NEW YORK: India ranks 78th on the World’s Best Countries’ list compiled by Newsweek magazine, which placed nations on the basis of health, education, economy and politics.
Among India’s neighbours, China is ranked 59th, Sri Lanka is placed at 66th position, while Bangladesh and Pakistan has been placed at 88th and 89th spots respectively.
Japan, South Korea and Singapore are the only three Asian countries in the top 20.
The top four positions go to Finland, Switzerland, Sweden and Australia while the United States comes in at 11th with Germany at 12th and the United Kingdom at 14th.
"In Newsweek’s first-ever Best Countries special issue, we set out to answer a question that is at once simple and incredibly complex?if you were born today, which country would provide you the very best opportunity to live a healthy, safe, reasonably prosperous and upwardly mobile life?," writes Rana Foorohar, deputy editor.(PTI)