India maintains 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index 2023.

  • India has maintained its 40th rank in the latest Global Innovation Index 2023 released by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
  • The top 4 countries are:
    • Switzerland, Sweden, United States, United Kingdom.
  • The GII tracks the innovation ecosystem performance of 132 global economies and the most recent global innovation trends.
  • India ranked first among the 37 lower-middle group income and first among the 10 economies in Central and South America.

India ranked 56th position in World Talent Ranking 2023.

  • Out of 64 economies, India has dropped four spots to rank 56th in the World Talent Ranking 2023, as per an International Institute for Management Development report.
  • Switzerland holds the top position, followed closely by Luxembourg in second place.
  • India ranks 29th in future readiness but struggles with its weak educational system, ranked 63rd in quality.
  • The IMD ranking evaluates various factors, including quality of life, and statutory minimum wage.

VOC Port becomes first Indian port to handle green ammonia import.

  • For the first time, Green Ammonia was imported through the V.O. Chidambaranar Port, Tamil Nadu.
  • Grey Ammonia is utilized for soda ash production. As a Go Green initiative, TFL has imported Green ammonia to produce Green soda Ash, on a trial basis.
  • The Port successfully handled 3 x 20 ISO Green Ammonia containers, weighing 37.4 tons of Green Ammonia, from Damietta Port, Egypt, for Tuticorin Alkali Chemical and Fertilizers Limited (TFL).

Green-certified office space in India jumps 36% since 2019.

  • The city that has the most green office space in India is Bengaluru, with 104.5 million square feet of green offices, accounting for about 30 percent of the country’s total.
  • From 2019 to 2023, the area covered by green office buildings in the top six Indian cities increased by over 36 percent to 342 million square feet.
  • The top Six Indian Cities are
    • Bengaluru, National Capital Region, Mumbai, Hyderabad , Chennai , Pune.

Indore bags Best Smart City spot at National Smart Cities Conclave 2023.

  • Indore has bagged the top spot for the ‘Best Smart City’ 2022 in India at the National Smart Cities Conclave 2023 held in the city.
  • Gujarat’s Surat came in second, while Agra in UP secured the third position among the smart cities of India.
  • Madhya Pradesh bagged the Best State in the country, followed by Tamil Nadu.
  • Rajasthan and UP together bagged the third position.
  • President felicitated the winners of the fourth edition of the India Smart Cities Award Contest 2022.

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