India Ranking in Different Indexes 2022 PDF Updated List


India Ranking In Different Indexes 2022: If you are a banking aspirant then you must be knowing the importance of the General Awareness section which carries 40 marks in most of the banking exams. One of the topics that are often asked in the exam is – India Ranking in Different Indexes 2022″. Approximately 2-3 questions are asked on this topic and you can easily fetch them by going through the all index 2022 India rank given below.

In this article, we are providing you with an updated list of different indexes which will be helpful in your exam preparation. Make sure you bookmark this page as we will be updating all the upcoming indexes on this page. Check Other Static GK Topic Wise Chapters

What Are Indexes?

Indexes refer to the rankings secured by different countries on different parameters. These indexes help us in a better understanding of two countries on the same parameters. Comparing the two countries becomes much easier with the help of these indexes.

India Ranking In Different Indexes 2022

India’s Ranking in Different Index 2022

IndexReleased / Published byIndia’s RankTopped by
Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index.Ookla115thNorway
Expat Insider Rankings for 2022InterNations.36th Top: Mexico
Bottom Rank: Kuwait
Global Environment Performance Index – 2022Yale and Columbia University researchers180thTopped by: Denmark (world’s most sustainable country)
Bottom Country: India
Global Hunger Index – 2021Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organization Welt Hunger Hilfe101stTotal of 18 countries, including China, Kuwait and Brazil, shared the top rank
World Happiness Report 2022United Nations Sustainable Development Solution Network136thTop 3 Country:
1. Finland
2. Denmark
3. Iceland

• Bottom rank: Afghanistan
World Press Freedom Index -2022Reporters Without Borders150thTopped by:Norway
Bottom Rank:North Korea
Energy Transition Index-2021World Economic Forum in collaboration with Accenture87thTopped by:Sweden
Global Innovation Index 2021World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)46thTop 3 Countries:
3. USA
Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021Startup Blink20thTopped By: USA
World Competitiveness Index 2021Institute for Management Development’s (IMD)43thTopped by: Switzerland
Global Gender Gap Report 2022World Economic Forum135thTopped By: Iceland

Bottom rank: Afghanistan
International Intellectual Property Index 2022US Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Centre43rdTop 3 Country
• 1. United States
• 2. United Kingdom
• 3. Germany
Global Climate Risk Index 2021Bonn-based environmental think tank Germanwatch7thTop 3 Countries:
1. Mozambique
2. Zimbabwe
3. Bahamas
Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2021Bonn-based environmental think tank Germanwatch10thRank 4:Denmark
Top 3 position unoccupied
Economic Freedom Index 2021The Heritage Foundation121stTopped By:Singapore
Corruption Perception Index 2021Transparency International85thTopped jointly by three countries: Denmark, Finland and New Zealand
Henley Passport Index 2022Henley & Partners in collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA).83th in Quarter 1

85th in Quarter 2

87th in Quarter 3
Top Countries:
1. Japan
2. Singapore
3. South Korea
Sustainable Development Report 2021UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network120thTopped by: Finland
Global Peace Index 2021Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) Sydney135thTopped By: Iceland

Bottom Rank:Afghanistan
Inclusive Internet Index 2021Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)49thTopped by: Sweden
Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) 2021consultancy firm Ernst & Young (EY)3rdTop 3 Country:
1. USA
2. China
3. India
Global Skills Report 2021Coursera67thTopped by: Switzerland
Chandler Good Government Index 2021Chandler Institute of Governance49thTopped by:Finland

Bottom Rank: Venezuela
Global Food Security (GFS) Index 2021sponsored by Corteva Agriscience designed constructed by London-based Economist Impact71stIreland, Australia, UK, Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, Japan, France and US shared the top rank
World Talent Ranking report 2021International Institute for Management Development (IMD)56thTop 3 Countries:
2. Sweden
3. Luxembourg
Global Health Security Index 2021Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School66thTop 3 Countries:
1. USA
2. Australia
3. Finland
Asia Power Index 2021Lowy Institute4thTop 3 Countries:
1. United States
2. China
3. Japan
TRACE global Bribery Risk RankingRACE International82ndTop 3 Countries:
1. Denmark
2. Norway
3. Swedenp
Global Drug Policy Index 2021Harm Reduction Consortium18thTop 3 Countries:p>1. Norway
2. New Zealand
3. Portugal
FIFA Ranking 2021Fédération Internationale de Football Association104thTop 3 countries:
1. Belgium
2. Brazil
3. France
World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index 2021World Justice Project79thTop 3 Countries:
1. Denmark
2. Norway
3. Finland
Mercer CFS Global Pension IndexMercer Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute40thTop 3countries:
1. Iceland
2. Netherlands
3. Norway
Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI)consultancy firm Ernst & Young (EY)3rdTop 3 Countries:
1. USA
2. China
3. India
“2021 Global Crypto Adoption IndexBlockchain data platform Chainalysis.2ndTopped by: Vietnam
“New Global Youth Development Index” 2020Commonwealth Secretariat in London122ndTop 3 Countries:
1. Singapore
2. Slovenia
3. Norway
Global Cybersecurity Index 2020International Telecommunication Union (ITU)10thTopped by: USA
money Deposited in Swiss Banks RankSwiss National Bank (SNB)51stTopped by: United Kingdom (UK)
World Giving Index 2021Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)14thTop 3 Countries:
1. Indonesia
2. Kenya
3. Nigeria
Democracy Index 2021Economist Intelligence Unit46thTopped by: Norway
‘Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index’Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)10thTop 3 countries:
1. Singapore
2. Taiwan
3. Japan
Covid-19 Response IndexAustralia-based Lowy Institute86thTop 3 Countries:
1. New Zealand
2. Vietnam
3. Taiwan
“Break Out Economies” IndexTufts University’s Fletcher School in partnership with Mastercard.4thTopped By: China
Five Years On: Global climate tech investment trendsLondon Partners and Co’s research9thTop 3 Countries:
1. USA
2. China
3. Sweden
Kids Rights Index 2021Kids Rights Foundation and Erasmus University Rotterdam112thTop 3 Countries:
1. Iceland
2. Switzerland
3. Finland
The Inequality Virus Report IndexOxfam6thTopped by: USA
Digital Quality of Life Index 2021Cybersecurity company ‘Surfshark’59thTop 3 Countries:
1. Denmark
2. South Korea
3. Finland
World Investment Report 2021United  Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD5thTopped by: USA
Global Manufacturing Risk Indexthe US-based property consultant Cushman Wakefield2ndTopped by: China
Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2021World Economic Forum54th• Topped by: Japan
• Bottom country: Chad
• India remains the top performer in South Asia.
World Air Power Index 2022World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft (WDMMA)Rank of Indian Air Force (IAF): 3rd• Topped by: US Air Force
• 2nd position occupied by Russian Air force
‘On-Time Performance’ IndexCirium, an organisation that specialises in offering aviation data to travelChennai International Airport ranked 8th in Global List• Topped by: Miami Airport (United States)
• 2nd Rank: Fukuoka Airport (Japan)
• 3rd Rank: Haneda Airport ( Japan)
Cryptocurrency Gains by Country Indexcrypto analytics firm Chainalysis21st• Top 3 Country:
1. USA
2. United Kingdom
3. Germany
• Ethereum is the most noteworthy gainer among the crypto assets.
Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022The Times Higher Education (THE)4thTop 3 University:
1. Western Sydney University (Australia)
2. Arizona State University (The US)
3. Western University (Canada)
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022QS Quacquarelli Symonds• Indian Institute of Technology(IIT)-Bombay ranked 65th
• Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)- Delhi ranked 72nd
Top 3 QS World University Rankings 2022:

