Global Innovation Index 2021

Published on September 21, 2021
Current Context: The Global Innovation Index 2021 was released by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Global Innovation Index 2021
  • It was framed in partnership with the Portulans Institute. The entities received support from corporate network partners, like the Confederation of Indian Industry, Brazilian National Confederation of Industry, Ecopetrol Group (Colombia), and the Turkish Exporters Assembly.
  • As per the index, India is ranked at 46th position with a score of 36.4.
  • Under the Lower middle-income category, India is placed at 2nd position after Vietnam.
  • The 1st rank was marked by Switzerland with a score of 65.5 in the high-Income group category.
  • The 2nd and 3rd ranks are marked by Sweden and the USA respectively in the high-Income group category.
  • The index delivers metrics about innovation performance for 132 nations and economies.
  • Various indicators like political environment, education, infrastructure, and business sophistication were considered by the index to frame the rankings for nations.
  • For India, the index defines that the country is developing and adopting sophisticated services that are technologically dynamic and can be traded internationally.
  • Countries which made top three positions in the high-income group: Switzerland, Sweden, and the USA respectively.
  • Countries which made top three positions in the upper-middle-income group: China, Bulgaria, and Malaysia respectively.
  • Countries which made top three positions in the lower-middle-income group: Vietnam, India, and Ukraine respectively.
  • Countries which made top three positions in the low-income group: Rwanda, Tajikistan, and Malawi respectively.

Question: 

Q.1 Which country topped in Global Innovation Index 2021 in the high-income group?
a. Sweden
b. USA
c. Switzerland
d. Vietnam

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