Q. With respect to World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2020, India has improved its ranking in which of the following indicators?

[A] Political Empowerment

[B] Health and survival

[C] Educational attainment

[D] Economic participation

Answer: A

Global Gender Gap Report, 2020 by World Economic Forum benchmarks 153 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four thematic dimensions:  

  • Economic Participation and Opportunity  
  • Educational Attainment  
  • Health and Survival, and  
  • Political Empowerment. 

India slipped four places to 112th rank and has closed two-thirds of its overall gender gap (score of 66.8%).  

While India has improved in political empowerment, it has fallen in other three indicators.  

India is the only country among the 153 countries studied where the economic gender gap is larger than the political one. 

Source: ForumIAS factly