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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Remittances , Migration and Trivia

Reading this in Rediff, gave me an idea for another trivial pursuit.

What is remittance? A remittance is a transfer of money by a foreign worker to his home country.

India, once again, topped the global remittance inflows maintaining its # 1 Rank. It is not entirely surprising given the huge number of migrants the country possesses and the close ties that these NRIs/PIOs tend to have with their mother country.

Instead of boring you with my perspective on remittances & migration , I have decided to compose a small quiz on "remittances". Here it is :

1. Which country has the highest number of emigrant workers in the world?

2. Which country has the highest remittance to GDP ratio ( A whooping 45.5% in 2008)?

3. Which state in India is the largest receiver of remittances?

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3 Comments:

  • 1. Which country has the highest number of emigrant workers in the world?
    ANS:United States
    no.of migrants:38,355,000
    Percentage of total number of
    immigrants in the world:20.56
    source:wikipedia(ofcourse)

    2. Which country has the highest remittance to GDP ratio ( A whooping 45.5% in 2008)?
    ANS:Tajikistan
    source:www.funtrivia.com

    3. Which state in India is the largest receiver of remittances?
    ANS:Kerela
    source:guesswork

    By Blogger ThE LooP, at 6:17 PM  

  • Loop,

    Good job !

    Here are the answers :

    1. Mexico ( May be I framed the question wrongly but my question was which country sends the highest no of emigrant workers).

    2. Tajikistan

    3. Yes, Kerala indeeed.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 10:24 AM  

  • For 2, I thought it was Mexico again. Do you know the same figures for Mexico?

    By Blogger Matter Mahadevan, at 9:20 PM  

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