Current Affairs – February, 2019

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National Cyber Forensic Lab and CyPAD Inaugurated

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a national cyber forensic lab and Cyber Prevention, Awareness & Detection Centre (CyPAD). The National Cyber Forensic Lab (NCFL) is part of the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) initiative and CyPAD is the Delhi Police’s cybercrime unit.

Cyber Prevention, Awareness & Detection Centre

Cyber Prevention, Awareness & Detection Centre (CyPAD) forensics, cyber safety and security-related services to the citizens as well as to police units and agencies of Delhi. CyPAD will deal with crypto-currency frauds, international tech-supported frauds and other cybersecurity related services.

National Cyber Forensic Lab (NCFL)

National Cyber Forensic Lab (NCFL) is part of the Union Home Ministry’s Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C). The NCFL includes units likes Memory Forensics Labs, Image Enhancement Lab, Network Forensics Lab, Malware Forensics Lab, Cryptocurrency Forensics Lab, Damaged Hard Disk and Advanced Mobile Forensics Lab. Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) consists of seven verticals namely

  • National Cybercrime Threat Analytics Unit (TAU).
  • National Cybercrime Reporting.
  • Platform for Joint Cybercrime Investigation Team.
  • National Cybercrime Forensic Laboratory (NCFL) Ecosystem.
  • National Cybercrime Training Centre (NCTC).
  • Cybercrime Ecosystem Management Unit.
  • National Cyber Research and Innovation Centre.

Both CyPAD and NCFL will assist law enforcers to proactively address cyber threats in coordination with other law-enforcement agencies, national & international cybersecurity organisation and various online intermediaries.

Bhopal to host 79th Indian History Congress

The 79th Indian History Congress (IHC) will be held at Barkatullah University in Bhopal Madhya Pradesh from February 26. Earlier the 79th Indian History Congress was supposed to be held at Pune but was cancelled citing financial constraints to host the congress.

The Indian History Congress will be held at Madhya Pradesh for the second time. Earlier it was held at 2011. Over 1,000 delegates including prominent historians are expected to participate in the IHC in Bhopal.

Indian History Congress

Indian History Congress was established in 1935 and it is the largest professional and academic body of Indian historians with over 10,000 members.

The primary objective of Indian History Congress is the “promotion and encouragement of the scientific study of Indian history”. The Indian History Congress holds annual sessions on five sections namely:

  • Ancient India
  • Medieval India
  • Modern India
  • History of Countries other than India
  • Archaeology

The Indian History Congress stands for collaboration with historians throughout the world and promotes the study in India of the history of other countries.