By: D.K Choudhary
Veteran Hindi Scholar and Novelist Surendra Verma Selected for 2016 Vyas Samman
i. Renowned Hindi litterateur and playwright Surendra Verma has been selected for 2016 Vyas Samman for his novel Kaatna Shami Ka Vriksha Padma Pankhuri Ki Dhar Se. This novel was published in the year 2010.
ii. Mr Verma would be presented a cash prize of Rs. 3.50 lakh a citation and a logo for the prestigious award instituted by K K Birla Foundation.
iii. Surendra Verma will be the 26th recipient of the honor.
South Indian Bank bags award for tech security practices
i. Thrissur based South Indian Bank(SIB)’s MD and CEO of the bank, V.G. Mathew has received the ISO 27001: 2013 certification from Venkataram Arabolu, Managing Director, BSI Group India for Information Security Management System (ISMS) of SIB on February 16, 2017
ii. SIB had already received ISO 9001 Quality Management certification for its Credit Department, Personnel Department and Data Centre.
iii. The bank received this certification for security best practices with international standards.
Information Security Management System (ISMS):
An information security management system (ISMS) is a set of policies and procedures for systematically managing an organization’s sensitive data
Corporation Bank Bags 2017 National MSME Excellence Award
i. Mangalore based public sector lender Corporation Bank was awarded the 2017 National MSME Excellence Award on February 10, 2017 at a function in New Delhi.
ii. D V Subramanya Varma, General Manager of Corporation Bank received the award from Union Minister of State for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Haribhai P Choudhary.
iii. The award is instituted by the Federation of Industry, Trade and Services (FITS).
iv. Corporation Bank provides various facilities to MSME sector like online loan facility for MSME borrowers, online facility for revival and rehabilitation of MSME, Concessions and collateral free loans up to Rs 2 Crore under Credit Guarantee Scheme.
v. Concessions in interest rate are also offered to women beneficiaries and rated MSME units. Besides, the bank has also organized campaign for growth of MSME sectors.
Federation of Industry Trade and Services (FITS):
Corporation BankThe Federation of Industry Trade and Services (FITS) is a national industry body working in the form of a bridge between the industry and the state and central governments.
♦ Headquarters: Mangalore
♦ Founded: 1906
♦ CEO: Jai Kumar Garg