Thursday Morning News Brief, January 18

Thursday morning brief Jan 18 2018
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Here’s everything you need to know to start your day…
The peak winter period is almost over and no major hill station in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand has yet received a single spell of snow. Uttarakhand has a 100% rain deficit in January so far, while in Himachal Pradesh it is more than 99%. The northern plains too have had no rain during the month, which is a major reason for the mild winter so far. And, the situation is unlikely to change in at least the next five-six days, says the Met office. Read
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All public transport vehicles, barring three-wheelers and e-rickshaws, will have to install location tracking device or GPS and an alert button from April 1. There will be no extension to roll out these passenger safety measures in public transport vehicles, a senior official said, adding that these devices shall be fitted by the manufacturer or dealer or the operators. Though initially the road transport ministry had proposed mandatory installation of CCTV cameras in buses having more than 23 seats, the proposal was dropped due to privacy concerns.
Due to battery fire fears, keeping personal electronic devices (PEDs) like laptops in check-in bags is increasingly not going to be an option. Indian carriers, like many of their international counterparts, have begun ‘recommending’ that PEDs like phones and laptops be carried in hand bags. The recommendation could mean flyers being asked if there are laptops in check-in bags and then being told to transfer them to hand bags. Read more
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The Centre has decided to hire IT experts from premier public and private institutes, including IITs, to help fight new age crimes like online fraud & hacking. The IT security experts, ethical hackers, web analysts and computer programmers will devise ways of online cyber-crime reporting and monitoring; setting up of cyber-forensic units; coordination and guidance for states; capacity building of police; research and development. Home minister Rajnath Singh has instructed officers to expedite the process of handling of cyber-crimes and finalise a time-line for it.
All inter-linking of river (ILR) projects in India may soon be declared as ‘national projects’. This is being done to expedite the project implementation through quick flow of funds and better monitoring on the ground. Union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari urged the states concerned to come forward with definite funding proposals which can even be taken up with foreign funding agencies.
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