India’s Rank in Different Indexes 2024: Complete List

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India’s rank in different indexes: A 2024 Snapshot is a key topic in the latest current affairs 2024. In today’s post, you can uncover India’s remarkable rankings in diverse indexes for 2024, featuring a comprehensive list, month-wise breakdown, domestic index details, and additional key points on rank and index performance.

Before diving in, let’s unpack why these rankings are crucial for India and what “rank” and “index” mean.

Read the rest of the article to understand ranks and indexes comprehensively.

Why Do Rankings and Indexes Matter for India?

Various organizations and agencies annually release lists ranking countries based on global parameters. These indicators reflect a country’s performance, considering socio-economic, political, and other factors. Understanding why rankings and indexes matter for India is crucial.

  • Tracking India’s Progress: Comparing India’s rankings on different indexes over time helps us gauge the country’s progress and development relative to others globally.
  • Identifying Improvement Areas: Low rankings, such as on the Global Hunger Index, highlight areas where India needs improvement, like enhancing food security and minimizing food wastage.
  • Attracting Investment and Tourism: India’s high global rankings, such as on the Human Development Index and the Ease of Doing Business Index, make it more appealing to foreign investors and tourists.
  • Upholding India’s Reputation: India’s strong presence in global indexes indicates that it is a favourable place to live, work, and conduct business, contributing to its positive global reputation.

What are the differences between Rank and Index?

The terms “rank” and “index” in global indexes like the Hunger Index and Peace Index convey related but distinct information:

Rank

  • Individual position: Refers to a country’s specific numerical position within the index ranking. For example, in the 2023 Global Hunger Index, India ranks 111th out of 121 countries.
  • Relative comparison: This helps compare a country’s performance relative to others. Lower numbers in a negative index (e.g., the Hunger Index) signify better performance, while higher numbers indicate worse.
  • Limited insight: Rank alone doesn’t provide detailed information about the factors affecting a country’s score.

Index

  • Overall score: This represents a country’s performance based on the specific methodology and indicators used in the index.
  • Composite measure: This measure considers numerous indicators and data points to create a single score. For example, the Global Peace Index considers factors like internal conflict, military expenditures, and homicide rates.
  • Deeper understanding: This allows for a finer understanding of a country’s strengths and weaknesses in the index’s focus area.

Here’s an analogy

Think of a race. Each runner’s rank tells you their finishing position compared to others. The index (in this case, the race time) provides a more comprehensive measure of individual performance, allowing for analysis of pace, splits, and other factors beyond just the final position.

In summary

  • Rank: Tells where a country stands compared to others within the index.
  • Index: Provides a more comprehensive measure of a country’s performance based on the specific criteria of the index.

Why India’s Ranking is Important for Competitive Exams?

Aspirants preparing for government exams such as RRB NTPC, SSC CHSL, SSC CGL, Banking, UPSC, and others may find this resource valuable. In these competitive exams, India’s latest ranking and the country’s first rank in the respective indices are asked.

The following are examples of what type of questions can be asked in competitive exams.

  • India’s Rank in Different Global Index?
  • First/top country in Different Global Index?
  • Organization Who Published/Released the Index

India’s Rank in Different Indexes 2024: Complete List

Here are all the rankings and indices presented with the year of release indicated in brackets. These rankings and indices provide valuable insights into various aspects of global affairs. Stay informed about the latest developments and trends shaping our world.

IndexReleased / Published byIndia’s RankTopped by
Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2024Times Higher Education World University Ranking1st: Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (IISc Bengaluru) [Among Indian Institutions]Top 3 Country:
1. University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
2. Stanford University (USA)
3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Global Crypto Adoption Index 2023Chainalysis, a crypto-analysis firm1stTop 3 Country:
1. India
2. Nigeria
3. Vietnam
Economic Freedom Index 2023Canadian think tank Fraser Institute87thTop 3 Country:
1. Singapore (World’s freest economy)
2. Hong Kong
3. Switzerland
Gender Inequality Index 2022 [2024]United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)108thTop 3 Country:
1. Denmark
2. Norway
3. Switzerland
Digital Quality of Life Index 2023Surfshark Limited52ndTop 3 Country:
1. France
2. Finland
3. Denmark
Global Innovation Index 2023World Intellectual Property Organization40thTop 3 Country:
1. Switzerland
2. Sweden
3. USA
Network Readiness Index 2022US-based Portulans Institute61stToppedby: United States
Human Development Index 2022United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP)134ndTop 3 Countries:
1. Switzerland
2. Norway
3. Iceland
Global Environment Performance Index – 2022Yale and Columbia University researchers180th Topped by:Denmark (world’s most sustainable country)

