Sunday, November 01, 2015

Switzerland Named World’s Most Positive Country For 2015

Switzerland is the World’s Most Positive Country for 2015, according to the annual global index published by Daily Positive (D+), a unique online media organization from Australia for positive news.  It is the first time Switzerland took the top spot in this annual positivity index.

The annual list of top ten most positive countries is compiled based on a positivity index comprised of a global expert panel rating, a D+ journalists rating, a global web poll and the number of positive news entries in 2015 on the D+ website.

The top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries for 2015 along with respective ranking points are as follows:
Country Name
Total Points
United States of America
New Zealand

Apart from this overall list of ten most positive countries, for the first time ever, D+ also introduces a list of regional positive countries from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. The regional winners were selected based on the same criteria used to select the overall winners but from a specific region. The winners earned their places with some amazing positive initiatives and actions in 2015.

Switzerland jumped to the top spot from last year’s fourth position with its consistent display of competitiveness in nurturing innovation and talent. Such sincere support helped projects like the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 or the Large Hadron Collider to go to a new high this year. Switzerland also ensured the country’s productivity and prosperity by ranking higher in various prestigious indexes, such as, global democracy index, peace index, tourism-friendly index and education index. “Based on innovative environmental management practices, Switzerland has become one of the most sustainable nations in the world in the areas of climate change, biodiversity and habitat protection”, says one of our expert panel members.

Second placed Sweden was not far away in terms of innovation and also in all the above mentioned indexes. Perhaps that is why this year the Swedish researchers won prestigious awards, such as, the Princess of Asturias Award for Technical & Scientific Research and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Sweden’s Eurovision song contest win made its long list of achievements for 2015 more entertaining. Sweden maintained its leading position in media transparency.

China moved to third position in 2015, sliding down one spot from last year. One of the important diplomatic wins for China in 2015 was to be able to attract global interest to the Chinese-led development bank Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). China made significant progress with its domestic navigation system Beidou by launching new satellites and with the newly developed carrier rockets. Also, Youyou Tu of China won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria. This is the first time that any expert in Chinese traditional medicine has been awarded a Nobel.

After retaining the top position for two consecutive years, England moved down to the fourth position in 2015. Despite its slow productive run this year, English researchers unveiled a graphene light bulb with lower energy emissions, longer lifetime and lower manufacturing costs. English archeologists have discovered one of Britain’s largest medieval hospital cemeteries. English pride prevailed at the World Snooker Championship, Women’s European Hockey Tournament and Ashes Cricket championship.

Australia remained at the fifth position in 2015. Australian researchers have unveiled the world's first 3D-printed jet engine, the University of New South Wales and their robots defended their RoboCup World Football Championship title. Australia successfully launched one of the world’s most-advanced communication satellites Sky Muster into orbit, and they may have lost the Ashes to England but won their fifth One Day International Cricket World Cup at home.

Germany moved up one position to the sixth spot in 2015 compared to last year. Germany was well supported in our global poll for its role with the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. German construction of wind turbines reached a record high, German researchers helped develop a prototype quantum radar that has the potential to detect objects which are invisible to conventional systems, and Germany has been highly tourist friendly.

The United States of America slid down to seventh position this year. Improved diplomatic relationships with Cuba and Iran were seen as the best foreign policy successes in 2015. Some of this year’s notable scientific achievements were, American doctors successfully transplanted, for the first time in the world, a scalp and skull while performing kidney and pancreas transplants. American researchers have discovered the world’s first warm-blooded fish – the opah. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have identified a brain circuit that encodes time and place. According to one of our expert panel members, “USA, despite not being able to combat its economic deficiency with full potential, continued to maintain perhaps the best academic system that allows them to keep up the great works.” It is also notable that the United States of America won the Women's Football World Cup for the third time.

New Zealand made it to the eighth position in the list. New Zealand ranked high in the democratic and peaceful country indexes in 2015. New Zealand announced the creation of a 620,000 km2 Ocean Sanctuary in the Kermadec region, which will be one of the world’s most significant fully protected ecosystems. Also, New Zealand reported a budget surplus for the first time since 2008, meeting a target set in 2011 following the Canterbury earthquakes and the international financial crisis.

Singapore is at the ninth position and made it to the list for the first time in our positivity index’s 5-year history. Singapore has been very competitive in terms of innovation and education. Singapore’s education systems, from school to the university, have been rated top-class in 2015. Also, Singapore‘s Botanic Gardens was recognized by UNESCO as the country’s first ever World Heritage Site.

