India’s New VPN Rules

Context: Recently, Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) passed a rule mandating VPN (virtual private network) providers to record and keep their customers’ logs for 180 days. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology, Cyber Security Dimensions of the Article: What is a VPN? Why do people use VPN? Why is anonymity or privacy so important for […]

What is Cyber Attack and Cyber Security?

Context: Digital wearables, smartwatches and fitness trackers pose unique threats to the security and privacy of customer data, warned the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a global outfit for technical professionals. Relevance: GS II- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Key Points What is Cyber Attack and Cyber Security? Types of Cyber […]

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

Context: An experimental Alzheimer’s drug aimed at slowing or preventing cognitive decline in people has failed a clinical trial leading a blow to efforts to find a solution to fight back against the neurodegenerative disease. Relevance: GS III- Science and technology Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and […]

Critical Information Infrastructure

Context: Recently, The Union Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has declared IT resources of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and UPI managing entity NPCI as ‘critical information infrastructure’. Relevance: GS II- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is critical information infrastructure? Why is CII classification and protection necessary? What is Cyber Attack and […]

Auctioning 5G Spectrum Bands

Context: Recently, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister, gave its nod for the auction of spectrum that can be used to offer 5G services. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About 5G Application of 5G What are the key issues? What benefits are likely to come with 5G? About 5G […]

About Prithvi-II Missile

About Prithvi-II Missile

Context: Recently, India successfully conducted the night trial of surface-to-surface nuclear-capable short-range ballistic missile Prithvi-II. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About Prithvi-II Missile About the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) About Prithvi-II Missile The 350-kilometer strike range of the Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile is impressive. It has twin liquid propulsion engines and […]

SIPRI Yearbook 2022

Context: The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its yearbook a few days back highlighting some worrying trends of the past year in international security. Relevance: GS III- Nuclear Technology Dimensions of the Article: About SIPRI What have been the trends in military spending? What about global arms imports? Key developments/concerns flagged by the […]

The Way Forward on 5G

Context The near-death of competition signalled by the incipient exit of Vi late last year pushed the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to announce steps to prevent the premature exit of a sagging operator. Relevance GS-III: Science and Technology- Developments and their Applications and Effects in Everyday Life. Dimensions of the Article About 5G India’s Telecom […]

What is Web 5.0?

Context: Former Twitter CEO recently announced his vision for a new decentralized web platform that is being called Web 5.0 and is being built with an aim to return “ownership of data and identity to individuals”. Relevance GS III-  Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology, Bio-Technology Dimensions of the Article: About Web 1 […]

The Science Behind The Cancer Cure

Context: In a medical trial, 12 patients in the United States were completely cured of rectal cancer without requiring any surgery or chemotherapy. The study was done by doctors from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What are the findings? What is […]