Human Development Index 2020

Published on December 17, 2020
Current Context: The report of Human Development Index 2020 was released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Human Development Index 2020
  • As per the report, India stood at the rank position of 131st among 189 countries. India’s score in this index is 0.640.
  • India ranked 130th position in 2019. 
  • The index is topped by Norway.
  • The second and third ranks are secured by Ireland and Switzerland respectively.
  • The lowest rank of 189th is obtained by Niger with the lowest score of 0.394.
  • The criteria for calculating Human Development India are life expectancy at birth, education and per capita income. 
  • The theme for Human Development Index 2020: Human Development and Anthropocene.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of UNDP: New York, US


Q.1 What is the rank of India in Human Development Index 2020?
a. 84th
b. 115th
c. 131st
d. 63rd

Q.2 Which country topped in Human Development Index 2020?
a. Norway
b. Switzerland
c. Ireland
d. Hong Kong

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