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Sustainability & Child Flourishing Index Ranking

Published on February 19, 2020
Current context: India ranked 77th on Sustainability index and 131st on Child Flourishing Index Ranking of a UN report, released on 19th February 2020.
Sustainability & Child Flourishing Index Ranking
  • The UN report is released by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world and focused on measuring the best chance of survival and well-being of children.
  • It was commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and The Lancet medical journal.
  • The report analysed the capacity of 180 countries to ensure that their youngsters can survive and thrive.
  • The term “flourishing” in the Child Flourishing Index refers to the geometric mean of Surviving and Thriving.
  • Surviving includes selected maternal survival, survival in children younger than 5 years old, suicide, access to maternal and child health services, basic hygiene and sanitation, and lack of extreme poverty.
  • Thriving includes the domain of educational achievement, growth and nutrition, reproductive freedom, and protection from violence.
  • The sustainability index ranks countries on excess carbon emissions compared with the 2030 target.

Question: 

Q.1 What is India’s ranking in the recently released Child Flourishing Index?
a. 77th
b. 87th
c. 111th
d. 131st
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