Pegasus spyware was used to spy on Indian journalists and ministers

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  1. Two Indian organizations won the UNDP Equator Prize 2021
  • Two Indian organizations have won this year’s UNDP Equator Prize 2021. They have won this prestigious awardfor their exceptional achievement in showcasing innovative, local and various nature-based solutions to combat climate change and loss of biodiversity and to achieve their local development goals. 10 winners globally, two Indian-winning organization Snehkunja Trust (Snehakunja Trust) and Adimlai Pjngudiyinr Producer Company Limited (Aadhimalai Pazhangudiyinar Producer Company Limited) These two communities will win prize money of USD 10,000. They will have the opportunity to participate in a series of virtual events linked to the Nature for Life Hub, the United Nations General Assembly and the United Nations Food System Summit later this year. The winners from India will join a network of 255 communities that have received the Equator Prize from over 80 countries. The Virtual Awards Ceremony will be held in the month of October, 2021. The UNDP Equator Prize was started in 2002.
  1. Nepal’s new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba wins trust vote
  • Nepal’s new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has won the trust vote in the House of Representatives. Nepali Congress President Deuba got 165 votes in the house of 275 members. He needed 136 votes to win the vote of confidence. Shri Deuba was appointed as the Prime Minister of the country on 12 July on the directions of the Supreme Court in accordance with Article 76 (5) of the Constitution. The five-member Constitution Bench reinstated the dissolved House of Representatives. On July 13, Mr. Deuba was sworn in as the Prime Minister of the country for the fifth time.
  1. Pegasus spyware was used to spy on Indian journalists and ministers
  • Indian ministers, opposition leaders, journalists, government officials and scientiststo monitor the Pegasus (Pegasus) Spywarehas been used. The phone numbers of about 40 Indian journalists were found in a leaked list of potential targets for surveillance. Forensic tests conducted on this list have confirmed that an unidentified agency successfully spied on some of them using Pegasus software is. The leaked list also includes Indian ministers, opposition leaders, government officials and businessmen. The leaked database contains about 50,000 phone numbers from around the world. The names of others who are suspected of being targeted using this software will be disclosed later. India is among the 10 countries with the highest number and Mexico tops the list with 15,000 numbers. in other major countries. Named NSO GroupThe Israeli company sells spyware called Pegasus to governments around the world. This spyware can be used to spy on phones running iOS and Android systems.
  1. America, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan will form new quad grouping
  • Representatives of the US, Afghanistan , Pakistan and Uzbekistan A new four-member diplomatic platformIn principle agreed upon. The focus of this platform will be on increasing regional connectivity. The Parties regard long-term peace and stability in Afghanistan as vital to regional connectivity and agree that peace and regional connectivity are mutually strengthened. Afghanistan’s strategic position has long been seen as a competitive advantage for the country. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to the north, and China to the northeast. This new Quad alliance is being prepared after India, Japan, Australia and the US formed to counter China’s challenge in the Indo-Pacific.
  1. Unique initiative of Balika Panchayat started in Kunaria village of Gujarat
  • Gujarat’sKutch district in Kunaria village in female panchayat has went up unique initiatives. The first election of the girl child panchayat was successfully completed. Girls between the ages of ten and 21 contested for this panchayat. This panchayat will take up the issues related to adolescent girls and women in the village.
  1. Meghalaya Government has approved the proposed Meghalaya Youth Policy – 2021
  • The Meghalaya governmenthas approved the proposed Meghalaya Youth Policy – 2021 . Its objective is to give direction to 31 percent youth population of the state. Encouraging programs and schemes for youth have been included in this policy. With the help of this policy, there is an all-round development of youth by making them skilled, creative, dependable and empowered.
  1. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi appointed as Deputy Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha
  • Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvito the Council of Deputy Leader of the House has been appointed. He will replace Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal who has now been made the Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha.
  1. Haryana to launch ‘One Block, One Product’ scheme
  • Haryana governmentsoon, “a block, one product ” scheme ( ” One Block, One Product ‘ Scheme will be introduced to encourage small industries) in rural areas and promote. Under this scheme, the state government is planning to connect every block of the state with some industrial point of view and the government is working fast on this scheme. Common services, lab testing, packaging, transportation, accountancy will be arranged in the group itself. Haryana’s ‘One District, One Product’ scheme being implemented under MSME has emerged as a model across the country.
  1. Discovery of cave paintings in Faridabad (Haryana)

Recently archaeologists have discovered cave paintings in the prehistoric site Mangar Bani Pahari forest near Faridabad (Haryana). have been discovered, which can be estimated to be one million years old. According to the study done by the explorers, the date of prehistoric habitation at this site can be around 100,000 to 15,000 years ago. However, researchers have also received evidence of residence here till 8th-9th century AD. It can be said that the Mangar Bani hill forest may be one of the largest Palaeolithic sites in the Indian subcontinent, where Stone Age tools were recovered from open plains as well as rock shelters. These caves are in an area that is relatively difficult to reach and this is probably the reason why these caves and paintings have remained in the status quo till now. It may be noted that this is the first time that large-scale cave paintings and rock art specimens have been found together in Haryana, although tools from the Palaeolithic period have been identified earlier in parts of the Aravallis.

