India was ranked 130th out of 188 countries in the Human Development Index, according to the United Nations Development Programme report for 2014 released on Monday. India moved up just one place from last year's ranking in the index on account of a rise in life expectancy and per capita income. India was the lowest-ranked country among the BRICS nations, PTI reported. Norway topped the list, followed by Australia and Switzerland. Bangladesh and Pakistan stood at was 142 and 147, respectively.

The report said that India's HDI value of 0.609 puts the country in the medium human development category. HDI is an average measure of the progress made by a country in the spheres of health, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living. While India’s life expectancy at birth and gross national income have improved, the report reveals that expected years of schooling has remained unchanged at 11.7 since 2011 and mean years of schooling at 5.4 since 2010.