CERT-In

CERT-In Context: • CERT-In issues directions relating to information security practices, procedure, prevention, response and reporting of cyber incidents for Safe & Trusted Internet. About: • As per the terms of section 70B of the Information Technology Act, 2000, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team […]

India’s Military Spending

India’s Military Spending Context: • World military spending continued to grow in 2021, reaching a record $2.1 trillion despite the economic fallout of the pandemic, according to new data on global military spending published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). What does the […]

Arunachal-Assam border dispute

Arunachal-Assam border dispute   Context: • Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma have decided to form district-level committees for settling their inter-state boundary disputes.   History: • Around 1,200 sites along their 804-kilometer border, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam […]

Ethical Responsibilities of the Internet Giants

Ethical Responsibilities of the Internet Giants Context: • The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Technology on Monday questioned Facebook officials over allegations that the algorithm used for its advertising platform unfairly promotes one political party besides claims that hate content is rewarded on the […]

Draft data accessibility and use policy

Draft data accessibility and use policy Context: Recently the Ministry of electronics and information technology released the draft India data accessibility and use policy for public consultation. The draft aims at providing a mechanism for harnessing the public data, this data can be used for […]

Transnational Terrorism in Africa

Transnational Terrorism in Africa Context: • The terrorist threat today is fundamentally different from what the world faced on 9/11. Terrorism today is increasingly transnational, geographically dispersed and ideologically diverse. • Terrorist activities have been spreading from West Asia to Central African countries and now […]

Man-Portable Air-Defence Systems

Man-Portable Air-Defence Systems Context: • United States President Joe Biden approved a $200-million arms package for Ukraine, which would include U.S. made Stinger Missiles, which are a type of shoulder-fired Man-Portable Air-Defence Systems (MANPADS). • More than 17,000 anti-tank weapons and 2,000 Stinger missiles have […]

UN Refugee Agency

UN Refugee Agency   Context:   Nearly 6,77,000 refugees have fled the conflict in Ukraine for safety in neighbouring countries, while around a million people are estimated to be internally displaced, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The UN Refugee Agency chief Filippo Grandi said […]

Operation Blue Star

Operation Blue Star   Context: The Uttar Pradesh government has downgraded the security cover of a retired Brigadier who led Operation Blue Star at Amritsar’s Golden Temple in 1984.   About Operation Blue Star: It is a code name given to an Indian Military Operation to remove […]