Which country has topped the Global Innovation Index 2020?
Correct Answer : b ) SwitzerlandExplanation :
Global Innovation Index (GII) is annually published and compiled by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization. GII 2020 has been topped by Switzerland, followed by Sweden, USA, UK and Netherlands.
India has moved up four places in comparison to 2019. India ranked 48th in GII 2020 compared to 52nd in GII 2019. Yemen ranked lowest i.e. 131st.
India is at first place among top three innovation economies in Central and Southern Asia region in GII 2020. Iran and Kazakhstan are at 2nd and 3rd places in in Central and Southern Asia region.
Hence, (b) is the correct answer.
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