What trends does the Human Development Index 2014 show about India?

1. India’s HDI value is lowest among BRICS countries except Brazil

2. India’s Gender Development Index ranking is lower than Bangladesh

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Answer: [B] Only 2

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The 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) presents the Human Development Index (HDI)—values and ranks—for 187 countries. India’s HDI value for 2013 is 0.586, ranking it 135 out of 187 countries and territories, the lowest among the BRICS countries with Russia at 57, Brazil at 79, China at 91, and South Africa

at118, and slightly ahead of Bangladesh and Pakistan. India also ranks low with respect to the Gender Development Index (GDI). The GDI value for India is 0.828 and it is ranked 132 among 148 nations. In comparison, Bangladesh and China are ranked higher.

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