Cybercrimes jumped 64% in 2019, Karnataka worst-hit: NCRB
Cybercrimes registered a massive 63.5% rise in 2019, with overall cases increasing to 44,546 from 27,248 in 2018 and 21,796 in 2017. Cybercrime rate went up to 3.3 from 2 in 2018, as per latest NCRB data on ‘Crime in India – 2019’. In the cities, a total 18,732 cybercrimes were registered, marking an 82% rise over 2018.
A profile of cybercrimes registered in 2019 shows that fraud was the motive in 26,891 cases (60.4% of total cases), sexual exploitation in 2,266 cases (5.1%), causing disrepute in 1,874 cases (4.2%), extortion in 1,842 cases, pranks in 1,385 cases, personal revenge in 1,207 cases; and anger in 581 cases. As many as 316 cybercrimes had political motives while 199 related to terror funding, 8 to terror recruitment and 49 to inciting hate against the country. Of the total 44,546 cybercrimes, 30,729 were registered under various provisions of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 13,730 under IPC read with IT Act and 87 under Special & Local Laws (SLL) read with IT Act.
Karnataka reported the highest cybercrimes at 12,020, followed by Uttar Pradesh (11,416) and Maharashtra (4,967). Cybercrime rate, calculated on basis of cases registered per lakh population, was highest in Karnataka (18.2), followed by Telangana (7.2), Assam (6.2) and UP (5.1).
World Rabies Day: 28 September
World Rabies Day is observed globally on 28th September every year.
This day is observed to raise awareness about the impact of rabies on humans and animals, provide information and advice on how to prevent the disease and take efforts to control rabies.
The day also marks the death anniversary of the French chemist and microbiologist, Louis Pasteur’, who developed the first rabies vaccine.
2020 theme : ‘End Rabies: Collaborate, Vaccinate’.
Various tourism activities restarts in A&N Islands
In Andaman and Nicobar Islands, various tourism activities will restarted after a gap of six months.
The beaches located in South Andaman district open for the general. However, timings have been fixed from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Light and sound show at Cellular Jail and Museums will also be restarted.
Tourism activities including water sports, boat rides outside containment zones will be conducted as per the government SOPs.
Boats will be allowed to carry only 50 per cent passengers of their total capacity.
Nation pays homage to revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh on his 113th birth anniversary
Nation pays homage to the revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh on his 113th birth anniversary.
It was on this day in 1907, Bhagat Singh was born in Banga village of Lyallpur district of undivided Punjab province.
He fought against British rule for the country’s independence and was hanged in Lahore jail at the age of 23, along with Rajguru and Sukhdev.
Bhagat was a prominent member of the HRA and was probably responsible, in large part, for its change of name to HSRA in 1928.
He was involved in the fatal shooting of British police officer John Saunders and in the bombing of the Central Legislative Assembly in 1929 in New Delhi along with his associates.
Govt committed to increase public healthcare spending from existing 1.15% of GDP to 2.5 % by 2025
Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the government is committed to increase the public healthcare spending from the existing 1.15 per cent of the GDP to 2.5 per cent by 2025.
He added that the 15th Finance Commission’s high-level group on health has concurred that healthcare spending must be raised substantially in the next five years in view of the present pandemic.
The minister informed that the National Health Policy 2017 envisages increasing the public health expenditure to 2.5 percent of the GDP by 2025.
The policy recommends that State governments should spend more than 8 percent of their budget on the health sector by 2020.
Project for conservation of dolphins soon
Ten years after Gangetic Dolphins were declared national aquatic animals, Government announced a conservation project for the species.
The ‘Project Dolphin’ aims to give a stronger impetus for conservation of the aquatic mammals in the lines of ‘Project Tiger’ and ‘Project Elephant’.
The project envisages to address conservation concerns and empower the stakeholders such as the river-dependent population in reducing the pollution and allowing sustainable fishery and river-based other livelihood options through scientifically oriented conservation methods.
The Gangetic river dolphin is a species of freshwater dolphins primarily found in the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers and their tributaries in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
In India, these dolphins are sighted in long deep river reaches in Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
There are around ,3700 Gangetic River Dolphins in Indian river systems, according to official figures.
As river dolphins act as indicators of healthy river ecosystems, their conservation would also ensure controlling river pollution and improving the availability of fishes and enhancing economies of local communities through sustainable fishery, the ministry said. They were declared National Aquatic Species in 2010.
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