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World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report

The World Economic Forum, Global Gender Gap index was designed and first published in 2006 to measure gender equality by collecting data based on gender gap between women and men in four key areas: education, economy, health, and politics from countries around the world. The 2019 Global Gender gap index was released on Monday, December ..

Citizenship to refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai in a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, 11th December 2019 informed that 1595 Pakistani and 391 Afghani have been granted Indian Citizenship during the last three years from 2016 to 2018. In 2019, till 6th December,712 Pakistani and 40 Afghani migrants have been ..

Performance of Major Economies and India’s neighbours in the UNDP Human Development Index 2019

Norway topped the ranking Index with an HDI value of 0.954 followed by Switzerland at 2nd, Ireland, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia, Iceland, Sweden making the top eight places in the index ranking respectively. Among Indian neighbours, Srilanka at 71st place, China ranked 85th with an HDI value of 0.758, Bhutan 134th, Bangladesh 135th, Myanmar at ..

India ranks 73rd in UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index 2019

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD) has released its 2019 edition of Business-to-Consumer(B2C) E-commerce Index which measures an economy’s preparedness to support online shopping. The index is prepared on the basis of four indicators that are highly linked to online shopping. The four indicators are- (1)Account ownership with a mobile-money-service provider or at ..

Citizenship Amendment Bill cleared by Union Cabinet

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared the Citizenship Amendment Bill on Wednesday, 4th December 2019. The bill will now be presented in the Parliament, likely to be tabled in the lower house of the parliament Lok Sabha for clearance in the ongoing winter session. The bill seeks an amendment to the ..

China has most Diplomatic Posts around the World

The Global Diplomacy Index 2019 report by the Sydney based Lowy Institute has ranked the People’s Republic of China at the top of the Index with 276 diplomatic posts globally. According to the index, China with 8 UN permanent Missions has a total of 169 Embassies/High Commissions, 96 Consulates/Consulates-General around the world.   The United ..

Mark-45 Naval Artillery Gun worth $1 billion to India approved by U.S

The U.S government have approved the biggest defence deal with India in last four year worth $1 billion for the sale of 13 MarK-45 5inch/62 calibre naval artillery guns. The deal would also include spare parts, personnel training and equipment, technical data and publications, ammunition, technical assistance and other logistics support from the contractor and ..

Sports Journalist K R Wadhwaney passes away

Veteran sports journalist and author K R Wadhwaney recently died in Delhi. He was born in Karachi (now in Pakistan), migrated to Lucknow after the partition in 1947. After working in top organisations, Wadhwaney later went on to become the Sports Editor of the Indian Express newspaper.