Rankings: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

NIPER institutes at the NIRF rankings

Published: June 15, 2020

The Ministry of Human Resources and Development recently released the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). IIT Madras had topped the list. The NIPER (National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research) institutes this year have shown great improvements in the ranking. Highlights The annual ranking is released in categories namely colleges, universities, law, dental, architecture, management, ..

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Mumbai: 60th most Expensive in the world

Published: June 10, 2020

According to the Mercer’s 2020 Cost of Living Survey, Mumbai is the 60th most expensive city in the world. Also, it is the 19th most expensive in Asia. The survey measured its ranking including 209 cities. The measures used to rank the cities were housing, food, transportation, clothing, entertainment and household goods. Highlights The Mercer’s ..

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India ranks 53rd in Budget Transparency and Accountability

Published: May 1, 2020

According to the Open Budget Survey conducted by the International Budget Partnership, India ranked 53rd among 117 countries in budget transparency and accountability. Highlights: World India scored 49 out 0f 100 in the survey. The score was above the global average of 45. New Zealand scored 87 and topped the list. South Africa, Mexico and ..

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World Press Freedom Index: India ranks 142nd

Published: April 22, 2020

On April 22, 2020, the Global Press freedom Index was launched. India ranked 142nd in the index and had dropped two places. Highlights: India The World Press Freedom Index says that with no murder of journalists in India in 2019 as compared to 2018, the security situation in the country has improved. According to the ..

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NITI Aayog Report: 28% of Aadhaar based payment are going to wrong accounts

Published: February 24, 2020

The NITI Aayog has released a progress report on National Nutrition Mission (Poshan Abhiyaan). According to the report, one in three Aadhaar based payments was credited to a wrong bank account, especially in Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana. Highlights This is the second report prepared by the think tank. The report was prepared and released ..

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