22.7.16

India ranks 110th on Sustainable Development index

India ranks 110th on Sustainable Development index


In Sustainable Development index, India has ranked 110 out of 149 nations on where they stand with regard to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The index is topped by the Sweden followed by Denmark and Norway on the top three performing countries respectively. However, in the latest index the Central African Republic and Liberia are at the bottom of the Index while the US ranks 25th on the index and Russia 47th. India ranks 110th on the list is followed by Lesotho on 113th position, Pakistan (115), Myanmar (117), Bangladesh (118) and Afghanistan (139).

The index is formed by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung. The aim of creating this index is to provide a report card for tracking Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) progress and ensuring accountability. It ranks countries based on their performance across the 17 global goals, a set of ambitious objectives across the three dimensions of sustainable development — economic development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability, underpinned by good governance.

So let's discuss some questions related to this post:
1. Name the country which has topped on Sustainable Development index?
2. What is the rank of India in the Sustainable Development index?

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