Latest Reports and Indices | March 2021

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Latest Reports and Indices | March 2021

Latest Reports and Indices- March 2021

31st March, 2021

Key findings of ‘Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector’ report

The ‘Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector’ report has been released by National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog. The report emphasizes on the varieties of investment opportunities in healthcare sector. As per the report, investment in the Healthcare sector is expected to reach US $ 372 billion by 2022. Healthcare Sector in India is growing with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 22 % since 2016. The Indian Healthcare sector is currently providing direct employment to 4.7 million people. The healthcare sector has potential to become the largest sector of the Indian economy in terms of employment and revenue.  

5th March, 2021

Key findings of the 2nd edition of Land Record and Services Index 2021

The Land Record and Services Index (N-LRSI) has been prepared by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) in collaboration with the Property Rights Consortium of Omidyar Network India. The index is based on the data of land records collected over 2020-21. The index has been prepared using 4 parameters. Madhya Pradesh has topped in the index with a score of 80.2 followed by West Bengal (78.5), Odisha (77.2) and Maharashtra (70.9) and Tamil Nadu (70.3). The index revealed that Bihar, Tripura, Karnataka, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala have reported most of improvements.

4th March, 2021

Ramesh Pokhriyal releases the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

Union Minister of Education, Shree Ramesh Pokriyal ‘Nishank’ has released the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2021.The ranking grouped a total of 51 disciplines into 5 broad subject areas. A total of 12 Indian institutes have been included among the top 100 institutions which was 8 in the last year’s ranking. Those 12 institutes of India are- OP Jindal University, University of Delhi, Anna University, JNU, IIM Ahemdabad, IIM Bangalore, IIT Guwahati, IISC Bangalore, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay.

Hardeep Singh Puri releases the Ease of Living Index 2020

The Final Rankings of Ease of Living Index 2020 was released by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri. The Index has been prepared on the basis of 49 indicators divided in 13 categories that include well-being of the Indian Citizens across the pillars of Economic-ability, Sustainability and Quality of Life. As per the Index, Bengaluru has secured the 1st rank with an Index Score of 66.7 followed by Pune (66.27) and Ahmedabad (64.87).

Key findings of Municipal Performance Index 2020

Municipal Performance Index 2020 has been prepared for the 1st time. It was released as an accompaniment of the Ease of Living Index 2020. The Index has been prepared on the basis of 5 Verticles- Planning, Finance, Services, Technology and Governance. The aim of the index is to provide an overall understanding of the functioning of municipal corporations. As per the Index, Municipal Corporation of Indore has secured the 1st position with an Index score of 66.08 followed by Surat (60.82), Bhopal (59.04), Pimpri Chinchwad (59) and Pune (58.79).

3rd March, 2021

Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries slashed their Education Budget after the COVID-19 pandemic: World Bank Report

As per the report released by the World Bank, Low and Lower-Middle Income countries have cut down the annual budget allocated for education by 65 % after the COVID-19 pandemic despite of the urgent need for additional funds required to re-open the institutes safely. The report also revealed that 33 % of high and upper-middle income countries also show the same trend. The report was compiled with the help of the Global Education Monitoring Report prepared by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

2nd March, 2021

Every 4th person in the world to have hearing problems by 2050, says WHO Report

As per the 1st edition of World Report on Hearing released by the World Health Organization (WHO), every 4th person or around 2.5 billion people in the world will suffer from hearing problems by 2050. The report revealed that presently, every 5th person has hearing problem. WHO report also revealed that, hearing problems are more prevalent in the low income countries and the treatment is also inaccessible to the masses. WHO report recommends noise reduction in public places and systematic screening in low income countries for taking corrective measures.

1st March, 2021

Highlights of the State of India’s Environment 2021 Report

As per the State of India’s Environment 2021 Report, the ongoing pandemic will leave 375 million children of India with health issues like stunting, underweight, increased mortality and will also impact their education and work productivity. As per the report, around 500 million children across the world have been forced out of school out of which, 50 % are from India. The report has been released by Down to Earth Magazine in association with Centre for Science & Environment (CSE).