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2nd India Innovation Index

Published on January 21, 2021
Current Context: The 2nd India Innovation Index was launched by NITI Aayog. 
2nd India Innovation Index
  • It was released by Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, Rajiv Kumar.
  • The index describes the efforts taken by the government to transform India into an innovation emerged nation.
  • The India Innovation Index analyses performances undertaken for innovation by states and UTs and rank them accordingly.
  • The India Innovation Index 2.0 is topped by Karnataka with a score of 42.50. 
  • The second and third rank is secured by Maharashtra (score: 38.03) and Tamil Nadu (score: 37.91) respectively.
  • The last three rank positions are marked by Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Bihar.
  • Among the UTs, Delhi topped the index. Chandigarh is in the second position.
  • Among North-Eastern and Hill states, Himachal Pradesh has secured the top position. The second and third position in this category is marked by Uttarakhand and Manipur respectively. 
  • The index ranking was calculated by considering 5 major enabler parameters: Human Capital, Investment, Knowledge workers, Business environment and Safety and Legal environment.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NITI Aayog: New Delhi
    • Chairman of NITI Aayog: Narendra Modi
    • CEO of NITI Aayog: Amitabh Kant

Question: 

Q.1 Which organisation releases the India Innovation Index?
a. Reserve Bank of India
b. NITI Aayog
c. Planning Commission
d. Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

Q.2 Which UT topped the India Innovation Index 2.0?
a. Delhi
b. Chandigarh
c. Puducherry
d. Daman and Diu

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