South Asia Current Affairs - 2020

World Investment Report released by UNCTAD

On June 16, 2020, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development released its World Investment Report, 2020. According to the report, India is the 9th largest recipient of FDI in 2019. Key Findings: India According to the report, the FDI of India has increased from 42 billion USD in 2018 to 51 million USD Read More…

World Bank Report

The World Bank in its latest Global Economic Prospect downgraded its projection of growth of India by -9%. However, the World Bank believes that Indian growth is to bounce back in 2021. Highlights The World Bank says that the growth of India has slowed by 4.2% in 2019-20. The other international rating agencies such as Read More…

Environment Performance Index: India ranks 168

The Yale University recently released the biennial Environment Performance Index. India scored 168th rank out of 180 countries. In 2018, India scored 27.6 out of 100 and secured 177th rank. About the report Around 32 indicators were considered to create the ranking. Also, the index provided 10-year observation on environmental performance at national and international Read More…

World Bank’s Global Economic Prospect: World Economic Growth projected at 2.5%

On January 9, 2020, the World Bank released its Global Economic Prospect. According to its forecast, the world is expected to grow economically at the rate of 2.5%. This is the lowest prediction since that predicted in 2008-09, 3.1%. By then, the global financial crisis derailed the economy. Highlights The report says that investment and Read More…

UNDP Report: India ranks 129 in Human Development Index

The United Nations Development Programme released the Human Development Index for 189 countries on December 9, 2019. The rankings were listed by the report titled “Beyond Income, Beyond Averages, Beyond Today: Inequalities in Human Development in 21st century”. India ranked 129 among them, which is one rank ahead of its previous positions. In 2018, India Read More…