World Survey: India ranked 70th best nation while Sweden is 1st
London: In a recent survey carried out by the United Kingdom, Sweden has been voted as the best country of the world in serving the interests of its people and contributing to the ‘common good’ of humanity while India stands low at the 70th position.
The survey ranked as many as 163 countries taking 35 different United Nation and World Bank indices into account, including global contributions to culture, science, peace & security, climatic change, health and equality.
The top 10 countries suggested by the index included Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, Finland, Canada, France, Austria and New Zealand. Moreover, Libya was ranked as the least ‘good’ country in the world. India figured at 70th position overall, three places below China, with the best ranking, i.e. 27th, in 'international peace and security' and the worst, i.e. 124th in 'equality & prosperity'.
- India stood at 37th position in health, 62nd in science & technology, 119th in culture, 106th in climate and 100th in world order.
- "The survey was conducted to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity.
- The index was founded by a British government adviser Simon Anholt.
- Anholt’s aim is to find ways of encouraging countries to collaborate and co-operate more and compete bit less.