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India Innovation Index 2019

Current context: NITI Aayog has released the India Innovation Index (III) 2019, with Institute for Competitiveness as the knowledge partner.
India Innovation Index 2019
  • The top ten states in the overall ranking of the index are (mainly concentrated in southern and western India):
    1. Karnataka (topped the Index)
    2. Tamil Nadu
    3. Maharashtra
    4. Telangana
    5. Haryana
    6. Kerala
    7. Uttar Pradesh
    8. West Bengal
    9. Gujarat
    10. Andhra Pradesh
  • The index aims to benchmark the performance of 29 state and 7 Union territories with each other through a holistic tool to identify challenges in the economic growth and promote competitive federalism.
  • The states are bifurcated into three categories:
    1. Major states
    2. North-east, and hill states
    3. Union territories/city states/small states.
  • The index is calculated as the average of 2 dimensions:
    1. Enablers: Human Capital, Investment, Knowledge Workers, Business Environment, and Safety and Legal Environment.
    2. Performance: Knowledge Output and Knowledge Diffusion
  • Karnataka ranked at the number one position in the overall ranking.
  • Among the category of major states, Maharashtra performs the best in the dimension of Enablers. Sikkim took the top spots among the northeastern & hill states, and Delhi among the union territories/city states/small states.


Q.1 Which state has topped the India Innovation Index 2019 in the overall ranking?
a. Madhya Pradesh
b. Karnataka
c. Gujarat
d. Telangana
India Innovation Index 2019 India Innovation Index 2019 Reviewed by Neha Verma on October 18, 2019 Rating: 5

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