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India ranks 81st in global corruption perception index

India ranks 81st in global corruption perception index

India has been ranked 81st in the global corruption perception index for 2017, released by Transparency International, which named the country among the "worst offenders" in terms of graft and press freedom in the Asia Pacific region. Among the 180 countries, India was ranked at 81 st place. Last year, India was ranked 79th among 180 countries.


How countries were ranked?
The index uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. India’s score in the latest ranking, however, remained unchanged at 40. In 2015, the score was 38.

Major highlights of the report:

  • China with a score of 41 was ranked 77th on the list, while Brazil was placed at 96th with a score of 37 and Russia was at the 135th place with a score of 29. 
  • Further analysis of the results indicates that countries with the least protection for press and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) also tend to have the worst rates of corruption.
  • Philippines, India and the Maldives are among the worst regional offenders in Asia Pacific. These countries score high for corruption and have fewer press freedoms and higher numbers of journalist deaths

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