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Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) – A 7-Pronged Scheme to Fight Cyber Crime

Submitted by dhananjay on Wed, 07/17/2019 - 22:33

New Delhi : Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy, in a written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha stated that, MHA has rolled out a scheme ‘Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C)’ for the period 2018-2020, to combat cyber crime in the country, in a coordinated and effective manner. The scheme has following seven components:

(i) National Cybercrime Threat Analytics Unit.

(ii) National Cybercrime Reporting Portal.

(iii) Platform for Joint Cybercrime Investigation Team.

(iv) National Cybercrime Forensic Laboratory Ecosystem.

Reserve Bank of India imposes Rs one million penalty on Union Bank of India

Submitted by dhananjay on Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:18

Mumbai : As per the press release from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on July 09, 2019,  it has imposed a monetary penalty of ₹ one million on Union Bank of India (the bank) for non-compliance with the directions on cyber security framework in banks issued by RBI. This penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under the provisions of Section 47A (1) (c) read with Section 46(4) (i) and section 51 (1) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Provides Grant of Rs. 93.12 Crore to States/UTs to Set up Cyber Forensic cum Training Laboratories

Submitted by dhananjay on Tue, 07/09/2019 - 23:48

New Delhi : States/UTs are primarily responsible for setting up facilities/laboratories for cyber forensic training.  Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has provided grant of Rs.

National Consumer Helpline Receives 8373 Complaints Regarding Online Shopping

Submitted by dhananjay on Tue, 07/09/2019 - 23:35

New Delhi : Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today informed that, the number of complaints regarding online shopping after operationalization of online complaint filing from August, 2016 to March, 2019 in the National Consumer Helpline is 8373.

The complaints received in the NCH are forwarded to the companies concerned for redressal. During the period December, 2016 and March, 2019, in 913 such cases the complainants have been advised by the NCH to approach the local police.

15284 Patents Granted in the Year 2018-19, 80% Fee Rebate for Startups

Submitted by dhananjay on Wed, 07/03/2019 - 22:57

New Delhi : The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, mentioned several steps from Government that have led to an improvement in patent filing, as also for safeguarding the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Some of these steps, inter alia, are: