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NATGRID will come into operation by 2020

The ambitious National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) project will came into effect from December 31, 2020.  It will enable multiple security and intelligence agencies a database related to immigration entry or exit, banking and telephone details etc from a common platform.  The project links various investigation agencies such as RAW and IB.  At least 100 Central ..

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India’s first-ever online and centralised National Database on Sexual Offenders launched by Ministry of Home Affairs

India’s first-ever online and centralised National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO) has been launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on September 20, 2018. With this, India will become the 9th country in the world to maintain such a database. The database will have a record of the name, photographs, address, fingerprint ..

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Pankaj Saran appointed as new Deputy National Security Advisor (NSA)

Pankaj Saran, the 1982-batch officer of Indian Foreign Service (IFS), has been appointed as the new Deputy National Security Advisor (NSA). He will at post for a period of two years, on deputation basis initially till the date of his superannuation, i.e., November 30, 2018, then on re-employment on contract basis. Currently, he is India’s ..

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Rajinder Khanna appointed as new Deputy NSA

Former RAW Chief Rajinder Khanna, a 1978-batch Research and Analysis Wing Service (RAS) officer, has been appointed as the new Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA) on January 2, 2018 without a fixed tenure and would remain at the post until further orders. He will assist NSA Ajit Doval, who too is a former RAW chief. ..

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Gulshan Rai Committee on Cybersecurity

A committee under Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Coordinator was constituted by the NDA Government in December 2014. It has recently submitted its report on “Roadmap for Effectively Tackling Cyber Crimes in the Country” to Home Ministry. This committee has made some important recommendations such as: Establish a new Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre at ..

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