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‘COVID-19 Innovation Report 2021’—Startup Blink

Published on August 09, 2021
Current Context: The StartupBlink in association with Health Innovation Exchange, UNAIDS (United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) released the 2nd edition of ‘COVID-19 Innovation Report 2021’.
‘COVID-19 Innovation Report 2021’—Startup Blink
  • As per the report rankings, India is ranked at 32nd position with a score of 0.396 in terms of global coronavirus innovation rankings for countries.
  • The report has ranked 40 countries and 100 cities in the world as per the innovations developed by them to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The report ranked the countries on the basis of innovative solutions developed by them to tackle pandemics and also on the basis of the population of the country.
  • The innovations were divided into major categories like: (a) Prevention (vaccine, protective and sanitation, automation, etc), (b) Diagnostics (telehealth diagnostics, big data and profiling, test kits, etc), (c) Treatment (telehealth treatment, ventilator and medical devices, medication, etc), (d) Grants and support initiatives (grants, relief funds, hackathons and targeted challenges, etc), (e) Information (databases, crisis communication, etc), (f) Life and business adaptation (community and mental health, education, work, shopping, etc).
  • The list is topped by the US with a score of 14.706.
  • The 2nd and 3rd ranks are attained by Israel and Canada respectively.
  • In terms of ‘Top Coronavirus Innovation Cities’, San Francisco Bay of US has topped the list
  • From India, Bengaluru and Delhi have attained ranks at 49th and 55th position respectively in ‘Top Coronavirus Innovation Cities’.


Q.1 What is the rank of India in the 2nd edition of ‘COVID-19 Innovation Report 2021’ which was released by StartupBlink in association with Health Innovation Exchange, UNAIDS?
a. 71st
b. 57th
c. 43rd
d. 32nd
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