Jairam R Prabhu
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Making Sense of Cryptography as a Part of Cybersecurity
#SimplifyTheTech Cybersecurity is not a novel concept in Compute Science rather it has become a buzz across various fields. Cryptography is considered the backbone of the cybersecurity system. Hence, as a Computer Science student, you are entitled to know the same. Cryptography is a subject, either a compulsory or an elective for Computer Science-related streams.
Understanding India's Neighbourhood Policy
India's neighbourhood is facing a massive crisis at present. Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh are knocking on the doors of the IMF. Pakistan is still recovering from a devastating flood which took one-third of its area underwater and undergoing an economic crisis.
Newscapsule for the Month of January 2023
Article of the month Kerala 8 killed on Kerala's roads on the first day of New Year. Saji Cherian is reinstated as the Minister. The government and the governor draw a ceasefire. Man, injured in fireworks accident at Sabarimala and dies Kerala Administrative Tribunal cancels appointment of 3 law college principals Notice of a Kerala residential complex goes viral for moral policing Kozhikode wins 61st Kerala State School Kalolsavam; Kannur, Palakkad share second Cases of deaths due to food poisoning rocks the state. Raids to be made effective. Won't return to Kalolsavam kitchen next year: Pazhayidom Mohanan Namboothiri amidst controversies Ready to become Chief Minister if people of Kerala demand: Shashi Tharoor G Sukumaran Nair vouches for Shashi Tharoor's leadership in the party. Kerala HC quashes plastic bag ban. Kerala Baker's association bans egg-based mayonnaise. Papanji burning event to be held beyond Fort Kochi. The dairy farming unit at Ernakulam district jail becomes operational. Kerala tiger attack: Opposition UDF, BJP take out protests in Mananthavady. Govt searches for new land for Kerala HC near Kalamassery- State govt identifies 27-acre land Thrissur skywalk nears completion. Masks made compulsory in Kerala. ED questions PV Anwar MLA Kerala film institute row: Director Shankar Mohan tenders resignation, but 'not over protest', The attachment of PFI assets in the state begins. Kerala AAP dissolved. Governor announces Policy address. Criticised the centre for anti-federal policies. Youth League leaders arrested in Capital for widespread protesting. A K Antony's son leaves the party. 50,000 vacancies: Kerala lorry owners want more women in driver’s seats. Eleven police officers were awarded medals on R-day. Kozhikode Lit fest was held in January.
Takeaways from Indian Financial Budget 2023
On February 1st 2023, the Finance Minister of India, Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman, presented the financial budget for the financial year 2023-2024. It was a well-sought-after budget this time as the world is recovering from the biggest pandemic of the century as well as the war in Ukraine.
Ace the Second Semester of Masters in International Studies
Congratulations on completing your first semester, and a hearty welcome to a new semester. Hope all the tips were beneficial for you. As your first semester is done with, you should be completely onboard with the course and functioning of the system.
Newscapsule for the Month of December 2022
Article of the month Kerala The police station in Vizhinjam was attacked by protesters injuring multiple policemen. KCBC was held responsible for the same. Adani ports request for Central forces to be deployed. The priest who called the minister a terrorist apologised. Kerala HC dismisses petition against pension for personal staff of ministers. The Kerala High Court stayed the lower court's order of dropping the charge of murder against IAS officer Sriram Venkitaraman in connection to a case pertaining to the death of journalist KM Basheer. Kerala High Court Grants Interim Protection From Arrest to Amrita Hospital Staff in TRS MLA Poaching case. NIA looks for terrorist involvement in the Vizhinjam case. Vizhinjam Hindu Aikya Vedi march: Case against 700 people, including KP Sasikala, for holding a march. Terror link in Vizhinjam strike; Popular Front under surveillance. Govt oppose the move to change the Gold Smuggling case to Karnataka state. Govt opposes CBI probe for Trivandrum Mayor's letter case. State withdraws SISF from all KSEB Offices except Trivandrum headquarters. Shashi Tharoor holds extensive tours of the Malabar region party and alliance offices. Kazhakootam elevated highway opens in Trivandrum. Kudumbashree withdraws gender equality pledge due to protests from Muslim organisations. Bill to replace governor as Chancellor of universities tabled and passed. New Speaker takes charge of the Assembly. Kerala Assembly to have all-women Speaker panel in historic first. Vizhinjam protests dissolved after talks. Governor violates guidelines: Spends 143 days outside Kerala, incurring colossal travel expenses. Ivory case: Kerala HC reserves Mohanlal's petition to pronounce the verdict. Shashi Tharoor is a Congress asset; he can't be isolated: KPCC chief Sudhakaran. 5th edition of Kochi Muziris Biennale opened for public. Kerala HC issues directions for crowd management in Sabarimala temple. The education department restores grace marks for school students. BJP sees Modi face in Cochin Carnival's Pappanji; Unnecessary row, say organisers.
