Socio-Economic Current Affairs - 2020

World Wide Education for the Future Index: India jumps to rank 35

The Economic Intelligence Unit recently published the Worldwide Education for the Future Index for the year 2019. India has jumped by five ranks and currently holds rank 35. Highlights The ranking is provided based on the ability of a country to equip their students in skill-based education. India ranked 35th with an overall score of Read More…

India’s Current Maternal Mortality Ratio is 130: Key Facts

The registrar general of India has released new data showing significant decline in maternal mortality ratio of the country. The relevant facts and data are as follows: Maternal Mortality and MMR According to WHO, Maternal Mortality is death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration Read More…

India ranks 118th on UN’s World Happiness Index 2016

India ranked 118th out of 157 countries on the United Nations’ World Happiness Index (WHI) 2016. It was revealed by the fourth World Happiness Report 2016 published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the UN. Key Highlights of Report Top 10 countries: Denmark (1st), Switzerland (2nd), Iceland (3rd), Norway (4th) Read More…

India Inc first to formally adopt UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

India Inc. became first in the world to formally adopt the United Nations’ (UN) agenda for the world’s sustainable development and 17 goals identified for its implementation. It was formally adopted by the India Inc. at the 11th National Convention on Sustainable Development Goal (NCSDG) organized by the Global Compact Network in Mumbai. Key facts Read More…

ICICI Bank launches ‘Saral-Rural Housing Loan’ Scheme for weaker sections

India’s largest private sector lender Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) Bank has launched ‘ICICI Bank Saral-Rural Housing Loan’ Scheme for weaker sections of society. The scheme is new home loan proposition of the bank with special interest rate to cater people from rural areas including women borrowers as well as from weaker Read More…