New Delhi: India has been ranked 58th most competitive economy on the World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness index for 2018. With India’s rise in the global competitiveness index, India has made the largest gain among G20 economies, the WEF said. The rankings are topped by the United States. “India leads the region in all other areas of competitiveness except for health, education and skills,” the WEF report said. Also Read - Economic Distress, Social Discontent Will Rise Over Next 18 Months Due to COVID-19: WEF

India was ranked 58th with a score of 62.0 in the latest Global Competitiveness Report. On the list of 140 economies, the US is followed by Singapore and Germany at the second and the third positions respectively. Neighbouring country China was ranked at the 28th position in the overall list. Also Read - Donald Trump Offers to Mediate on Kashmir Issue Again Ahead of Meeting Imran Khan in Davos

India is followed by South Africa, which falls five places this year to 67th. Last is Brazil, which slips three places to 72nd place. In the adoption of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), India is among the weakest performers, with a score of 28.0 (117th), despite its vibrant IT sector. “The Republic of Korea is the world’s champion with a near perfect score of 91.3 on this pillar,” it said. Also Read - 'There's Hope'! Deepika Padukone's Beautiful Acceptance Speech at Davos 2020 About Mental Health is Important

Compared with the 2017 backcast edition, India is up five places, the largest gain among G20 economies. India is a remarkable example of a country that has been able to accelerate on the pathway to innovation (where it now ranks 31st, with a score of 53.8), due, particularly, to the quality of its research institutions,” the WEF report said.

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The 2018 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report represents a milestone in the four-decade history of the series, with the introduction of the new Global Competitiveness Index 4.0. The new index sheds light on an emerging set of drivers of productivity and long-term growth in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.