Category: Index/Ranks


India holds the position of the 3rd-largest economy on PPP basis for 2017

  • India has fixed its spot as the third-largest economy after China and the US in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP) for 2017, stated the government citing the World Bank data.

India slides down at 77th place in estimating money in Swiss banks

Swiss National Bank
  • India has rolled down three spots to 77th rank in terms of money deposited by its citizens and enterprises with Swiss banks at the end of 2019, while the UK has maintained its top position, as per the recent data from Switzerland’s central bank. India was placed 74th in the previous year.

Pakistan to stay on FATF’s ‘grey list’; fails to check terror funding

  • Pakistan got another extension on the “grey list”, as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary session on 24th June finalized to maintain all countries under scrutiny for Terror Financing and Money Laundering until October 2020.

Nita Ambani only Indian amongst top global philanthropists of 2020

Nita Ambani
  • Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani to be the only Indian to highlight in Town & Country magazine’s top global philanthropists of 2020 list including Tim Cook, Oprah Winfrey, Laurene Powell Jobs, the Lauder Family, Donatella Versace, Michael Bloomberg and Leonardo Di Caprio among others.

India to be 12th largest holder of US govt securities at April end

  • India has turned up as the 12th largest holder of US government securities at the end of April, keeping worth 157.4 billion dollars. While the holding reached a record high of 177.5 billion dollars in February, the same was highly decreased in March.

RIL 57th most worthy firm globally by market-cap; Saudi Aramco tops the chart

  • Reliance Industries (RIL) came up as the first Indian company to be valued at $150 billion. Saudi Aramco – heads the biggest companies globally with a market cap of $ 1,764.50 billion as on June 16, 2020.

India placed 6th as nuclear weapons increased since 2019; US tops: SIPRI’s Yearbook 2020

SIPRI’s Yearbook 2020
  • India and China have raised their nuclear arsenal over the last year, as per to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The Swedish think-tank that researches on conflict, armaments and arms charge also aimed out on Monday that China is significantly modernizing its nuclear arsenal.

India 9th largest recipient of FDI in 2019 stated UN

  • India got USD 51 billion in foreign investment in 2019 and was the world’s 9th largest recipient of foreign direct investments (FDI) in 2019, as per a report by the UN’s trade body.

India stood 43rd on IMD’s World Competitiveness Index 2020; Singapore on top

  • India retains to place 43rd on an annual World Competitiveness Index arranged by Institute for Management Development (IMD) with some traditional weaknesses like bad infrastructure and inadequate education investment keeping its ranking low.

India ranks 12th on the Nature Index 2020

Nature Index
  • India has placed on 12th position, globally in science research output as per the newly-released Nature Index table 2020.
  • Globally the top-rated Indian institutions in this table are CSIR, a group of 39 institutions at the 160th position and IISc Bangalore at the 184th.