Daily : May 11, 2017

Sebi sets up panel on strengthening cyber security

SEBI sets up panel on strengthening cyber security

Question: SEBI’s four-member committee on cyber security would be chaired by-
(a) H Krishnamurthy,
(b) Madhabi Puri Buch
(c) S V Murali Dhar Rao
(d) Ajay Tyagi
Ans(b)
Related facts:

  • On May 02, 2017, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) set-up a high-level panel on cyber security to suggest measures to safeguard the capital markets from such attacks.
  • The four-member committee would be chaired by Madhabi Puri Buch, a whole time member at Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
  • The other members are S V Murali Dhar Rao, Executive Director at SEBI; Sanjay Bahl, Director General at Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and H Krishnamurthy, Principle Research Scientist at IISC Bangalore.
  • The panel will oversee and provide overall guidance on cyber security initiatives to SEBI and for the entire capital market.
  • Besides, it will advise SEBI in developing and maintaining cyber security and cyber resilience requirements aligned with global best practices and industry standards in accordance with the need of Indian capital market structure.
  • It will also identify measures to improve cyber resilience and related business continuity and disaster recovery process in Indian securities market.

Reference:
http://www.financialexpress.com/market/sebi-sets-up-panel-on-strengthening-cyber-security/650703/
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/sebi-sets-up-panel-on-strengthening-cyber-security/1/943488.html
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/sebi-sets-up-panel-on-strengthening-cyber-security/articleshow/58528839.cms

India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit

India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit

Question: The three day India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit (IITLS) was organized in which of the following cities?
(a) Bengaluru
(b) Gurugram
(c) Jaipur
(d) New Delhi
Ans(d)
Related facts:

  • On May 04, 2017 Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the three day (4-6 May 2017) India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit (IITLS) in New Delhi.
  • It was organized by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • The IITLS has been organized with the objective of facilitating constructive dialogue between various stakeholders for the development of multimodal infrastructure in the country.
  • For the first time, the Ministries of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Civil Aviation, Railways, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Skill Development, Commerce, Urban Development, Finance and various state governments and infrastructure experts gathered together to deliberate on various connected issues.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=161554
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=161488

Braj Bihari Kumar new ICSSR chief

New Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)

Question: Who has been appointed as Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)?
(a) S K Thorat
(b) Ved Prakash Agarwal
(c) Braj Bihari Kumar
(d) P.S.Kamath
Ans(c)
Related facts:

  • On May 02, 2017 Union government appointed Braj Bihari Kumar as Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).
  • He will have a tenure of 3 years.He will replace S.K. Thorat.
  • Dr. Kumar is a famous writer, academician and thinker. He has written, edited and co-authored 136 books. He is also the editor of quarterly journals ‘Dialogue’ and ‘Chintan Srijan’.
  • ICSSR was established in the year of 1969 by the Government of India to promote research in social sciences in the country.

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/braj-bihari-kumar-new-icssr-chief/article18385003.ece
http://www.ndtv.com/education/braj-bihari-kumar-to-succeed-s-k-thorat-as-icssr-chief-1689404

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