Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 10 April 2021

In Today’s News:

  1. Ransomware.
  2. Article 25.

1. Ransomware

News Summary

A piece of news related to Ansal Housing Company facing ransomware attacks from February 26 was reported.

Prelims GS – Science & Technology

  • Ransomware is malicious software that infects your computer and displays messages demanding a fee to be paid in order for your system to work again.
  • This class of malware is a criminal moneymaking scheme that can be installed through deceptive links in an email message, instant message, or website.
  • It has the ability to lock a computer screen or encrypt important, predetermined files with a password.
  • Eg: Wannacry, Petya, Eternal Blue, Scareware, etc.

Click here to view the Courtesy: Kaspersky website.

2. Article 25.

News Summary

Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has said that People are free to choose their religion under the Fundamental Rights of the Indian Constitution. Religious faith is a part of the Fundamental Right to Privacy.

Prelims GS – Polity

Article 25:
  • Article 25 comes under the Fundamental Rights of the Indian Constitution. (Right to Freedom of Religion)
  • Article 25 deals with the Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice, and propagation of religion.—
    • (1) Subject to public order, morality, and health and to the other provisions of this Part, all persons are equally entitled to freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practice, and propagate religion.
    • (2) Nothing in this article shall affect the operation of any existing law or prevent the State from making any law—
      • (a) regulating or restricting any economic, financial, political, or other secular activity which may be associated with religious practice;
      • (b) providing for social welfare and reform or the throwing open of Hindu religious institutions of a public character to all classes and sections of Hindus.

Explanation I.—The wearing and carrying of kirpans shall be deemed to be included in the profession of the Sikh religion.
Explanation II.—In sub-clause (b) of clause (2), the reference to Hindus shall be construed as including a reference to persons professing the Sikh, Jaina, or Buddhist religion, and the reference to Hindu religious institutions shall be construed accordingly.

Courtesy: Indian Constitution.



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