Japan Current Affairs - 2019

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CERT-In inks cyber security agreements with 3 nations

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has signed cybersecurity agreement with its counterparts in Malaysia, Singapore and Japan.

In this regard, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has apprised the Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) signed between CERT-In and 3 nations.

Key facts

  • These MoUs are related to cybersecurity and shall promote closer cooperation for exchange of knowledge and experience.
  • Each signatory country will share knowledge and experience in resolution, detection and prevention of security related incidents between India and the respective country.
  • Malaysia: MoU between CERT-In and its Malaysian counterpart was signed in Kuala Lumpur in November, 2015 during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Malaysia.
  • Singapore: MoU between CERT-In and Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT), Cyber Security Agency (CSA) was signed in November, 2015 during Prime Minister’s visit to Singapore.
  • Japan: MoU between CERT-In and Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (JPCERT/CC) was signed in December, 2015 through diplomatic exchange.

About Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In)

  • CERT-In is nodal department under the aegis of Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology that deals with cyber security threats like hacking and phishing in India.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Objective: To protect Indian cyberspace and software infrastructure against destructive and hacking activities. Strengthen security-related defence of the Indian Internet domain.
  • Issue guidelines, vulnerability notes, advisories, and whitepapers regarding to information security practices, prevention,procedures, response and reporting of cyber security incidents.

Month: Categories: Governance & Politics


Japanese automaker Toyota tops in global vehicle sales in 2015

Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. has topped in global vehicle sales in 2015 by selling 10.151 million vehicles, beating Volkswagen and General Motors.

With this, the company has retained its status as the world’s top-selling automaker for the fourth straight year.

While, German automaker Volkswagen AG is ranks second in global vehicle sales list and has sold 9.93 million vehicles in year 2015. Detroit-based General Motors (GM) ranks third in the list and has sold at 9.8 million vehicles.

In 2008, Toyota had broken GM’s 7 decades of long reign as the world’s top automaker. But it had lost it in 2011 as Japan’s devastating earthquake-tsunami disaster that had dented its production and disrupted the supply chains. However, in 2012 Toyota once again overtook GM and since then it has remained on top position,

Month: Categories: Business, Economy & Banking