Chinese malware could have targeted Indian power systems and seaports: US company
Daily NEWS Summary||01-03-2021, Chinese state-sponsored actors may have deployed malware on India’s power grids and seaports when border tensions between India and China began to escalate last May, culminating in a deadly collision along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in mid-June.
- New York Times, which published the story, about the alleged cyber intrusion was discovered and exposed by the American cybersecurity and intelligence firm Recorded Future.
- A network outage on October 12 in Mumbai may have been caused by Chinese malware.
- The Massachusetts-based company found that in the run-up to the fighting, it noticed an increase in malware targeting the government, advocacy organizations, and the public sector.
- The Ministry of Energy confirmed that although attempts had been made to violate the systems, the electricity sector had not been affected.
- Recorded Future said there is still evidence of an ongoing intrusion, although much of it has died down recently.
- Although the government has not contacted Recorded Future since the New York Times published its report, the company had been in contact with the government before the report was published.
- China’s Foreign Ministry harshly criticized the report, calling it “irresponsible” and attacking it for failing to provide evidence.
Do you want to marry her? SC calls a man accused of repeatedly raping a girl as a minor
The Supreme Court today asked a state government employee if he would marry a girl he was accused of repeatedly raping when she was a minor. The man refused, saying that he was already married.
- A bench run by Chief Justice Sharad A. Bobde subsequently suspended his arrest for four weeks so that he could seek regular bail. During the hearing, the court asked the defendant’s attorney if his client would be willing to marry the victim or risk going to jail.
- In another case, the judiciary suspended the arrest of a man accused of rape after he falsely promised marriage.
- The defendant approached the court saying that he had been laid. He said they were living in a residential relationship and she accused him of rape when their relationship turned sour. Her sexual relationship during the period was consensual.
“When two people live as husband and wife, no matter how brutal the husband is, can sex between them be called ‘rape’?”Chief Justice Bobde asked the girl’s lawyer.
- He replied that the consent of his client had been taken for fraud and that the accused had threatened the girl.
- The court ultimately refused to hear the defendant’s request to annul the FIR against him, but granted him the freedom to request his release in the trial court, while he stayed his arrest.
Registration of the Covid-19 vaccine only on the Co-WIN portal, according to the Ministry of Health
India opened the registry today and began the second phase of Covid-19 vaccination, which aims to cover people over 60 and over 45 with specific comorbidities.
- After several complaints on the first day from beneficiaries who said they could not register for the vaccination.
- The Ministry of Health issued a clarification, that Registration and reservation for the appointment for the COVID vaccination are done via the CoWIN portal.in. There is no CoWin application for the registration of beneficiaries. The Play Store app is for administrators only.
- The ministry also said the Center was providing two vaccines approved for use in India, Covishield and Covaxin, adding that beneficiaries would not have the option of choosing which vaccine to administer.
- To increase immunization capacity, around 10,000 private hospitals are grouped under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY, , more than 600 hospitals under the central government health plan, and other private hospitals under state governments.
- Health insurance plans can participate as CVC.
- Recipients are also entitled to three registration methods: pre-registration, on-site registration, and facilitated cohort registration.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the first injection of COVAXIN, the Covid-19 vaccine researched and produced by India (produced by Bharat Biotech) at the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (Covid-19) in New Delhi today morning.
Covid Updates: The number of reported coronavirus cases in India was 1,11,22,982 at the time of publication of this bulletin, with a death toll of 1,58,579.
Household cooking gas cylinders became more expensive on March 1, and national oil trading companies raised the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) refill by 14.2 kg by 25 rupees each .
- This is the second such increase in five days. The new price is in effect for deliveries made from March 1.
- In Delhi, the cylinder will now cost ₹ 819 (up from ₹ 794); in Calcutta, ₹ 845 (₹ 820); in Mumbai ₹ 819 (₹ 794) and in Chennai ₹ 835 (₹ 810).
- This is the fourth LPG price increase since February 4 and the sixth since December 2020, adding a total of ₹ 225 to the cost of the refill.