Ranks and Reports June 2021 Current Affairs

Ranks and Reports June 2021 – Here we cover the most important Ranks and Reports June 2021. We cover all the important Ranks and Reports from June month.

We update the Ranks and Reports June 2021 article daily and the latest news appears at first. Our news sources are The Hindu, AIR, DD News, PIB, Indian Express, Business Line, and reputed and genuine sites.

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India ranked 14th in World Giving Index 2021

As per the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), India has been ranked 14th among 114 countries in the World Giving Index 2021. The top 5 countries in the World Giving Index ranking are Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Myanmar, and Australia respectively.

What is World Giving Index?

WGI is a global survey that has interviewed more than 1.6 million people since 2009. It conducts surveys by asking three questions: have they helped a stranger, given money, or volunteered for a good cause in recent month.

It releases an annual report published by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), using data gathered by Gallup and ranks countries in the world according to how charitable they are. The first report was produced in 2010 and this year marks the 10 year anniversary of WGI.

 India slips 12 spots to 55th position in Global Home Price Index

India has moved down 12 spots in the global home price index to 55th rank in Q1 2021, earlier India was at 43rd rank in Q1 2020, with a decline of 1.6% year-on-year (YoY) in home prices, Knight Frank, in its latest research report “Global House Price Index” – Q1 2021.

Global Home Price Index is prepared by the London-based Knight Frank, which monitors housing prices in 56 countries.

Turkey continues to lead the annual rankings with prices up by 32% Year on Year, followed by New Zealand. 

India ranks 67th in Coursera’s Global Skills Report 2021

According to the the ‘Global Skills Report 2021’ released by Coursera, India has been ranked 67th globally.

The report says that, overall, India ranks 67th globally, with 38 per cent proficiency, with mid-rankings in each domain, 55th in business and 66th in both technology and data science.

The published report is based on performance data of about 77 million learners (from across 100 countries) on the platform collected since the onset of the pandemic. It benchmarks skills proficiency across 3 categories – Business, Technology, and data science.

Switzerland,  Luxembourg, and Austria secures the top three rank in Coursera’s Global Skills Report 2021 respectively.

Coursera CEO: Jeff Maggioncalda, Coursera Headquarters: California, USA

Union Education Minister released AISHE 2019-20 report

All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2019-20 report has been released by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.

According to the AISHE in the last five years (2015-16 to 2019-20), student enrolment has grown by 11.4% and the female enrolment in Higher Education has increased by 18.2% from 2015-16 to 2019-20.

AISHE 2019-20 is the 10 in the series of All India Survey on Higher Education. Department of Higher Education releases it annually.

United States Tops Bitcoin Investment Gains in 2020

According to the latest report of a blockchain analysis company ‘Chainalysis‘, the US traders have benefited the most in Bitcoin Investment Gain in 2020, with a profit of $4.1 billion. Chinese traders stood second, with a profit of $1.1 billion.

India has been ranked at 18th spot with a profit of $241 million, among the top 25 countries, in Bitcoin investment gains 2020.

Auckland tops Global Liveability Index 2021

New Zealand and Australian cities dominated the Global Liveability Index 2021 published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Auckland has been ranked the best on liveability rankings because of the ability of New Zealand city to contain Covid-19 faster.

According to the Global Liveability Index 2021, Japanese cities of Osaka and Tokyo grabbed second and fourth place, and Adelaide, Australia spot 3rd place on EIU’s Global Liveability Index 2021. Damascus capital of Syrian has the worst living conditions.

QS World University Rankings 2022 released

The London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has released its yearly QS World University Rankings 2022 which compares and ranks Universities from across the globe on various parameters.

Eight Indian universities have come under among the best 400 global universities in the QS World University Rankings 2022, released on June 09, 2021.  Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, IIT-Delhi, and IISc Bangalore are the only three Universities that have come under the top 200 universities.

Top Indian University QS World University Rankings 2022

  • IIT-Bombay is ranked as the best University in India with a rank of 177. It is followed by IIT-Delhi (185) and IISc (I86).
  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has also been adjudged as “world’s top research university, achieving a perfect score of 100/100 for Citations Per Faculty (CPF) indicator, which measures research impact.
  • This is the first time that any Indian institute has scored a perfect 100 in research or any other parameter.