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2.The University of Oxford
3. Stanford University & the University of Cambridge
Global House Price Index Q4 2021property consultant Knight Frank51stTop 3 Country: 1. Turkey
2. New Zealand
3. Czech Republic
Global Investment in Digital Shopping 2021 IndexLondon & Partners analysis of Dealroom2ndTop 3 country:
1. United States (US) – USD 51 billion
2. India – USD 22 billion
3. China – USD 14 billion
US Green Building Council Index

• Based on top countries outside of the United States (US) for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
US Green Building Council (USGBC)3rdTopped by:China
Global Digital Skills Index 2022

• It highlights the growing global digital skills crisis and the need for action
Salesforce1stTopped by: India

• India leads the digital skills readiness, and has the highest readiness index among the 19 countries.
Global Terrorism Index 2022Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)12thTopped by: Afghanistan with a score of 9.109 points.
Ease of Doing Business Index 2020World Bank63rdTopped by: New Zealand
Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2021Adecco Group, INSEAD and Tata Communications88thTop 3 Countries:
1. Switzerland
2. Singapore
3. United States
The Global Liveability Index 2022(It published the list of most liveable city” in the world)Economic Intelligence Unit’s (EIU)• 112th – New Delhi

• 117th – Mumbai
Topped by:Vienna (Capital of Austria)

Top 3 Country:
1. Vienna
2. Copenhagen
3. Zurich

India’s Ranking in Different Domestic Index 2022

Index / ReportReleased / Published byRankingAdditional Points
Most preferred denomination reportReserve Bank of India• Rs 100 was the most preferred denomination
• Rs 2,000 was the least preferred denomination.

• Among coins, the denomination of Rs 5 was the most preferred whereas Re 1 was the least preferred.
The RBI survey also found out that the total number of Rs 2000 notes comprised only 214 crores or 1.6 per cent of the total currency notes in circulation.
State Energy and Climate IndexNITI AayogTop Three States among Larger States Category
1. Gujarat
2. Kerala
3. Punjab

Top Three States among Smaller States Category
1. Goa
2. Tripura
3. Manipur

Top Three UTs

1. Chandigarh
2. Delhi
3. Daman & Diu/Dadra & Nagar Haveli
• The Ranking based on the states’ performance on 6 parameters, namely,
1. DISCOM’s Performance
2. Access, Affordability and Reliability of Energy
3. Clean Energy Initiatives
4. Energy Efficiency
5. Environmental Sustainability
6. New Initiatives.
Top vegetable producer IndexTop 2 producer of vegetables:
1. Uttar Pradesh
2. West Bengal
Andhra Pradesh remains the top fruit producer.
Export Preparedness Index 2021NITI AayogTop3 State:
1. Gujarat
2. Maharashtra
3. Karnataka
State of Governance ranking 2021SKOCH GroupTop 3 states:
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. West Bengal
3. Odisha
The SKOCH report based on the performence in various projects at state, district, and Email Article Print Article municipal levels.
India Press Freedom Report 2021Rights and Risks Analysis Group• Topped by (UT): Jammu and Kashmir

• Top 3 states:
1. Uttar Pradesh
2. Madhya Pradesh
3. Tripura
According to the report, 13 media houses and newspapers were targeted in the country, 108 journalists were attacked, and 6 journalists were killed
Scheduled Castes (SC) entrepreneurs Ranking• Topped by: Maharashtra (96,805 enterprises )

• 2nd : Tamil Nadu (42,997)
• 3 rd Rajasthan ( 38,517)
• The fourth, fifth and sixth slots belong to Uttar Pradesh (36,913 units), Karnataka (28,803 enterprises) and Punjab (24,503 units) respectively.

