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UN WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT 2021 RELEASED

UN WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT 2021  RELEASED

Context

India has been placed at 139th position out of 149 countries in the UN World Happiness Report 2021 released on March 19, 2021.

Details

  • In 2019, India was ranked 140th.
  • The World Happiness Report 2021 has been topped by Finland, for the fourth consecutive year.
  • The 2021 report is the ninth World Happiness Report and focuses on the effects of COVID-19 and how people all over the world have fared.

About the World Happiness Report

  • The World Happiness Report ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be.
  • The rankings are based on polling (Gallup World Poll) which looks at six variables: GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, and absence of corruption.

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