Reports & Indices Current Affairs - 2020

This category comprises Current Affairs 2019-2020 related to various reports and indexes / indices by National and International Bodies and organizations such as World, Bank, World Economic Forum, NITI Aayog and various other educational and research organizations. We also place report highlights of various committees and commissions in this category.

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India ranked 4th on Global Terrorism Index

As per a newly released index prepared by the Australia-based Institute for Economics & Peace, India stands among one of the top 5 nations most- hit by terrorism in 2011. As per the index the rankings are:

  1. Iraq
  2. Pakistan
  3. Afghanistan
  4. India
  5. Yemen

Only 31 of the 159 countries ranked have not experienced a terrorist attack since 2001.

The study showed that number of incidents of terrorism has increased after Iraq war.

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BSE Carbonex- India’s first carbon-based thematic index launched

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) launched, country’s first carbon based thematic index, BSE Carbonex, which will provide a strategic perspective of organizational commitment to climate change mitigation.

What is the aim of BSE Carbonex?

This index is introduced with an aim providing a benchmark, and increasing awareness about the dangers posed by climate change. It will enable investors to gauge the performance of the constituent companies of BSE-100 index regarding their commitment to greenhouse gases emission reduction. Constituents of BSE Carbonex are over or underweighted compared to the benchmark based on their performance in the assessment process. The assessment will be based on the carbon emission and carbon efficiency of companies. The index will encourage people to invest in companies performing well on the index thus promoting low carbon growth. The Index has been developed with the help of expertise from U.K.

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