• Generally, the proportion of enterprises owned by Scheduled Caste entrepreneurs in the overall national tally of MSMEs is 6%.
India State of Forest Report (ISFR)’ 2021Forest Survey of India (FSI)Area-wise, Madhya Pradesh has the largest forest cover in India
• Read the full report here: India State of Forest Report 2021
India’s forest & tree cover rose by 2,261 sq km in last 2 years
Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2021the Ministry of Education’s innovation cellIIT Madras has bagged the first positionA total of 1,438 higher education institutions (HEIs) including all IITs, NITs, and IISc participated in the third edition of ARIIA rankings.
Smart City Index 2022The Institute for Management Development, in collaboration with Singapore University for Technology and Design (SUTD)Top 3 cities:
1. Bhopal
2. Indore
3. Varanasi
Prayagraj tops the country in terms of cities which were selected for development under phase III of the Smart City Project.

Updated India’s Rank in various index PDF 2021

Ranking Index (November 2021)

IndexIndex released byIndia’s Rank1st Rank
Edelgive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2021Hurun India and EdelGive Rank 1: Wipro’s Azim Premji (donation of Rs 9,713 crore during fiscal 2020-21)·      
Rank 2: Shiv Nadar (Rs 1,263 crore)·      
Rank 3: Mukesh Ambani (Rs 577 crore)·       Rank 4: Kumar Mangalam Birla (Rs 377 crore)
2022 QS World University RankingsQS (Quacquarelli Symonds)Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (42nd regionally) IIT Delhi (45th regionally)Rank 1: National University of Singapore·       Rank 2: China’s Peking University·      
Rank 3: Nanyang Technological University Singapore & University of Hong Kong
1st edition of the Global Drug Policy Index 2021Harm Reduction ConsortiumRank 18: IndiaRank 1: Norway·      
Rank 2: New Zealand·      
Rank 3: Portugal·      
Rank 4: UK·      
Rank 5: Australia·      
Rank 26: Mexico·      
Rank 27: Kenya·      
Rank 28: Indonesia·      
Rank 29: Uganda·      
Rank 30: Brazil
Global Climate Change Performance Index 2022Germanwatch along with Climate Action Network (CAN) and New Climate InstituteRank 10: IndiaThe first three overall positions remain empty as no country performs well enough in all index categories to achieve an overall very high rating.·     
Denmark (4th)·      
 Sweden (5th)·      
 Norway (6th)·       
United Kingdom (7th)·       
Morocco (8th)·      
 Chile (9th)Worst performers: Australia, South Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Kazakhstan
IQAir Air Quality Index (AQI)IQAir, a Switzerland-based climate group1st: Delhi4th: Kolkata6th: Mumbai 
2021 TRACE global Bribery Risk RankingsTRACE International Rank 82: IndiaRank 1: Denmark·      
Rank 2: Norway·      
Rank 3: Sweden·      
Rank 192: Eritrea·      
Rank 193: Turkmenistan·      
Rank 194: North Korea
IPF Citizen Satisfaction Survey on SMART Policing 2021Delhi-based think tank, IPF (Indian Police Foundation)Bottom 3:·       Chhattisgarh·       Uttar Pradesh·       BiharTop 3:·       Andhra Pradesh·       Telangana·       Assam
1st Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Urban India Index 2021-22NITI Aayog with GIZ and BMZ under the Indo-German Development CooperationBottom 10 performers: Dhanbad, Meerut, Itanagar, Guwahati, Patna, Jodhpur, Kohima, Agra, Kolkata, and FaridabadTop 10 performing urban areas: Shimla, Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Panaji, Pune, Tiruchirappalli, Ahmedabad, and Nagpur

Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index 2021: Gujarat retained top spot

  • Gujarat has retained its position as the top performer among 21 states in the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) 2021 index followed by Haryana, Punjab, Tamil Nādu.
  • LEADS 2021 report has been prepared by a team of Transport & Logistics professionals at Ernst & Young LLP with guidance and inputs from officials of the Department of Logistics, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • LEADS 2021 is the 3rd edition of the LEADS report (1st -2018; 2nd – 2019).
4Tamil Nādu
North Eastern
States and
Himalayan UTs
1Jammu Kashmir

NITI Aayog’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2021: Bihar, Jharkhand, UP poorest states in India

  • Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Meghalaya have emerged as the poorest states in India, according to NITI Aayog’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).
  • India’s first ever national MPI measure is based on the reference period of 2015-16 of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS). Multidimensional Poverty Index measure has been constructed by utilising 12 key components which cover areas such as health and nutrition, education and standard of living.
  • According to the report, India’s national MPI measure uses the globally accepted and robust methodology developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Top 5Bihar (51.91%)
Jharkhand (42.16%)
Uttar Pradesh (37.79%)
Madhya Pradesh (36.65%)
Meghalaya (32.67%)
Bottom 5Kerala (0.71%)
Goa (3.76%)
Sikkim (3.82%)
Tamil Nadu (4.89%)
Punjab (5.59%)
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Kantar’s BrandZ India report 2021: Amazon, Asian Paints, Tata Tea topped India’s Most Purposeful Brand Rankings

  • According toKantar’s BrandZ India 2021 report, Amazon, Tata Tea and Asian Paints emerged as the most purposeful brands in India across technology, FMCG and in non-FMCG categories respectively.
  • In technology ranking Amazonleads the index followed by Zomato, YouTube, and Google and Swiggy jointly in 4th place.
  • While Asian Paintstopped the non-FMCG rankingsSamsung and Jio ranked jointly in the 2nd position, followed by MRF. The FMCG category rankings saw Tata Tea topping the chart, Surf Excel in 2nd

