The list is topped by Norway followed by Australia and Switzerland on 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. India’s HDI value for 2015 is 0.624, which puts the country in the medium human development category but behind fellow South Asian countries like Sri Lanka (73rd)and the Maldives(105th).
India’s improved HDI value is second among BRICS countries, with China (90th) recording the highest improvement 48%. In South Asia, countries that are close to India in HDI rank with a comparable population size are Bangladesh and Pakistan, which are ranked 139 and 147, respectively.
Takeaways from above News-
  • Human Development Index is topped by Norway
  • India’s ranking is 131
  • India’s HDI value for 2015 is 0.624
  • Capital of Norway is Oslo and its currency is Norwegian krone‎ (‎NOK‎)
  • Human Development Index is calculated using three variables- life expectancy, education level and income.

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Source- Business Standard

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