The NCC Republic Day (RD) Camp 2017 began at the NCC Camp, Cariappa Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt on January 1 this year. Lt Gen Vinod Vashisht, VSM and Bar, Director General National Cadet Corps addressed the cadets and officials on the occasion and called upon all to derive a deep sense of purpose from each activity in the camp which is unique with no parallel.2068 Cadets including 696 girl cadets drawn from 17 NCC Directorates, covering all the States and Union Territories of the country are participating in this Camp. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis also includes 102 cadets from J&K and 162 cadets from North Eastern Region (NER). The cadets are selected through a tough selection process. The cadets attending the camp follow an intense schedule over one month while participating in a number of activities like cultural, national integration awareness programme and institutional training competitions. The camp will be visited by a large number of civilian dignitaries including the Vice President of India, Raksha Mantri, Raksha Rajya Mantri and the Chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe aim of the Republic Day Camp is to enhance the self confidence of cadets, deepen their value systems and provide an exposure to the rich culture and traditions of our nation and the important events that take place in the national Capital during the run up for Republic Day. Projection of cherished ideals and capabilities of the cadets of the NCC is intrinsic. The camp portrays a reflection of ‘Mini India’.While speaking to the media, the Director General highlighted the major achievements of the NCC in Youth and Nation Building, Social Awareness Campaigns, Community Development, Environment Protection, Sports and Adventure.The conduct of NCC National Games in Oct 2016 has added another feather in the cap of this premier youth organization of the nation.Lt Gen Vashisht also mentioned that the Training Philosophy of the Cadets had been refined to accommodate the changing aspirations of our youth and expectations of the society.
Last year, the company announced about adopting an approach to anti-tracking considering user data privacy. The company listed a few key initiatives mitigating harmful practices like fingerprinting and cryptomining. Yesterday, Mozilla announced that it is adding a new feature to protect its users against threats and web annoyances in future releases of Firefox. This new feature is available in the beta version of Firefox 67, and the nightly version of Firefox 68. They will be available in the stable release of Firefox in a few weeks. Mozilla has also added a feature to block fingerprinting and cryptomining in Firefox Nightly as an option for users to turn on. The cryptomining and fingerprinting blocks work similar to anti-tracking blocks in current versions of Firefox. Fingerprinting and crypto mining scripts A variety of “fingerprinting” scripts are embedded invisibly on many web pages to harvest a snapshot of users’ computer configuration. These scripts further build a digital fingerprint that can be used for tracking users across the web, even if the user has cleared the cookies. Fingerprinting thus violates Firefox’s anti-tracking policy. Cryptominers is another category of scripts that run costly operations on users’ web browser without the knowledge or consent of the users. It further uses the power of the user’s CPU to generate cryptocurrency for someone else’s benefit. These scripts slow down the computer speed and the drain battery which affects the electric bill. Firefox’s move towards blocking these scripts To overcome these threats, Mozilla has announced new protections against fingerprinters and cryptominers. The company has collaborated with Disconnect and have compiled the list of domains that serve fingerprinting and cryptomining scripts. Cryptomining and fingerprinting blocks have been disabled by default for now but users can activate them in a couple of clicks in the browser settings under “Privacy & Security.” Mozilla has given an option to users option in the latest Firefox Nightly and Beta versions for blocking both kinds of scripts as part of their Content Blocking suite of protections. The team at Mozilla will be testing these protections in the coming months. To know more about this news, check out the official announcement by Mozilla. Read Next Mozilla is exploring ways to reduce notification permission prompt spam in Firefox Mozilla launches Firefox Lockbox, a password manager for Android Mozilla’s Firefox Send is now publicly available as an encrypted file sharing service