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Kylie Jenner tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid celebrities of 2020

highest-paid celebrities
  • American media personality and reality TV star, Kylie Jenner has been topped the highest-paid celebrity of 2020 by Forbes.
  • The top-earning stars in the world earned a combined of $6.1 billion in 2020 with Kylie Jenner. Placing aside Kylie’s history with Forbes, the financial experts there calculated her earning this year to be at $590 million after she sold a majority of her beauty brand’s stake to Coty Inc.

India stands 131 in the Human Development Index 2020

  • According to the report published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), India has been dropped two positions to 131 among 189 countries in the 2020 Human Development Index.
  • Norway topped the index, followed by Ireland, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Iceland, the report revealed.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stands at 41 on Forbes 2020 list

Nirmala Sitharaman
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has stood on the 41st spot in the 2020 list of Forbes 100 most powerful women in the world.
  • This is the second time she features in the list, in 2019 stood at 34 and ranked 41st in 2020.
  • India’s leading Businesswomen, Kiran Mazumdar-shaw, Chairman of Biocon Limited also featured in the list at 68th position.

India ranks 10th in the Climate Change Performance Index 2021

Climate Change Performance Index
  • India is placed at 10th place in the ‘Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2021’, released on 7th December 2020.
  • The overall score of India is 63.98. It is for the second time in a row that India emerged among the top 10 countries with higher climate performance from among 58 economies. India was at 9th spot last year in the index.

Manipur’s Nongpok Sekmai Police Station best in India

Nongpok Sekmai Police Station
  • The Nongpok Sekmai Police Station in Manipur topped the list of best police stations in India, while Sooramangalam All Women Police Station at Salem, Tamil Nadu has come up as the second best police station in the country.
  • The Kharsang PS, Arunachal Pradesh‘s Changlang district has come up as the country’s third-best police station.

HCL’s Roshni Nadar tops Kotak Wealth-Hurun wealthy women list 2020

Roshni Nadar
  • Chairperson of HCL Technologies, Roshni Nadar Malhotra has stood on the first spot on the list of wealthiest women in India, according to the second edition of ‘Kotak Wealth Hurun–Leading Wealthy Women’ report.
  • The report is published by Kotak Wealth Management, a division of Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Hurun India.

Reliance Industries tops Fortune India 500 Ranking 2020

  • Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has stood on the first spot on the 2020 Fortune 500 list of Indian companies, released.
  • The revenue of RIL clocked Rs 615,854.00, accounting for 7% of cumulative revenues and 11 percent profit of the companies.

India placed on 8th spot in Global Terrorism Index 2020

Global Terrorism Index 2020
  • In the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2020, India has been placed on the 8th spot globally in the list of countries most affected by terrorism in 2019.
  • The GTI score of India is 7.353 out of 10. India recorded 277 Deaths, 439 Injuries & 558 Incidents because of Terrorism in 2019.

US Air Quality Index: Lahore is the world’s most polluted city

  • Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan, has been listed as the world’s most polluted city, according to air pollution data published by the US Air Quality Index (AQI).
  • Lahore listed a particulate matter (PM) rating of 423. New Delhi stood second with a PM of 229, while Nepal’s capital Kathmandu ranked third with a PM of 178.