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India Falls to 129th Rank in WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index

Published on June 13, 2024
Current Context: The Global Gender Gap Index 2024 was released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on 11th June 2024.
India Falls to 129th Rank in WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index
  • India slipped two spots to the 129th place on the index.
  • India showed the best gender parity in terms of enrolment in secondary education and ranked 65th globally on political empowerment of women.
  • However, India was among the economies with the lowest levels of economic parity.
  • India’s economic parity score has trended upwards for the past four years, according to the WEF.
  • Globally, Iceland retained its top position on the index for the tenth consecutive year.
  • At the current pace, it will take another 134 years to achieve full gender parity.
  • The report underscores the urgent need for a renewed global commitment to achieving gender parity, particularly in economic and political spheres.

Question:

1 What is India’s rank in the Global Gender Gap Index 2024?

  • A) 127
  • B) 128
  • C) 129
  • D) 130
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