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India at 78th spot on Newsweek’s best country list

Good morning friends.  Hurray India!  That’s all I am can say.  I am proud to say that .India has  ranked 78th on the World’s Best Countries’ list compiled by Newsweek magazine, which placed nations on the basis of health, education, economy and politics. Isn’t it a good news to all Indians?  Our country did it again.

Among India’s neighbors, China is ranked 59th, Sri Lanka is placed at 66th position, while Bangladesh and Pakistan has been placed at 88th and 89th spots respectively.  Japan, South Korea and Singapore are the only three Asian countries in the top 20.

Four countries like Finland, Switzerland, Sweden and Australia has acquire the top four positions  while the United States comes in at 11th with Germany at 12th and the United Kingdom at 14th.

In Newsweek’s first-ever Best Countries special issue, it was set out to answer a question that is at once simple and incredibly complex.  The rankings are based on performance in areas such as education, health, economic dynamism and quality of life.

India is described as a big country with 1.2 billion people with a small per capita income of USD 1,170 per capita.  India gets 2.5 for freedom of expression, political participation and electoral processes from Freedom House with 1 being the highest score. Pakistan scores low with 4.5.

In the quality of life section, the study quotes the World Bank statistics as 75 per cent of the population living on less than USD 2 per day.  While where it comes to ‘ease of doing’ business category, India gets 133th rank, according to World Bank, which puts 1 as the best place to do business. – The Times of India