Subhasish writes draft National Encryption Policy (NEP) was formulated by an Expert Group set up by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and was released in Sep 2015 for comments and suggestions from the public. However, the draft was withdrawn as some of its provisions were criticised by activists and experts. Even after two years DeitY is yet to release a new draft of the policy.
Sanjay Kumar writes: The White Paper states that all countries in the world have equal rights to peacefully explore, develop and utilize outer space and celestial bodies. The outer space activities should be beneficial to country’s economic development and social progress, and to the peace, security, survival and development of mankind.