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04 Jan, 2022

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National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT)3.0

GS-III : Economic Issues Education

What is National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) 3.0?

  • National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) is an initiative to provide the use of best-developed technological solutions in the education sector to enhance the employability of the youth on a single platform for learners' convenience.
  • These solutions use Artificial Intelligence for a personalized and customized learning experience for better learning outcomes and skill development in the niche areas.
  • AICTE, MoE is acting as the facilitator in the process while ensuring that the solutions are freely available to a large number of socially and economically backward students.
  • NEAT has 58 Education Technology Companies with 100 products that help to develop employable skills, capacity building, and bridge learning gaps.

NEAT 3.0

  • Union Education Minister and Skill Development Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched NEAT 3.0, a single platform to provide the best-developed ed-tech solutions and courses to students of the country. The Minister also launched AICTE prescribed technical books in regional languages.

Significance of NEAT 3.0

  • NEAT will be a game-changer in bridging the digital divide, especially among the economically disadvantaged students and also in fulfilling the knowledge-based requirement of India and the world.
  • 58 global and Indian start-up ed-tech companies are onboard NEAT and are offering 100 courses & e-resources for bettering learning outcomes, developing employable skills and overcoming learning loss.
  • More than 12 lakh socially and economically disadvantaged students have received free ed-tech course coupons worth over ?253 crore under NEAT 3.0.

Source: PIB

Military exercises of India

GS-III : Internal security Internal security

List of all Military Exercises of India 2021

Military Exercises of India with Neighbours

  • Sampriti: India & Bangladesh
  • Mitra Shakti: India & Sri Lanka
  • Surya Kiran: India & Nepal
  • Hand in Hand Exercise: India & China
  • Ekuverin: India & Maldives

Military Exercises of India with Other countries

  • Maitree Exercise: India & Thailand
  • Vajra Prahar: India & US
  • Yudh Abhyas: India & US
  • Nomadic Elephant: India & Mongolia
  • Garuda Shakti: India & Indonesia
  • Shakti Exercise: India & France
  • Dharma Guardian: India & Japan
  • SIMBEX: India & Singapore
  • CORPAT: India & Thailand
  • Malabar Exercise: India, USA, Australia, Japan
  • COBRA GOLD Exercise: Asia Pacific countries
  • Samvedna: South Asian Region countries
  • Al Nagah: India – Oman
  • Indra: India – Russia
  • Khanjar: India – Kyrgyztan
  • Prabal Dostyk: India & Kazakhstan
  • Lamitye: India - Seychelles

Source: AspireIAS Notes

I4C - Indian Cybercrime Coordination Centre

GS-III : Internal security Cyber Security

What is the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C)?

  • It is set up under the newly created Cyber and Information Security (CIS) division of the MHA.

7 components of the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C):

  1. National Cyber Crime Threat Analytics Unit
  2. National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal
  3. National Cyber Crime Training Centre
  4. Cyber Crime Ecosystem Management Unit
  5. National Cyber Crime Research and Innovation Centre
  6. National Cyber Crime Forensic Laboratory Ecosystem
  7. The platform for Joint Cyber Crime Investigation Team.

Functions of Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C):

  • The I4C will assist in centralising cyber security investigations, prioritise the development of response tools and bring together private companies to contain the menace.

Objectives of Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C):

  1. To act as a nodal point in the fight against cybercrime
  2. Identify the research problems and take up R&D activities in developing new technologies and forensic tools in collaboration with academia/research institutes within India and abroad
  3. To prevent misuse of cyberspace for furthering the cause of extremist and terrorist groups
  4. Suggest amendments, if required, in cyber laws to keep pace with fast-changing technologies and International cooperation
  5. To coordinate all activities related to the implementation of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLAT) with other countries related to cybercrimes in consultation with the concerned nodal authority in MHA.

Source: PIB

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