Current Affairs And News Analysis Of July 22

India performs miserably in war on inequality

India ranked 132 out of 152 countries in an index that rates countries by their commitment to reducing inequality. Index released by the international NGO Oxfam and Development Finance International.

OECD countries headed by Sweden ranked the highest while Nigeria was at the bottom.

Top 5 – 1-Sweden, 2-Belgium, 3-Denmark, 4-Norway, 5-Germany

The Neighbourhood

Nepal – 81, China – 87, Sri Lanka – 138, Pakistan – 139, Bangladesh – 141, Bhutan – 143, Myanmar – 150

Reasons for low ranking:

  1. The report noted that government spending on health, education and social protection was woefully low in India.
  2. The tax structure looks reasonably progressive on paper, but in practice much of the progressive tax is not collected.
  3. India fared poorly on labour rights as well as respect for women in the work place.

Important News For The Day

India will host Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017, the world’s largest conference on cyber space and related issues in New Delhi in November 2017.
Theme: Cyber4All: An Inclusive, Sustainable, Developmental, Safe and Secure Cyberspace
India’s Karamjyoti Dalal has won bronze medal at the World Para Athletics Championships 2017 in the discus-throw. In the women’s F55 category of discus-throw, she managed a throw of 19.02 m.

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