Current affair diary 25/1/2021

Subject: Economy, Science and technology

India Innovation Index

*NITI Aayog, along with the Institute for Competitiveness released the second edition of the India Innovation Index.

*The first edition of the index was launched in October 2019.

*The India Innovation Index 2020 examines the innovation capabilities and performance of the states and union territories.

*Toppers in ‘Major States’ category: (1) Karnataka; (2) Maharashtra; (3) Tamil Nadu

*Four southern states—Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Kerala—occupied the top five spots under the ‘Major States’ category this year.

*Overall, Delhi retained its first rank, while Chandigarh landed in the second place this year.

*Under the ‘North-Eastern/Hill States’ category: Himachal Pradesh moved up from the second position to emerge as the top ranker this year.

*The innovation inputs were measured through five enabler parameters, and the output through two performance parameters.

*Enabler parameters: ‘Human Capital’, ‘Investment’, ‘Knowledge Workers’, ‘Business Environment’, ‘Safety and Legal Environment’

*Performance parameters: ‘Knowledge Output’ and ‘Knowledge Diffusion’

?focus area for prelims 2021:
√Index published by
√Top states and UTs



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