Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 22 March 2021

In Today’s News:

  1. CERT and alert on cyber intrusion.
  2. IAEA.

1. CERT and alert on cyber intrusion

News Summary

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways received an alert from CERT-In regarding targeted intrusion activities directed towards the Indian Transport sector with possible malicious intentions. The Ministry has advised departments and organizations under the transport sector to strengthen the security posture of their infrastructure.

Prelims GS – Governance

  • Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) is in operations since January 2004.
  • CERT is the national nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents as and when they occur,
  • CERT-In is responsible for the following functions:
    • Collection, analysis, and dissemination of information on cybersecurity incidents
    • Forecasting and alerting cybersecurity incidents
    • Emergency measures for handling cybersecurity incidents
    • Coordination of cyber incident response activities.
    • Issuing guidelines, advisories, and vulnerability notes relating to the prevention, response, and reporting of cybersecurity incidents

Click here to know more about CERT-In on the official website.


News Summary

An editorial article related to IAEA is in the news.

Prelims GS – International Organizations

  • The IAEA was created in 1957 in response to the deep fears and expectations generated by the discoveries and diverse uses of nuclear technology.
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency is the world’s central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field.
  • It works for the safe, secure, and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, contributing to international peace and security and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
  • India is a founding member of the IAEA.

Click here to know more about IAEA on the official website.



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