Bottom country: India
Global Hunger Index – 2023Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe111thTotal of 20 countries, including Belarus, Chile, China, Croatia shared the top rank
World Happiness Report 2043United Nation Sustainable Development Solution Network126thTop 3 Country:
1. Finland
2. Denmark
3. Iceland

Bottom rank: Afghanistan
World Press Freedom Index -2023Reporters Without Borders161st Topped by:Norway
Bottom Rank:North Korea
Energy Transition Index 2023World Economic Forum’s (WEF)67thTopped by: Sweden
Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2023Startup GenomeBengaluru Startup Ecosystem Ranks 20thTopped by: Silicon Valley (Northern California)
Global Competitiveness Index 2023International Institute for Management Development (IMD)40thTopped 3 Country:

1. Denmark
2. Ireland
3. Switzerland
Global Gender Gap Report for 2023World Economic Forum (WEF)127thTopped by: Iceland (most gender-equal country)
International Intellectual Property Index 2024US Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Centre42ndTop 3 Country
• 1. United States
• 2. United Kingdom
• 3. France
Global Climate Risk Index 2021Bonn-based environmental think tank Germanwatch7thTop 3 Countries:
1. Mozambique
2. Zimbabwe
3. Bahamas
Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2023Bonn-based environmental think tank Germanwatch7thRank 4:Denmark
Top 3 position unoccupied
Economic Freedom Index 2021The Heritage Foundation121stTopped By:Singapore
Corruption Perception Index 2023Transparency International93rdTopped jointly by three countries (Least Corruption): Denmark, Finland and New Zealand
Henley Passport Index 2024Henley & Partners in collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA)85thTopped by: France
Passport Index 2023Financial Advisory Firm Arton Capital144thTop Countries:
1. UAE
2. Sweden
3. Germany
Sustainable Development Report 2021UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network120thTopped by: Finland
Global Peace Index 2023Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) Sydney126thTop 3 Country:
1. Iceland
2. Denmark
3. Ireland
Inclusive Internet Index 2021Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)49thTopped by: Sweden
Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) 2021consultancy firm Ernst & Young (EY)3rdTop 3 Country:
1. USA
2. China
3. India
Global Skills Report 2021Coursera67thTopped by: Switzerland
Chandler Good Government Index 2021Chandler Institute of Governance49thTopped by:Finland

Bottom Rank: Venezuela
Global Food Security (GFS) Index 2021sponsored by Corteva Agriscience designed constructed by London-based Economist Impact71stIreland, Australia, UK, Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, Japan, France and US shared the top rank
World Talent Ranking report 2021International Institute for Management Development (IMD)56thTop 3 Countries:
1.Switzerland
2. Sweden
3. Luxembourg
Global Health Security Index 2021Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School66thTop 3 Countries:
1. USA
2. Australia
3. Finland
Asia Power Index 2021Lowy Institute4thTop 3 Countries:
1. United States
2. China
3. Japan
TRACE global Bribery Risk RankingRACE International82ndTop 3 Countries:
1. Denmark
2. Norway
3. Swedenp
Global Drug Policy Index 2021Harm Reduction Consortium18thTop 3 Countries:p>1. Norway
2. New Zealand
3. Portugal
FIFA Ranking 2021Fédération Internationale de Football Association104thTop 3 countries:
1. Belgium
2. Brazil
3. France
World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index 2021World Justice Project79thTop 3 Countries:
1. Denmark
2. Norway
3. Finland
Mercer CFS Global Pension Index 2023Mercer CFA Institute45th Topped by:Netherlands

