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Hand over patta passbooks before June 2, orders CM 23.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
‘Farmers should have passbooks when new registration policy comes into effect’
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RTI on Modi's BA degree: Activists 'want to prevent wrong interpretation of Act' 22.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Three activists on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that they want to prevent a wrong interpretation of Right to Information (RTI) Act while opposing Delhi University's action of rejection of an RTI application seeking inspection of records of students who had passed the BA degree exam in 1978, the year when, as per the university, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also cleared the exam.
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Soon air passengers can enjoy paperless boarding 22.5.2018 General News
Domestic air passengers could soon be enjoying a complete paperless boarding experience at airports as the government under a biometric-based 'digi-yatra' initiative will provide them a unique ID for hassle-free entry. For this, passengers need to enrol with the programme through the government's revamped AirSewa-II portal to generate a 'digi-yatra' ID for paperless service. "We are utilising Aadhaar infrastructure to first authenticate a passenger and thereafter we will be developing the database and identification procedures so that people can get into the airport without any paper. It will improve convenience and increase the throughput of our airports," Minister of State Jayant Sinha told reporters here. The Aadhaar-based verification will, however, be done only once, he said, clarifying that the initiative is "voluntary" and passengers are free to decide on enrolling for digi-yatra. "The architecture is designed in a way to ensure privacy is fully protected. Supreme Court has ...
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Nepal, India plan to run joint operation to control wildlife poaching 22.5.2018 General News
In order to control wildlife poaching and trafficking of animal parts, Nepal and India are planning to carry out a joint operation.The operation is to be conducted in Shuklaphanta National Park in Kanchanpur district on Nepal's side and Krishnapur Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh.This move comes after both the sides realised that the two reserves are contagious to each other.The chief of National Trust for Nature Conservation, Kanchanpur office, Anil Prasain, said this decision was taken at a joint security meeting held at Haldwani, Uttarakhand, as per Kathmandu Post.It was decided that there should be a regular surveillance at the border crossings to build a network to share information. It was also agreed that both India and Nepal will conduct joint patrol at bordering forest areas.According to Kathmandu Post, the two sides also agreed to manage the wildlife corridors at Brahmadev and Laljhadi to ease the movement of animals, particularly elephants.
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China's war against Islam 22.5.2018 General News
There has been a sharp uptick in government-backed persecution of Christianity and other religions in China, but none are currently suffering as much as the Muslim population in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Some 11 million Uighurs reside in this northwest Chinese province.Of course, using the word "autonomous" to describe Xinjiang is a complete misnomer, because it has no autonomy whatsoever. Instead, thousands of Muslims are currently incarcerated in extrajudicial detention centers and reeducation camps.The exact number of victims is impossible to verify, but estimates range from several hundred thousand upwards. Human Rights Watch, for example, claims 800,000 Muslims are detained, while Uighur exile groups estimate about 1 million Uighurs. They allege that nearly every Muslim household has been affected by these arbitrary arrests. For example, in Moyu county alone, 40% of adults have disappeared, with family members often having no idea where their loved one ...
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FCC investigates LocationSmart over phone tracking 22.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
LocationSmart, a website that claimed it could find any phone in the US, is now being investigated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over security vulnerability. Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability on LocationSmart?s website which would have allowed anyone to use the tracking feature without the need of prior consent, Cnet reported.  The researcher at the Carnegie Mellon University, Robert Xiao, said the exploit was elementary. Although the bug has been fixed, the FCC launched an investigation as it put to risk privacy of users. LocationSmart is one of the many companies the US government has ordered to investigate as these are able to obtain accurate geolocation data on phones from major carriers and sell that data to businesses.  Article ...
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Microsoft pledges to extend EU data rights worldwide 22.5.2018 General News
Microsoft says it's committing to giving users worldwide the same data and privacy rights being offered to Europeans under new regulations there. That means no matter where you live, you'll be able to see what Microsoft collects about you and correct or delete that information if necessary. You'll also be able to object to the use of data for marketing and other purposes. Some companies have been limiting those options to only people in the European Union, where the new rules take effect on Friday. Facebook, for instance, has said it's offering the same settings and controls worldwide, but has stopped short of promising European-style rights around the globe. Microsoft made its promise explicit in a blog post and new privacy policy today.
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Bhondsi student murder: juvenile to be tried as adult 22.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Pleas against CBI custody, taking fingerprints also dismissed
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UP college instals CCTV in boys' toilet to prevent cheating in exams 21.5.2018 General News
Installation of CCTV cameras in the boys' toilet of a college here in a bid to prevent students from cheating in examinations has come in for widespread criticism by various youth organisations. Students of the Dharam Samaj Degree College or DS College were taken aback when they noticed the closed-circuit television cameras in the boys' toilet three days ago. The college administration, however, has strongly defended the move. "There were widespread reports that many students appearing in examinations hid chits in their pockets and undergarments which they would take out while visiting toilets," college principal Hem Prakash Gupta told reporters. "Installation of such cameras would greatly help in curbing the use of such malpractices during examinations," he said. Amit Goswami, belonging to a Hindu right wing organisation, said the move amounted to grave intrusion into the right to privacy of students. He argued that there were many other alternative means to check cheating in ...