India’s Top 5 Most Purposeful Brands:

RankMost Purposeful Technology BrandsMost Purposeful FMCG BrandsMost Purposeful Non-FMCG Brands
1AmazonTata TeaAsian Paints
2ZomatoSurf Excel(Detergent brand)Samsung & Jio
3YouTubeTaj Mahal (tea brand)MRF
4Google & SwiggyParachute & MaggiTata Housing

Swachh Survekshan 2021 Ranking: Indore is the cleanest city, Chhattisgarh is cleanest state

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has released the Swachh Survekshan 2021 Result. President Ram Nath Kovind has announced the Cities names and honored the municipal corporations working under the Swachhta Mission (Cleanliness Mission). In the 2021 edition of Swachh Survekshan, 4320 cities of the country participated. In this survey, 342 cities have got star ratings for cleanliness (Swachh).

  • Indore city has been declared the cleanest city of India for the 5th time in a row. While Surat (Gujarat) has been ranked second and Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) has been ranked third in ‘more than 1 lakh population’ category.
  • Vita, Lonavala, and Sasvad, cities from Maharashtra bagged the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions respectively in the India’s cleanest cities under ‘less than 1 lakh population’ category.
  • Chhattisgarh retained the first position in the state
  • Varanasi, has been adjudged the “cleanest Ganga town” while Bihar’s Munger and Patna have been ranked second and third in the category.
  • Maharashtra bagged the highest number of awards i.e. a total of 92 awards, followed by Chhattisgarh with 67 awards.
  • Star rating system: A total of 9 cities – Indore, Surat, New Delhi Municipal Council, Navi Mumbai, Ambikapur, Mysuru, Noida, Vijayawada and Patan- have been certified as 5 star cities while 143 cities have been certified as 3 star.
  • Cleanest State (with more than 100 urban local bodies): Chhattisgarh
  • Cleanest State (with less than 100 urban local bodies): Jharkhand
  • Cleanest City (with less than one lakh population): Vita city of Maharashtra
  • Cleanest small city (1-3 lakh population): New Delhi Municipal Council
  • Cleanest medium city (3-10 lakh population): Noida
  • Cleanest big city’ (10-40 lakh population): Navi Mumbai
  • Cleanest cantonment board: Ahmedabad cantonment
  • Cleanest District: Surat
  • Fastest Mover small city: Hoshangawad, Madhya Pradesh
  • Best Small City in Citizens’ Feedback: Triputi, Maharashtra
  • Top city in Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge: Navi Mumbai

Top 10 ranked city in Swachh Survekshan 2021:

RankCity Name
4Navi Mumbai

Ranking Index (October, 2021)

IndexIndex released byIndia’s Rank1st Rank
Henley Passport Index 2021Henley(Based on the survey of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) data.)Rank 90Top 5·       
Rank 1: Japan, Singapore·       
Rank 2: Germany, South Korea·        
Rank 3: Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain·        
Rank 4: Austria, Denmark·       
Rank 5: France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden 
Bottom 5·        Afghanistan·        Iraq·        Syria·        Pakistan·        Yemen 
Renewable Energy Country Investment attractiveness index 2021EYRank 3Rank 1: US
Rank 2: China
Global Hunger Index 2021Concern Worldwide and WelthungerhilfeRank 10192 rank: Pakistan,
76 ranks: Nepal, Bangladesh
IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2021HurunRank 2: Gautam Adani
Rank 3: Shiv Nadar & family Rank 4: SP Hinduja & family Rank 5: LN Mittal & family
Rank 6: Cyrus S Poonawalla
Rank 7: Radhakishan Damani
Rank 1: Mukesh Ambani
Forbes World’s Best Employer 2021 RankingForbesRank 1: Reliance Industries (Rank 52 globally)Global Ranking:
Rank 1: Samsung Electronics
Rank 2: IBM
Rank 3: Microsoft
Rank 4: Amazon
Rank 5: Apple
71st Global Food Security Index 2021London-based Economist Impact and is sponsored by Corteva AgriscienceIndia ranked 71stRank 1st: IrelandRank
2nd: AustriaRank
3rd: United KingdomRank
4th: Finland
Rank 5th: SwitzerlandLast rank (113th): Burundi
2021 Mercer CFS Global Pension Index (MCGPI) surveyMercer ConsultingIndia ranked 40thRank 1: Iceland
Rank 2: Netherlands
Rank 3: Denmark
Rank 43 (Bottom): Thailand
Note: The 2021 MCGPI, has added 4 new retirement systems: Iceland, Taiwan, UAE and Uruguay.
World Justice Project’s (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021 India ranked 79thTop 3:·       Denmark·       Norway·       Finland
Bottom 3:·       Venezuela, RB·       Cambodia·       Congo, Dem. Rep.
Five years on: Global climate tech investment trends since the Paris AgreementLondon & Partners, and Dealroom. CoIndia ranked 9thRank 1: United States (US)
Rank 2: China
Rank 3: Sweden
Rank 4: UKRank 5: France
THE’s World Reputation Rankings 2021Times Higher Education (THE)Ranking of Indian Institutes:
Rank 91-100: IISc BangaloreRank 126-150: IIT BombayRank 176-200: IIT DelhiRank 176-200: IIT Madras
Rank 1: Harvard University (US)
Rank 2: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)
Rank 3: University of Oxford (UK)10: Tsinghua University (China)
FIFA Ranking 2021FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)India ranked 106thRank 1: Belgium
Rank 2: Brazil
Rank 3: France
Rank 4: ItalyRank 5: England

State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2020: Karnataka topped

Karnataka ranked 1st in the State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2020 with a score of 70 out of 100 and is included in ‘Front runner’ category.

