Q. With reference to Network Readiness Index 2022 (NRI 2022) consider the following statements:
1.One of the pillars used in the preparation of this index is the governance of the country.
2.The performance of India has declined in the recent index.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Statement 1: The NRI Report maps the network-based readiness landscape of 131 economies based on their performances in four different pillars: Technology, People, Governance, and Impact covering a total of 58 variables. The report has been prepared by the Portulans Institute, an independent non-profit, nonpartisan research and educational institute based in Washington DC.

Statement 2: The statement is incorrect. India has not only improved its ranking, but also improved its score from 49.74 in 2021 to 51.19 in 2022. India leads in several indicators. NRI-2022 report states that India has a greater network readiness than would be expected given its income level.

Source: PIB