Prasar Bharati Current Affairs - 2019
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Shashi Shekar Vempati has been appointed as the CEO of Prasar Bharati based on the recommendation of the three-member committee headed by Vice President. The other two members of thecommittee was Chairman, Press Council of India and the Secretary, Information and Broadcasting, who was also the President’s nominee. Shashi Shekar Vempati will hold the post for a period of five years. Since February 2016, Vempati is currently serving as a Member (part time) of the Prasar Bharati Board.
Vempati is an alumnus of IIT Bombay. He has over two decades of experience in areas like Corporate Management, Technology Consulting and Digital Media. He is an ex-employee of Infosys and worked for the company as Product Strategist and Digital Innovator in North America.
Vempati has also served as Chairman of Audit Committee, Member of Finance and Accounts Committee, Technology Committee, Sports Rights Committee and HR Committee.
He has two patents under his name: “Real Time Business Event Monitoring, Tracking and Execution Architecture” and “System and method for monitoring and management of inventory of products and assets in real time”. He has also authored many books namely “Broadcasting Technologies in India”, “National Digital Security Architecture in India”, “Creating a Global Media Platform out of India” among others.
Prasar Bharati has signed a MoU with Empressa de Brazil Communicacao (EBC) in connection with several broadcast related activities including exchange of news, programmes and co-production.
This MoU is being described as historical as it is the first agreement that Prasar Bharati has signed with any South American country.
It was signed between Prasar Bharati Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jawhar Sircar and EBC Vice President Mr Mario in Brasilia, Brazil.
The MoU includes long list of Indian programmes to be broadcast on EBC network including documentaries, science programs, serials and Portuguese programs from Goa.
Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati already has signed similar MoUs with Russia and China realising the importance of BRICS in this field.