I4C Current Affairs - 2020

Solution to Detect Fake Notes Devised at Smart India Hackathon 2019

The Students from IIT- Kharagpur has devised a code for a Smartphone application to address the problem of detecting fake Indian currency.

Detecting Fake Currency

  • Students of IIT- Kharagpur has developed an image processing application which can detect counterfeit currency.
  • A user can upload a currency note image and the mobile app would verify its authenticity using 25 features extracted from the front and rear side of the currency note.
  • If the app finds the discrepancies with the features it reports about the failure checkpoints.

Smart India Hackathon 2019

Smart India Hackathon 2019 organised by Ministry of Human Resource and Development in association with AICTE, i4c and Persistent Systems provided a unique Open Innovation Model for identifying new and disruptive technology innovations to solve the challenges faced in the country.

Smart India Hackathon aimed to

  • Harness creativity & expertise of students
  • Spark institute-level hackathons
  • Build funnel for ‘Startup India’ campaign
  • Crowdsource solutions for improving governance and quality of life
  • Provide an opportunity for citizens to provide innovative solutions to India’s daunting problems.

Smart India Hackathon 2019 together with earlier editions in 2017 and 2018 proved to be extremely successful in promoting innovation, out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, especially engineering students from across India.

National Cyber Forensic Lab and CyPAD Inaugurated

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a national cyber forensic lab and Cyber Prevention, Awareness & Detection Centre (CyPAD). The National Cyber Forensic Lab (NCFL) is part of the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) initiative and CyPAD is the Delhi Police’s cybercrime unit.

Cyber Prevention, Awareness & Detection Centre

Cyber Prevention, Awareness & Detection Centre (CyPAD) forensics, cyber safety and security-related services to the citizens as well as to police units and agencies of Delhi. CyPAD will deal with crypto-currency frauds, international tech-supported frauds and other cybersecurity related services.

National Cyber Forensic Lab (NCFL)

National Cyber Forensic Lab (NCFL) is part of the Union Home Ministry’s Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C). The NCFL includes units likes Memory Forensics Labs, Image Enhancement Lab, Network Forensics Lab, Malware Forensics Lab, Cryptocurrency Forensics Lab, Damaged Hard Disk and Advanced Mobile Forensics Lab. Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) consists of seven verticals namely

  • National Cybercrime Threat Analytics Unit (TAU).
  • National Cybercrime Reporting.
  • Platform for Joint Cybercrime Investigation Team.
  • National Cybercrime Forensic Laboratory (NCFL) Ecosystem.
  • National Cybercrime Training Centre (NCTC).
  • Cybercrime Ecosystem Management Unit.
  • National Cyber Research and Innovation Centre.

Both CyPAD and NCFL will assist law enforcers to proactively address cyber threats in coordination with other law-enforcement agencies, national & international cybersecurity organisation and various online intermediaries.