Current Affairs – 19-01-2018

1.AGNI-V EXTENDS ITS REACH

India successfully tested Agni-V, validating the long range surface-to-surface ballistic missile’s reliability.

  • This was the fifth test of the missile and the third consecutive one from a canister on a road mobile launcher. All the five missions have been
    successful.
  • Agni-V, with a range of over 5,000 km, is India’s longest range ballistic missile and can reach most parts of China, making it the mainstay of India’s triad to deliver nuclear weapons.
  • The user associate test-flight of the missile has further boosted indigenous missile capabilities and deterrence strength of the country.
  • Agni-V is the most advanced missile in the Agni series with new technologies incorporated in it in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine.
  • “The navigation systems, very high accuracy Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and the most modern and accurate Micro Navigation System (MINS) had ensured the missile reached the target point within few meters of accuracy.
  • The high speed on-board computer and fault-tolerant software along with robust and reliable bus guided the missile flawlessly.

2.CYBER WARRIOR POLICE FORCE TO TACKLE INTERNET-RELATED CRIMES

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to set up Cyber Warrior Police Force (CWPF) and Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) to tackle internet-related crimes such as cyber threats, child pornography and online stalking.
  • These divisions will be set up under MHA’s newly created Cyber & Information Security (CIS) Division.

Cyber Warrior Police Force (CWPF)

  • The CWPF is likely to operate under National Information Security Policy and Guidelines wing of MHA’s CIS division.
  • It is proposed to be raised on lines of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF).
  • So far, there has been no decision on the CWPF’s jurisdiction, where it will derive its powers or personnel from and whether it will be empowered to make arrests.
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