Another newcomer to the list, Norway, took the final spot of our top ten positive countries. According to a report published in 2015, Norway had the highest proportions (35.5%) of women in corporate boardrooms compared with the rest of the world. Norwegian democracy was top ranked and served as example for the global communities. Finally, one of our expert panel members highlighted, “Norway topped the list of Save the Children’s 2015 Mothers’ Index, which ranks the well-being of mothers and children around the globe.”

D+ Most Positive Regional Countries 2015


Africa: Nigeria

Despite slow response to the rescue of the missing Chibok schoolgirls, Africa’s biggest economy Nigeria stood firm with new administrations and fresh approaches against terrorism in the country. Nigeria signed a bill that criminalizes female genital mutilation in the country. In case these were not impressive enough in order for Nigeria to take the regional title from Africa, it is worth mentioning, the World Health Organization announced that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria, bringing the country and the African region closer than ever to being certified polio-free.

Asia: Bangladesh and India

Bangladesh and India were jointly named as the most positive countries from Asia. Both the neighbors simplified their border by exchanging more than 150 enclaves of land and settled the long running dispute peacefully. It was widely compared to the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Moreover, Bangladesh has become a lower-middle income country. Bangladesh has shown outstanding leadership on the frontline of climate change that bestowed Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina with the prestigious Champions of the Earth Award by the United Nations. On the other hand, India inaugurated Cochin International airport, the first airport in the world that completely operates on solar power. India continued to march forward with their space missions and most recently successfully launched its first space Multi Wavelength Space Observatory ASTROSAT.

 Europe: Finland

Finland was our regional winner from Europe. Its reputable education system, vibrant democracy, peaceful and innovative approach to national and international issues earned them the honor this year. Women’s empowerment and professional development were also high on the agenda for Finnish prosperity.

North America: Cuba

Cuba was crowned as the regional winner from North America. Cuba restored full diplomatic relations with the United States and as a result, the United States removed many sanctions imposed on Cuba. Consequently, new travel and trade rules between the two countries came into effect, the diplomatic missions of each country became full embassies, and they have re-established direct telephone links for the first time in 15 years. Cuba is certainly back on the global stage with their own values and pride intact.

South America: Chile

Chile took the regional tittle from South America. Chile announced the creation of the largest marine reserve in the Americas in its Pacific waters. Chile won the Copa America football title for the first time in their history. Chilean scientists have been making the best use of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an international setup of an astronomical interferometer of radio telescopes in northern Chile, with new and novel research outcomes. 
This year 4541 global citizens participated in our global poll with 61% men and 39% women. The global poll result suggests, Science and Innovation, Economy, Education, International Relation, World Peace, Environment and Sports were the most popular choice of positive accomplishments among both men and women participants while voting for their positive countries. Other choices were Freedom of speech, Tourism and Poverty Alleviation.

D+ continued to observe the trend on the percentage of people hopeful for positive future, primarily immediate future, based on the comments made during its global polls since 2011. It is observed that people’s positive outlook continued to decline since 2013 and apparently this year it was hugely affected by the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. Perhaps that is why World Peace moved down as the fifth most popular choice of positive accomplishment in the 2015 global poll compared with being the first choice in 2014.

Apart from the winners, other countries have also shown tremendous resilience and achieved new heights. The small African island of Seychelles continued not only to attract tourists but also built solid diplomatic relationships with other countries. Japan’s win against South Africa in the Rugby world cup had to be the most spirited news in world sports in 2015. Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia won the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Finally not to forget the heroic efforts that continued in Liberia, Guinea, Mali and Sierra Leone that almost eradicated Ebola virus.
“D+ World’s Most Positive Countries is in its fifth year and this year it has been celebrated with more enthusiasm and excitement indicating global citizens are more eager than ever before to have access to positive news. It is one of the biggest wake-up calls for world media to give positive news a chance to spread." says Dr. Arif Jubaer, Founder of D+.

D+ will present the above information and facts in detail at a presentation ceremony on 25 November 2015 at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
For more information on the World’s Most Positive Countries 2015 visit


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Friday, May 08, 2015

D+ Carnival Europe 2015

D+ Carnival Europe 2015 celebrated the joys and delights of Europe. The 2015 D+ Carnival was held throughout the month of March 2015.

The 2015 carnival also attracted everyone’s attentions to two different global campaigns #BringBackOurChildren and #StopBurningMyChild. Both the campaigns needed immediate attention from the global citizens in order to save lives of children, women and men.

Here are some pictures from the D+ Carnival Europe 2015

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Friday, February 20, 2015


#StopBurningMyChild is a peaceful movement designed by Daily Positive (D+), a non-profit news media from Australia to publish positive news on each country of the world.

