Bengaluru Current Affairs

Bengaluru ranked world’s most dynamic city: JLL Index  

According to recently released Jones Lang LaSalle’s City Momentum Index (CMI), Bengaluru (capital of Karnatak) has emerged as the most dynamic city in the world.

The index tracks the speed of change of a city’s economy and commercial real estate market. It covers 134 major established and emerging business hubs and ranks them on parameters like technology, connectivity, population, education and real estate investments. 

Key Facts
  • Top 10 cities in 2017 CMI: Bengaluru (India), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Silicon Valley (US), Shanghai (China), Hyderabad (India), London (UK), Austin (US), Hanoi (Vietnam), Boston (US) and Nairobi (Kenya).
  • Most dynamic cities around the world share the ability to embrace technological change, absorb rapid population growth and strengthen global connectivity.
  • Cities in India, China and Vietnam, along with several in the United States head the list of the world’s fastest changing cities.
  • In this edition of CMI, cities from Asia-Pacific region comprise half of the top 30 fastest-changing cities. India has over taken China as home to some of the world’s most dynamic cities.
  • Six Indian cities feature in the CMI Global Top 30 that includes Pune (13th rank), Chennai (17th), Delhi (23rd), Mumbai (25th).


Maharashtra tops in Patent filing in India: CGPDTM Report

Maharashtra has topped in Patent filing in India during year 2013-14. While, the Bengaluru was the top city in IPR filing in the country.

It was revealed in recently published annual report of the office of the Controller-General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM).

Top five states are:

  • Maharashtra (2892 patents).
  • Karnataka (1639 patents). The state has shown 40 per cent rise in IPR fillings in a year.
  • Tamil Nadu (1436 patents).
  • Delhi (1009 patents).
  • Andhra Pradesh (879 patents).

In Bengaluru, various tech companies and institutes had applied for IPR filing making it top city in this domain.

Top companies in Bengaluru are: Samsung R&D Institute (84 patents), Infosys (83 patents), Wipro Ltd (59 patents) and Samsung India Software Operations Pvt. Ltd (66 patents).

Top Institutes in Bengaluru are: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) (32 patents), Siddaganga Institute of Technology (24 patents), Tumakuru and Indian Space Research Organisation (12 patents).

About Controller-General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM)

  • Office of the CGPDTM is a subordinate office under the under the aegis of Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry. It administers the Indian law of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks.
  • It operates in five key administrative sections. They are Patents, Designs, Trademarks, Geographical indications, Patent Information System.