India has slipped by two places to 91st position in the recently released 2016 Networked Readiness Index (NRI) by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF). The index was released as the part of the WEF’s Global Information Technology Report. It measures countries’ success in creating the necessary conditions for a transition to a digitized economy and society. The 2016 Networked Readiness Index (NRI) is topped by Singapore. While Finland (2nd), Sweden (3rd), Norway (4th), United States (5th), Netherlands (6th), Switzerland (7th), UK (8th), Luxembourg (9th) and Japan (10th).
Among BRICS nation, Russia (41st), China (59th), South Africa (65th) and Brazil (72nd). Thus, India was ranked the lowest. India’s position on the list has come down for the fourth year in a row, from 89th in 2015, 83rd in 2014 and 68th in 2013. While the country has scored better in terms of political and regulatory environment (78th position), it fares worse in terms of business and innovation environment (110th). It ranked very high (8th) place in terms of affordability. India also fares poorly on sub-indices for levels of skills (101st) and individual usage (120th).
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Name the Country which has topped the 2016 Networked Readiness Index?
2. What is the rank of India in the 2016 Networked Readiness Index?
Courtesy: Economic Times