India ranks 76th in global corruption index

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India has climbed nine points to rank 76th in this year’s global corruption index launched here today topped by Denmark, with watchdog Transparency International calling graft a global “blight”.

According to Transparency International’s International Corruption Perceptions Index 2015, India is placed at 76th position along with Thailand, Brazil, Tunisia, Zambia and Burkina Faso out of 168 countries.

India has improved its past year’s position of 85 and has a grade index score of 38 out of a possible 100 which indicates the least corrupt, said the report topped by Denmark.

The index was prepared by using data from institutions including the World Bank, the African Development Bank.

According to Berlin-based Transparency International, 68 per cent of countries worldwide have a serious corruption problem and half of the G20 are among them.

“Not one single country, anywhere in the world, is corruption-free,” the report said. (AGENCIES)

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