Karnataka is followed by Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. Under SEEI 2020, each state/UT has been classified as a Front runner, Achiever, Contender, and Aspirant based on their scores.

SEEI is released by the Ministry of Power and assesses the states in four categories using 68 qualitative, quantitative, and outcome-based indicators aggregating to a maximum score of 100 across six sectors. The State Energy Efficiency Index 2020 was developed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE).

RankState (score)
1Karnataka (70)
2Rajasthan (61)
3Haryana (59.5)
4Maharashtra (57.5)
5Tamil Nadu (51.5)

Public Affairs Index (PAI 2021): Kerala topped in governance performance

According to the 6th edition of Public Affairs Index (PAI 2021) report by the Public Affairs Centre (PAC), a Bengaluru- based non-profit think tank, the top three slots have been taken by Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana among 18 large states.

Public Affairs Index (PAI 2021) ranks the states and Union Territories based on three pillars of equity, growth and sustainability along with 5 themes, 14 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 43 indicators.

Toppers among large states1Kerala (1.618)
2Tamil Nadu (0.857)
3Telangana (0.891)
Toppers among small states1Sikkim (1.617)
2Meghalaya (1.144)
3Mizoram (1.123)
Toppers among Union Territories1Puducherry (1.182)
2Jammu and Kashmir (0.705)
3Chandigarh (0.628)

Ranking Index (September, 2021)

IndexIndex released byIndia’s Rank1st Rank
THE World University Rankings 2022Times Higher Education (THE)Indian University Rank·       IISc Bangalore – 301-350 bracket·       Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar – 351-400 bracket.·       IIT Indore – 401-500 bracket.1st: University of Oxford
2nd: California Institute of Technology
3rd: Harvard University
National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021Ministry of Education, Government of IndiaIndian Institute of Technology Madras 1st in Overall Category as well as in Engineering·  
 Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 1st in the University as well as Research Institution category·      

 IIM Ahmedabad 1st in Management colleges·       All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 1st in Medical·      

 Jamia Hamdard, Delhi 1st in Pharmacy subject·       Miranda College, Delhi 1st amongst colleges·      

 IIT Roorkee 1st in Architecture subject·        National Law School of India University, Bangalore 1st in Law·      

 Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, 1st in “Dental” category
‘100 most influential people of 2021’ listTime Magazine·       Prime Minister Narendra Modi·       West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee·       Chief Executive Officer of the Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla·US President Joe Biden·      
Vice-President Kamala Harris·      
Duke & Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry & Meghan·  
Former US president Donald Trump·       Chinese President Xi Jinping·       Co-founder of the Taliban, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar
Global Innovation Index 2021World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)Rank 46th: IndiaRank 1: Switzerland·      
 Rank 2: Sweden·       
Rank 3: US·      
 Rank 4: UK
3rd State Food Safety Index 2021 (SFSI)Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)Larger States:·       Gujarat·       Kerala·       Tamil Nadu
Smaller States:·       Goa·       Meghalaya·       Manipur UTs:·       Jammu and Kashmir,·       Andaman and the Nicobar Islands·       New Delhi
Asiamoney 2021 PollAsiamoneyOverall Most Outstanding Company in India: HDFC BankMost Outstanding Company in India – Banking Sector: HDFC Bank

Ranking Index (August 2021)

IndexIndex released byIndia’s Rank1st Rank
Fortune Global 500 list for 2021FortuneList of 7 Indian Companies·       Reliance Industries (155)·       State Bank of India (205)·       Indian Oil (212)·       Oil & Natural Gas (243)·       Rajesh Exports (348)·       Tata Motors (357)·       Bharat Petroleum (394)1stWalmart Country-wise rank:1st China (143 Companies)2nd U.S. (122)3rd Japan (53) 
“Global Youth Development Index 2020”Commonwealth Secretariat in LondonRank 122ndRank 1: Singapore
Rank 2: Slovenia
Rank 3: Norway
Rank 4: Malta
Rank 5: Denmark
World’s 100 best airports list 2021SkytraxThe list of India’s airports in World’s Top 100 Airports 2021Delhi at number 45Hyderabad at 64Mumbai at 65Bengaluru at 71Rank 1: Doha Hamad
Rank 2: Tokyo Haneda
Rank 3: Singapore Changi
Rank 4: Seoul Incheon
Rank 5: Tokyo Narita 
‘Most polluted cities in the world in 2020 reportBritish company HouseFreshMost Polluted city in the world rank 1: Hotan, Xinjiang province, China Rank 2: Ghaziabad, IndiaCleanest city in the world rank 1: Judbury, Australia Top 4 Polluted country in the world rank 1: Bangladesh
Rank 2: Pakistan
Rank 3: India
Hurun Global 500 Most Valuable Companies list 2021HurunReliance Industries (USD 188 billion) ranked at 57 India is ranked 9th with 12 companiesTop 6 Companies:
Apple (USD 2,443 billion)Microsoft Amazon Alphabet FacebookTencent
 Top countries:
US – 243 companies
China – 4Japan – 30UK – 24
Cushman Global Manufacturing Risk Index 2021Cushman & WakefieldRank 2:  India Rank 1: ChinaRank 2:  India Rank 3: USFollowed by Canada, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Lithuania, Thailand, Malaysia and Poland.
Safe Cities Index 2021Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)New Delhi at 48th Mumbai at 50thWorld’s top 10 Safest cities
1.      Copenhagen
2.      Toronto
3.      Singapore
4.      Sydney
5.      Tokyo
6.      Amsterdam
7.      Wellington
8.      Hong Kong
9.      Melbourne
10.   Stockholm
Bottom of the index: Yangon (Myanmar)

