Question of The Day20-12-2020

What is the rank of India in Human Development Index 2019?


Correct Answer : a ) 131st

Explanation :

India’s ranking in Human Development Index (HDI) 2019 has dropped by two places from 129 to 131.

India is ranked 131 out of 189 countries. The title of Human Development Report (HDR) 2020 is “The next frontier Human development and the Anthropocene”.

Norway is at the top of HDI. Ireland, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Iceland come after Norway. If newly introduced PHDI is used, Norway’s rank changes from 1 to 15.

As per HDR 2020, India falls in the list of countries with medium human development. The report shows a decline in India’s Gross National Income (GNI) per capita on the basis of purchasing power parity (PPP) from $6,829 in 2018 to $6,681 in 2019. India’s HDI value for 2019 is 0.645. It increased by 50.3% from 0.429 to 0.645 between 1990 and 2019.

Hence, (a) is correct answer.

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