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India 9th on Happiness Index

Current context: India ranked 9th among 28 global markets on the Happiness Index 2019.
India 9th on Happiness Index
  • It is an online survey done by Ipsos over 1000 individuals in each of the 28 countries.
  • Australia and Canada occupied the top spot in the Index and Argentina, Spain and Russia emerged at the Bottom.
  • It was found that largely the markets of Developed nations had the highest prevalence of happiness.
  • India has seen a 6% drop from earlier 83% in 2018 to 77% in 2019.
  • The “Global happiness index” revealed that Indians consider good financial conditions and physical well-being as a priority criteria to remain joyous.
  • 65% Indian said they feel happy to spend time on Social media, which is more than the global average of 42%.
  • The top sources of happiness for Indians were found to be living conditions (89%), physical well-being (88%), and personal financial situation (83%).


Q.1 What is the ranking of India in the Happiness Index 2019?
a. 1st
b. 4th
c. 9th
d. 11th
e. 20th
India 9th on Happiness Index India 9th on Happiness Index Reviewed by Neha Verma on September 01, 2019 Rating: 5

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