Inclusive Development Index-2018

 India slipped two places to 62nd in the ranking of the inclusive growth index for developing economies released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Pakistan climbed five places to 47th, China ranked 26th on this list. 

 Sri Lanka ranks 40th, Bangladesh 34th and Nepal 22nd. Mali, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ghana, Ukraine, Serbia, Philippines, Indonesia, Iran, Macedonia, Mexico, Thailand and Malaysia are also richer than India in the name of economy. Among developed economies, Norway is followed by Ireland, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Denmark in the top five.

Om Prakash Rawat appointed as Chief Election Commissioner 

 Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat was appointed the Chief Election Commissioner on 21 January 2018. He will replace Achal Kumar Jothi. His term ends on January 22, 2018. Apart from these, former Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa has been appointed as the new Election Commissioner.

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