The Newsweek Magazine's August, 2010 edition published the World's Best Countries and India  ranked at 78. Our neighboring  Pakistan was at  89 and China at comfortable 59th. Another neighbouring island nation: Sri Lanka pegged at 66th position.

The ranking is based on a broad  parameters like education, health, quality of life, economic competitiveness and political environment.

The US failed to remain in the first 10 ranking countries. However, Japan managed it's slot  at 9th. Investing in Education means investing in future. South Korea ranked 2nd on the parameter of Education.  There the parents invest large sums  on test-preparation courses for their kids. It is hard to imagine any country of this intensity.   Back in the 1960 's South Korea's national wealth was on par with Afghanistan's.  But, today, it is one of the world's richest nations,  thanks to it s focus on education.  All leading electronic brands are of South Korea only, like Samsung, LG etc. 

In terms of Health Care, Japan stood first. The country of Rising Sun has one of the best health practices in the world. The Japanese have the world's longest life expectancy.

In terms of Economic Dynamism, India ranked 3rd, because our fundamentals are very strong.  

Let us hope that India would get a slot in the Top Ten in near future !