Human Development Index: News

13 Jun 2023

United Nations (UN)

25% of people globally think wife beating is justified: UN

Almost 90% of people globally are biased against women, according to a new United Nations (UN) report, highlighting that progress toward gender equality has stalled.

With 2 deaths, Ghana confirms contagious Marburg virus cases

Ghana's health ministry verified two cases of the Marburg virus, a highly contagious disease akin to Ebola, on Sunday after two patients died.

16 Dec 2020


India slips on Human Development Index, takes the 131st rank

In a worrying piece of news, India slipped on the Human Development Index (HDI), taking the 131st position this year, as compared to the 129th place a year ago.

15 Sep 2018


HDI report: Millions out of poverty; alarming inequality in India

On Friday, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released its annual Human Development Index (HDI) report that saw India secure a rank of 130 out of 189 countries.

25 Apr 2018

Delhi Police

4 months, 20K challans: Delhi Police's resolve towards 'no public-smoking'

If you can successfully kick the butt while in the capital, thank Delhi Police for it.

10 Apr 2018

Yogi Adityanath

UP govt chalks out roadmap to implement aspirational districts scheme

Uttar Pradesh government has chalked out a roadmap to implement the Transformation of Aspirational Districts program.

17 Mar 2018


Study: Over 6.25 lakh Indian children smoke cigarettes daily

According to a study by the American Cancer Society and US-based research firm Vital Strategies, over 6.25 lakh Indian children smoke cigarettes every day - a sign of a serious public health threat.

05 Aug 2016

South Korea

High speed internet access for every Indian?

The question of whether all Indians should have access to dependable high speed internet is one we must think about.