UNITED NATIONS: The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has ranked India as the top global exporter of information, computer and telecommunications (ICT) services.
The WIPO's Global Innovation Index (GII) for 2017 released ranked India 60 for innovation, up from 66 last year.
"We see the rise of India, which is doing increasingly well along many metrics," said the report's Co-Editor, Soumitra Dutta, who is the dean of the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, New York, at a Geneva news conference.
The index, which was prepared by the WIPO in association with Cornell University and INSEAD, the France-based business school, said: "India has shown improvement in most areas, including in infrastructure, business sophistication, knowledge and technology and creative outputs."
The GII, which covers 130 countries, gave the overall top spot to Switzerland, followed by Sweden, Netherlands and the US, while China claimed the 22nd rank.