IBM launches new Cybersecurity Hub in Bengaluru to address cyberattack in Asia Pacific.

  • The International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) has announced the launch of its new cybersecurity hub based in India, to address the growing threat of cyberattacks in Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
  • The multi-million dollar IBM Security Command Center will be located at IBM office in Bengaluru in Karnataka.
  • It is 1st of its kind facility in the region.
  • The new cyber security hub is one of the only two such centres of IBM globally. The other one is located in the US.
  • The IBM global analysis report for 2022 states that Asia emerged as the top-most targeted region for cyberattacks, representing 26% of attacks analyzed in 2021.

India’s NIUA and WEF to collaborate on sustainable cities development programme.

  • The World Economic Forum (WEF) and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) have signed a MoU to collaborate on a jointly designed Sustainable Cities India program.
  • The program aims to create an enabling environment for cities to generate decarbonization solutions across the energy, transport, and built environment sectors.
  • This initiative is particularly noteworthy as it comes after the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated India’s commitment to turn net-zero by 2070 as a climate mitigation response at COP26.

India receives three more Rafale Fighter Jets from France.

  • Three more Rafale fighter aircraft landed in India from France on February 22, 2022, with Indian specific enhancements.
  • With this new arrival of the three jets, the total Rafale fleet with Indian Air Force (IAF) has reached 35.
  • The 36th and final aircraft will arrive in India from France by March- April 2022, and will be a trainer aircraft.
  • In September 2016, India exchanged Rs 59,000 crore deal with France for 36 Rafale fighter jets.

Boeing delivers 12th P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to the Indian Navy.

  • The Indian Navy received the 12th anti-submarine warfare aircraft P-8I from the US-based aerospace company Boeing on February 23, 2022.
  • This is the fourth of four additional aircraft, for which the contract was signed in 2016.
  • The Ministry of Defence had signed a contract for eight P-8I aircraft in 2009. However, later in 2016, it signed a contract for four additional P-8I aircraft.

HUL appoints Nitin Paranjpe as non-executive Chairman and Sanjiv Mehta as CEO & MD.

  • FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) has announced the separation of the position of Chairman of the Board and the CEO & Managing Director of the company.
  • Nitin Paranjpe has been appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of the company with effect from March 31, 2022.
  • He is currently serving as Chief Operating Officer of Unilever, the parent company of HUL.
  • Sanjiv Mehta will continue to be the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director (CEO & MD) of the company.

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