1. India Ranked 52nd in Digital Quality of Life Index –


  • India has beenranked 52nd out of 121 countries in the Digital Quality of Life Index Survey 2023.
  • The annual survey by the Netherlands-based firm has ranked 121 countries on five factors:internet quality, internet affordability, e-infrastructure, e-government, and e-security.
  • In AsiaIndia takes 13th place,with Singapore the leader in the region.
  • Thetop 3 Countries in the Digital Quality of Life Index survey are Denmark, South Korea, and Finland


  1. West Bengal’s Shantiniketan makes it to UNESCO World Heritage list –


  • Shantiniketanhas been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. 
  • Santiniketan becomes the41st UNESCO World Heritage Site in India and the third in West Bengal, after the Sundarbans National Park and the Darjeeling Mountain Railways.
  • The decision to include Santiniketan in the list was taken during the45th session of the World Heritage Committee in Saudi Arabia.
  • Established in 1901by Maharshi Debendranath Tagore, located in Birbhum district of West Bengal.


  1. Biswanath Ghat in Assam named ‘Best Tourism Village of India 2023 –


  • Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced thatBiswanath Ghat has been selected as the Best Tourism Village of India 2023 by the Ministry of Tourism.
  • Located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, Biswanath Ghat is also popularly known as ‘Gupta Kashi’ and is named after the ancient Biswanath Mandir.
  • The village is located towards the south of Biswanath Charialii Town.
  • The ghat boasts a cluster of temples of different gods.