The annual Gender Gap Index by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum released on Tuesday showed India's ranking falling from 101st out of 136 countries surveyed last year to 114th out of 142 countries this year.
That puts India far below other nations including China, ranked 87th, and Brazil at 71.
Nordic nations lead the world again in promoting equality of the sexes, with Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark in the top five spots.
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