March 6, 2021

Ural mountains
●The Ural Mountains or simply the Urals, are a mountain range that runs approximately from north to south through western Russia, from the coast of the Arctic Ocean to the river Ural and northwestern Kazakhstan.

●The mountain range forms part of the conventional boundary between the continents of Europe and Asia. 

Ural mountain

●Researchers had identified that the malware which infected the computer at Kudankulam nuclear power plant was DTrack. 
●DTrack, as flagged by cyber-security firm Kaspersky, is used by hackers to attack financial and research centres in India.
●It’s earlier version ATMDtrack was designed to hack ATMs in India.

●GhostNet is the name given by researchers at the Information Warfare Monitor to a large-scale cyber spying operation discovered in March 2009.
●The operation is likely associated with an advanced persistent threat, or a network actor that spies undetected.
●Its command and control infrastructure is based mainly in the People’s Republic of China and GhostNet has infiltrated high-value political, economic and media locations in 103 countries.
●Computer systems belonging to embassies, foreign ministries and other government offices, and the Dalai Lama’s Tibetan exile centers in India, London and New York City were compromised.

●Suckfly, an advanced cyberespionage group that conducted attacks against a number of South Korean organizations and Indian organizations primarily to steal digital certificates.
●Suckfly campaigns that infected organizations with the group’s custom malware Backdoor.
●A backdoor is a typically covert method of bypassing normal authentication or encryption in a computer, product, embedded device, or its embodiment.
●Backdoors are most often used for securing remote access to a computer, or obtaining access to plaintext in cryptographic systems. 

SFDR Technology
●Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet is a missile propulsion system currently being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation of India.
●The project aims to develop critical technologies required in the propulsion systems of future Indian long range air-to-air missiles.
●It said that the test was carried out using a booster motor to simulate an air-launch scenario.
●The nozzle-less booster propelled the missile to the required Mach number for Ramjet operation.

Ponchampally Saree
●Pochampally sari or Pochampalli ikat is a saree made in Bhoodan Pochampally, Telangana State, India.
●They have traditional geometric patterns in Ikat style of dyeing.
●The intricate geometric designs find their way into sarees and dress materials.
●It is on the tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites.
●The fabric, received the coveted Geographical Indication (GI) status in 2005.

●Stuxnet is a malicious computer worm first uncovered in 2010 and thought to have been in development since at least 2005.
●Stuxnet targets supervisory control and data acquisition systems and is believed to be responsible for causing substantial damage to the nuclear program of Iran. 
●A computer worm is a standalone malware computer program that replicates itself in order to spread to other computers.
●Worms can modify and delete files, and they can even inject additional malicious software onto a computer.

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