National Indian football team has moved to 96th spot in the recent world FIFA ranking. Previously India was at 100th position and this is India’s finest position in the last 21 years.
Germany football team tops the rank followed by Brazil, Argentina, Portugal & Switzerland. Iran who held 23rd spot is leading the Asian nations.
On an average, India has secured 134th place since the beginning of world ranking in 1992. India has shown significant improvements in the rankings and current ranking is much better than its earlier ranking in March 2015 when Indian football team was placed at 175th place.
More about FIFA Rankings:
FIFA ranking was introduced in December 1992. It ranks men’s football teams as per their performance in last four years. Brazil is the team which has ranked at top for longer time. Other teams which have held the top position are Belgium, Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain.
Germany is the current winner of football world cup. The country won the cup in 2014 by defeating Argentina.
The next football world cup will be held in Russia. It will start from 14 June and will end on 15 July 2018 (32 days).
Palwinder kaur shergill of Indian origin has been appointed as the Judge of supreme court in Canada, a proud moment for all Indians. She has become the first Turbaned Sikh woman to be appointed to this prestigious post. Her appointment was announced by Attorney general of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould on Friday. She is going to replace Justice EA Arnold-Bailey who had retired from his services on May 31.
Palwinder is a from Rurka Kalan, a village in Jalandhar. She went to Canada with her family when she was just four years old. Later she was married to a family from Jagatpur village near Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr). She is a law graduate from Saskatchewan university and was practicing as lawyer and mediator at her own law firm named as Shergill & Company, Trial Lawyers.
Throughout her career she has been fighting for rights of Sikh community in Canada and became more famous when she represented interests of Sikh community to allow Sikh students to wear kirpan (ceremonial dagger) in schools.
The appointment of Shergill as Judge is another milestone for Sikh community as well to all Indians.
Know India Programme called as KIP was inaugurated by External affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at a function in New Delhi. The programme is organised for three weeks and its aim is to make young Indians living overseas aware about the different facets of the country. Its aim is also to show the progress made by India in various fields like education, economy.
It is a unique forum for young overseas students and professionals who are from India or having Indian background to visit India. They may share their views, or may tell what they are expecting from India and what is their experience.
International law expert Niru Chadha became the first women Member of ITLOS (International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea) belonging to India. She will be having a nine years term. The information was given by foreign ministry spokesman Mr. Gopal Bagale through a tweet.
Niru chadha got 120 votes in the ITLOS election on Wednesday and defeated Indonesia, Lebanon and Thailand candidates who secured 58,60 and 86 votes respectively. There were total seven seats for which elections were held and Thailand got another seat in the Asia Pacific Group.
ILTOS is United Nation’s unit which takes decisions on laws related to see. Niru Chadha is a famous lawyers. She was also the first woman chief legal advisor of external affairs ministry.
A T Kearney a London-based business consultancy in its 16th edition placed India at top among 30 developing countries in terms of ease of doing business in retail sector. The 2017 GRDI (Global Retail Development Index) was titled as ‘The Age of Focus’.
China has been placed at second place.
What made India Topper?
India is one of the rapidly growing economy of the world. More flexibility in the FDI rules is one of the key point behind India’s top position. With such kind of rapid growth in retail sector, the sector is expected to growq double by 2020. Currently it has been growing at a pace of 20% growth per year.
E-commerce is major player behind India’s Top position:
The E-commerce sector is growing rapidly which has made retail business more convenient. Moreover, government’s decision to permit full ownership (100%) for retailers and B2B businesses helped India to be on the top of GRDI.