Context: The National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) to access the centralised online database on FIRs and stolen vehicles. More about news: It will give NATGRID access to the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) database, a platform that links around 14,000 police stations. All State police are mandated to file First Information Repo... .
Updated on 13 July, 2020
Context: Recently, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister approved defence deals worth ₹38,900 crore which includes procurement of 21 MiG-29 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF) along with upgradation of 59 existing MiG-29 jets in the IAF inventory and procurement of 12 Su-30MKI aircraft from Russia. More about the news: Other deals include Pinaka rocket ammunition, long-range land attack missile system of over ... .
Updated on 13 July, 2020
Context: The governor of Nagaland has written a strong letter to Nagaland Chief Minister, alleging that “law and order has collapsed” in the State. More on news: Armed gangs “who question the sovereignty and integrity of the nation” are challenging authority by engaging in blatant “extortion” and siphoning off funds meant for development work. Functions such as “transfer and posting of officials” who are in charge of law and orde... .
Updated on 30 June, 2020
Context: Cert-In has issued an advisory regarding a possible cyber attack in the country. Background: Earlier Cyber Security firm Cyfirma has warned about a potential cyberattack from China amidst the border standoff. The company informed CERT-In regarding the possibility of an attack by Chinese government-backed hackers based on inputs received from chat rooms on the Dark web ( part of the internet that is not indexed by search engines). E... .
Updated on 25 June, 2020
Context: Unless there is vision and an acceptance of the importance of air power along the LAC, there is danger. Background: In 1962, due to an uninformed political leadership, dominant Army brass, and diffident the Indian Air Force (IAF) could not participate in the war. IAF fighter pilots posted at air bases that could impact operations in Ladakh and the Tawang Sector (Pathankot and Tezpur) were battle ready. The government had decided t... .
Updated on 24 June, 2020
Context: The violent standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley of Ladakh region has thrown the spotlight on high-altitude warfare and the challenges that troops face, particularly when advantageous positions on the heights are occupied by the other side. How is high-altitude warfare fought? High-altitude warfare is fought keeping the terrain and weather in mind. The kind of infrastructure and training that the troops require ... .
Updated on 23 June, 2020