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SDG India Index 2019-20

Current context: NITI Aayog will launch the 2nd edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index on 30th December 2019 in New Delhi.
SDG India Index 2019-20 
  • The SDG India Index documents the progress made by India’s States and Union Territories towards implementing the 2030 SDG targets.
  • NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), the United Nations in India, and the Global Green Growth Institute has developed the SDG India Index and Dashboard 2019–20.
  • The dashboard will rank all states and UTs and, analyse their progress on 100 indicators drawn from MoSPI’s National Indicator Framework.
  • The first edition of the SDG India Index was launched in December 2018.
  • The Index covers 16 out of 17 SDGs with qualitative assessment on Goal 17 that is an improvement over the 2018 Index, which covered only 13 goals.
  • Chairman, NITI Aayog: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog: Dr Rajiv Kumar
  • CEO, NITI Aayog: Amitabh Kant
  • Headquarter: New Delhi
  • Formed: 1st January, 2015

Question: 

Q.1 The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index is launched by_________?
a. Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI)
b. United Nations in India
c. NITI Aayog
d. The Global Green Growth Institute
SDG India Index 2019-20 SDG India Index 2019-20 Reviewed by Neha Verma on December 25, 2019 Rating: 5

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