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World Happiness Report 2015: India stands at 117th position out of 158 nations
Switzerland is world's most happiest country. But what about? Sadly we are not that happy like Switzerland and Pakisan and Bangladesh. 2015 World Happiness Report published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which is a global initiative for the United Nations says so.
According to the report India ranks at 117th spot out of 158 nations that were included in the list of happy countries. Whereas Pakistan is ranked at 81 and Bangladesh is at 109. In 2013's report India was at 111th position. It means India lost six happy slots to other nations.

The other countries which are among the top five happiest countries include Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada.

In the ranking the US is at 15th position, ranked 15, UK at 21st, Singapore features at 24th spot, Saudi Arabia (35), Japan (46) and China (84).

The 10 least happy of 158 countries include Afghanistan, war-torn Syria joined and eight sub-Saharan countries in Africa namely Togo, Burundi, Benin, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Chad.

The report has few parameters like GDP per capita, life expectancy, social support, generosity, perceptions of corruption and freedom to make life choices which helps in ranking.

The report says that increasingly happiness is considered a proper measure of social progress and goal of public policy. It added that the happiness index describes how measurements of well- being can be used effectively to assess the progress of nations.

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