Ranking Index (July, 2021)

IndexIndex released byIndia’s Rank1st Rank
Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021Startup Blink20thRank 1: US Rank 2: UK Rank 3: Israel Rank 4: Canada Rank 5: Germany
Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2020International Telecommunication Union (ITU).10thRank 1: US Rank 2: the UK and Saudi Arabia Rank 3: Estonia

Ranking Index (June, 2021)

IndexIndex released byIndia’s Rank / Bottom Rank1st Rank
World University Rankings 2021-22Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR)Top 10 Indian Institutes Global Rank 415: IIM Ahmedabad Global Rank 459: Indian Institute of Science, BengaluruRank 543: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, MumbaiRank 557: IIT MadrasRank 567: IIT BombayRank 571: University of DelhiRank 623: IIT DelhiRank 708: IIT KharagpurRank 709: Panjab UniversityRank 818: IIT Kanpur(68 Indian Institutes in Top 2000)Rank 1: Harvard UniversityRank 2: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Rank 3: Stanford University Rank 4: University of Cambridge Rank 5: Oxford University
SDG India Index 2020-21Niti AayogThe worst-performing states and UTs include: Chhattisgarh, Nagaland and Odisha with a score of- 61Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh at a score of- 60Assam scored- 57Jharkhand scored- 56Bihar at-52The top-performing states and UTs as per the report are: Kerala with a score of- 75Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu with a score of -74Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka and Uttarakhand scored- 72Sikkim scored- 71Maharashtra with a Goal score of- 70
The State of India’s Environment Report 2021 on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted as a part of the 2030 agenda by United NationsCentre for Science and Environment (CSE)Rank 117: India 
THE Asia university rankings 2021Times Higher Education (THE)Rank 37: IISc BangaloreRank 55: IIT RoparRank 78: IIT IndoreRank 1: Tsinghua University, ChinaRank 2: Peking University
‘The Times 50 Most Desirable Women 2020’Times1st Spot: Rhea Chakraborty2nd Spot: Miss Universe 2020, 3rd runner-up Adline Castelino3rd Spot: Actress Disha Patani4th Spot: Kiara Advani5th Spot:  Deepika Padukone
Global Liveability Index 2021Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)Here’s the list of the 10 least liveable cities in the world:·         Damascus (Syria)·         Lagos (Nigeria)·         Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)·         Dhaka (Bangladesh)·         Algiers (Algeria)·         Tripoli (Libya)·         Karachi (Pakistan)·         Harare (Zimbabwe)·         Douala (Cameroon)·         Caracas (Venezuela)The top 10 most livable cities in the world·         Auckland, New Zealand·         Osaka, Japan·         Adelaide, Australia·         Wellington, New Zealand·         Tokyo, Japan·         Perth, Australia·         Zurich, Switzerland·         Geneva, Switzerland·         Melbourne, Australia·         Brisbane, Australia
QS World University Rankings 2022Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)·         Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru (186th position)·         Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay (177th position)·         IIT Delhi (185th rank)Rank 1: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Rank 2: University of OxfordRank 3: Stanford UniversityUniversity of Cambridge
World’s Best Banks 2021Forbes with market research firm StatistaRank 1: DBS Bank
Global Skills Report 2021CourseraRank 67: IndiaRank 1: SwitzerlandRank 2: LuxembourgRank 3: Austria
World Giving Index 2021Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)Rank 14: IndiaRank 1: IndonesiaRank 2: KenyaRank 3: NigeriaRank 4: MyanmarRank 5: Australia
“Global House Price Index” – Q1 2021.Knight FrankRank 55: IndiaRank 1: TurkeyRank 2: New Zealand
World Competitiveness Index 2021Institute for Management Development (IMD)Rank 43: IndiaRank 1: SwitzerlandRank 2: SwedenRank 3: Denmark
15th edition of Global Peace Index 2021Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) SydneyRank 135: India (5th in South Asia region)
Least peaceful country·         Bottom: Afghanistan is the least peaceful country again for a fourth consecutive year.·          Yemen·         Syria,·         South Sudan,·         Iraq
Rank 1: Iceland since 2008Rank 2: DenmarkRank 3: New Zealand
Rank 4: Portugal
Sustainable Development Report 2021 (6th Edition)Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann StiftungRank 120: IndiaRank 1: Finland
Rank 2: Sweden Rank 3: Denmark
Ease of Living Index 2020Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)Rank 1: Bengaluru Rank 2: Chennai Rank 3: Shimla Rank 4: Bhubaneshwar Rank 5: Mumbai
‘Annual Bank Statistics of 2020’Swiss National Bank (SNB), the Central Bank of Switzerland.Rank 51: IndiaRank 1: United Kingdom (UK) Rank 2: US
QS Executive MBA Rankings 2021Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)IIM Bangalore: Rank 1 in IndiaRank 39 globally
Global list of biggest philanthropists of last centuryHurun and Edelgive FoundationRank 1: Jamsetji Tata Rank 2: Bill Gates and his now-estranged wife Melinda Rank 3: Henry Wellcome Rank 4: Howard Hughes
World Investment Report 2021UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)Rank 5 (largest recipient of FDI inflows in the world): India- USD 64 billionTop 3 US-USD 156 billion chinaUSD 149 billion Hong Kong-USD 119 billion