• Netherlands followed by Iceland and Denmark

Bottom country:Argentina
Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI)consultancy firm Ernst & Young (EY)3rdTop 3 Countries:
1. USA
2. China
3. India
“New Global Youth Development Index” 2020Commonwealth Secretariat in London122ndTop 3 Countries:
1. Singapore
2. Slovenia
3. Norway
Global Cybersecurity Index 2020International Telecommunication Union (ITU)10thTopped by: USA
money Deposited in Swiss Banks RankSwiss National Bank (SNB)51stTopped by: United Kingdom (UK)
World Giving Index 2021Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)14thTop 3 Countries:
1. Indonesia
2. Kenya
3. Nigeria
Democracy Index 2021Economist Intelligence Unit46thTopped by: Norway
Electoral Democracy Index 2023V-Dem Institute108thTopped by: Denmark
‘Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index’Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)10thTop 3 countries:
1. Singapore
2. Taiwan
3. Japan
Covid-19 Response IndexAustralia-based Lowy Institute86thTop 3 Countries:
1. New Zealand
2. Vietnam
3. Taiwan
“Break Out Economies” IndexTufts University’s Fletcher School in partnership with Mastercard.4thTopped By: China
Five Years On: Global climate tech investment trendsLondon Partners and Co’s research9thTop 3 Countries:
1. USA
2. China
3. Sweden
Kids Rights Index 2021Kids Rights Foundation and Erasmus University Rotterdam112thTop 3 Countries:
1. Iceland
2. Switzerland
3. Finland
The Inequality Virus Report IndexOxfam6thTopped by: USA
World Investment Report 2021United  Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD5thTopped by: USA
Global Manufacturing Risk Indexthe US-based property consultant Cushman Wakefield2ndTopped by: China
Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2021World Economic Forum54th • Topped by: Japan
• Bottom country: Chad
• India remains the top performer in South Asia.
World Air Power Index 2022World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft (WDMMA)Rank of Indian Air Force (IAF): 3rd • Topped by: US Air Force
• 2nd position occupied by Russian Air force
Global On-Time Performance’ Index 2023Cirium, an organisation that specialises in offering aviation data to travelHyderabad: 2nd, Bengaluru: 3 3 Topped by: Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Best Airport Rankings 2023Skytrax, a UK-based consultancy FirmDelhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been declared the best airport in the South Asian region• Topped by: Changi Airport (Singapore)
‘Best Airport’ in the Asia-Pacific region 2023 [2024]Airports Council International (ACI)Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been declared ‘Best Airport’ in the Asia-Pacific region for the sixth consecutive year (40 Million Passengers Per Annum (MPPA) Category) GMR Hyderabad International Airport announced receiving the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award for ‘Best Airport in the 15 to 25 Million Passengers Per Annum (MPPA)’ category in the Asia-Pacific region for 2023.
Cryptocurrency Gains by Country Indexcrypto analytics firm Chainalysis21st• Top 3 Country:
1. USA
2. United Kingdom
3. Germany
• Ethereum is the most noteworthy gainer among the crypto assets.
Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022The Times Higher Education (THE)4thTop 3 University:
1. Western Sydney University (Australia)
2. Arizona State University (The US)
3. Western University (Canada)
Times Higher Education Rankings 2023The Times Higher Education (THE)Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore topped the 500 list among Indian universitiesTop 3 University:
1. University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
2. Harvard University (United Kingdom)
3. University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) & Stanford University (USA)
Times Higher Education Global Employability University RankingThe Times Higher Education (THE)IIT Delhi at 28th position in the Top 50 list of Global Employability UniversityTop 3 University:
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
2. California Institute of Technology (USA)
3. Harvard University (USA)
QS Asia University Rankings 2023 London-based QS Quacquarelli SymondsIIT Bombay top educational institution in Southern AsiaTopped by: China’s Peking University
QS World University Rankings 2024QS Quacquarelli Symonds IIT Bombay : 149th RankTop 3 Rank
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

