World Digital Competitiveness Rankings

Published on October 01, 2019
Current context: India has been ranked 44th in the IMD world digital competitiveness ranking 2019 (WDCR).
World Digital Competitiveness Rankings
  • The ranking is improved by four places (from 48th) with an improvement in terms of knowledge and future readiness to adopt and explore digital technologies.
  • The USA was ranked as the world's most digitally competitive economy. The top ten countries in the list are:
    1. USA
    2. Singapore
    3. Sweden
    4. Denmark
    5. Switzerland
    6. Netherlands
    7. Finland
    8. Hong Kong SAR
    9. Norway
    10. Republic of Korea
  • The largest jump was registered by Indonesia and China i.e. from 62nd to 56th and 30th to 22nd respectively.
  • The Index ranks 63 nations and measures their capacity to adopt digital technologies as a key driver for economic transformation in government, business, and society.
  • WDCR examines three factors:
    1. Knowledge, the capacity to understand and learn new technologies.
    2. Technology, the competence to develop new digital innovations.
    3. Future readiness, the preparedness for the coming developments.

Question: 

Q.1 What was India’s rank in the IMD world digital competitiveness ranking 2019 (WDCR)?
a. 42nd
b. 43rd
c. 44th
d. 45th

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