Twitter Current Affairs - 2019
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The Union Finance Ministry has started the Know Your Budget series on Twitter to educate the general public about the budgetary process. It is a fortnight series which explains the importance of Union Budget and its making.
With the government set to present the interim Budget for 2019-20, the Know Your Budget series of the Finance Ministry in Twitter aims to increase the general awareness of the public regarding the budgetary process.
Explains Union Budget and Vote on Account
In the first series of tweets under the Know Your Budget fort-night series, the Ministry has made tweets to explain the Union Budget and Vote on Account as:
- Budget is the most comprehensive report of the government’s finances in which revenues from all sources and outlays for all activities are consolidated. The Budget also contains estimates of the government’s accounts for the next fiscal year called Budget estimates.
- Vote on Account is explained as a grant made in advance by Parliament for expenditure for a part of the next financial year.
Since the Parliament elections are due, the government would be presenting interim Budget. The Budget for the financial year 2019-20 would be presented by the new government.
Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched Twitter account @CyberDost to spread awareness about cybercrimes and normal precautions to be taken. It is aimed at enhancing people’s basic knowledge about cybercrimes and precautions to be taken for prevention.
This twitter handle will educate people about various channels through which complaints about cyber-crimes can be filed and makes people aware of their duties regarding misuse of cyber space by some people in the country. It will also help to mitigate possibilities of disruption in normal business activities or losses due to cyber-crimes by creating ecosystem to prevent and control cyber-crimes. The information shared on this handle will enhance basic knowledge of followers about cyber-crimes and precautionary measures to be taken to prevent such crime.
The information and communication technology is being used in all walks of public life including banking, transport, airlines, railways, power and other sectors. With enhanced use of technology for day to day activities, possibility of cyber-crimes is also increasing. Capacity building and public awareness are critical components for obviating impact of cybercrimes and creating suitable climate for trust-based transactions. Government is committed to create ecosystem to prevent and control cybercrimes to mitigate the possibility of disruption in normal business activities or losses due to cybercrimes.