Indian parents spend the most amount of hours helping their children with homework, a research platform said based on data recorded by the Varkey Foundation. The Spectator Index is a social media platform that compiles data on various issues and provides a global context to it.
Among other things, India was ranked the highest in a survey of the hours parents spent on homework in a week in 2018. 68 percent of Indians said they eat a healthy diet, while 70 percent said that they are in good health, according to research conducted by Ipsos. According to the findings, India and China are the only countries globally in which more than half the population eats exclusively organic food. The report also said that developed nations are the least likely to do so.
Notably, with a GDP growth of 7.2 percent in 2018, India was also ranked at the top of the list of at least 35 countries. Bangladesh and China were at the spots of 2 and 3 respectively with a growth percentage of 7 and 6.6. US was recorded to have a growth of 2.9 percent.
India also ranked third, behind US and China, with 131 billionaires. The first two spots had 819 and 585, respectively. However, The Spectator Index did not attribute this information to a source.
According to the World Economic Index, India is at the following ranks in areas such as public trust in politicians (33) and government spending efficiency (20), among others: 104 in life expectancy and health; 25 and 55 in transport infrastructure and quality of roads, respectively; 101 in government debt; 69 and 34 in primary education and quality of education respectively.
India also ranked fourth in a 2018 estimation of global military power behind the US, Russia and China. India will also be the largest economy by 2050, according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and GDP PPP figures. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also ranked as the ninth most powerful person in the world, according to the Forbes 2018 list.
However, India ranked third in the list collating daily oil consumption by the barrel with 4,690 barrels being used across the country everyday, according to data recorded by BP. Along with China, India occupied the 1 and 2 positions respectively, on the list of the number of nuclear reactors under construction as of 2019. According to the data attributed to the World Nuclear Organisation, India has seven such projects.
The platform said that India also owed at least $500 billion in external debts, and cited the Economist Intelligence Unit for a list of the world's most livable cities, in which India did not find a spot at all. The national capital, Delhi, recorded a population of 25.7 million, just after Tokyo — at the top — which recorded a population of 38.1 million people.
India was also ranked at 124th in the 'world's most generous countries' list compiled by the World Giving Index.
Firstpost is now on WhatsApp. For the latest analysis, commentary and news updates, sign up for our WhatsApp services. Just go to Firstpost.com/Whatsapp and hit the Subscribe button.
Updated Date: Jan 14, 2019 14:58:38 IST