Pegasus spyware issue – Explained, pointwise

Introduction Recently, a global collaborative investigative effort, titled the Pegasus project, revealed that Israeli company NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware targeted over 300 mobile phone numbers in India. As per reports, at least 40 journalists, Cabinet Ministers, and holders of constitutional positions were possibly subjected to surveillance. The reports are based on a leaked global database… Continue reading Pegasus spyware issue – Explained, pointwise

Infodemic due to Top down Misinformation

Synopsis: Domestic political actors are major source of false or misleading information about the coronavirus which is concerning many Indians.  What is infodemic, disinformation, misinformation and fake news?  Misinformation : It refers to information that is false or inaccurate, and is often spread widely with others, regardless of an intent to deceive.  Infodemic: It is an immense wave of information that includes false and misleading… Continue reading Infodemic due to Top down Misinformation

CDS to chair meet on theatre commands

Context: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Bipin Rawat is scheduled to chair a meeting with the Vice-Chiefs of the three services, the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, and the representatives from the Ministries of Defence, Home and Finance. This meeting is part of a broad plan to create four integrated tri-service (theatre) commands.  What is a theatre command?  A theatre command is a military structure wherein all the assets… Continue reading CDS to chair meet on theatre commands