A Survey on R&D Statistics and Indicators 2019-20

Published on May 04, 2020
Current Context: A survey on Research and Development (R&D) Statistics and Indicators 2019-20 was conducted by the National Science and Technology Management Information (NSTMIS), Department of Science and Technology (DST).
A Survey on R&D Statistics and Indicators 2019-20
  • As per the survey, India ranks 3rd among countries in a scientific publication.
  • The survey included more than 6800 Science and Technology Institutions spreaded across sectors like central government, state governments, higher education, public sector industry, and private sector industry in the country.
  • As per the report India had spent 0.7% of its GDP on R&D in 2017-18.
  • The report has also highlighted that India's share in global research publication output has increased over the years as reflected in publication databases.


Q.1 What is the rank of India in scientific publication as per a report ‘R&D Statistics and Indicators 2019-20’?
a. 1st
b. 2nd
c. 3rd
d. 4th

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