India has been ranked low among countries across the world in terms of being an ‘influencer’ in the global system while legacy power players such as the US, the UK and Japan continue to dominate, says a report.

India may be a bright spot for global solar markets this year as it adds capacity at a record pace, becoming one of the top regions for panel producers struggling with rock-bottom prices.

With the rise of smartphones and increased affordability of Internet data plans, India has now become the number one country by downloads on the Google Play Store in 2016 – surpassing the US. This information has been published in analyst firm App Annie’s ‘2016 Retrospective’ report.

The Centre’s impetus to digital payments after demonetisation, announced on November 8, has propelled several sectors to increase their focus on cyber-security, which several industry experts believe should have been in place well before time considering the growing proliferation of internet services in various sections of the economy.