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Bangladesh ranks 24th

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Bangladesh has been ranked 24th on a new Commonwealth Innovation Index, topped by the UK, Singapore and Canada. The index was launched yesterday as part of a new Commonwealth Innovation Hub on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. The list has been created in partnership with the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and its annual Global Innovation Index (GII).

The objective of preparing the list is to mutual comparison of Commonwealth countries. By this, the countries can know each other about their position in innovative field.

About this, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said, "Nearly 60 per cent of the Commonwealth population is under 30 with a lot of talent and innovation and with this new digital platform, we now get to pool it and share it."

"This is part of the reform and renewal process of the organization, which will take it into a higher energy orbit and into the information age. It makes the Commonwealth even more relevant and fit for its sharing and caring purpose," she said.

-AA News Desk

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