India slips in World Press Freedom Index, ranks 161 out of 180 countries.

  • According to the latest report released by global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, India’s ranking in the 2023 World Press Freedom Index has slipped to 161 out of 180 countries.
  • In 2022, India was ranked at 150.
  • Norway is ranked first for the seventh consecutive year, followed by Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland
  • Last three: North Korea (180th), China, and Vietnam
  • It is based on five indicators-Political, Economic, Legal Framework, Sociocultural, and Safety

British-Indian Meera Syal to be awarded BAFTA TV fellowship.

  • UK-based Indian-origin actor-writer Meera Syal has been conferred a BAFTA Fellowship, the highest accolade bestowed by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
  • Recognition: For an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film/television
  • She was honored with an MBE and then a CBE by the late Queen Elizabeth II for her contribution to drama and literature.
  • She is best known for television shows such as Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars at No. 42.

Indian job market to witness 22% churn In 5 Years: WEF.

  • According to the WEF's latest Future of Jobs report, the Indian job market is estimated to witness 22% churn over the next five years, with top emerging roles coming from AI, machine learning, and data segments.
  • Globally, the job market churn is estimated at 23%, with 69 million new jobs expected to be created and 83 million eliminated by 2027.
  • Almost a quarter of jobs are expected to change in the next five years through a growth of 10.2% and a decline of 12.3%.

India surpasses Australia to become No.1 Test team in the ICC rankings.

  • Indian Men's team has surpassed Australia to become the number one Test team in the latest rankings released by ICC on May 2, 2023.
  • Currently, India has topped the ranking with 121 points, while Australia ranked second with 116 points.
  • Earlier this year, India posted a 2-1 series win against Australia to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy for the fourth consecutive time.
  • England, South Africa, and New Zealand placed third, fourth, and fifth spots respectively.

India's unemployment rate at a four-month high in April 2023.

  • According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the unemployment rate of India has surged to a four-month high of 8.11% in April, compared to 7.14% in March 2023.
  • The rise in the unemployment rate came on the back of higher labor participation, which has risen to 41.9% from 39.7% in March.
  • Rural India: 20.3 million people entered the workforce and 95% of them got jobs.
  • Urban India: 5.2 million people entered the workforce, but only half of them got jobs

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