While Rwanda, a small East African
nation, tops the list of nations across the world for having
the maximum representation of women in Parliament, India ranks
a poor 100th and falls below many conservative Islamic
Civil society members are expected to make a strong pitch for graver punishment,
including life imprisonment for high ranking officials in cases of corruption, when the joint committee to draft the
Lokpal Bill meet on Mon.
India ranks second in the world
for natural disasters after China, a top UN official has said
underlining that unplanned urbanisation and failure to address
the issue of climate change pose a grave threat worldwide.
India has moved up four notches to
44th rank in the IT industry competitiveness index 2009,
prepared by Economist Intelligence Unit, showing regilence
amid global downturn which has had profound impact on the