New Delhi: India ranks a low 134 among 187 countries in terms of the human development index (HDI), which assesses long-term progress in health, education and income indicators.
According to a UN report released on Wednesday, although placed in the "medium" category, India's standing is way behind scores of economically less developed countries, including war-torn Iraq as well as the Philippines.
India's ranking in 2010 was 119 out of 169 countries.
Sri Lanka has been ranked 97, China 101 and the Maldives 109. Bhutan, otherwise respected for its quality of life, has been placed at 141, behind India....more
04:55 PM, Nov 02, 2011
New Delhi: India ranks 119 among 169 countries on the human development index (HDI) but is among the top 10 nations in the world in terms of growth of income, the 2010 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report released on Thursday shows. HDI is a measure of development based on information such as life expectancy, schooling and income in a composite manner. Norway ranks first on the UNDP's HDI while...
10:11 PM, Nov 04, 2010