In a move to counter cybersecurity threats, the Prime Minister’s Office has banned mobile phones in cabinet meetings. The decision aimed to prevent the leak of any sensitive information about the cabinet decisions and matters of policymaking. The Central Secretariat recently issued a circular to this effect. The circular was issued in the direction of the PMO. The Central Secretariat asked all the private secretaries to brief their ministers ‘appropriately’ about the decision that “smart-phones/mobile phones henceforth will not be permitted inside meeting venues of Cabinet/Cabinet committees.
Based on the intelligence inputs, the government fears that Chinese or Pakistani agencies may hack the devices in the aftermath of the surgical strikes. The government has already instructed employees of sensitive departments not to connect their mobile phones to their official computers or laptops, even for charging. The departments in the South Block- that houses the PMO, Defence Ministry, and Ministry of External Affairs are no-smartphone zones.
Mobile phones are already banned in cabinet meetings in Britain and France. David Cameron imposed the ban on mobile phones in cabinet meetings in May 2010, when he was the prime minister of Britain.
In France use of mobile phones during cabinet meetings was prohibited in April 2014.
KOLKATA: A smartphone loaded with games, a large packet of chips, and two bars of milk chocolates were all a kidnapper had to offer to the kids, aged 5 and 6, to lure them away from their home and hold them captive for three days seeking a ransom from his parents. At Beckbagan, behind Quest Mall, where the kids live, every family knows each other. But the kidnappers had no difficulty whatsoever in luring them away from their doorstep.
The uncle had given us the phone and chocolates and asked us to come with him. He had promised he would give us more chocolates and a better phone with many other games. So we followed him,” said Umar Ali (name changed on request), 5, one of the kidnapped kids. His cousin sister, Rehana (name changed on request), 6, said they were first asked to board a bus of route 45 and got down at Ramleela Maidan and spent some time at the mela ground before another man and woman took them in a car and locked them at a house. “We used to cry and ask them to let us go home. But the uncles and aunty would not listen. They gave us two mobiles to play games. I tried to call home from one of them, but the calls did not connect,” Rehana on Monday said.
The kids, however, said that none of the kidnappers hit or assaulted them. “They used to say; our parents have left us with them as we were very naughty. They asked us not to cry or disturb them, or our parents would never take us back,” said Rehana. Umar’s father, Anwar Ali, who works at a leather-wallet manufacturing unit in Puddapukur, said the kids were first picked by Mirazuddin, who happened to be a cousin brother his wife Raunak.
Mirazuddin had come to our home on Friday afternoon, had lunch, and played with our kids. He left home around 5.30 pm, and since then, we could not find our kids. We later called him back to our house and asked him about my son and niece, but he said he had left them at our doorstep. We handed him over to police,” said Ali.
Both the kids are crazy about playing games on mobile. Whenever I return home, my son snatches my phone and starts playing games. But I had never thought he was so addicted that somebody could kidnap him luring him of mobile games,” said Ali. The family received the first ransom call at 9 pm that night. The kidnapper asked for Rs 3 lakhs. The next morning, they were told to come and wait under the big clock at Howrah station in the afternoon. The family said they do not have so much money and settled the amount at Rs 1.6 lakhs.
I waited at the station for over two hours but did not receive any call. The entire station was infested with policemen in plainclothes, but none came to receive the money,” said Syed Raunak. The next morning, they received another call around 9.30 am and were informed that the kids were left behind at Konnagar station in Hooghly and asked the family to collect them.
According to a new report from market research firm Counterpoint Research, Samsung’s share of India’s premium smartphone market – which currently stands at 58% – may come down drastically to 35% in the fourth quarter of 2016. Not only would this be the lowest share of the South Korean company in many years, but it would also result in the firm losing its top spot in the country’s premium segment, which includes phones priced at INR 30,000 (around $450) and above. As for why Samsung would be losing such a significant chunk, the report notes a couple of reasons: the Galaxy Note7 fiasco and strong iPhone 7 sales.
