India ranks 78 in Newsweek's best country list

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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New York, Aug 22: Newsweek magazine ranked India in 78th position on the World's Best Countries' list, which placed nations on the basis of health, education, economy and politics.

The top four positions go to Finland, Switzerland, Sweden and Australia while the United States comes in at 11th with Germany at 12th and the United Kingdom at 14th.

The magazine described India as a big country with 1.2 billion people with a small per capita income of $1,170 per capita. India gets 2.5 for freedom of expression, political participation and electoral processes from Freedom House with 1 being the highest score.

In the list, China ranked 59th, Sri Lanka in 66th position, while Bangladesh and Pakistan has been placed at 88th and 89th spots respectively.

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