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Cybersecurity: Digital Personal Data Protection 2022

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Internet has become an integral part of our daily life. It has transformed the way we communicate, make friends, share updates, play games, and shop. They are impacting most aspects of our day-to-day life.  Cyberspace connects us virtually with crores of online users across the globe. With the increasing use of cyberspace, cybercrimes are also increasing rapidly. To stay safe online, it is important to follow some cyber-safe practices that may help make  our online experience productive. It's good to see that the government is actively making laws & rules to secure cyberspace .  The Union Government has released a revised personal data protection bill, now called the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 . The Bill has been introduced after 3 months after the withdrawal of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019. Digital Personal Data Protection Bill Significant:- The new Bill offers significant concessions on cross-border data flows , in a departure from the previous Bi

Assessment of your Financial Fitness

Discipline:  What are the ways in which you spend and save? Net Income: Should grow each year by at least 7% to 9% to keep up with inflation. Maintain multiple sources of income, both active and passive. The 50-30-20 rule: Allocate 50% of your income for need-based expenses, 30% for want based, and the remaining 20% for savings. Preparedness: How prepared are you to weather financial shocks? Liquidity:  A thumb rule is to keep 6 months of expenses in liquid savings Persistence: Your ability to manage debt and pursue essential life goals Debt to income (DTI) ratio: Ideal DTI ratio should be 30% or under  Credit Score: Higher your credit score (CIBIL or equivalent), the better your chances of securing credit from Banks & NFBCs. Check the health of your wealth! You are financially fit when you: Maintain a balance between income & spends Build and keep adequate reserves Prioritize saving & investments over spending. Have the ability to recover from a financial shock Can servic

How to use SSL-VPN at IIT Kanpur?

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IITK Computer Centre has installed a Secure Socket Layer VPN (SSL-VPN) server to allow access to IITK computing resources through the public telecommunication infrastructure and the Internet. SSL-VPN employs encryption and other strong security protocols and allows two computers to create a private, secure communications tunnel through the Internet. This ensures that only authorized users can access the IITK network and that their data cannot be intercepted. Using SSL VPN, remote users are connected to the IITK internal network as if they were directly connected to the campus network. This allows IITK remote users to access servers and other devices restricted to IITK network users and isolated from the outside. Step 1:  To Download the VPN Client, use the respective links. Windows:  https://links.fortinet.com/forticlient/win/vpnagent MacOS:  https://links.fortinet.com/forticlient/mac/vpnagent Android:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fortinet.forticlient_vpn iOS :  h

IITian In Service Of The Nation

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  From maintaining the utilitarian website with lakhs views to becoming the National Social Service (NSS) & Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA), IIT Kanpur's Student Coordinator, my life has been full of ups and downs and never short of a roller coaster ride. I have been living in a hostel away from my family for the past 17 years, and as a consequence, I had a very unusual childhood. It is what made social service seem appealing to me in the first place. I was in class 3 when I was first admitted to a hostel. Soon after, I made an unsuccessful attempt at running away. When I was caught and brought back, I started submitting blank sheets in the exams and intentionally failed. My parents saw through my trick and asked me to repeat the same class until I passed. With no way of escape in sight, I started working on making my stay better. Ironically enough, studies quickly became my best companion. However, I had limited academic guidance, and when I looked around, I found plenty like me.

To Say or Not to Say

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My name is Raja Babu, from IIT Kanpur. Oops, I think most of you would be knowing me. I feel grateful for the love and support that I received because of my website. A sophomore from CSE IITK, Alok Gautam, contacted me to share my experiences, and I was thinking about what to share. So, I requested him to ask the questions which he wants to get addressed. It is 04:42 AM, and I am sitting on the study table with my love, i.e., my laptop, to give wing to my words. Alok: In short, how was your stay at IIT Kanpur? Raja: On 20 July, I joined the IIT Kanpur family; it was one of the best days of my life. The first week was enjoyable due to the orientation session, but after that, lows & highs became part of life.    Alok: What is your view about the mental health of the students? Raja: After clearing JEE, you joined IIT. You have excellent knowledge in the field of Engineering, but I request you to take care of your health. The environment was stressful & I had also suffered from D

Faith Recollection @ TheRkvvm

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 18/01/2012 I don't quite remember my first day in Vidyamandir, but I know the difference between my level that day and today. For everything I have acquired in my life, for what I am, for where I am today, I owe a lot to vidyamandir. Good morning, everybody present here. On this auspicious day of the 30th foundation day of vidyamandir, I, Raja Babu, being the oldest student of this institute, present here to share my experience of 9 long years in short. When I walked into vidaymandir in 2003, I could barely frame a sentence. I remember my teachers and those in particular who supported me and always landed a helping hand. Leaving behind a couple of bad experiences, I got very helpful teachers who were a great mentor. I was a terrible student; the supports and encouragements I got were exhilarating. Unknowingly, I developed an interest in Science & Technology, and it's just amazing. It's been more than 8 years. I am studying here and have seen many changes in every field

Dynamics of Success

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Dear readers, here are just a few suggestions. I may be wrong somewhere. 1. NEVER QUIT WHEN FACED WITH CHALLENGES. VK Bansal Sir( Bansal Classes, Kota), his determination, dedication has organized an unknown industry to the tune of 5000 crores besides enlightening thousands of IITians 2. BELIEVING IN WHAT YOU THINK AND DO. ANNA and Kejarival, who have done what they believed to be right; hopefully, they climb the ladders of success. Some of the greatest entrepreneurs ventured in the unusual fields, where no one could have imagined or dared to venture. Shri Shri Ravishankar Ji - through the art of living, Baba Ram Dev - through his Yogashiksha and Patanjali Peeth, Shehnaj Hussain, Zaved Habib -revolutionary Herbal cosmetics champs.  3.ADAPTABILITY TO CIRCUMSTANCES. Sachin Tendulkar adopted with injuries, changing his style of play, but his versatility lies in the fact that he is the best player in all the game formats. 4.PASSIONATE ABOUT THE TASK IN HAND. Amir