Ranking Index (May, 2021)

IndexIndex released byIndia’s Rank1st Rank
Brand Finance Insurance 100 report for 2021London-based consultancy firm Brand FinanceMost valuable insurance companies rank 10: LIC with $8.65 billion. Strongest insurance brands rank 3: India’s LIC. Most valuable insurance companies rank 1: PingAn Insurance of China $44 billion Rank 2: China Life Insurance-$22 billion Rank 3: Germany’s Allianz with $20 billion.
Strongest insurance brands rank
1: Italy’s Poste Italiane
Rank 2: Spain’s Mapfre
2021 ranking of global retail powerhousesDeloitteThe fastest-growing retailer in the world rank 2: Reliance Retail Ltd
List of Global Powers of RetailingRank 53: Reliance Retail Ltd
List of Global Powers of RetailingRank 1: US giant Walmart Inc
Rank 2: Inc
Rank 3: Costco Wholesale Corporation
Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders 2021Fortune MagazineRank 10: Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII)Rank 1: Jacinda Ardern, PM of New Zealand
EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (impressive show on solar PV segment)Rank 3: IndiaRank 1: USRank 2: China

Ranking Index (April, 2021)

IndexIndex released byIndia’s Rank1st Rank
Global Gender Gap Report 2021World Economic Forum140thRank 1: IcelandRank 2: FinlandRank 3: NorwayRank 4: New ZealandRank 5: Sweden
35th Forbes’ annual billionaire listForbesRank 10: Mukesh AmbaniRank 1: Jeff BezosRank 2: Elon MuskRank 3: Bernard ArnaultRank 4: Bill GatesRank 5: Mark ZuckerbergRank 6: Warren BuffettRank 7: Larry EllisonRank 8: Larry PageRank 9: Sergey Brin
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU 2020)ShanghaiRanking ConsultancyBest higher education institutes in India: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) BangaloreBest varsity in India: Calcutta UniversityRank 1: Harvard UniversityRank 2: Stanford UniversityRank 3: University of CambridgeCategory of 501- 600- IISc Bangalore
Internet inclusion and gender equality reportFacebook and Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)49thRank 1: SwedenRank 2: United StatesRank 3: SpainRank 4: AustraliaRank 5: Hong Kong.
Henley Passport Index 2021Henley & Partners84thRank 1: JapanRank 2: SingaporeRank 3:  Germany, South KoreaRank 4: Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, SpainRank 5: Austria, DenmarkRank 107: PakistanRank 110: Afghanistan (Bottom)
World Press Freedom Index 2021Reporters Without Borders142ndRank 1: NorwayRank 2: FinlandRank 3: SwedenRank 177: ChinaRank 179: North Korea
Global Energy Transition Index 2021World Economic Forum (WEF)87thRank 1: SwedenRank 2: NorwayRank 3: Denmark
Chandler Good Government Index 2021Chandler Institute of Governance, Singapore49thRank 1: FinlandRank 2: SwitzerlandRank 3: SingaporeRank 4: NetherlandsRank 5: Demark
SIPRI’s TRENDS IN WORLD MILITARY EXPENDITURE report 2020Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)3rdRank 1: United StatesRank 2: ChinaRank 4: RussiaRank 5: United Kingdom

Ranking Index (March 2021)

IndexIndex released byIndia’s Rank1st Rank
Ease of Living Index 2021Union Housing and Urban Affairs MinistryMore than 10lacs PopulationRank 2: PuneRank 3: AhmedabadRank 4: ChennaiRank 5: Surat, Rank 6: Navi MumbaiLess than 10 Lacs PopulationRank 2: BhubaneshwarRank 3: SilvassaRank 4: KakinadaRank 5: SalemRank 6: Vellore followed by Gandhinagar, Gurugram, DavangereMunicipal Performance Index 2020 (More than 10 lacs)Rank 2: BhopalRank 3:  New Delhi Municipal CouncilMunicipal Performance Index 2020 (less than 10 lacs)Rank 2: Gandhinagar.More than 10 lacs Population: Bengaluru Less than 10 lacs Population: Shimla Municipal Performance Index 2020 (More than 10 lacs): Surat Municipal Performance Index 2020 (less than 10 lacs): Tirupati
List of aspirational districts ranking in JanuaryNiti AayogRank 1: Nawada (Bihar)Rank 2: Kiphire (Nagaland)Rank 3: Namsai (Arunachal Pradesh)
11th QS World University Rankings 2021Rank 172: Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay)Rank 1: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (US)Rank 2: Stanford University (US)Rank 3: University of Cambridge (UK)
Economic Freedom Index 2021Heritage Foundation, a US Conservative think-tank26th in Asia-Pacific121st globallyRank 1: SingaporeRank 2: New ZealandRank 3: AustraliaRank 4: SwitzerlandRank 5: Ireland
Business to Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index 2020United Nations Conference on Trade and DevelopmentRank 71 Rank 1-SwitzerlandRank 2-NetherlandsRank 3-Denmark
World Air Quality Report 2020Swiss organisation, IQAir22 of world’s 30 most polluted cities are in IndiaMost polluted capital cityRank 1-DelhiMost polluted cityRank 1-Xinjiang, ChinaRank 2 – Ghaziabad
World Happiness Report 2021United NationsRank 139Rank 1- FinlandRank 2- IcelandRank 3- DenmarkRank 84th– ChinaRank 105– PakistanRank 148th -Zimbabwe Bottom (149)- Afghanistan
International Intellectual Property Index 2021US Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Centre (GIPC)40thRank 1: USRank 2: UKRank 3: Germany
Military Direct’s study on strongest armed forcesMilitary Direct4th Rank 1: ChinaRank 2: USARank 3: RussiaRank 5: France