2. University of Cambridge (UK)

3. University of Oxford (UK)
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023QS Quacquarelli Symonds • IIT-Madras (in Petroleum Engineering, ranked 21st )
• IIT-Delhi (Electrical engineering, ranked 49th)
• IIT-Bombay (Mathematic, ranked 92nd)
• Jawaharlal Nehru University (Sociology, ranked 68th)
Top 3 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023:

1. Harvard University -USA (Arts and Humanities)
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) -USA (Engineering and Technology)
3. Harvard University-USA (Life Sciences and Medicine)
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024QS Quacquarelli Symonds • Topped by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)- 20th (In Developmental Studies)
• IIM Ahmedabad – 22nd (Business & Management Studies)
• IIT Bombay – 25th Rank (Engineering-Minerals & Mines)
• IIT Madras – 29th (Petroleum Engineering)
Top 3 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024:

1. Harvard University, US (Arts & Humanities)
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US (Engineering and Technology)
3. Harvard University (Life Sciences and Medicine)
Global House Price Index Q4 2021property consultant Knight Frank51stTop 3 Country: 1. Turkey
2. New Zealand
3. Czech Republic
Global Investment in Digital Shopping 2021 IndexLondon & Partners analysis of Dealroom2ndTop 3 country:
1. United States (US) – USD 51 billion
2. India – USD 22 billion
3. China – USD 14 billion
US Green Building Council Index

• Based on top countries outside of the United States (US) for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
US Green Building Council (USGBC)3rdTopped by:China
Global Digital Skills Index 2022

• It highlights the growing global digital skills crisis and the need for action
Salesforce1stTopped by: India

• India leads the digital skills readiness, and has the highest readiness index among the 19 countries.
Global Terrorism Index 2023Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)13thTopped by: Afghanistan with a score of 8.822 points.
Ease of Doing Business Index 2020World Bank63rdTopped by: New Zealand
Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2021Adecco Group, INSEAD and Tata Communications88thTop 3 Countries:
1. Switzerland
2. Singapore
3. United States
The Global Liveability Index 2022

(It published the list of most liveable city” in the world)

Economic Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) • 112th – New Delhi

• 117th – Mumbai
Topped by:Vienna (Capital of Austria)

Top 3 Country:
1. Vienna
2. Copenhagen
3. Zurich
QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2023global higher education consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)103rd Mumbai

114th Bengaluru

125th Chennai

129th New Delhi
Topped by:London (UK)

Global Insurance market Ranking London-based Brand Finance Insurance10thTopped by: United States
Top Tech Hub RankingCushman and Wakefield2nd – Bengaluru (In Asia Pacific region) Topped by:Beijing

