World Banks Human Capital Index 2020

Published on September 18, 2020
Current Context: World Bank has released its annual report for Human Capital Index 2020.
World Banks Human Capital Index 2020
  • The index report is released with the title, The Human Capital Index 2020 Update: Human Capital in the time of COVID-19. 
  • Human Capital Index includes the analysis of vital elements of human capital across countries. It is based on health and education analytical data for about 174 countries.
  • The index is the collaboration between Human Development Practice Group and the Development Economic Group of World Bank. 
  • India has marked a rank position of 116th in the Human Capital Index 2020. 
  • India scored 0.49 in the current human capital index. However, the score is increased to 0.49 from 0.44 in 2018.
  • The index is topped by Singapore with a score of 0.88. 
  • The Second position is marked by Hong Kong and China with a score of 0.81. Japan marked the third rank position with a score of 0.80. 
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of World Bank: Washington DC, United States
    • President of World Bank: David Malpass

Questions: 

Q.1 What is the rank position of India in Human Capital Index 2020?
a. 99th
b. 74th
c. 116th
d. 123rd

Q.2 Which country topped in Human Capital Index 2020?
a. Singapore
b. China
c. United States
d. United Kingdom

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