To what extent a country is prepared for the transition to knowledge-based economy, i.e. the economy that is able to efficiently stock, process and transfer knowledge, needed for a country to maintain competitiveness in today's modern world? To shed some light on this complicated question and correspondingly to help country leaders to choose strategically right directions, the World Bank developed instrument known as Knowledge Economy Index. Based on 148 indicators which serve as proxies for 4 Knowledge Economy pillars, exactly, Economic Incentive and Institutional Regime, Education and Labor, Innovation and Information & Communications Technology, this index assesses 146 countries throughout the world on their ability to compete in international innovative environment and to supply new knowledge.
One of the most important trends of the global energy market in 2016 was significant growth of renewables consumption by almost 15 percent. The largest increase was shown by solar energy. For example, solar cumulative installed PV power was increased by 33 percent during 2016. China is the top country by solar energy consumption in the world. As of 2016, solar energy consumption in China was 66.2 terawatt-hours. The top 5 countries also includes the United States, Japan, Germany, and Italy. The trends across key energy sectors are as follows:In the oil sector, Russia overtook the United States by the oil production but Saudi Arabia...
Nearly 14 million (estimate) people in US are Physically Challenged. California, Texas, Florida & New York states are having more physically challenged people whereas Wyoming has the least (61K). Here is the report on various disbaility indicators and how they spread across United States. Source: Disability Statistics from Cornell University
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