Current GK

Which one of the following Ministries has launched a new programme on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS) to foster and promote R&D?

  1. Ministry of Earth Sciences
  2. Ministry of Science and Technology
  3. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  4. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Answer

DST (Department of Science & Technology) recently launched a new programme "Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS)" to foster and promote R&D in this emerging field of research. The scheme was launched in December, 2016.

A Cyber Physical System (CPS) is a mechanism controlled or monitored by computer-based algorithms, tightly integrated with internet and its users. It is an engineered system that are build from and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components.

In general Cyber means computation, communication and control that are discrete and logical. Physical means natural and human-made systems governed by the laws of physics and operating in continuous time. Computing and communication systems bridges with the physical world are referred to as Cyber Physical Systems.

The correct option is B.