Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST): It is the US developed technology that is a protective clothing and is classified as CBRN – Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear – support equipment. It will be exported to India by the US and it will protect Indian soldiers from any kind of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear warfare. This is the first major foreign defence sale approved by the Trump Administration.
Ransomware Attack: A global cyberattack has crippled nearly hundred countries across the world. This attack has been made by the mysterious hacker gang called Shadow Brokers. This has been done using a stolen hacking tool called ‘Eternal Blue’ from National Security Agency, USA. This tool gives unprecedented access to all computers using Microsoft Windows. It is considered as the biggest ransomware attack of its kind. The different ransomware that were spread included – WannaCry, WanaCryptOr 2.0, WCry often through mails.
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine or PCV: It is a vaccine against pneumonia and part of India’s Universal Immunisation Programme. The vaccine will provide protection against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria which results in pneumonia. This is the twelfth disease for which the Health Ministry has launched a vaccine. The vaccine Pneumococcal Conjugate protects against Streptococcus pneumonia and diseases such as pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections and meningitis. PCV was first introduced in 2000.
KVx Series Laser Wall: The Border Security Force will make use of a newly developed technology that is capable of detecting intrusions and relaying information to the nearest post for action to safeguard the 198 km India-Pakistan international border in Jammu and Kashmir. The technology developed by the Delhi-based defence IoT firm, CRON Systems is expected to bolster BSF’s defences amid strained ties and increase in the number of infiltration bids and ceasefire violations. The new technology called Kavach (KVx) series laser walls has been built indigeneously and are a notch higher than the existing laser walls. BSF is presently pilot testing the Kavach walls along the Samba sector border in Jammu and Kashmir.
EOTT Equipment: EOTT stands for End of Train Telemetry. The Indian Railways has planned to acquire the End of Train Telemetry (EoTT) equipments to run nearly 1,000 trains without guards in the current fiscal. The EoTT system is designed in such a way that it will perform the guard’s job. EoTT system comprises two units, namely, ‘cab display unit’ (CDU) which is fitted on the locomotive and ‘sense and brake unit’ (SBU) which is fitted on the last coach of the train. The units will be fitted with radio transmitter which can communicate with each other.