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World Digital Competitiveness Rankings

Current context: India has been ranked 44th in the IMD world digital competitiveness ranking 2019 (WDCR).
World Digital Competitiveness Rankings
  • The ranking is improved by four places (from 48th) with an improvement in terms of knowledge and future readiness to adopt and explore digital technologies.
  • The USA was ranked as the world's most digitally competitive economy. The top ten countries in the list are:
    1. USA
    2. Singapore
    3. Sweden
    4. Denmark
    5. Switzerland
    6. Netherlands
    7. Finland
    8. Hong Kong SAR
    9. Norway
    10. Republic of Korea
  • The largest jump was registered by Indonesia and China i.e. from 62nd to 56th and 30th to 22nd respectively.
  • The Index ranks 63 nations and measures their capacity to adopt digital technologies as a key driver for economic transformation in government, business, and society.
  • WDCR examines three factors:
    1. Knowledge, the capacity to understand and learn new technologies.
    2. Technology, the competence to develop new digital innovations.
    3. Future readiness, the preparedness for the coming developments.

Question: 

Q.1 What was India’s rank in the IMD world digital competitiveness ranking 2019 (WDCR)?
a. 42nd
b. 43rd
c. 44th
d. 45th
World Digital Competitiveness Rankings World Digital Competitiveness Rankings Reviewed by Neha Verma on October 01, 2019 Rating: 5

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