When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. But which one is the most powerful among all?
According to the Passport Index, Singapore’s is now the world’s most powerful passport. Singapore was previously tied with Germany for the number-one spot. This is the for the first time that an Asian Nation has topped the charts.
Passport Index is a free online interactive tool that sorts and ranks the world’s passports on the basis of VFS. VFS which stands for “Visa Free Score” is based on the number of countries a passport holder can visit visa-free, or with visa on arrival.
Here is list a of Top 5 PASSPORT POWER RANKS based:
1) SINGAPORE: 159VFS
2) GERMANY: 158VFS
3) SWEDEN: 157VFS
3) SOUTH KOREA: 157VFS
4) DENMARK: 156VFS
4) FINLAND: 156VFS
4) ITALY: 156VFS
4) FRANCE: 156VFS
4) SPAIN: 156VFS
4) NORWAY: 156VFS
4) JAPAN: 156VFS
4) UNITED KINGDOM: 156VFS
5) LUXEMBOURG: 155VFS
5) SWITZERLAND: 155VFS
5) NETHERLANDS: 155VFS
5) BELGIUM: 155VFS
5) AUSTRIA: 155VFS
5) PORTUGAL: 155VFS
INDIA, which was listed 78th last year, has improved its ranking, figuring at 75th position with a visa-free score of 51.
Coming in at last place on the list is AFGANISTAN, ranked 94 with a score of 22, followed by PAKISTAN and IRAQ at 93 with a score of 26, SYRIA at 92, having a score of 29 and SOMALIA at 91 with a score 34.
Entire list can be found here > PASSPORT POWER RANK LIST
This video has gone viral which shows a child trying to narrate the numbers and being beaten if making a mistake.
It has started a nationwide debate on whether the mother of this child is right or not in using strict attitude while teaching her child.
It is our appeal to parents to be patient with their children while maintaining that each child learns at his/her own pace.
What’s your say?
Extended version of this Viral video.
In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was well known for his wisdom and knowledge. One day the Socrates came upon an acquaintance who ran up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?”
“Wait a moment,” Socrates replied. “Before you tell me I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple filter test .”
“Triple filter test?”
“That’s right,” Socrates continued. “Before you talk to me about my student let’s take a moment to test what you’re going to say. The first test is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”
No,” the man said, “actually I just heard about It.”
“All right,” said Socrates. “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second test, the test of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my student something good?”
“No, on the contrary…”
“So,” Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something bad about him even though you’re not certain it’s true?”
The man shrugged, a little embarrassed.
Socrates continued. “You may still pass though, b ecause there is a third test – the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my student going to be useful to me?”
“No, not really.”
“Well,” concluded Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me at all?”
The man was defeated and ashamed.