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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 ..


Maharashtra becomes India’s first state to adopt a digital fingerprint and iris scanning system

Maharashtra has become the India’s first state to adopt a digital fingerprint and iris scanning system – Automated Multi-modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) – to aid police investigations. This system will soon be replicated by other state police forces across the country. An AMBIS unit consists of a computer terminal, a camera, and iris, fingerprint, ..


India to conduct its first-ever simulated space warfare exercise ‘IndSpaceEx’

India is planning to conduct its first-ever simulated space warfare exercise titled ‘IndSpaceEx’ in the last week of July under the aegis of the Integrated Defence Staff of the defence ministry. All military stakeholders, including those from the scientific community, will participate in it. The purpose of the exercise is to understand the possible challenges ..


Axis Bank becomes India’s first bank to introduce iris authentication for Aadhaar-based transactions through micro ATMs

Axis Bank has become the India’s first bank to introduce Iris Scan Authentication feature for Aadhaar-based transactions through its micro ATM tablets. As per study conducted by the International Centre for Biometric Research (ICBR), Iris scan technology is completely contactless and provides up to 98.2% authentication success rate and offers an edge over other prevalent ..


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 ..


Foreign telecom equipment serving critical networks must be banned: Panel

Inter-ministerial panel in its report has recommended ban on use of foreign telecom equipments for all critical networks. The panel supported 100% domestic sourcing of such equipments. Objective: The move was taken due to apprehension over intrusion and control of vital cyber networks by foreign countries like China which can compromise with the security of ..