• Beijing tops in Asia-Pacific region
Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index (CRII) 2022Oxfam International and Development Finance International (DFI)123rdTop 3 countries:
1. Norway
2. Germany
3. Australia.
Worldwide Cost of Living IndexEconomist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU)……..Most expensive countries: New York, Singapore
Global Aviation Safety Rankings 2022 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)48thTop 3 countries:
1. Singapore
2. UAE
3. South Korea
Countries at risk of mass killings IndexUS think tank Early Warning Project8thTop 3 countries:
1. Pakistan
2. Yemen
3. Myanmar
Expanding Organic Farming Ranking 2020IFOAM-Organics International3rdTop 3 countries:
1. Argentina
2. Uruguay
3. India
Global Fire Power Index 2023Global Fire Power4thTop 3 countries:
1. Uniited States
2. Russia
3. China
International IP IndexU.S. Chambers of Commerce42ndTop 3 countries:
1. Uniited States
2. United Kingdom
3. France
Cryptocurrency Adoption Rank 2023HedgewithCrypto Research7thTop 3 countries:
1. Australia
2. USA
3. Brazil
Most Poulluted Nations Ranking 2023Swiss air tracking index IQAir of Sweden in collaboration with UNEP and Greenpeace8thTop 3 most-polluted Nations worldwide
1. Chad
2. Iraq
3. Pakistan
Global arms importer Ranking 2023 [2024]Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)1st5 Largest arms importers in the world during 2019-23
1. India
2. Saudi Arabia
3. Qatar
4. Ukraine
5. Pakistan
Logistics Performance Index 2023World Bank38thTop 3 Countries
1. Singapore
2. Finland
3. Denmark
Index of Economic Freedom 2023The Heritage Foundation121stTop 3 Countries
1. Singapore
2. New Zealand
3. Australia
Global Military Expenditure Report 2023Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)4thTop 3 Countries
1. United States
2. China
3. Russia
Military Strength Rankings 2023Global Firepower4thTop 3 Countries
1. United States
2. Russia
3. China
World’s Wealthiest Cities 2023 London-based consultancy Henley & Partners21st Mumbai
36th Delhi
Top 3 Cities
1. New York City (USA)
2. Tokyo (Japan)
3. The Bay Area (USA)
Global Unicorn Index 2023The Hurun Research Institute’s Global Unicorn Index 20233rdTop 3 Countries
1. United States
2. China
3. India
World’s most populous nation 2023United Nations1stTop 3 Countries
1. India
2. China
3. United States
World’s ‘most criminal countries’ ranking 2023 World of Statistics77thTop 3 Countries
1. Venezuela
2. Papua New Guinea
3. Afghanistan
Most AI investment Ranking 2023Stanford University5thTop 3 Countries
1. United States
2. China
3. United Kingdom
Freedom House Index 2023International watchdog Freedom House66thTop 3 “least-free countries” in the world
1. Tibet
2. South Sudan
3. Syria
Best Public Transport in the world IndexTime Out, a London-based media outlet19th: Mumbai (India)Top 3 Best Public Transport Countries
1. Berlin (Germany)
2. Prague (Czech Republic)
3. Tokyo (Japan)
Human Development Index – 2021-22United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP)132ndTop 3 Countries:
1. Switzerland
2. Norway
3. Iceland
Busiest Airport in the world in 2022 Airports Council International (ACI)9th: Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) AirportTop 3 Busiest Airports in the World for 2022
1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
2. Dallas Fort Worth Airport (Dallas, Texas)
3. Denver Airport (Colorado, USA)
Prime Global Cities Index Q1 2023 or Annual Housing Price Growth Index 2023Real estate consultant Knight Frank IndiaMumbai-6thDubai
Europe’s top refinery supplier 2023Kpler data1stIndia
Global Fintech Unicorns Index 2023Global research firm Statista3rd (17 Fintech Unicorns)Topped by: United States (134 Fintech Unicorns)
The Air Quality Index (AQI) 2023IQAirMumbai:- 2nd second most polluted city

Delhi:-6th
Topped by: Montreal (Canada): Most Cleanest City
Global Remote Work Index 2023Global Remote Work Index (GRWI)64thTopped by: Total 10 countries including Denmark, Netherlands and Germany
Global Remittance Charts Index 2023World Bank1stTop 3 Countries:
1. India
2. Mexico
3. China
Quality of Living Index 2023Mercer, a renowned global consultant for businesses153rd: Hyderabad
154th: Pune
156rd: Bengaluru
Top 3 Countries:
1. Vienna
2. Zurich
3. Vancouver
Cybercrime Targeting Report 2023Kaspersky, a renowned cybersecurity company80th
Global Digitalization Milestone RankingIndian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)3 rdTop 3 Countries:
1. USA
2. China
3. India
TomTom Traffic Index 2023TomTom, revealing insights into the global challenge of traffic congestion2 nd: Bengaluru Second Most Congested CityLondon (Most Congested City)
World Bank’s Women, Business, and the Law 2024 IndexWorld Bank Group113 rdTopped by 14 countries including Belgium, Canada and Denmark
World Air Quality Report 2023IQAir, a Switzerland-based organization3 rdTop 3 Most Polluted Countries:
1. Bangladesh
2. Pakistan
3. India

🔸Begusarai in Bihar is the most polluted city.
DHL Global Connectedness Index 2024DHL and New York University62 ndTop 3 Most Polluted Countries:
1. Singapore
2. Netherlands
3. Ireland
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Notable Personalities Ranking 2024

ReportReleased / Published byRanking
Forbes 38th Annual World’s Billionaires List 2024Forbes, American business magazineTop 3 Richest (Worldwide):

