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Ten most safest countries of the world

 Ten most safest countries in the world

Pictures of tranquil seafronts, families picnicking, celebrations of the society, sandy beaches, hills, mountains and other pics often seen in publicity materials of any country. The true fact is that these images or stories or features do not guarantee at least a safe lifestyle of an individual in that country.  

A number of parameters are used to define a country's safety, which can keep changing over a period of time. Writes Pankaj Bansal.

Among several other factors, the parameters used for this index such as internal and external conflict, political situation, criminal cases, incarceration rate, homicide rate, terror activities, military expenditure, violent demonstrations, etc. are taken into consideration. 

As humans fight for the earth's resources, crimes and conflicts are witnessed in various parts of the world. However, there are also locations that are relatively peaceful. For international travelers, it becomes important to know the facts about a location they are visiting. This may be even more relevant from a woman's perspective. Investors and people looking for a new home may also want to know about the safest places on the planet. To help you make informed decisions, here is a quick look at the top 10 safest countries in the world.

Iceland - As per the 2023 Global Peace Index, Iceland is rated as the most safest country in the world. Iceland has held this ranking since 2008. It had a score of 1.124 in the 2023 Global Peace Index. 

Ten most safest countries in the world

With a close-knit population of around 380,000 and strong social cohesion, Iceland has the most peaceful environment in the world. Iceland is a well-established democratic country.

Denmark - At number two in the list of safest countries in the world is Denmark. It has a score of 1.31 in the 2023 Global Peace Index. Danish people follow a unique lifestyle, which is centered around contentment and coziness. This has contributed immensely in making Denmark a safe place to live. Other supportive factors include generous social programs and a robust healthcare system. 

Ireland - The third safest country in the world is Ireland. It has a score of 1.312 in the 2023 Global Peace Index. People are friendly in Ireland and the country has a strong focus on social welfare programs. Crime rate in Ireland is one of the lowest in the world.

New Zealand - Fourth in the list of safest countries is New Zealand. It has a score of 1.313 in the 2023 Global Peace Index. With a small population of around 5 million and a strong sense of community, New Zealand is a haven for safety. With a robust legal system, the crime rate is quite low. 

Austria - At number five is Austria, with a score of 1.316 in the 2023 Global Peace Index. Located in the heart of Central Europe, Austria is known for its peaceful atmosphere and cultural richness. The country has a strong safety net for its residents and also a comprehensive healthcare system. It promotes a sense of well-being, which in turn fosters peace. 

Singapore - Placed at 6th position, Singapore has a score of 1.332 in the 2023 Global Peace Index. Strict enforcement of rules has helped achieve a low crime rate in Singapore. The homicide rate of 0.2 per every 100,000 people is one of the lowest in the world. 

Portugal - At number seven in the list is Portugal, with a score of 1.333 in the 2023 Global Peace Index. With stricter law reforms, the crime rate in Portugal has reduced significantly in recent years. The country has a welcoming culture that encourages peaceful living. Moreover, Portugal has a much lower cost of living in comparison to other European nations. 

Slovenia - The eighth safest country in the world is Slovenia. It has a score of 1.334 in the 2023 Global Peace Index. Slovenia has the charms of Central European countries and has a peaceful atmosphere. Citizens are attentive to community safety and there is a strong police presence.  

Japan - At number nine in the list is Japan. It has a score of 1.336 in the 2023 Global Peace Index. Japanese culture is centered around respect and social order. This has helped achieve a low crime rate. Japan has a robust legal system and a strong sense of community welfare. People are cooperative and give attention to minimizing conflict. 

Switzerland - The tenth safest country in the world is Switzerland. It has a score of 1.339 in the 2023 Global Peace Index. While known for its beautiful landscapes, Switzerland also has a strong reputation for safety. With a stable governance system and focus on political neutrality, Switzerland has remained peaceful for decades. The country also has a robust healthcare system.

(This feature is compiled by: Pankaj Bansal who is the founder at and does not reflect the views and opinions of

Smart Store of the future that runs on sustainable energy sources, reduces excess heat and zero emissions

Imagine a store that runs on sustainable energy sources, reuses the excess heat created by cooling cases and reducing supermarket heating costs by up to 90%.
Danfoss's initiative of this new flagship “Smart Store” supermarket has come up in Nordborg, Denmark, that not only operates as a functioning supermarket but is also a development center for testing new technology, paves the way for zero emissions supermarkets. ‘The Smart Store’ is expected to be approximately 50% more energy efficient compared to a typical supermarket with a first-generation CO2 refrigeration system.
As the world’s population continues its course to reach 10 billion people by 2050, investments in sustainable food retail and storage are urgently needed to ensure we are able to feed the growing number of people on the planet. The pressure is growing, both on energy demand and costs, and on the need to cut down on food loss. If food waste was a country, it would be the third largest emitter behind the US and China, contributing to up to 10% of the world’s greenhouse gases.
To address these problems directly, Danfoss announced the opening of a new, flagship supermarket which is expected to be approximately 50% more energy efficient compared to a typical supermarket with a first-generation CO2 refrigeration system and no energy efficiency solutions. It is also expected to be approximately 20-30% more efficient than an equivalent local store already fitted with multiple energy efficiency solutions.
Climate-friendly, super-efficient and loaded with automation solutions, the new ‘Smart Store’ is providing inspiration for food retailers in a world of rising energy costs, emissions, and worsening food losses.
Commenting on the launch, Ravichandran Purushothaman, President Danfoss India Region said, “Danfoss has reimagined the energy-efficient superstore of the future. Danfoss' cutting-edge technology of cooling and heating solutions are integrated into one retail site. Indian superstore chains are concerned about rising energy costs. The Danish energy efficient superstore model is relevant to us in India as well, since it helps optimize energy costs, improve profit margins, create a healthier environment and eventually make our planet greener.”

While supermarkets and retail food stores are an integral part of communities around the world, they are also big energy consumers. The average profit margin for a large food retailer is just 1.7%, which puts every operating cost under scrutiny. Energy is an area where significant savings can be achieved with relatively low investment and good payback times. In fact, the US EPA estimates that one US dollar (EUR 0.90) in energy savings is equivalent to increasing sales by US$59 (EUR 54).
Jürgen Fischer, President, Danfoss Climate Solutions said, “We have developed this new Smart Store supermarket with partners and customers to demonstrate that it is possible to build a climate friendly and super-efficient facility, using world-class heating and cooling technology. Our new ‘Smart Store’ proves that the future is now. This supermarket is purpose-built for the world ahead of us; a world of more urbanization, larger populations, greater energy demands, a growing need for cooling, and efficient food storage.”
A range of new solutions in the ‘Smart Store’ demonstrate the significant savings that can be achieved in supermarkets, with a typical payback time of under 3 years. By using world-class heating and cooling technology, the new supermarket will waste less energy and less food and will show the journey to a zero emissions supermarket.
The Smart Store supermarket demonstrates that it’s not only possible to design and build an energy-efficient supermarket with solutions available today, but it also makes good business sense.
Solar power is the supermarket’s primary energy source with 100 kW solar panels on the building’s roof providing green energy to support the supermarket operations.
Heat capture and reuse is also key to the energy efficiency of the supermarket with up to 90% reduction in supermarket heating costs expected. Excess heat is the world’s largest untapped source of energy. The ‘Smart Store’ is fitted with state-of-the-art heat recovery units, designed to recover the waste heat from all the refrigeration systems. The recovered heat is reused to heat up the store and produce domestic hot water, with any additional heat shared with residents of the surrounding town through a district energy network.