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India Ranked 116th In World Bank’s Human Capital Index 2020

  • The World Bank has released the “The Human Capital Index 2020 Update: Human Capital in the Time of COVID-19”on September 16, 2020.
  • The 2020 Human Capital Index update includes health and education data for 174 countries - covering 98 per cent of the world's population - up to March 2020, providing a pre-pandemic baseline on the health and education of children, with the biggest strides made in low-income countries.
  • India has been placed at the 116th position among 174 countries in the Human Capital Index 2020. In 2018 India’s rank was 115 out of 157 countries.
  • Singapore topped the Index followed by Hong Kong and Japan.