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Digital quality of life index

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Preliminary   > Miscellaneous   >   Reports and indices   >   Digital technology

Why in news?

  • Digital quality of life index has been published.

About DQLI:

  • The index is prepared by Surfshark, a virtual private network (VPN) provider based in the British Virgin Islands.
  • It is based on the global research on the quality of a digital wellbeing in 85 countries (81% of the global population).
  • This study indexes the countries by looking at five fundamental pillars that define the digital quality of life.
  • The five pillars are: Internet affordability, Internet quality, Electronic infrastructure, Electronic security, Electronic government.
  • Sweden, Denmark and Canada has the topmost positions in the index.
  • India scored a mid-level 57 rank, but did well on two indicators: internet affordablity & good e-governance.
  • India ranks 9th in affordability and 15th in e-governance but scored 78 and 79 in Internet quality and Electronic infrastructure,  pulling down the total rank.


Consider the following statements regarding “Digital Quality of life index”:
1.India ranks in Top 20 in the index.
2.It is published by world economic forum.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a)1 only
(b)2 only
(c)Both 1 and 2 
(d)Neither 1 nor 2

Answer to prelims question