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CURRENT AFFAIRS - INDEX Samsung India’s R&D unit tops chart of IT patent applicants | 11-Apr-2017 18:37

        Samsung R&D Institute India filed the maximum number of patent applications in the IT sector in 2015-16, followed by home-grown TCS and Wipro according to Indian Patent Office survey. 

     In the scientific and research and development organizations category, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has topped the chart.  Indian Patent Office comes under the Commerce and Industry Ministry.

India ranks 40th in WEF’s global travel & tourism ranking | 09-Apr-2017 13:47

            India has jumped 12 places to 40th rank globally in travel and tourism competitiveness list by World Economic Forum.India is one of the countries that improved the most as it gained 12 places in Asia, but lagged behind its other Asian peers like Japan and China which were ranked way ahead at 4th and 13th place, respectively. Spain is ranked at the top in the list.

          In the global ranking Spain, France and Germany were ranked at the top three positions, making them the most tourism friendly economies.

           Traditional strong travel and tourism destinations, including Japan (4th), the United Kingdom (5th), the United States (6th), Australia (7th), Italy (8th), Canada (9th) and Switzerland (10th), have also made it to the top 10.While advanced economies still hold the top slots, 12 of the top 15 most improved countries are emerging markets.

India’s is the world’s 7th largest tourism economy in terms of GDP | 07-Apr-2017 14:23

             India's travel and tourism sector ranks 7th in the world in terms of its total contribution to the country's GDP, according to a new report of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). According to data, the travel and tourism sector generated Rs 14.1 trillion (USD208.9 billion) in 2016, which is world's 7th largest in terms of absolute size; the sum is equivalent to 9.6% of India's GDP.

The USA topped the list followed by China and Germany at the second and third positions, respectively.