(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) In Depth: UN Human Development Index 2019 & India

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) In Depth: UN Human Development Index 2019 & India

Topic: UN Human Development Index 2019 & India

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The United Nations Development Programme released its latest human development report on Monday.

India further improved its rank to 129 among 189 countries.

With the HDI value of 0.647, India has made significant improvements in the basic dimensions of human development - a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living.

As per the report, the overall trend globally is also towards continued human development improvements as several countries have moved up through the human development categories.

But at the same time, the report this year has analysed the rising inequality worldwide.

It says just as the gap in basic living standards is narrowing for millions of people, the necessities to thrive have also evolved.

Despite global progress in tackling poverty, hunger and disease, a “new generation of inequalities” is opening up around education, and around technology and climate change. And if left unchecked, this could trigger a ‘new great divergence’ in society of the kind not seen since the Industrial Revolution.

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Courtesy: RSTV