  1. Bimal Jalan’s new book ‘The India Story’

The central bank ( RBI ), former Governor Bimal Jalan said, ” The India Story ( The India Story )” has written a new book titled. The book focuses on the economic history of India and aims to provide examples for the future of India’s political economy. He spoke from 1991 to 2019 to provide insight on learning from the past, before proceeding to ‘Beyond the Metrics of Economy’ to talk about the role of governance in implementing these policies. Trace the economic policies of India. He also wrote the books ‘India Then and Now’, ‘India Ahead’.

  1. AI tool developed by IIT-M to study cancer-causing mutations
  • NBDriver( neighbourhood driver ) is an AI tool that can be used to analyze cancer-causing mutations in cells . This AI tool is available at Indian Institute of Technology Madras ( IIT – M)) has been developed by researchers working in Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) have created a mathematical model based on artificial intelligence. This AI algorithm will find changes in the cell that can lead to cancer. This algorithm studies DNA structures and characterizes the genetic changes that are responsible for causing cancer. Using simple AI techniques, researchers from this institute have developed a new prediction algorithm called NBDriver (NEIGHBOUURHOOD DRIVER), and then tested its performance on various open-source datasets of cancer.
  1. Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One British Grand Prix
  • Lewis Hamiltonof the United Kingdom won the Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone for a record eighth time . This was the 99th victory of Hamilton’s career, who won the World Championship seven times. Monaco-based Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) finished second. Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas of Finland finished third. The British Grand Prix is ​​a motor race held in the United Kingdom. The race is organized by the Royal Automobile Club.
  1. Bangladesh’s Nobel laureate Mohammad Yunus to get Olympic award
  • Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prizewinner, Muhammad Yunus ( Muhammad Yunus ) Tokyo Games in Olympic Laurel will receive, will be awarded the second trophy. Yunus, a Bangladeshi banker who was awarded the Nobel in 2006 for making micro-credit loans to poor people, has worked with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on a business program for athletes. The award will be presented to him at the opening ceremony of Tokyo 2020 on 23 July.
  1. IOA names BK Sinha as Press Attache of India’s Olympic contingent
  • Indian Olympic Association(IOA) had retired IPS officer BK Sinha (BK Sinha) has appointed, No. 23 with teams in the country with security in the Tokyo Games, beginning July press attache play a dual role. Sinha is a former DGP of Haryana and also a recipient of President’s Police Medal. India will be represented by a 228-strong contingent, comprising 119 athletes, at the Tokyo Olympics, being held under strict health protocols for spectators in the wake of the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
  1. Google Cloud launches second ‘Cloud Region’ in India
  • Google Cloudhas announced the launch of its new cloud region in Delhi (NCR) for customers and the public sector in India and across Asia Pacific. With the new region, customers operating in the country will benefit from lower latency and higher performance for their cloud-based workloads and data. This new Google Cloud region is second in India after Mumbai and 10th in Asia-Pacific. As for the second cloud sector, customers are expected to benefit from better business continuity planning while maintaining data sovereignty. There are 26 Google Cloud regions around the world.
  1. 35% of India’s tiger ranges are outside protected areas
  • Recently, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature( World Wildlife Fund For Nature – WWF ) and the United Nations Environment Program ( UNEP ) in ‘ A Future for Ol- A Need for Humn- Wildlife Koagjistens “( A Future For All-A Need For Human -Wildlife Coexistence ) report released. The increasing human-wildlife conflict (Human-Wildlife Conflict – HWC) is highlighted. Human-wildlife conflict-related deaths affect more than 75% of the world’s wild cat species and many other terrestrial and marine carnivores such as polar bears, Mediterranean monk seals, and large herbivores such as elephants. Marine and terrestrial protected areas cover only 9.67% of the world’s population. About 40% of the African lion and 70% of the African and Asian elephant range are outside protected areas. Currently 35% of India’s tiger ranges are outside protected areas.
  1. Microsoft acquires cyber security firm RiskIQ for $500 million
  • Microsoftmalware (malware) and spyware monitoring (spyware monitoring) and Mobile App located in San Francisco’s cyber security services, including security (San Francisco-based) provider, Riskaikyu ( RiskIQ has made a deal to acquire). RiskIQ’s services and solutions will join Microsoft’s suite of cloud-native security products, including Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Azure Defender and Microsoft Azure Sentinel. Sentinel). While Microsoft did not value the deal, Bloomberg reported that the company is said to have paid more than $500 million for RiskIQ.