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India ranked 118 in Happiness Index

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The World Happiness report, 2016 released by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative of the United Nations placed India in 118th rank in terms of Happiness Index.

Happiness word report 2016

Factors Considered

  • People’s health and access to medical care
  • Family relations
  • Job security
  • Social factors including political freedom and degree of government corruption

Top 10 Nations

  • Denmark tops the list holding the tag of Happiest Nation in the world
  • It is followed by Switzerland, Iceland ,Norway, Finland, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand with Australia and Sweden occupying 9th and 10th position respectively
  • US has been placed 13th behind Israel

Flash points

  • India was ranked 118th in the list, down one slot from last year on the index
  • It faced decline from last year index along with Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen and Botswana.
  • India comes below Somalia (76), China (83), Pakistan (92), Iran (105), Palestinian Territories (108) and Bangladesh (110)
  • 150 countries were analyzed
  • Syria & Burgundi occupied the last positions in the list

World Happiness Index

  • The report was prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a global initiative by the United Nations
  • The report is prepared since 2012