India’s GII ranking improved from 81 to 46 now: PM Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that India’s ranking on the Global Innovation Index has improved from 81 in 2015 to 46 now.

“The campaign taking place in India on innovation has an impact on India’s ranking in the Global Innovation Index has improved a lot. In 2015, India ranked 81st in this ranking. Now, India ranks 46th in the Innovation Index,” the Prime Minister said in his virtual interaction with startup companies.

The Prime Minister also said that India has over 1,000 universities, over 11,000 stand-alone institutions, and over 42,000 colleges and schools.

“These are our strengths and we have to take advantage of them. We must encourage our youth to innovate,” he added.

As Prime Minister Modi said: “With over 9,000 Atal Tinkering Labs and thousands of Hackathons, we encourage our youth to solve today’s problems with innovation and technology.”

“India is constantly learning and innovating,” the prime minister added.

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