Reports & Indices Current Affairs - 2019

This category comprises Current Affairs 2019-2020 related to various reports and indexes / indices by National and International Bodies and organizations such as World, Bank, World Economic Forum, NITI Aayog and various other educational and research organizations. We also place report highlights of various committees and commissions in this category.

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Ministry of Home Affairs releases Data on Police Organizations

The Ministry of home Affairs on October 24, 2019, released the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D). The data are being updated to date 01.01.2018.

The report is important for various police analyses and resource allocation in Ministry of Home Affairs as well as at the state level.

Highlights of the report

  • Since 2017, there has been increase in Police personnel. Their numbers have increased by 19,686. Also, the strength of CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) has increased by 16,051.
  • The women police strength has increased by 20.95%. Today there are 1,69,550 women police personnel working in different ranks.
  • The expenditure spent on training the police personnel has increased by 20.41%
  • The Police Population Ratio (PPR) stood at 192.95 policemen per lakh population.
  • Around 20,149 family quarters have been constructed for the police personnel
  • The Police stations have increased from 15579 to 16422.
  • The Cyber Police stations have increased from 84 to 120
  • Around 2,10,278 new CCTV cameras have been installed for surveillance

World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business

India was raked 63rd in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking released on October 24, 2019. The ranking comes when the leading financing institutions including RBI, World Bank and IMF are slashing country’s growth forecasts. In 2014, India was ranked 142 among 190 countries. As compared to 2018, India moved up 14 places in the ranking mainly due to several reforms in the trade and commerce sector.

Highlights

  • India for the third time in a row was among the top 10 performers on the list.
  • The other top 10 performers other than India were Saudi Arabia at rank 62, Togo in the African continent at rank 97, Jordan (75), Tajikistan, Pakistan at rank 108, Kuwait (83), China (31) and Nigeria (131)
  • In 2015, India set a goal to join top 50 economies on ease of doing business ranking by 2020.
  • The experts believe that resolving insolvency with the Bankruptcy law, tax reforms, trading across borders, initiatives like Make in India are the major reasons for the leap in the rank

Ease of Doing Business

The ranking is framed based on 10 indices. It includes starting a business, registering a property, dealing with construction permits, getting credit, paying taxes, enforcing contracts, trading across borders, protecting investors, etc. The first set of ranking was prepared by the world Bank in 2003.