Its aim is to engage global citizens, in particular Bangladeshi citizens in home and abroad, in a platform to raise a collective voice against political violence. It started its journey in February 2015 after observing month long political hostility in Bangladesh where children, women and men were burned alive in bus, train and in broad day light.

#StopBurningMyChild strongly condemns these cowardly acts and stands strong and united to stop the perpetrators who hurled petrol bombs on innocent people.

This movement is also about helping the burn victims and law enforcement authorities with their medical, financial, social security, access to information and other needs.

In the long run, #StopBurningMyChild wants to change the violent political culture that stops Bangladesh going up the ladder of prosperity in supersonic speed.  This movement is not associated in any shape or form to any political party in Bangladesh. Thus, we request everyone to refrain from expressing your personal political view in this page.

We are here to talk about
  • Hope Over Fear
  • Peace Over Violence
  • Order Over Terrorism
  • Harmony Over Conflict
  • Positive Over Negative
Join us and raise your voice at


Saturday, November 01, 2014

England Retained the World’s Most Positive Country Title

England is crowned as the world’s most positive country for 2014, according to the annual global index published by Daily Positive (D+), an exclusive online media from Australia for positive news.  In the fourth year of the award series, England topped the list of the world’s most positive countries for second year in a row.

The annual list of top ten most positive countries is compiled based on a global expert panel rating, a D+ journalists rating, a global web poll and the number of positive news entries in 2014 on the D+ website.

The top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries for 2014 along with respective ranking points are as follows:

Country Name
Total Points
United States of America

The top 10 positive countries for 2014 earned their places with some distinguished and diverse positive achievements throughout the year. For instance, England unveiled the world's largest aircraft, English scientists sequenced the genome of the world's oldest continuously surviving cancer, English doctors helped a paralyzed man walk again after a world first pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord, English researchers won various prestigious awards, such as, Millennium Technology Prize, Kavli Prize, Fields Medal and Noble Prize. Analysis of the comments made at the D+ global poll suggests that surviving the Scottish independence referendum and being able to remain unified with Scotland gave England that extra edge in the D+ global poll over other countries as it was seen as the toughest tests of all that any country in the list had to endure in 2014.

The rise of China seems unstoppable as it climbed one step from last year to the second position in the 2014 D+ list of most positive countries. Despite controversial human rights records, the Chinese achievements simply could not be ignored. One of the biggest achievements for China during 2014 was the large trade and cooperation deals signed with the European Union, France, Russia, Switzerland and Britain, among others. China has overtaken the United States to become the world’s largest economy based on Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) measure, according to figures from the International Monetary Fund. China also launched its first experimental spacecraft that is scheduled to orbit the moon before returning to Earth. Signaling that China is firmly behind international actions to address issues, such as, illegal elephant ivory trade and wellbeing, it has seized and destroyed tons of elephant ivory accumulated through enforcement actions and banned smoking in schools with greater impact.

The United States of America (USA) is in third position in 2014. USA continued to be impressive with research and innovation according to top ranked journal publications. However, this year they faced some steep competitions from Europe and Asia. Its efforts in Africa against the ongoing Ebola outbreak were hugely approving among the D+ global poll participants. D+ external expert panel members repeatedly recognized USA for its recent stable economic growth, decline in unemployment figures and steady foreign aids.

In 2014 Switzerland moved up into the fourth position in the list from seventh last year with its robust economy. According to data published by World Economic Forum, Switzerland retained its crown as the world’s most competitive economy for the sixth year in a row. Apart from that, Science and Sports are the next two categories where Switzerland has shined with positive achievements.  According to D+ external expert panel members, Switzerland was able to depict a sustained model of development with well-balanced economies between industries and Research and Development (R&D) investments, a developed democracy and excelling education systems, an effective government and political stability and appealing life style.

Australia slid down to fifth position in 2014 list of most positive countries. Australia has attempted to improve relationship with its neighboring countries as well as with its larger trade partners, such as, India, Japan, China and South Korea in an effort to maintain a solid and sustaining economy. Also, creation of a smartphone-linked bionic pancreas, winning Microsoft Imagine Cup with eye-scanning health app Eyenaemia, making a unique kit containing 3D-printed body parts for medical schools, producing the world's most sensitive thermometer and in a world first, transplanting human hearts which had stopped are some of the other notable Aussie achievements.

Sweden advanced two steps to Sixth position in 2014. Among its different positive achievements, medical research stories kept Sweden exceling throughout the year. In particular, doctors in Sweden not only transplanted wombs into nine women donated from relatives but also in a medical first helped a woman to give birth to a baby boy with the help of a transplanted womb.  Seventh placed Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and became the first European team to clinch the championship in South America. Germany continued to increase electricity generation from renewable sources and continued to maintain its integrity as a world-class manufacturer.

