Internet - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Which state tops the internet readiness index?

a. New Delhi
b. Maharashtra
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Karnataka
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Maharashtra


  • Maharashtra has emerged as the top ranking state in terms of the overall Internet readiness index, followed by Karnataka, Gujarat, Telengana and Tamil Nadu.
  • The Internet readiness index is a composite index on components like e-infrastructure index, e-participation index, IT services and e-governance index.
  • Among the Union Territories, Chandigarh is ranked at the top in terms of Internet readiness index, northeast is way behind.
  • Among the smaller states, Delhi has emerged as the topmost state in terms of Internet readiness index, followed by Puducherry and Goa.
  • The report, ‘Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States, was published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and Indicus Analytics.
  • Internet readiness in this study is not limited to how industry-friendly each state is for investment in IT, but aims to give a more holistic picture of the digital ecosphere that presently exists in the states.