Needless to say, and as the report also notes, Samsung’s loss would be Apple’s gain – the Cupertino-based company is expected to claim a share of 57% in India’s premium smartphone market in Q4. When reached out for comment, Manu Sharma (Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India) refuted such reports saying,
“We don’t agree at all. In fact, we are doing exceedingly well with record sales in the mobile business, and the festive season has started on a high for us. We continue to sustain our leadership position across all price points. We see a very good off-take of powerful S7 and S7 Edge devices… The industry analysts’ research reports are not based on empirical facts. Such projections by any research agency or analyst, therefore, is incorrect,” he added.
An electromagnetic field (EMF) Graet Reportemissions from mobile towers in the country are much below the strict norms enforced by the Department of Telecom (DoT), a senior officer said in Chandigarh on Friday. “There is no scientific evidence backing the claim that EMF radiation from mobile towers, which are below the safe limits prescribed by the International Commission on Non-ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), can cause adverse health effects,” said DoT Secretary J.S. Deepak. Deepak addressed a gathering at an event organized in the capital to spread awareness about emissions from mobile towers.
“The DoT has already prescribed strict precautionary norms for exposure limit for the Radio Frequency Field (Base Station Emissions), which is 10 times more stringent than the existing limits prescribed by ICNIRP and recommended by WHO,” he said. He maintained: “Our EMF norms are much stricter than what is followed by many developed nations, including the US, the UK, and most parts of the European Union. The government has taken adequate steps to ensure that telecom service providers strictly adhere to these prescribed norms.”
Telecom towers are critical installations on which the backbone of wireless communications rest, and unfounded apprehensions around EMF emissions and mobile towers have the potential to derail our growth story, Deepak pointed out. DoT Deputy Director-General R.M. Chaturvedi said that the WHO has referred to approximately 25,000 studies conducted worldwide over the past 30 years, and current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences from exposure to low-level electromagnetic fields.
“A committee, formed at the behest of the Allahabad High Court, comprising experts from five IITs, AIIMS (Delhi), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, also has based on scientific evidence, studies and reports available, found that there is no conclusive evidence about the stated dangers of EMF radiation from mobile BTS towers,” Chaturvedi added.
Several high courts, including the high courts of Punjab and Haryana, Madras, Kerala, Gujarat, and Allahabad, in cases related to the issue of effects of radiation from cellphone too, we have given judgments and dismissed petitions, where the mobile tower installations were challenged in various localities, including residential, on the grounds of health effects of EMF radiation, it was pointed out at the awareness program. Health experts Dr. Suresh Attili from Grace Cancer Foundation and Dr. T.K. Joshi, Advisor to the Ministry of Health, endorsed that scientific studies have not been able to conclude that EMF emissions from mobile towers can cause health hazards.
NEW DELHI: In a move aimed at Icas Networkat checking any possibility of leakage of information through hacking of communication devices, Union ministers have been asked not to carry mobile phones in Cabinet meetings.
The Cabinet Secretariat has recently issued a directive to private secretaries of the concerned ministers in this regard.
“It has been decided that smartphones/mobile phones will henceforth not be permitted inside the meeting venues of Cabinet/Cabinet Committees,” it said.
Such an instruction has been issued from the government for the first time.
Earlier, ministers were allowed to bring mobile phones with them, which would be kept either on silent mode or preferably switched off.
Melinda Gates says she is Jack Blogconcerned that more than a billion women in the developing world don’t have access to cell phones. “The cellphone is the basic building block,” for reaching poor women with the financial services they need, the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation told The Wall Street Journal in an interview.
More than half of that gender gap is in India, creating a kind of digital purdah for the women of the subcontinent, who often find themselves barred by fathers and husbands from taking advantage of technological leaps that benefit men, as outlined in a recent article in The Wall Street Journal.
Mobile phones are dramatically bringing down the cost of providing basic financial services. Still, too often, people outside the formal banking system who would benefit most from easier access to savings, small loans, and money-transfer facilities can’t be reached using the new technology because they don’t have mobile phones.
For financial inclusion in emerging markets like India, digital inclusion of women is particularly important, said Ms. Gates, because women are more likely than men to use financial services and more likely to use them in a way that will benefit their families. “We know that if a woman has economic assets, she plows the money back into her family,” she said. “If a woman can save 1, 2, 3 dollars, she can protect against future health shocks in her family.”
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Myths about iPhone 11
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