India Internet Quiz: How Much Do You Know About the Mobile-First Digital Economy of India?

Jan 29, 2021 12:34 PM 3 min play

Indian consumers embraced the internet in 2020.

As hundreds of millions of people were stuck at home on account of the COVID-19 lockdowns, internet usage surged to historically high levels across the world.

In India, the consumer internet economy has evolved into a mobile-first colossus. And the mobile-first nature of India’s internet economy has not been lost on businesses. Many companies are investing in building an online/app presence or expanding their digital presence by targeting smartphone users.

Are you well-versed with the digital trends we witnessed last year and what we can expect in the future? Let's find out!

Here's what awaits you:

  1. 2020 was a banner year for digitisation, particularly in India. India now accounts for over 750 million internet users, the second-highest in the world and just behind which country?
  2. India’s bullish internet economy is a uniquely mobile-first one. However, in some countries laptops, computers and tablets are also major means of internet usage. Pick the country from the list below where you think smartphone dependency is comparatively lesser:
    • Sweden
    • Pakistan
    • Rwanda
    • Nigeria
  3. Speaking of mobile-first economies, the first mobile call in India took place using Nokia handsets. It was a call between West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu and Union Communications Minister Sukh Ram. Back then, call rates reportedly cost ₹8.4 per minute! In which year did this call take place?
  4. The mobile-first nature of India's digital economy has not been lost on tech companies. Amazon Prime Video launched mobile-only plans for its streaming service in India - a first for the company worldwide. True or False?
  5. One of the sectors that had a stellar 2020 was online gaming. India now accounts for _____ out of 10 gamers worldwide.
  6. X is something everyone from Tata Group and RIL to Paytm and Facebook are trying to build. It involves providing a one-size-fits-all solution to consumers' digital needs, and is somewhat inspired by China's WeChat. What is X?
  7. Mayank Bhangadia is the co-founder of Roposo, an Indian short-form video app. Which is its parent company?
  8. Who once said that India is not a mobile-first but a mobile-only country?
  9. India has emerged as a world leader in app downloads accounting for 14% of the world’s installs in Q3 2020. Which country accounted for the most number of app installations?
  10. The next chapter in India's digitisation journey may be defined by the impending 5G rollout. However, millions of users in the country still rely on 2G networks. Who ruffled some feathers a few months ago when he called for a "2G-mukt" India?


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