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India Innovation Index 2019

Published on October 18, 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
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