Question: In recently released 2015 Good Country Index (GCI), India has been placed at which of the following position?
- In June 2016 Good Country Index (GCI)-2015 was released.
- The report ranked a total of 163 countries taking 35 different UN and World Bank indices into account, including global contributions to science, culture, peace and security, climate change and health and equality.
- In the list of Good Country Index (GCI)-2015 which includes world’s 163 countries, Sweden is at the first place.
- Followed by Denmark, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, Finland, Canada, France, Austria and New Zealand.
- While the last ranked good country of the world is Libya.
- The last five ranked countries are Libya (163th), Guinea (162th), Mauritania (161th), the Central African Republic (160th) and Iraq (159th).
- India positioned at 70th position overall, three places below China(67th), with the best ranking (27th) in ‘international peace and security’ and the worst (124th) in ‘prosperity and equality’.
- While the country stood at 37th position in health and wellbeing and 62nd in science and technology, it was ranked 119th in culture, 106th in climate and 100th in world order.
- Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh were the world’s 85th, 117th and 121st good countries, respectively.
- Among the BRICS nations, Russia was two ranks lower than India with rank 72, while Brazil, South Africa and China ranked higher with 43, 52 and 67th rank, respectively.
- Among the developed nations Canada ranked 7th, France 8th ,Italy 18th,Japan 19th and United states 21st.
- Singapore, placed 24th, topped the good country list from Asia.
- In 2014, Ireland had topped the first Good Country Index, outranking 130 other countries.