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MHA official, 3 others arrested for 'bribe-for-visa' case; orders inquiry 21.5.2018 General News
The Home Ministry has ordered an internal inquiry into the entire process of granting long-term visa to Pakistani immigrants after the arrest of one of its officials, accused of demanding and accepting bribe from applicants, officials said. The ministry has also ordered officials to clear the pending cases of Pakistani immigrants applying for Indian citizenship or extending long-term visa (LTV). "We are conducting an internal inquiry into the allegation that a ministry official demanded and accepted bribe from Pakistani immigrants. We are taking action to find out the loopholes and to plug them," a home ministry official said. PK Mishra, a senior secretariat assistant in the Foreigners Division of the Home Ministry, was arrested along with three others by the Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau last week for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe from Pakistani immigrants applying for Indian citizenship or extending long-term visa. The home ministry was awaiting a report from the ...
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Justice Srikrishna to chair panel discussion on governance, data privacy 21.5.2018 General News
Justice B N Srikrishna, who heads the committee on framing new data protection norms for India, will chair a panel discussion on governance to be held here on May 24. The discussion on 'Future of Governance' will focus on various aspects related to data privacy, an issue that has become increasingly relevant in the digital era. J Satyanarayana, Chairman of Aadhaar-issuing body, Unique Identification Authority of India, is also scheduled to speak at the upcoming session. According to a statement, the event is being organised as part of a series of talks on Digital Technologies and their impact on society, human psyche and economies. It is hosted by India International Centre (IIC) in collaboration with NITI Aayog and Centre for Policy Research (CPR). Srikrishna, a former Supreme Court judge, is heading the high-level committee that was constituted last year. It will recommend a framework for securing personal data in the increasingly digitised economy, addressing privacy concerns and ..
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IT Min may firm-up package of measures to boost electronics exports by June 21.5.2018 General News
The IT Ministry may finalise a package of measures to boost electronics exports as early as June this year, according to a senior government official. These set of measures -- that are expected to precede the new overarching national electronics policy currently being crafted -- will aim at improving the ease of doing business and removing impediments faced by companies in exporting to overseas markets. The data protection framework that is currently being worked on by committee of experts headed by Justice B N Srikrishna, a former Supreme Court judge, is also expected to be finalised by June, two officials familiar with deliberations said. "The package of measures to accelerate exports is expected to be finalised by June. It will entail measures on ease of doing business ... We will also simplify a few processes to do with exports," one of the officials said. One of the proposals under discussion pertains to streamlining the procedure and increasing the timelines allowed to ...
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FCC investigates LocationSmart over phone tracking 21.5.2018 General News
LocationSmart, a website that claimed it could find any phone in the US, is now being investigated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over security vulnerability.Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability on LocationSmart's website which would have allowed anyone to use the tracking feature without the need of prior consent, Cnet reported.The researcher at the Carnegie Mellon University, Robert Xiao, said the exploit was elementary. Although the bug has been fixed, the FCC launched an investigation as it put to risk privacy of users.LocationSmart is one of the many companies the US government has ordered to investigate as these are able to obtain accurate geolocation data on phones from major carriers and sell that data to businesses.
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25 companies of para-military forces to be deployed in Kairana bypoll 21.5.2018 General News
Twenty five companies of para military forces will be deployed during Kairana Lok Sabha by-election on May 28 to ensure free and fair polling, a senior election official said here. Shamli District Magistrate/District Election Officer Inder Vikram Singh also said that patrolling and checking in the district areas bordering Haryana has also been started. He said that district authorities have also decided to use drone cameras for surveillance and have identified at least 20 bordering villages in Kairana where such cameras will be installed. Meanwhile, the Shamli Suprintendent of Police Devranjan Verma said that 10 companies of para military forces have already reached Shamli. Kairana bypoll was necessitated following the death of BJP MP Hukam Singh. BJP has fielded Singh's daughter Mriganka Singh from the seat. While opposition parties' joint candidate is Rashtriya Lok Dal's (RLD) Tbassum Hasan, who has the support of the Samajwadi Party, the BSP and the Congress.
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Donald Trump to order Justice Department to probe campaign surveillance 21.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Donald Trump to order Justice Department to probe campaign surveillance
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Trump to order Justice Department to probe campaign surveillance 21.5.2018 General News
United States President Donald Trump on Sunday (local time) said that he will officially demand Department of Justice (DoJ) to investigate whether it or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) espionaged on his presidential campaign for political reasons."I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!," Trump tweeted.The US president has purported that an FBI informant was embedded within his campaign. Without evidence, he has alleged that the FBI sought to spy on his campaign for political purposes, reported the Hill.This apparently echoed his Saturday's rhetoric wherein, he took to Twitter and wrote, "If the FBI or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal," he tweeted. "Only the release or review of
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Learning from troubled past, Germany moves to tame Facebook 21.5.2018 Latest News
Around the world, Facebook and other social networking platforms are facing a backlash over their failures to safeguard privacy, disinformation campaigns and the digital reach of hate groups
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China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island 20.5.2018 Reuters: World News
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement.
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Espionage case: Ex-diplomat Madhuri Gupta convicted of spying for Pak's ISI 20.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Former diplomat Madhuri Gupta was suspected by Indian intelligence agencies of spying for Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence since 2008
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CCTVs in private buildings, govt. schools may be regulated 19.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Panel’s terms of reference state needs of privacy and security must be balanced
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