FINLAND ONCE AGAIN RANKED AS WORLD’S MOST HAPPIEST COUNTRY .
INDIA RANKS AT 126TH POSITION OUT OF 136 COUNTRIES,AFGHANISTAN IS THE LEAST HAPPY COUNTRY IN WORLD.
Finland has been ranked as the world’s happiest country in the latest World Happiness Report released by United Nation Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The report, released on International Day of Happiness every year, ranks countries on happiness based on three preceding years’ data of their average life evaluations.
The report is a comprehensive study that aims to measure and understand the factors that contribute to human well-being and happiness around the globe. It is based on data collected from surveys conducted in various countries, and it covers a range of topics including social connections, trust, and mental health. The 2023 edition of the World Happiness Report focuses on the theme of ‘trust and social connections in times of crisis’. The report examines how trust and social connections have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how these factors have influenced people’s well-being and happiness a lot.
According to the report, Denmark stands second, followed by Iceland at number three; Israel and the Netherlands at fourth and fifth positions respectively. The top ten countries in the ranking were all located in Europe, with New Zealand being the only non-European country to make it to the top 10 list. The ranking uses 6 main factors to measure happiness, which includes social support, freedom, generosity, income, health, and absence of corruption.
India’s rank in World Happiness Report 2023
India ranked 126th in the World Happiness Report 2023. This is an improvement from last year, when India’s position was at the 136th spot on the list, but India is still behind close neighbours like Sri Lanka (112), Pakistan (108) and Nepal (78).
At the very bottom of the list is Afghanistan at the 137th spot. This means that India is among the world’s unhappiest countries despite being one of the fastest growing economies.