Japan made it back to the list of most positive countries in 2014 and is in eighth position. Japan in 2014 ranked as the most efficient country in the Asia and Pacific region at turning creative inputs into tangible innovation, made notable progress in stem cells research, unveiled more advanced robots including world's first personal robot that can read human emotions, won Nobel Prize in Physics and attempted to increase the export of local products with the help of trade deals including free trade agreement with Australia. France is another country that returned to the list in 2014. France was able to increase cooperation with international communities in form of aid and trade deals, attracted a record-breaking 84.7 million tourists and won Nobel Prizes in Literature and Economic Science.

Brazil became the first ever South American country to make it to the list of world’s most positive countries. Brazil has emerged as a regional leader and established itself as an exemplary democracy in the region. Brazil gained world’s admiration by hosting an impressive football world cup. The world cup brought economic growth in the country by means of infrastructures, stadiums, airports and tourism despite some unsatisfactory circumstances.

There are three changes in 2014 from last year’s list of most positive countries. Canada, South Korea and New Zealand did not attract enough of our 3189 global poll participants with 64% men and 36% female. According to the 2014 global poll result, World Peace, Economy, Science and Innovation, Education, International Relation, Environment and Sports were the most popular choice of positive accomplishments among both men and women participants. Other topics of interest were Space Exploration, Better Public Services, Freedom of Speech, Tourism and Response to World Medical Emergencies.

Further analysis on the top three popular choices of positive accomplishments - World Peace, Economy and Science and Innovation - against different age groups suggests individuals belonging to Middle Ages were more vigilant about Economy than others. On the other hand older generation was more interested into World Peace and younger generation was captivated by Science and Innovation.

D+ top ten world’s most positive countries attracted supports from all around the world in our global poll. It was interesting to see the trends in supports by dividing the poll results into five major geographical regions and collecting a subset where individuals voted for a country different than their nationalities. For instance, Brazil attracted huge supports from Europe and the USA charmed the Asians including some endorsements from the Middle East.

Finally, we analyzed the comments made during global polls in 2014 and in all past three years of D+ world’s most positive countries initiatives. It is found that the overall percentage of people hopeful for a positive future was steadily growing with an exception for this year where it dropped slightly compared to last year.

D+ will present these and other observations in details at a presentation ceremony on 25 November 2014 at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

The nations outside of the 2014 list of most positive countries also achieved some significant height. India successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars, becoming the fourth country to do so and the first nation to arrive on its first attempt and the first Asian country to reach the Red Planet. Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa's largest economy after a rebasing calculation nearly doubled its Gross Domestic Product. Nigeria has also shown the world a way to stop Ebola epidemic. In Bangladesh, thanks to a series of measures taken over the last couple of decades more girls are now continuing their education at the secondary level as enrollment of girls has risen to over 6 million from 1.1 million in 1991. While speaking of girl’s education, Iranian Professor Maryam Mirzakhani was awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, the most prestigious honor in mathematics, for her highly original contributions to the fields of geometry and dynamical systems and became first woman to win the prize, which was established in 1936.

On the eve of the announcement, Dr. Arif Jubaer, founder of D+, said, "Despite ongoing conflicts, epidemics and other distressing situations around us, the global citizens continued to create hopes, possibilities and opportunities and D+ is determined to recognize these heroes each year."

For more information on the World’s Most Positive Countries 2014 visit

Friday, September 26, 2014

World's Most Positive Countries 2014

World’s Most Positive Countries 2014 is here! We cordially invite you to participate and spread the news. D+ World’s Most Positive Countries is in its fourth year and this year it is back with more enthusiasm and excitement.

The annual event to reveal the top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries recognizes the countries with the most positive initiatives and actions. The aim of the WMPC'14 is to recognize the countries with most positive achievements in 2014. For further details visit

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Friday, June 27, 2014

D+ Kickstarter Page: Would you consider a little help to establish harmony in the world while having fun?

Daily Positive (D+) started a Kickstarter page for its next big things! D+ planned to commercially develop few products in order to spread positive news and increase awareness. For details visit

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Thank You For Holding Hands For Our Girls

Daily Positive (D+) would like to take this opportunity to thanks everyone around the world to participate at the D+ Holding Hands For Our Girls event on 1 June 2014. We were overwhelmed and touched by the warmth shown by the global communities. It only shows, humanity still lives among us and we all are capable to unite for peace.

Here are some pictures from the event

More updates on the next course of actions will be declared soon. We are determined to continue our fight till we get our girls back! For more information visit and keep an eye on our Facebook Page.