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Know : Ranking of Countries : Where to be Born?

The index was calculated for 2013 and includes data from 80 countries and territories. The survey used ten quality of life factors along with forecasts of future GDP per capita to determine a nation’s score. A Comparison from 1988 to 2013 Rank Country or territory Score (out of 10) 1   Switzerland 8.22 2  Australia 8.12 3  Norway 8.09 4  Sweden 8.02 5  Denmark…

Know : Rankings of Countries : Global Innovation Index

The core of the Global Innovation Index Report consists of a ranking of world economies’ innovation capabilities and results. Recognizing the key role of innovation as a driver of economic growth and prosperity, and the need for a broad horizontal vision of innovation applicable to developed and emerging economies, the GII includes indicators that go beyond the traditional measures of…

Documentary : Know France

France officially the French Republic is a sovereign country in Western Europe that includes overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of only three countries (with Morocco and Spain) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Due to its shape, it is often referred to in French as l’Hexagone (“The Hexagon“). France is the largest country in Western Europe and the European…

Know : Bicycle Sharing System and Available Countries

A bicycle sharing system, or bike share scheme, is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a very short term basis. The main purpose is transportation: bike share allows people to depart from point “A” and arrive at point “B” free from the worries of ownership. Bike-share has seen explosive, global growth over recent years. As of…

Know : Country wise % of Agricultural Land Area

Country name 2009 2010 2011 Afghanistan 58.1 58.1 58.1 Albania 43.8 43.8 43.8 Algeria 17.4 17.4 17.4 American Samoa 24.5 24.5 24.5 Andorra 42.3 42.8 43.2 Angola 46.8 46.8 46.8 Antigua and Barbuda 20.5 20.5 20.5 Argentina 52.4 53.6 53.9 Armenia 61.3 60.9 60.1 Aruba 11.1 11.1 11.1 Australia 53.2 51.9 53.3 Austria 38.4 38.4 34.8 Azerbaijan 57.6 57.7 57.7…

Food We Eat : Top 50 Delicious Food in the World

As per CNN, this is the list of the 50 best foods in the world. Obviously a few of your favorites will be missed in this list. For us we wonder where gone the Indian Biryani? French Fries? Well you can comment if you do not find your favourite one here… 50. Buttered popcorn, United States Corn — the workhorse of…

Know : List of All Presidents and Prime Ministers (As on Dec 2013)

Member states and observers of the United Nations State Head of state Head of government  Afghanistan President – Hamid Karzai  Albania President – Bujar Nishani Prime Minister – Edi Rama  Algeria President – Abdelaziz Bouteflika Prime Minister – Abdelmalek Sellal  Andorra Episcopal Co-Prince – Joan Enric Vives Sicília Representative – Josep Maria Mauri French Co-Prince – François Hollande Representative – Sylvie Hubac Head of Government – Antoni Martí  Angola President – José Eduardo dos Santos  Antigua and Barbuda Queen – Elizabeth II[n 1] Governor-General – Louise…

Know : World Trade Organization (WTO)

Brief Overview: The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only international organization dealing with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible. The result is assurance. Consumers and producers know that they can enjoy secure supplies and greater choice of the finished products, components, raw…

Know : PISA 2012 Students Survey Results 65 Countries

PISA 2012 is the programme’s 5th survey. It assessed the competencies of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics and science (with a focus on mathematics) in 65 countries and economies.  (Note : INDIA is not a participant) Around 510 000 students between the ages of 15 years 3 months and 16 years 2 months participated in the assessment, representing about 28 million 15-year-olds globally….

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