Correct Answer : Option (D) - 150
India has slipped 8 places on the World Press Freedom Index 2022. With a global score of 41, India has gone down to the 150th position from 142 last year.
The index released by Reporters Without Borders(RSF) on May 3rd, which is observed as the World Press Freedom Day, assesses the state of journalism in 180 countries and territories.
Among India's prominent neighbours, both Pakistan and China are way below on the index. Pakistan with a global score of 37.99 is at 157th position, while China with a score of 25.17 is at 175th spot.
Bhutan with a score of 76.46 is at the 33rd position, the best in the region.
Norway with a global score of 92.65 is at the top of the list, followed by Denmark and Sweden.
The worst performer is North Korea with a global score of 13.92. The other countries in bottom 5 are Eritrea, Iran, Turkmenistan and Myanmar.
The index also reveals a two-fold increase in polarisation amplified by information chaos – that is, media polarisation fuelling divisions within countries, as well as polarisation between countries at the international level...Read More : Times Of India