Left Menu
Development News Edition

India should aim to be among top 25 in global innovation rankings: Dhotre

India should aim to be among the top 25 countries in Global Innovation Index, Union Minister Sanjay Dhotre said on Friday as he stressed on the need to solve the problems of the country through innovative ideas.

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 25-09-2020 18:56 IST | Created: 25-09-2020 18:16 IST
India should aim to be among top 25 in global innovation rankings: Dhotre
Representative image

India should aim to be among the top 25 countries in Global Innovation Index, Union Minister Sanjay Dhotre said on Friday as he stressed on the need to solve the problems of the country through innovative ideas. The minister said India has moved up 4 spots and has recently been ranked 48th by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in the Global Innovation Index 2020 rankings.

The minister said the improvement in ranking should inspire Indians to help the marginalised and underprivileged sections of the society through sustainable solutions. "It is time that India brings a paradigm shift and aim to be in the top 25 countries in the next global innovation ranking. Our Meity has launched Aatmanirbhar Bharat App innovation challenge and awarded best of Indian apps in various categories," Dhotre said at a virtual conference organised by Assocham.

He said the problems that India is facing should be solved through innovative ideas. "Now India has joined the league of the countries with most number of startups in the world. There has been appreciable policy support in different sectors," the Minister of State for IT and Communications said.

He said a nodal startup hub has been set up that will act as national coordination, facilitation and monitoring centre which will integrate all the incubation centres, startups and all the innovation related activities at the Ministry of Electronics & IT (Meity). Rajya Sabha MP and former Union minister Suresh Prabhu at the event said new ideas to suit the future would come from startups.

"The larger existing companies will be busy sustaining their business, it's the smaller startups that will lead the innovations. Everyone should support startups," he said.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

New farm bills in India: Focusing on farms or farmers?

... ...

Kenya’s COVID-19 response: Chaos amid lack of information

Confusing numbers and scanty information on how effective curfews and lockdowns have been in breaking transmission have amplified coordination and planning challenges in Kenyas response to COVID-19. Without accurate data, it is impossible t...

Farkhad Akhmedov: Calculating the price of impunity from the law

In insistences such as the battle over the Luna, Akhmedov has resorted to extreme legal machinations to subvert the High Courts decision and keep his assets from being seized. ...

Guinea’s elections hearken back to the autocracy and violence of its past

... ...

Videos

Latest News

Pompeo says U.S. designates six more Chinese media firms as foreign missions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday the State Department was designating the U.S. operations of six more China-based media companies as foreign missions, a move he said was aimed at pushing back against communist prop...

Facebook launches dating service in Europe

Facebook Inc said httpsbit.ly3jjcdwy on Wednesday it is launching its dating service in 32 European countries after the rollout was delayed earlier this year due to regulatory concerns.The social media company had postponed the rollout of F...

U.S. coronavirus aid prospects uncertain after Trump blasts Democrats

High-level negotiations on a new coronavirus aid bill faced a setback on Wednesday when President Donald Trump accused Democrats of being unwilling to craft an acceptable compromise, despite reports of some progress earlier in the day. Trum...

India recorded export growth of 4 per cent in Sept: UNCTAD

Export growth declined in India in the third quarter of 2020 relative to the same quarter last year but picked up pace in September, according to a global trade update by the UN. The UNCTADs new global trade update said that global trade re...

Give Feedback