India Ranks 81st In Global Corruption Perceptions Index
India has ranked 81st out of 180 countries in the global Corruption Perceptions Index 2017, released by Transparency International.
About Corruption Perceptions Index:
This index ranks countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption.
Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 – Highlights
India’s ranking at 81st spot marks a drop by two places as compared to 79th rank in 2016.However, India’s score in 2017 remained unchanged at 40.
Top 5 – Least Corrupt Countries:
India gives $1 million for rehabilitation work in cyclone-hit Tonga
India has contributed USD 1 million for the rehabilitation works in Tonga, after the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Gita.
India gives $1 million for rehabilitation work in cyclone-hit Tonga:
i. United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation has stated that, the Tonga Government will identify the rehabilitation projects to be supported by the India-UN Development Partnership Fund.
ii. India has allocated USD 500,000 in the India-UN Development Partnership Fund for rehabilitation purpose and USD 500,000 will be given for immediate relief assistance.
iii. The India-UN Development Partnership Fund is led and supported by Indian Government. It is managed by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation.
About India-UN Development Partnership Fund:
♦ Established – 2017
♦ Purpose – supports Southern-owned and led, demand-driven, transformational sustainable development projects in the developing nations