Ranking Index (February 2021)

IndexIndex released byIndia’s         Rank1st Rank
Global 500 ranking of the strongest brands globallyBrand FinanceRank 5th Reliance Jio ·         Rank 1: Chinese Mobile app WeChat·         Rank 2: Ferrari·         Rank 3: Russian bank Sber·         Rank 4:  Coca Cola
Number of new cases of leprosy in the world annuallyWorld Health Organization (WHO)1st·         Rank 2: Brazil·         Rank 3: Indonesia
International Economic Resilience (IER) RankPHDCCI2nd most resilient economy in 2021·         Rank 1: Germany
Democracy Index 2020Economist Intelligence Unit53rd·         Rank 1: Norway·         Rank 2: Iceland·         Rank 3: Sweden·         Rank 4: New Zealand·         Rank 5: Canada

Ranking Index (January 2021)

IndexIndex released by   India’s        Rank  1st Rank
COVID-19 “performance index”Lowy Institute, an Australian think-tank86thNew Zealand, Vietnam
Corruption Perception Index 2020Transparency International86thRank 1: New ZealandRank 2: DenmarkRank 3: Finland
Asia-Pacific Personalised Health IndexEconomist Intelligence Unit (EIU)10thSingapore
Global Climate Risk Index 2021Bonn-based environmental think tank Germanwatch7thTop three most affected countries1st : Mozambique2nd : Zimbabwe3rd : Bahamas
Global Firepower Index 2021By Global Firepower (GFP)- potential military strength4th1st– US2nd-Russia3rd– China
Hurun Global 500, 202011 Indian companies find place among54th Rank-Reliance Industries Ltd ($169 billion)73rd Rank-TCS ($139 billion)105TH Rank-HDFC ($107.5 billion)1st Rank-Apple ($2.1 trillion)2nd Rank– Micro Soft ($1.6 trillion)3rd Rank-Amazon ($1.2 trillion) 
Henley Passport Index 2021International air Transport Association85thRank 1- JapanRank 2- SingaporeRank 3– South Korea and GermanyAfghanistan, Iraq and Syria were the countries with the worst passport.
India Innovation Index ranking 2020Niti Aayog1st Karnataka2nd MaharastraUnion Territories, 1st –Delhi
World’s most-valued IT services brandBrand FinanceRank 3rd: TCSRank 4th: Infosys Ltd.Rank 7th: HCL Technologies Ltd.Rank 9th: Wipro Ltd.1st – Accenture Plc2nd -IBM

Ranking Index (December 2020)

IndexIndex released by   India’s         Rank  1st Rank
US Air Quality IndexThe United States Environmental Protection Agency2nd –New Delhi1st– Lahore3rd – Kathmandu
Fortune 500 list of Indian firms(Update-5th Dec)FortuneRank 1: Reliance Industries LtdRank 2: IOCRank 3: ONGCRank 4: SBIRank 5: BPCL
QS Asia University Rankings 2021QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education think-tankIIT Bombay (Rank 47),IIT Delhi (Rank 50),IIT Madras (Rank 56)Rank 1:National University of Singapore (NUS), SingaporeRank 2: Tsinghua University, China (Mainland)Rank 3: Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
Global Terrorism Index 20208thAfghanistan
Best performing police station in the country 2020Ministry of Home AffairsNongpok Sekmai -Manipur
Climate change Index 2020(Updated-8Dec) Germany10THNone of the countries were in top three ranks.Rank 4: SwedenRank 5: UKRank 6: Denmark
Most powerful woman IndexForbesSitharaman is ranked 41st1st– Angela Merkel2nd Christine Lagarde3rd – Kamala Harris
Human Development Index 2020United Nations Development Program (UNDP)131st1st -Norway2nd – Ireland3rd – Switzerland
Highest-paid celebritiesForbes Kylie Jenner -590 million dollarsRank 2- Kanye West, USD 170 million
Human Freedom Index 2020(Updated-17th Dec)American think tank Cato Institute and Fraser Institute in Canada.111thNew Zealand, Switzerland, and Hong Kong top 3.
Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI) Index 2020Wizikey 1st– HDFC2nd Rank:  ICICI Bank3rd Rank: State Bank of India (SBI)

Ranking Index (November)

IndexIndex released by   India’s         Rank  1st Rank
World’s Best Cities for 2021Vancouver-based Resonance Consultancy Ltd62nd -DelhiLondon
Global Bribery Risk MatrixTRACE77thDenmark
 FIFA rankings(28th Nov)FIFA104th1-Belgium2-France,3-Brazil

India Ranking In Different Indexes 2022: FAQs

Q. What is the rank of India in the global hunger index?

Ans. – India ranks in the 2020 Global Hunger Index in 94th out of 107 qualifying countries.

Q. What is the rank of India in the World Happiness Index 2021?

Ans. – India, previously ranked at 139 dropped to 149 in World Happiness Index 2021.

Q. What is the rank of India in the world press freedom index 2021?

Ans. – India ranks 142nd on the global press freedom index, India has dropped two places on a global press freedom index.

Q. What is the rank of India in the global peace index?

Ans. – India’s rank has slipped five places to 135 among 163 countries on the Global Peace Index 2021

Q. Rank of India in Gender Gap Index 2021?

Ans. – India has been ranked 140th among 156 countries in the annual Global Gender Gap Index for 2021, published by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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