Cyber-security Current Affairs, GK & News

Cyber-security  Current Affairs, GK & News

Indian Army launches Secure Messaging Application

On October 29, 2020, the Indian Army launched a messaging mobile application called the SAI. The application will provide secure voice, video and text calling services to the soldiers of Indian Army. The SAI model is much similar to other commercial applications such as Telegram, WhatsApp, SAMVAD. It uses end-to-end encryption messaging protocol. Highlights The ..

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Cabinet approves India-Japan MoU on cyber Security

On October 7 2020 the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and Japan on cyber security. Highlights The MoU aims to enhance cooperation between the countries in the area of cyberspace and share information on cyber security. A joint mechanism is to be developed under ..

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PARAM Sidhi-AI: India’s fastest AI Super Computer

On October 5, 2020, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) commissioned the largest HPC-AI supercomputer. HPC-AI is High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence. Highlights PARAM-Sidhi has put India among top countries in global AI supercomputing research and innovation. The supercomputer will accelerate cyber security, education, health care, education, space, agriculture and automotive. It ..

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200% increase in Cyber incidents in India

In the last two months (May and June, 2020), the number of cyber incidents have increased by 200%. However, there is no evidence that the incidents raised due to the tensions between India and China. Highlights According to the Chief Information Security Officer of the PMO (Prime Minister Office), the phishing, ransomwares have gone up ..

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India-Australia sign landmark Defence Agreements

On June 4, 2020, Indian PM Modi and the Australian PM Scott Morrison held India’s first virtual bilateral summit. The leaders signed several agreements during their meet and also discussed about the COVID-19 measures being implemented in their respective countries. Highlights India and Australia signed the following agreements namely Framework Arrangement on Cyber Enabled critical ..

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