Cabinet approves MoU between India and US in field of Cyber Security
The Union Cabinet has approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-ln) and the US Homeland Security Department on cooperation in the field of Cyber Security. The MoU was signed in January 2017 in New Delhi. It intends to promote closer co-operation and exchange of information pertaining to the Cyber Security between both strategic partners in accordance with the relevant laws, rules and regulations and on the basis of equality, mutual benefit and reciprocity.
Rajya Sabha passes HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014
The Rajya Sabha has passed HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014. The Bill seeks to safeguard the rights of people living with HIV and affected by HIV. It aims to prevent social stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV (PLHIV). It also seeks to strengthen legal accountability and establish formal mechanisms for inquiring into complaints and redressing grievances to probe discrimination complaints against those who discriminate against PLHIV.
ISRO commissions world’s third-largest hypersonic wind tunnel
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) created history by commissioning the world’s third-largest hypersonic wind tunnel at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. A wind tunnel is used to study the effects of air flowing past a solid object—in ISRO’s case, space vehicles.
Shiv Sena MP punches, assaults Air India manager with slippers
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad punched and hit a 60-year-old Air India Duty Manager with his slippers nearly 20 times and tore his shirt at IGI airport here today just because he could not travel business class in an all-economy flight. The airline will be filing an FIR against the MP. It has also constituted a committee to look into the incident and will be submitting its report shortly to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, according to Air India.
RK Nagar bypolls: Sasikala faction gets ‘hat’ as symbol, Panneerselvam gets ‘two electricity poles’
The Election Commission has given electric pole as symbol to the O Panneerselvam faction ahead of the RK Nagar bypolls. It also ordered that the OPS camp will be named as AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma. On the other hand, the Sasikala faction has been awarded with the hat symbol and the name of the camp will be AIADMK Amma.