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India Innovation Index 2021

Published on July 21, 2022
Current Context: NITI Aayog and the Institute for Competitiveness has released the third edition of the India Innovation Index 2021 in which Karnataka, Manipur and Chandigarh have topped in their respective categories.
India Innovation Index 2021
  • This third edition highlights the scope of innovation analysis in the country by drawing on the framework of the Global Innovation Index.
  • The number of indicators has increased from 36 (in the India Innovation Index 2020) to 66 (in the India Innovation Index 2021). The indicators are now distributed across 16 sub-pillars, which, in turn, form seven key pillars.
  • The Innovation Index is divided into three categories—Major States, Union Territory, the City States, and Hill and the North East States.
  • Karnataka topped with a score of 18.05 in the Major States category followed by Telangana and Haryana. Chhattisgarh ranked last with 10.97 points.
  • Manipur is leading with a score of 19.37 in the category of Hill and the North East States followed by Uttarakhand and Meghalaya. Nagaland ranked last (10th).
  • Chandigarh is the top performer with a score of 27.88 in the Union territories/Small States Category followed by Delhi and Andaman and Nicobar. Ladakh Ranked last (9th).
  • Static Part:
    • HQ of NITI Aayog: New Delhi
    • Chairman of NITI Aayog: Narendra Modi
    • CEO of NITI Aayog: Shri Parameswaran Iyer


Q.1 Which state topped in the category of Hill and the North East States in India Innovation Index 2021?
a. Uttarakhand
b. Manipur
c. Meghalaya
d. Ladakh
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