Current Affair Details

Union Government said that a Centralised Technology Vertical (CTV) would be set up under the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at a cost of ₹99 crore to facilitate real-time information sharing with investigators across the country. The CTV would be functional by next year which was announced at the 1st national conference on cyber-crime investigation and forensics organised by the CBI. After the abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution, “cyber manipulators” were posing risk to the country by circulating fake videos on social media, which needed to be addressed. The Central government had given thrust to the optimum use of technology, quoting examples of Digital India, Government e-Marketplace, Aadhaar and Jandhan schemes and along with that it has highlighted the importance of studying cyber offences, given that India has the second largest users of Internet in the world. Non-government organisations and activists should also join the fight against cyber crime. About Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI): ● The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is the premier investigating agency of India. ● Operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, the CBI is headed by the Director. ● CBI, India’s first agency to investigate corruption, the Special Police Establishment, was set up in 1941, six years before independence from British rule to probe bribery and corruption in the country during World War II. ● In 1946, it was brought under the Home Department and its remit was expanded to investigate corruption in central and state governments under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act. ● The special police force became the Central Bureau of Investigation after the Home Ministry, which is in charge of domestic security, decided to expand its powers and change its name in 1963. The CBI having gained a high degree of credibility over the years in terms of the quality of investigations and had helped enhance the credibility of Indian democracy.