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National Investigation Agency

Explained | The functioning of the National Investigation Agency

When and why was the National Investigation Agency constituted? Can the agency move beyond domestic borders? The story so far: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe into the June 28 killing of tailor Kanhaiyya Lal (48) in Rajasthan’s Udaipur over a social media post supporting suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nupur …

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Explained | Gun laws in countries outside the U.S.

Acquiring a license for a gun in Japan requires the applicants to undergo an almost month-long training in handling and storage of the firearm, followed by an examination. Countries as U.K., Canada, and Australia ask applicants to undergo mandatory training and conduct a thorough background check before according a license. The United States recently witnessed …

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Why did North Eastern states demand the repeal of AFSPA?

After the event in Mon district, in which security personnel killed 13 civilians, the Nagaland Cabinet proposed that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) of 1958 be repealed in the state. In the northern eastern states, this has long been a desire. Both Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma have …

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11 Women Army Officers Get Permanent Commission After SC Intervention

After the Supreme Court threatened to launch contempt proceedings, the central government decided on Friday to issue permanent commission (PC) to 11 women Army officers who fit the qualifying conditions. The Centre, which had been hesitant at first, agreed to a bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud granting the officers PC within 10 days. The …

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CDS General Bipin Rawat calls for national cyber security strategy, warns of data theft

General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), has emphasised the need for a national framework to combat cyber threats, which have been on the increase in the country. While a National Cybersecurity Strategy is in the works, the country also needs data protection legislation, he continued, since cybercriminals are increasingly using data as …

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Digital Banking- Is your data safe?

A company’s cyber assets are protected by a combination of people, rules, procedures, and technology. Business executives describe cybersecurity as balancing the resources needed with usability/manageability and risk counterweight. According to Gartner, worldwide cybersecurity expenditure will reach $150 billion in 2021, indicating that customers’ data will be safe. If you ignore the necessary procedures, you …

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Karbi Anglong Agreement: Historic pact to end the 75-year-old Karbi Anglong insurgency

The historic Karbi Anglong Agreement was reached, putting an end to a decades-long dispute and guaranteeing Assam’s geographical integrity. The union government stated that those who reject violence would be “drawn into the mainstream” and that the administration will “speak to them even more gently and offer them more than their requests” when the agreement …

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Facial Recognition: The Ugly Face of a Crime-Prevention Strategy

National Automated Facial Recognition System (NAFRS) India approved the deployment of the National Automated Facial Recognition System to provide information technology to the Indian police. It will serve as a national search platform that will employ facial recognition technology to aid in criminal investigations or to identify a person of interest (such as a criminal) …

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