The Ipsos ‘What Worries the World’ global monthly survey said that the five most worrying topics for people around the world today, according to the 28-country issues survey, are: Coronavirus (36%), Unemployment/Jobs (31%), Poverty and social inequality (31%), Financial/Political corruption (27%) and Crime & violence (26%).
The global monthly survey, showed unemployment (42 per cent) and coronavirus (42per cent) have emerged as the biggest worries of Urban Indians both tied at the top spot.
Compared to the previous month, coronavirus has declined by 5 per cent in worry levels, unemployment has increased in worry levels by 2 per cent. India is the 2nd most optimistic market with at least 65 per cent urban Indians believing the country is moving in the right direction.
Meanwhile according to the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2021 list India has achieved the milestone of having over 1,000 individuals with net worth of Rs 1,000 crore. Accordingly, 1,007 individuals across 119 cities have a net worth of Rs 1,000 crore. The report cited that cumulative wealth was up 51 per cent, while average wealth increased by 25 per cent.
Besides, it showed that 894 individuals saw their wealth increase or stay the same, of which 229 are new faces, while 113 saw their wealth drop and there were 51 dropouts. Currently, India has 237 billionaires, up 58 compared to last year.
Furthermore, the list report pointed out that Reliance Industries’ Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani continued to be the richest man in India for the 10th consecutive year with a wealth of Rs 7,18,000 crore. “With INR 5,05,900 crore, Gautam Adani & family moved up two places to the second spot in the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2021”. Ipsos’ What Worries the World survey is conducted in 28 countries around the world. It is based on 20,012 interviews conducted between August 20 and September 3, 2021 among adults aged 18-74 in the US, South Africa, Turkey, Israel and Canada and age 16-74 in all other countries. Data are weighted to match the profile of the population