You Would Not Be Surprised To Know These 10 Embarrassing Lists That India Tops
India is a developing nation and one of the most progressive economies in the world. It is also the second largest economy in the world and if the pace remains the same it is bound to bypass the USA by 2050.
But despite everything, there are areas where Indian doesn’t seem to have learned a bit. We as a nation still battle overpopulation, illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, and conventionalism that hinder India’s race towards becoming a fully developed country. And hence it doesn’t come as a surprise that India actually tops these 10 lists in the world that do not have anything to be proud of.
1. Highest Poor Population
According to the World Bank, 20% of Indian’s population earns less than 125 Rs. a day and lies below the poverty line. Even Nigeria, that has 84 million poor people comes second to India that has 276 million people below the poverty line.
2. Maximum Selfie Deaths
Though selfie craze has swept the whole world, India seems to have a stronger bond with getting that perfect click. According to a study published by US-based Carnegie Mellon University and India’s Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, during November 2016, there were a total of 127 deaths due to selfies and out of them, 76 were in India.
3. Highest Deaths Due To Ozone Pollution
According to the report of the State of Global Air released in February 2017, it was found that 2.54 million people died due to ozone pollution in the year 2015. The report exposed the harsh truth that the number of deaths due to ozone exposure were 21 times more than Pakistan and 13 times higher than its neighbor Bangladesh.
4. Highest Number Of Internet Shutdowns
As per a report by the US Brookings Institutions, internet shutdowns in India happened 22 times in 2015-16, that cost the country more than 6000 crores. The number of shutdowns during an emergency were almost equal to countries like Irag, Syria, Pakistan. In fact, the most recent example of an Internet Shutdown happened during the Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Verdict in Punjab and Haryana.
5. Maximum Number Of Road Accidents
According to a report by BBC, on an average 400 people die in India due to road accidents. In the year 2015, 146,133 people died in road accidents in India while in the year 2014, the figure was 139,671. Blame it on the bad conditions of the road or indiscipline amongst the citizens, there is one death every 4 minutes in India.
6. Most Corrupt Country In Asia Pacific
This doesn’t come as a surprise, India has the highest rate of bribery as shown by a survey conducted by Transparency International. The survey was conducted in 13 countries in Asia Pacific where 69% of the people accepted to have paid money in order to avail public services in the past year. The lowest rate was in Japan with only 0.2% to have bribed.
7. Maximum Food Scarcity
India still tops the list of having the maximum number of people who go to bed hungry, with 194.6 million hungry people in the year 2014-16.
8. Slowest Internet In Asia Pacific
While the government is making both ends meet to make ‘Digital India’ a reality, India bags the last position when it comes to Internet speed. South Korea has the maximum speed of 26.3 Mbps, whereas India runs its Internet at just 6.5 Mbps.
9. Largest Population With No Access To Internet
According to World Development report of 2016, 1,063 million people in India do not have access to the Internet, making it the most offline nation in the world. No, North Korea doesn’t top the list here! It comes as a surprise as India is the second largest exporter of Information and Technolgy in the world.
10. Maximum Number Of Modern Slaves
According to Global Slavery Index released in the year 2016 by Walk Free Foundation, India has the maximum number of people who are forced into all forms of modern slavery, like child labor, prostitution, begging etc. The number amounts to 18.35 million people which are six times more than that in China.
Well, India, there are still miles to go before we sleep!
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