The Lok Sabha was informed that the ambitious National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) project will be operational by December 31, 2020. What is the NATGRID? NATGRID is an ambitious counter terrorism Programme, which will utilise technologies like Big Data and analytics to study and analyse the huge amounts of data from various intelligence and enforcement agencies to help track suspected terrorists and prevent terrorist attacks. A post Mumbai 26/11... .
Updated on 20 November, 2019
Privacy VS. The State’s Requirements For Security - Messaging platform WhatsApp, has reported that 121 individuals were targeted in India alone. Background information On October 30, many publications reported that phones of several dozen Indian journalists, lawyers and human rights activists had been compromised using an invasive Israeli-developed malware called Pegasus. A lawsuit was filed against Israeli cyber intelligence firm NSO by Wha... .
Updated on 18 November, 2019
The World Bank introduced an ambitious new Learning Target, which aims to cut by at least half the global rate of Learning Poverty by 2030. Learning poverty: According to the World Bank, Learning poverty means being unable to read and understand a simple (age-appropriate) text by age 10. World Bank report (World Development Report): The World Bank estimates that 53 per cent of children in low- and middle-income countries cannot read and understand a ... .
Updated on 15 November, 2019
Context: On October 28, The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) confirmed the breach by the malware. WhatsApp sued the Israel-based NSO Group for the use of its ‘Pegasus’ spyware on thousands of WhatsApp users in the lead-up to the general elections in India. What is cyberspace? It is a global domain within the information environment consisting of the interdependent network of information technology infrastructures, inc... .
Updated on 9 November, 2019
The Ministry of Home Affairs has proposed that the Assam Rifles should be merged with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). The Assam Rifles, a Central paramilitary force, is under the administrative control of the MHA. They are under the operational control of the Army, i.e. the Ministry of Defence. Background of Assam Rifles Pre-Independence In 1835 it was formed as Cachar Levy, to assist the British rulers in maintaining p... .
Updated on 8 November, 2019
India’s claims to being a legitimate power in cyberspace have come under doubt following two recent revelations. On October 28, The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) confirmed the breach by the malware, doing a volte-face after an initial denial. WhatsApp sued the Israel-based NSO Group for the use of its ‘Pegasus’ spyware on thousands of WhatsApp users in the lead-up to the general elections. About the cyberat... .
Updated on 7 November, 2019