1. Bernard Arnault & family (France): $233 billion
2. Elon Musk (USA): $195 billion
3. Jeff Bezos (USA): $194 billion

Top 3 Richest (Indian):

1. Mukesh Ambani: $116 billion (9th globally)
2. Gautam Adani: $84 billion (17th globally)
3. Shiv Nadar: $36.9 billion (39th globally)

• At 37 years old, Nikhil Kamath, the co-founder of Zerodha, is the youngest Indian billionaire featured in the Forbes list.
2024 Hurun Global Rich ListHurunTop 3 Richest:1. Elon Musk (CEO of Tesla Motors)
2. Jeff Bezos (Founder of Amazon)
3. Bernard Arnault (CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton)

🔸Mukesh Ambani becomes world’s 10th Richest man.

🔸Mumbai Becomes Asia’s Billionaire Capital.
17th edition of Forbes Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy list 2023ForbesTop 3 Indians:1. Nandan Nilekani (co-founder & chairman of Infosys)
2. KP Singh (Chairman emeritus at DLF)
3. Nikhil Kamath(Co-founder of Zerodha)
World’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2023Forbes32nd: India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

60th: HCL’s Roshni Nadar Malhotra

70th:SAIL’s Soma Mondal

1st: Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission
Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year 2023Time MagazineTaylor Swift
World’s Most Popular Leader 2023Morning Consult SurveyPM Modi Retains Title of World’s Most Popular Leader with 76% Approval
UK’s list of top-50 Asian Celebrities in the World 2023UK weekly publication, ‘Eastern EyeTop 3 Position:
1. Shah Rukh Khan
2. Alia Bhatt
3. Priyanka Chopra Jonas
PM Modi Retains Title of World’s Most Popular Leader with 76% Approval: Morning Consult Survey
PM Modi Retains Title of World’s Most Popular Leader with 76% Approval: Morning Consult Survey (Photo Credit: Adda247.Current Affairs)

Product and Company Rankings 2024

IndexReleased / Published byRanking (India)Key Details
Top Global Insurers Ranking 2023S&P Global Market Intelligence4th LICTop 3 insurer:
1. Allianz SE (Germany)
2. China Life Insurance Company (China)
3. Nippon Life Insurance Company (Japan)
Most Valuable Tobacco Company 2023N/AITC becomes world’s 3rd most valuable tobacco companyN/A
EV Infrastructure Development 2024Bureau of Energy Efficiency statisticsKarnataka emerges as the leader in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in IndiaKarnataka is at the forefront with 5,059 public EV charging stations, surpassing Maharashtra and Delhi.
EV Adoption Report 2024Bureau of Energy Efficiency statisticsUttar Pradesh topped in EV adoptionUttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka
Most Valuable Unlisted Firm In IndiaBurgundy Private Hurun India 500 listSerum Institute Of India Topped the ListSerum Institute Of India followed by National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) and BYJU’S
Global Brand Guardianship Index 2024Brand Finance2 ndMukesh Ambani, Reliance Industries LimitedTopped by Huateng Ma of China-based Tencent

India’s Rank in Different Domestic Indexes 2024

IndexReleased / Published byTop StateAdditional Info
India Justice Report 2022Tata Trust foundation’s partnersTopped by KarnatakaTop 3 State (Performance of states in terms of justice delivery):
1. Karnataka
2. Tamil Nadu
3. Telangana
Food Adulteration Cases 2023National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)HyderabadTop 2 State:
1. Telangana
2. Andhra Pradesh
Energy Efficiency Index 2021-22 ReportBureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)Top-performing States:
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Karnataka
3. Kerala
According to the report, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh showed the most improvement since the last index.
First-ever waterbody census 2023Ministry of Jal ShaktiTop 3 States in Highest number of water bodies:
1. West Bengal
2. Uttar Pradesh
3. Odisha
West Bengal (7.47 lakh water bodies) has the highest number of water bodies in India, while Sikkim has the lowest.
Digital payment transactions 2022 ReportPayment services firm Worldline IndiaTop 3 cities in terms of number of digital payment transactions:
1. Bengaluru
2. New Delhi
3. Mumbai
Wealthiest CM in India 2023Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR)Top 3 Richest CM of India:
1. Jagan Mohan Reddy (Andhra Pradesh)
2. Prema Khandu (Arunachal Pradesh)
3. Naveen Patnaik (Odisha)
Top 3 Poorest CM of India:
1. Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal)
2. Pinarayi Vijayan (Kerala)
3. Manohar Lal Khattar (Haryana)
India Smart Cities Awards 2022 RankingUnion Housing and Urban Affairs MinistryIndore (Best City)
Madhya Pradesh (Best State)
• The awards celebrate the progress and achievements of cities and states in promoting sustainable development and enhancing the quality of urban life.