Top University QS World University Rankings 2022

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has topped the ranking for the 10th years in a row.
  • MIT is followed by the University of Oxford in the second position. Stanford University and the University of Cambridge shared the third spot.

THE Asia University Rankings 2021 released

Times Higher Education Asia university rankings 2021, three Indian universities secured positions in the top 100 list. IISc Bangalore, IIT Ropar, and IIT Indore have secured ranks among the top 100 universities in Asia. IISc Bangalore ranked at 37th position, IIT Ropar is placed at 55th rank, and IIT Indore at 78th rank among the top 100 universities.

Tsinghua University, China has gained the first position in the Asia university rankings 2021. The second place is also secured by China’s Peking University. The third and fifth ranks have been secured by Singapore varsities. Whereas, the University of Hong Kong is at fourth rank.

Punjab tops performance grading index in school education

Punjab has topped among all the states and union territories with a score of 929 out of 1,000, second and third position is secured by Chandigarh (912) and Tamil Nadu (906).

The performance grading index ranks the states on a set of 70 parameters relating to learning outcomes and quality, access, infrastructure and facilities, equity, and governance processes to catalyze transformational change in the field of school education.

Punjab CM: Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab Governor: V.P.Singh Badnore

 India slips two spots on 17th Sustainable Development Goals report

India’s rank has slipped from 115 to 117 on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted as a part of the 2030 agenda by 193 United Nations member states in 2015. India ranks below four South Asian countries: Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

The State of India’s Environment Report 2021 revealed that India’s rank was 115 last year and dropped by two places primarily because of major challenges like ending hunger and achieving food security (SDG 2), achieving gender equality (SDG 5), and building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation (SDG 9) remain in the country.

 Kerala retains top rank in Niti Aayog’s 3rd SDG India Index 2020-21

Rajiv Kumar Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog launched the third rendition of India’s SDG Index.

Kerala has retained the top rank with a score of 75 in Niti Aayog’s 3rd edition of SDG India Index 2020-21, while Bihar has been adjudged as the worst performer.

The Index for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) evaluates the progress of states and union territories on social, economic, and environmental parameters.

Wipro becomes third Indian IT firm to scale Rs 3 trillion market cap

Wipro has become the third Indian IT firm to touched Rs 3 trillion in market capitalization. The other two IT firms are Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys.

The company won its largest deal ever from German retailer Metro and has seen deal wins of $7.1 billion. India has a total of 13 listed firms that have crossed the Rs 3 trillion m-cap. Wipro now ranks 14th.

Reliance Industries is India’s most valued company with a market capitalization of ₹14.05 trillion, followed by Tata Consultancy Services Ltd and HDFC Bank with an m-cap of ₹11.58 trillion and ₹8.33 trillion, respectively.

Chairman of Wipro Limited: Rishad Premji, Wipro Headquarters: Bengaluru, Wipro MD, and CEO: Thierry Delaporte

Centre for World University Rankings 2021-22 announced

Centre for World University Rankings 2021-22 has announced, 19,788 institutions were ranked, and those that placed at the top made the global 2000 list.

Harvard University has topped the ranking globally and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th positions are secured by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford UniversityUniversity of Cambridge, and Oxford University respectively.

According to the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2021-22, 68 Indian institutes have made it to the list of the top 2000 higher education institutes across the world.

The Indian pack is led by the IIM-Ahmedabad which has bagged 415th rank followed by the Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru (IISc) at 459th rank.

CWUR Ranking 2021: Top 10 Indian Institutes

  • Global Rank 415: IIM Ahmedabad
  • Global Rank 459: Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  • Rank 543: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
  • Rank 557: IIT Madras
  • Rank 567: IIT Bombay
  • Rank 571: University of Delhi
  • Rank 623: IIT Delhi
  • Rank 708: IIT Kharagpur
  • Rank 709: Panjab University
  • Rank 818: IIT Kanpur

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