||Ease of Business, Ranking out of 190 countries says world bank. Up 30 places from last year
||Out of 155 countries in the UN'S world happiness index, a consideration of emotional well-being
||Out of 186 countries in the conservative us think tank the heritage foundations economic freedom index
||Out of 188 countries in the UN's human development index. A rank considered medium. up from low in 1990s
||Press freedom, ranking out of 180 countries by reporters without borders
||Out of 176 contries in transparency international's corruption perception index 2016. 1 for 'Bribery Rate' among 16 Asia-pacific Nations
||Out of 118 countries in the school insead's global talent index measuring ability to grow, attract and retain highly skilled workers
Source: India Today data (As of 2017)
Cases pending in Indian court
- In India there are still 32 millions cases in high courts and subordinate courts across the country still pending in the past 11 years according to the official data.
- According to the cases trackled
- Gujarat's 61 fast track courts disposed of 434,296 cases.
- Uttar Pradesh 153 courts decided on 411,658 cases.
- Maharashtra's 51 courts concluded hearing of 381,619 cases.
- 84 courts in Madhya Pradesh decided 317,363 cases.
- 49 courts of Tamil Nadu heard 371,336 cases.
- During the time of central funding of fast-track courts, between 2000 to 2011, Bihar ran the maximum number of such courts, 179. This also resulted in the disposal of a large number of pending cases in the state -- 159,105 cases till March 2011.
- As per December 2012, there are at least 27.6 million cases pending in subordinate courts while 4.4 million are pending in various high courts.
Source: New Indian Express (December 2013)
- Nearly half of India's 1.2 billion people have no toilet at home, but more people own a mobile phone, according to the recent data.
- Only 46.9% of the 246.6 million households have lavatories while 49.8% defecate in the open. The remaining 3.2% use public toilets.
- More than 2.5 billion people worldwide lack access to toilets, one billion people practise open defecation -- about 600 million in India.
- According to the 2011 census data on houses, household amenities and assets reveal that 63.2% of homes have a telephone.
- About 77% of homes in the Jharkhand have no toilet facilities, while in Orissa it is 76.6% and 75.8% in Bihar.
- More than half the population - 53.2% - have a mobile phone.
- There has been a 16% rise in the number of homes with television sets, while the use of radios has declined by 15%.
- New Delhi: It's easier to find cellphone coverage in the most backward villages of India than a proper toilet.
- Just 366 million people - around a third of the population had access to proper sanitation in 2008.
- According to the report, the rough cost of $300 to build a toilet, including labour, materials and advice.
Source: Census (2011)