Top 3 Cities: –
1. Indore
2. Surat
3. Agra

Top 3 State: –
1. Madhya Pradesh
2. Tamil Nadu
3. Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh
Swachh Vayu Sarvekshan-2023 RankingCentral Pollution Control BoardTopped by Indore (MP)Top 3 City: –
1. Indore
2. Agra
3. Thane
Fiscal Health Report RankingReserve Bank of India (RBI)Topped by Maharashtra • The Report showcasing financial stability of a states.

Jal Jeevan Survekshan (JJS-2023) Performing IndexMinistry of Jal Shakti (MoJS)Topped by: Srinagar (J&K) – highest-performing districtThe mission’s ambitious goal of providing adequate quantities of clean, safe, and pressurized drinking water on a consistent basis is a testament to the government’s dedication to improving the lives of millions.
Maximum Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMMY) BeneficiariesMinistry of FinanceTopped by:- BiharTop 3 State: –
1. Bihar
2. Uttar Pradesh
3. Tamil Nadu
Crime of India, Missing women Report 2021National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)Maharashtra topped in the list of missing women in India of 2021 (56,498 women)Top 3 State:
1. Maharashtra
2. Madhya Pradesh
3. West Bengal
NITI Aayog’s Export Preparedness Index 2022NITI AayogTopped By: Tamil NaduTop 3 State:
1. Tamil Nadu
2. Maharashtra
3. Karnataka
Best Indian Brands 2023 RankingInterbrand, a renowned global brand consultancyTopped by: TCS, Reliance, JioWith a brand value of Rs 1.09 lakh crore, TCS topped the 2023 list, followed by Reliance Industries, led by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, with a brand value of Rs 65,320 crore.
National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) Rank 2023National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF)Topped by IIT Madras
India’s Most Valuable Brand 2023Brand FinanceTopped By Tata GroupAdditionally, the Taj Group, a luxury hotel giant, emerged as India’s strongest brand for the second consecutive year, with a brand value of $374 million.
Environmental Performance Index 2023Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)Topped by: TelanaganaIn the past nine years, the Telangana government has planted around 273 crore saplings, resulting in a remarkable expansion of forest cover. From 2015-16 to 2023, the forest area increased from 19,854 to 26,969 square kilometers, now accounting for 24.06% of the state’s total geographical area.
5th State Food Safety Index 2023Ministry of Health and Family WelfareTopped by Kerala (top-performing state)Goa came out on top among smaller states, while Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, and Chandigarh ranked first, second, and third, respectively, among the union territories.
India’s Costliest City for Expatriates IndexMercer’s Cost of Living surveyTopped by: MumbaiIn Asia, Mumbai and Delhi ranked among the top 35 most expensive cities for expats
Health Index Report of Covid Year 2020-21NITI Aayog in collaboration with Union Health Ministry and World BankTop Performers- Kerala , Tamil Nadu and TelanganaAmong the smaller states, Tripura ranked the highest, while Delhi ranked at the bottom among the Union territories.
Data Governance Quality Index 2023Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO), Niti Aayog2nd – Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW)—–
Everest Annual ITS RankingsGlobal IT research firm Everest GroupTop Spot- Accenture hAccenture has secured the number one spot in the rankings, followed by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Capgemini, Wipro, and HCLTech.
National Manufacturing Innovation SurveyDepartment of Science and TechnologyRank 1 – Karnataka (most “innovative” State)Top 3 state-
1. Karnataka
2. Telangana
3. Tamil Nadu

