India Ranks 91st in Networked Readiness Index 2016 [ Current Affairs ]

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India was placed at 91st rank in the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) 2016 released recently 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 essential conditions for a transition to a digitised economy and society.
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Facts about Networked Readiness Index 2016:

Top-ten countries in 2016 NRI:

Top-ten countries in 2016 NRI

Top-ten countries in 2016 NRI

Top-ten countries in 2016 NRI

Among BRICS Country:

  • Russia (41st)
  • China (59th)
  • South Africa (65th)
  • Brazil (72nd)

India: India’s position on the list 89th in 2015, 83rd in 2014 and 68th in 2013. Thus, India was lowest ranked.

India’s position based on different parameters:

  • Different parameters of Index, In terms of political and regulatory environment India has scored better (78th position).
  • In terms of affordability, it ranked very high (8th) place.
  • In terms of online services India’s performance (57th) place.
  • In terms of allowing e-participation, it ranked (40th) place.
  • In terms of business and innovation environment, it scored worse (110th) place.
  • It also fares poorly on sub-indices for levels of skills (101st) and individual usage (120th).
  • In terms of infrastructure it even scored worse (114th) place.

- Published on: July 8, 2016