November 30, 2014

India's Ranking in Different Indexes in 2014

1. Human Development Index 2014
    – 135 (Norway top followed by Australia).
2. Global Environment Performance Index 2014
     – 155 (Switzerland followed by Luxembourg, Australia)
3. Intellectual property (IP) environment 2014
     – 25 (US ranked on the top followed by UK and France)
4. World Press Freedom Index 2014
    - 140 in the list of 180 countries
5. World's best countries for doing business 2014
    – 134
6. Global Peace Index 2014
    – 143 (Iceland top the list while Syria the most violent place)
7. Global Innovation Index 2014
    - 76
8. World Prosperity Index 2013
    – 106.
9. Global Corruption Index 2013
    – 94 (Denmark least corrupt country.)
10. Global Competitiveness Index 2014
      -71 (Switzerland is the most competitive economy, followed by Singapore).
11. World Effective stock market regulation ranking
     – 62 (South Africa is on the top followed by Finland, Hong Kong)
12. India is among the worst- ranked countries when it comes to taxation and inflation burden on economy.
Note: India ranks 133rd in terms of inflation, 130th for taxes and 131st for starting a business. Switzerland has retained its top slot.

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