PM Narendra Modi Ranked Among World's Ten
Most Powerful People by Forbes
By Zee Media Bureau
Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi won the online reader's poll for Time 'Person of the Year 2016', he was ranked among the top 10 most powerful people in the world by Forbes.
The list has been topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin for a fourth straight year and had US President-elect Donald Trump in the second place.
PM Modi ranks 9th on the Forbes list of 74 of the World's Most Powerful People.
Forbes said India's 'populist' PM remains hugely popular in his country of 1.3 billion people.o quote the magazine - "India's populist prime minister remains hugely popular in his country of 1.3 billion people. In November 2016 he unexpectedly announced plans to eliminate India's two largest bank notes in a bid to reduce money laundering and corruption, creating a nationwide frenzy to quickly swap out the bills. Modi has raised his profile as a global leader in recent years during official visits with Barack Obama and Xi Jinping. He has also emerged as a key figure in the international effort to tackle climate change, as planetary warming will deeply affect millions of his country's rural and most vulnerable citizens."