India Ranks Low At 141st Place In Global Peace Index

India was  ranked low at 141st place on a Global Peace Index (GPI) making it less peaceful than countries like Burundi, Serbia and Burkina Faso with violence taking a USD 680-billion toll on its economy in 2015.

In a ranking of total 163 countries, compiled by global think tank Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), Syria has been named as the least peaceful, followed by South Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. Iceland was ranked as the world’s most peaceful country, followed by Denmark and Austria. 
India’s position has deteriorated when it comes to peace “by 5 per cent largely due to deteriorations in the indicators measuring UN peacekeeping funding and the level of political terror. Within South Asia, Bhutan was ranked best (13th overall rank), while India was fifth followed by Pakistan at sixth (overall 153rd) and Afghanistan at sixth place (global 160th). 

As per the report, addressing the global disparity in peace and achieving an overall 10 per cent decrease in the economic impact of violence would produce a peace dividend of USD 1.36 trillion. This is approximately equivalent to the size of world food exports.

So let’s do:
1. Name the country, Which has ranked as the world’s most peaceful country?
2. Expand the term GPI and IEP?
3. What is the India’s rank in GPI?
4. Global Peace Index published by whom ?
Source – The Hindu


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