NEW YORK: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been positioned as the world’s ninth most powerful person by Forbes magazine in a 2015 list which is topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Modi was placed fourteenth in the 2014 Forbes list of world’s powerful people.

Forbes while releasing the list today at the same time said governing 1.2 billion individuals in India requires more than “shaking hands” and that Modi must pass his party BJP’s change plan and keep “fractious opposition” under control.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is at the second spot took after by US President Barack Obama (third) and Pope Francis (fourth) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (fifth).

Aside from Modi who is at the ninth position, others in the main ten are Microsoft Founder Bill Gates at the 6th spot, US Federal Reserve Chairperson Janet Yellen (7), UK Prime Minister David Cameron (8) and Google’s Larry Page(10)

About Modi, the magazine said that India’s “populist” Prime Minister managed 7.4 per cent GDP development in his first year in office, and “raised his profile” as a global leader during official visits with Barack Obama and Xi Jinping.

“A barnstorming tour of Silicon Valley strengthened his country’s massive importance in tech. However, governing 1.2 billion people requires more than shaking hands: Now Modi must pass his party’s change motivation and keep irritable restriction under control,” it said.

To compile the list of world’s most powerful people , the magazine said it considered many competitors from different strolls of life all around the world, and measured their energy along four measurements. They are whether the applicant has control over loads of individuals, budgetary assets controlled by every individual, whether the competitor is capable in different circles and whether the hopefuls effectively utilized their energy.

The main other Indian in the most capable people’s list is Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani who is positioned at the 36th position.

Among Indian- origin people, steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal is at the 55th spot while Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is positioned 61st.

About Putin, the magazine said he “continues to prove he’s one of the few men in the world powerful enough to do what he wants — and get away with it”.

“Global authorizations set up after he seized Crimea and battled as a substitute in the Ukraine have kneecapped the Ruble and driven Russia into extending subsidence, however haven’t hurt Putin one piece: In June his endorsement appraisals came to an untouched high of 89 for each penny,” it noted.

The magazine said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel continues her reign as the most powerful woman on the planet for 10 years running.
About Obama, Forbes said there is doubtlessly the US remains the world’s greatest economic, cultural, diplomatic, technological and military power.
“However, as Obama enters the last year of his administration, it’s reasonable his impact is contracting, and it’s a greater battle than any time in recent memory to complete things.

“At home, his approval ratings are perpetually stuck under 50 per cent; abroad, he’s outshined by Angela Merkel in Europe, and outmaneuvered by Putin in the Middle East,” it added.

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