Revised Personal Data Protection Bill

Context The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) recently released a new draught titled the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022. Among the significant changes in the revised Bill are: Relevance GS Paper – 2 – Government Policies & Interventions GS Paper – 3- Cyber Security, IT & Computers Mains Question “Any policy […]

Sea Vigil-22

Focus: GS III: Security challenges Why in News? The third edition of the ‘Pan-India’ Coastal Defence Exercise ‘Sea Vigil-22’ will be conducted on 15-16 Nov 22. About Sea Vigil-22 Aim:

Air Exercise Garuda-VII in Jodhpur.

Focus: Security challenges Why in News? The chiefs of Indian and French Air Forces joined the Air Exercise Garuda-VII in Jodhpur. About Exercise ‘Garuda VII’

About IMT TRILAT

Focus: GS III: Security challenges Why in News? The first edition of India-Mozambique-Tanzania Trilateral Exercise (IMT TRILAT), a joint maritime exercise among the Indian, Mozambique and Tanzanian navies commenced at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. About IMT TRILAT The exercise has three broad objectives: capability development to address common threats through training and sharing of best […]

UN Counter-Terror Meet

Context The UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) meeting ended with the adoption of the Delhi Declaration. India hosted the meeting this year. This was the first UNSC-CTC meeting in India since its inception in 2001. The meeting began with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai’s 26/11 Memorial. The second day of […]

Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM)

Context: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced that the indigenous ballistic missile nuclear submarine INS Arihant had successfully launched a nuclear capable Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) in the Bay of Bengal with “very high accuracy”. Relevance: GS III: Defence Dimensions of the Article: About INS Arihant About Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile Strategic Significance About […]

What is IBSAMAR VII?

Focus: GS III: Security challenges Why in News? INS Tarkash reached Port Gqeberha (also known as Port Elizabeth), South Africa to participate in the seventh edition of India-Brazil-South Africa Maritime (IBSAMAR) i.e., IBSAMAR VII. What is IBSAMAR VII? IBSAMAR is an important part of IBSA trilateral defence cooperation. It is a joint Multinational Maritime Exercise between the Indian, Brazilian and South […]

Everything About Interpol

Context: The Interpol has rejected a second request by India to issue a Red Corner Notice against Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the Canada-based founder and legal advisor of the pro-Khalistan outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), whom the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has listed as a “terrorist” under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). Relevance: GS III: Security challenges […]

Europe’s Digital Services Act

Context: The European Union (EU) has given final approval t0 online safety-focused legislation called Digital Services Act (DSA), which is an overhaul of the region’s social media and e-commerce rules. Relevance: GS III- Cyber Security Dimensions of the Article: What is the DSA, and to whom will it apply? What do the new rules state? […]

China Blocked The Listing of a Lashkar Operative

Context China has blocked a joint India-US attempt to place a Pakistan-based terrorist on the UN Security Council’s 1267 list for the third time in three months. It halted the proposal to add Lashkar-e-Taiba ‘commander’ Sajid Mir, who is wanted in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. In August 2022, China blocked a proposal […]