India ranked 105th out of 130 countries on Global Human Capital Index
According to Human Capital Index, India ranked at 105th position globally among 130 countries and topped by Finland. The report was released by the World Economic Forum, Geneva.
The Index is based on the criteria of nation's ability to nurture, develop and organize talent for Economic Growth.
In 2015, India stood at 100th rank. This year India ranks much below than China, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.
India has optimized 57% of its human Capital endowment. Youth Literacy rate has been reached at 90% only while India’s Educational system has enhanced markedly over the various age groups.
India ranks poorly on labour force participation because of employment gender gaps.
Position of India in various categories:
Quality of Education System: 39th Position
Ease of finding skilled employees: 45th Position
Staff Training: 46th Position
Youth literacy rate: 103rd Position
Employment gender gaps: 121st Position
India had the largest share in the Global distribution of tertiary degree holder in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics after China.
Only 65% of the world’s talent is being optimized through education, skills development and deployment.
The adaptation of educational institutions, labour market policy and workplaces are essential to growth, equality and social stability.
Countries ranked below India include Nepal, Myanmar, Haiti, Malawi and Burundi and Pakistan.
Radha Mohan Singh launches a web based App CMRS for better crop and Nutrient management released for Bihar farmers
The Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh launched Crop Manager for Rice-based Systems (CMRS) App for better crop and Nutrient management for Bihar farmers in a program organised at ICAR-RCER in Patna.
The App will be a part of Digital India program and will be linked with Soil Health scheme for bringing access to new technologies to rural India. The App had been already launched by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
CMRS is a web-based App that can be used with computer, mobile and tablet and aims to increase farmer’s net income and sustain the productivity for rice-based cropping systems in Bihar, India.
Assam’s famous Kamakhya Temple receives an aid Rs. 25 crore for Infrastructure
Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced an aid of Rs 25 crore over the next couple of years for the infrastructure development of Kamakhya temple. The Kamakhya Temple situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city in Assam is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya.
The announcement comes from the Minister during the Ambubachi Mela festival which is the celebration of goddess Kamakhya’s annual menstruation cycle, considered as a symbol of fertility by the Hindus.
The festival is the eastern India’s largest congregation of pilgrims which drew a whopping 25 lakh devotees this year.