Intellectual Property (IP) Index 2019

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  • India ranked 36/50
  • Last year India was ranked 44/50
  • Index prepared by U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC).

The report cites the following factors as responsible for India’s performance:

  • India has taken several noteworthy steps to improve its IP system in 2018 and also performed well on the new indicators included in the Index this year.
  • The Government of India take steps to improve its national IP environment and these efforts continued in 2018 and progress has been made on several important areas measured by the Index.
  • Greater efforts were made to align and incorporate India’s IP environment with the international IP system.
  • India’s accession to the WIPO Internet Treaties and subsequent agreement with the Japanese Patent Office on a pilot PPH both stand out.
  • India also invested considerable energy into decreasing pendency rates for patent and trademark applications by hiring staff and investments in resources for modernising and improving the administrative capacities of the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM).
  • As a result, the application backlog had been reduced from over 200,000 pending applications in March 2017 to just over 155,000 applications by end of June 2018.

Challenges:

  • The weakness of India as highlighted in the report are barriers to licensing and technology transfer, including strict registration norms, limited framework for the protection of biopharmaceutical IP rights, patentability rules outside international standards, lengthy pre-grant opposition proceedings and previously used compulsory licensing for commercial and non-emergency situations as key hurdles.

Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2018

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  • India is ranked 78/180
  • Index released by NGO Transparency International
  • India’s ranking increased from 81st in 2017 to 78 in 2018
  • CPI ranks countries on a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean) based on their perceived levels of corruption in the public sector.
  • The index is compiled by using data of World Bank, World Economic Forum (WEF) and other institutions.
  • Denmark is ranked 1

Global Risks Report 2019

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  • Report release by World Economic Forum (WEF) 
  • It describes changes occurring in the global risks landscape from year to year and identifies global catastrophic risks.
  • The report also examines the interconnectedness of risks and considers how the strategies for the mitigation of global risks might be structured.
  • The top-five risk trends identified by the Survey are :
    • changing climate;
    • rising cyber dependency;
    • increasing polarisation of societies;
    • rising income and wealth disparity; and
    • increasing national sentiment.
  • The list of biggest risks to likelihood is topped by extreme weather events such as floods and storms, followed by failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation, major natural disasters like earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption and geomagnetic storms; the massive incident of data fraud/theft; and large-scale cyber attacks.

Sustainable Development Goals Index

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  • Index released by NITI Aayog.
  • According to the SDG Index, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu have been ranked on top 3 positions and are on track to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
  • Index aims to promote healthy competition among States by evaluating their progress in social, economic and environmental terms that will help India in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030.
  • Based on the performance of the States and UTs across 13 of the 17 identified SDGs, a score ranging between 0 and 100 has been assigned to each of them in the index.
  • Chandigarh has been declared as the front runner in the Index with a score of 68 among the UTS.
  • Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are at the bottom of the rankings in the NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals Index .

Global Gender Gap Index 2018

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  • India ranked 108/144 countries (Same as last year)
  • Index was released as part of World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2018.
  • Iceland is ranked 1.
  • The index measures gender gap as progress towards parity between men and women in four indicators
    1. Educational attainment,
    2. Health and survival,
    3. Economic opportunity and
    4. Political empowerment.
  • Countries are ranked based scores on scale ranging from 0 (lowest i.e. imparity) to 1 (highest i.e. parity).
  • It is released every year by WEF since 2006.

Global Nutrition Report 2018

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  • India has the highest number of ‘stunted’ children in the world.
  • Nearly a third of all stunted children worldwide are to be found in India.
  • Report released by WHO.
  • About 46.6 million children in India suffer from stunting due to poor nutrition intake in the long term and repeated infections.
  • India is also the country with the highest number of children who are ‘wasted’. This is an even more severe indicator of acute malnutrition.
  • India has 25.5 million children who are wasted. Among the 50.5 million children who are wasted globally, India has half of the global wasting burden.

Global Hunger Index 2018

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  • India ranked 103/119
  • India slipped by 3 ranks i.e. from rank 100 in 2017
  • Index is released by Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  • At least one in five Indian children under the age of five are ‘wasted,’ which means they have extremely low weight for their height, reflecting acute under-nutrition.
  • The only country with a higher prevalence of child wasting is the war-torn nation of South Sudan.
  • India has shown improvement in three of the indicators over the comparable reference years. The percentage of undernourished people in the population has dropped from 18.2% in 2000 to 14.8% in 2018. The child mortality rate has halved from 9.2% to 4.3%, while child stunting has dropped from 54.2% to 38.4% over the same period.

What is Global Hunger Index (GHI)?

  • The GHI is a multidimensional statistical tool used to describe the state of countries’ hunger situation.
  • It is released annually by IFPRI since 2006.
  • It ranks countries on a 100-point scale. Zero on the scale is the best score (no hunger), and 100 is the worst.
  • It highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction and provides insights into the drivers of hunger. Thus, GHI aims to trigger actions to reduce hunger.
  • The GHI is calculated by taking into account four indicator parameters. They are :
    1. Undernourished population (1/3rd weight),
    2. Child wasting (1/6th weight),
    3. Child stunting (1/6th weight) and
    4. Infant mortality rate (1/3rd weight).
  • Stunting: Deficiency in height in relation to age, reflects chronic undernutrition.
  • Wasting: Low weight in relation to a child’s height, reflects acute undernutrition.

Ease of Doing Business Index 2018

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  • India ranked 77/190 countries.
  • India has jumped 23 ranks to attain 77th spot from 100th position in Ease of Doing Business Index 2017.
  • Report is published by World Bank.

 

  • Index:
    • The Ease of Doing Business Index assesses 190 economies and covers 10 indicators which span the lifecycle of a business.
    • These 10 indicators are: Starting a business, Dealing with construction permits, Getting electricity, Registering property, Getting credit, Protecting minority investors, Paying taxes, Trading across borders, Enforcing contracts and Resolving insolvency.
    • Each one of these indicators carry equal weightage.
    • Each one of these indicators carry equal weightage.

 

  • Highlight about India:
    • India figures among top 10 countries that have marked an improvement this year.
    • In case of India, Delhi and Mumbai are only two cities surveyed by World Bank for this rankings.
    • Its jump in ranking was aided largely by improvement in areas such as “trading across borders”, “dealing with construction permits”, “getting electricity”, “getting credit” and “starting a business”.
    • It has improved in rank in six out of ten indicators. It has moved closer to international best practice.

Government e-Payments Adoption Ranking (GEAR) 2018

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  • India was ranked 28th among 73 countries.
  • India has jumped by eight positions in this ranking from 36th in 2011 which reinforces country’s progress towards digital transformation.
  • Norway has topped 2018 GEAR list.
  • It is an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) global Index and benchmarking study commissioned by financial services corporation Visa.
  • It ranks governments by quantifying their e-payment capabilities based on various indicators.

Human Capital Score

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  • India ranks 158th in the world for its investments in education and health care.
  • India is ranked at 158 out of 195 countries in 2016, an improvement from its position of 162 in 1990.
  • The study is based on analysis of data from government agencies, schools, and health care systems.
  • South Asian countries ranking below India in this report include Pakistan (164), Bangladesh (161) and Afghanistan (188).
  • Countries in the region that have fared better than India in terms of human capital include Sri Lanka (102), Nepal (156), Bhutan (133) and Maldives (116).
  • The findings show the association between investments in education and health and improved human capital and GDP.