Current Affairs April 2019 - Reports

1 - IIT-Madras Tops HRD’s National Ranking of Institutes

IIT-Madras Tops HRD

President Ram Nath Kovind has released the national ranking of higher institutes by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) in New Delhi.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras topped the rankings while the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore bagged the second rank followed by IIT Delhi.

Delhi University’s Miranda House was ranked the best among colleges across the country, while the varsity’s St Stephen’s College was ranked fourth.

2 - India Highest Recipient of Remittances At $79 billion in 2018: World Bank

India Highest Recipient of Remittances

As per the World Bank Report, India retained its position as the world's top recipient of remittances with its diaspora sending a whopping USD 79 billion back home in 2018. India was followed by China (USD 67 billion).

The Report was titled as 'World Bank's Migration and Development Brief'. Over the last three years, India has registered a significant flow of remittances from USD 62.7 billion in 2016 to USD 65.3 billion 2017.

3 - HDFC AMC Ranks 1st In Terms Of Assets: AMFI Report


India’s asset management companies (AMCs) own assets under management (AUM) worth Rs. 24.46 trillion, according to data released by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi).

HDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd has claimed the top spot with an average AUM of Rs. 3.42 trillion, overtaking ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co. Ltd with an average AUM of at Rs. 3.20 trillion.

4 - India Ranks 140th In World Press Freedom Index 2019, Norway Topped

World Press Freedom Index

India ranked 140th out of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index 2019, released by Reporters Without Borders. The index is topped by Norway.

Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF), or Reporters Without Borders, is a non-profit organisation that works to document and combat attacks on journalists around the world.

5 - India Ranks 17th In Global Startup Ecosystem

Global Startup Ecosystem

India was ranked 17th position among 100 countries in Startup Ecosystem Ranking for 2019 released by StartupBlink. It was ranked 37th spot last year.

It takes into consideration startup ecosystems of 1,000 cities and 100 countries for the ranking. China was ranked 27th. Bangalore, New Delhi, and Mumbai were the top cities in the Indian startup ecosystem.

6 - HDFC Bank Named India's No. 1 Bank: Forbes Magazine

HDFC Bank Forbes Magazine

HDFC Bank has been identified as number 1 bank by customers in India, as per Forbes World's Best Bank survey. In the first edition of this survey, Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to measure the best banks in 23 countries.

HDFC Bank emerged as India’s No 1 bank. ICICI Bank was at number 2 and SBI was surprisingly ranked 11th in the list.

7 - India’s Population Grew At 1.2% Average Annual Rate Between 2010 And 2019: UN Report

India’s Population Grew

India’s population grew at an average annual rate of 1.2% between 2010 and 2019 to 1.36 billion, more than double the annual growth rate of China, according to a report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA).

India’s population in 2019 stood at 1.36 billion, growing from 942.2 million in 1994. In comparison, China’s population stood at 1.42 billion in 2019, growing from 1.23 billion in 1994.

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