2022, A Roundup of a Tough Year
2022 was one of the hardest years of my life yet. It is part of growing up, but it is not something which I can separate out as well. 2022 and 2023, I believe, are my make-or-break years. What I am now on will be based on what I have done, over these two years of which one year has passed out.
Newscapsule for the month of November 2022
Article of the month Kerala DYFI urges Kerala government to scrap order raising PSU pension age. Kerala Governor bars 2 local channels from press meet. Kerala Govt plans to tweak provisions in IPC act enabling control over media outlets. Late RSS worker responsible for fire at Sandeepananda Giri ashram Vizhinjam protest sees widespread protests. Palakkad KSRTC bus terminal inaugurated. Illagal use of 'Govt of Kerala’ board: MVD to take strict action. IMD forecasts heavy rain in Kerala. Norwegian expert team marks favourable response for Wayanad tunnel road project. Temporary VC appointed in Kerala Tech University. Islamic institute in Kerala starts teaching sanskrit. Vizhinjam protestors backed by the Church attack and injure more than 40 policemen. CM Pinarayi Vijayan creates record for having been the CM for most number of days consequtively. Online food delivery personnel go on strike in Kochi. K Sudhakaran makes controversial statements on Nehru. Tharoor starts Malabar yatra to visit party cadre. He is not included in the Gujarat elections campaigning. Kerala witnesses sharp drop in students enrolling for graduation courses. VD Satheeshan and Sukumaran Nair clashed over NSS issues with Opposition leader. Sabarimala impasse back, Kerala govt withdraws handbook for cops on women entry.
Newscapsule for the Month of October 2022
Article of the Month Kerala Kochi Metro allowed travellers to use the Metro for Rs 10/- in connection with Gandhi Jayanthi. CPM leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan passed away. Kerala mourned his death. CM postponed his European tour. Kerala CM says Hartal violence was pre-planned, lauds police for measures taken against PFI. 5 RSS leaders in Kerala gave central Y category security cover from PFI violence. Govt postpones its Anti-Drug Campaign. Kanam Rajendran gets a third term as CPI Kerala state secretary. Atheists' Litmus Meet held in Kochi. CM Pinarayi Vijayan leaves for European Tour. Kerala police deny reports that its personnel have PFI links. Norway offers assistance to Kerala to implement new projects in fisheries. BJP removes Sandeep G Warrier from being Party spokesperson. Vizhinjam Port: Kerala Govt calls Adani Group for discussion. KMRL to open one more entrance at Vadakkekotta. Milk prices are to go up in Kerala; Milma units recommend Rs 5 hike per litre. Assault complaint by teacher: cops book MLA Eldhose Kunnappilly. Case of Human Sacrifice shocks Kerala and India. Suresh Gopi added to Kerala BJP Core. KPCC President K Sudhakaran comes up with controversial remarks. Kerala Gov charges up against Ministers asking them to resign. SC asks KTU VC to resign. Killikollur custodial violence rocks Police in the state. Online booking is mandatory for Sabarimala darshan. Eldhose Kunnapillil appears before Crime Branch. Senior Congress leader Satheesan Pacheni passes away. HC to Vizhinjam fishers: Don't force us to take drastic action. Kerala raises pension age to 60, govt entities to be graded.
Analysis of US Mid-Term Elections 2022
The Mid-term Election is the second most important election in the USA after the General Election, which is also known as the Presidential Election. The most important aspect of it is the race for the US congress, while it also consists of other elections for governors and secretaries of state. The last Midterm election was in 2018, followed by the Presidential Election in 2020. The Mid-term elections happened on November 8th 2022, but mail-in voting had started more than a month ago.
How do Credit Cards Enable Fast and Secure Payments?
#SimplifyTheTech It is estimated that there are over 2.8 Billion Credit Cards across the world in use right now. Close to 27% of transactions are done using credit cards. In the United States, over 70% of the population are cardholders, with more than a Billion cards. In the US, most people have more than one credit card active. In India, as of 2021, there are only 62 Million cards in use.