India ranks 78th on Human Capital Index

According to the list of total 122 countries released on October 1st by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum, India has been ranked lower than three of its BRICS peers -- China with 43rd rank, Russia with 51st rank and Brazil with 57th, while South Africa is placed at 86th place.

While India has scored well on parameters like workforce and employment, it has fared poorly for health and wellness of its labour force, WEF said. According to the report, low scores on sanitation and hygiene, as also second-to-bottom rank on the health gender gap indicator are some of the variables driving down the overall ranking for the country. 

Among the top 10, Switzerland is followed by Finland, Singapore, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Norway, UK, Denmark and Canada, while the US is ranked 16th. Yemen has been placed last at 122nd position, while Pakistan is ranked 112th.

Check Your Knowledge
Which country has got the highest ranking in the human capital index released by World Economic Forum in 2013?
(a) Switzerland
(b) Finland
(c) Singapore
(d) Germany

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