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India has been ranked 94th out of 176 countries in Transparency International’s 2012 Corruption Perception Index (CPI). Last year, India was ranked 95 out of 183 countries that were studied. In this year’s CPI, India earned a very low score of 36 on a scale from 0 (most corrupt) to 100 (least corrupt). You can read more here.

In the Failed States Index 2013, India is ranked 79 of 178 countries (with a score of 77.5, max. 120), up from 78 with score 78.0 in 2012. (The lower the score the more stable the country is). The problem areas (where India has got a high score) are vengeance seeking group grievance (8.2), uneven economic development (8.1) and the security apparatus (7.8) and mounting demographic pressure (7.5).

In absolute terms, India has the highest number of kidnapping for ranson, second only to Mexico, according to a new report from Control Risks. You can read more here.