Uttarakhand has the highest score among the hill states, while Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu has the highest score among the UTs.
Digitalization Milestone Ranking State ReportIndian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)Karnataka topped the ListTop 3 States:
1. Karnataka
2. Maharshtra
3. Telangana
Status Report of Snow Leopards in IndiaUnion Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate ChangeNo. 1 in Snow Leopards Population: Ladakh (477)Ladakh followed by Uttarakhand (124), Himachal Pradesh (51)
Swachh Survekshan Ranking 2023Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)Indore and Surat Joint WinnersIndore secured the cleanest city, seventh consecutive time
Best City For Indian Women 2023Avtar Group’s Top Cities for Women in India (TCWI)Topped by Chennai (in terms of inclusivity and conduciveness to working women)Tiruchirappalli came on top of the less than a million category
India’s Clean Energy Transition Report 2024Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)Topped by Karnataka and GujaratIndia’s declaration of its ambition to achieve net zero emissions by 2070 and fulfill fifty percent of its electricity needs from renewable energy by 2030 marks a pivotal moment in the global battle against climate change.

Top 10 Most Polluted Cities in India (2024)

The following data was published by India’s Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

RankCityStateAir Quality Index (AQI)
1AngulOdisha397
2FaridabadHaryana371
3BikanerRajasthan377
4BhiwadiRajasthan362
5ByrnihatMeghalaya317
6ArrahBihar342
7SonipatHaryana332
8NoidaUttar Pradesh330
9DharuheraHaryana322
10RohtakHaryana320

Important One-Liner Domestic Ranking

  • Tamil Nadu has secured the coveted ‘Achiever’ status among coastal states in the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) 2023 rankings.
  • Aster Medcity in Kochi, Kerala, part of Aster DM Healthcare, secured the top spot in the ‘Best Multi-specialty Hospital Emerging’ category according to The Week-Hansa Research 2023 rankings.
  • Kaivalya Vohra (21) and Aadit Palicha (22), the founders of the Quick Commerce app Zepto, have claimed the top spots in Hurun India’s list of ‘Top 100 under 30’.
  • Chandrayaan-3 topped the list as the most searched query by Indians in 2023. The top three most searched queries were:
  1. Chandrayaan-3
  2. Karnataka Election Results
  3. Israel News
  • Tiriyani Block in Telangana’s Kumuram Bheem Asifabad district achieved the top spot in NITI Aayog’s inaugural delta rankings.
  • According to a recent survey by the US-based consultancy firm ‘Morning Consult,’ Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has earned the world’s most popular leader title, with a remarkable approval rating of 76%.

Major Index and their Publisher

Sl. No.IndexPublished by
1Global Innovation IndexWorld Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
2Human Development IndexUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
3Corruption Perceptions IndexTransparency International (TI)
4Global Competitiveness IndexInternational Institute for Management Development (IMD)
5Ease of Doing Business IndexWorld Bank Group
6World Press Freedom IndexReporters Without Borders
7Global Environment Performance IndexYale and Columbia University researchers
8Democracy IndexThe Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
9Global Hunger IndexIrish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe
10World Happiness ReportSustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
11Global Peace IndexInstitute for Economics and Peace (IEP)
12Global Gender Gap ReportWorld Economic Forum (WEF)
13Quality of Living Index Mercer
14Global Remittance Charts IndexWorld Bank Group
15Air Quality Index (AQI)IQAir
16Logistics Performance IndexWorld Bank
17Global arms importer RankingStockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
18QS World University RankingsQS Quacquarelli Symonds

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Final Word

India’s ranking in different Global and Domestic indexes in 2024 is an important topic for government exam aspirants to be aware of. It can evaluate the country’s progress on various issues, such as economic growth, human development, and sustainability.

Overall, the country has made significant progress in recent years on several fronts, such as economic growth, poverty reduction, and access to education and healthcare. However, there are still several areas where India needs to improve, such as infrastructure development, gender equality, and environmental protection.

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