The Global Gender Gap Report 2021 released by the World Economic Forum revealed that India has slipped 28 places to rank 140th among 156 countries, thereby becoming the third-worst performer in South Asia. Read the top quotes from the Global Gender Gap Report 2021 Virtual Media Briefing here: https:\/\/t.co\/PWtD0rKedQ #gendergap21 pic.twitter.com\/0DexswmViP \u2014 World Economic Forum (@wef) March 31, 2021 According to the report, India has closed 62.5 per cent of its gender gap till date. The country had ranked 112th among 153 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index 2020. "Among the drivers of this decline is a decrease in women's labour force participation rate, which fell from 24.8 per cent to 22.3 per cent. In addition, the share of women in professional and technical roles declined further to 29.2 per cent. The share of women in senior and managerial positions also remains low: only 14.6 per cent of these positions are held by women and there are only 8.9 per cent firms with female top managers," the report said. Further, the estimated earned income of women in India is only one-fifth of men's, which puts the country among the bottom 10 globally on this indicator, it said. Among India's neighbours, Bangladesh ranked 65, Nepal 106, Pakistan 153, Afghanistan 156, Bhutan 130 and Sri Lanka 116. Among regions, South Asia is the second-lowest performer on the index, with 62.3 per cent of its overall gender gap closed.