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Defence Ministry to Replace Microsoft Windows

Published on August 14, 2023
Current Context: Defence Ministry’s decision to replace Microsoft Windows with Maya OS, an indigenous operating system with a special security feature called Chakravyuh, as India faces increasing cyber threats from foreign hackers and malware.
Defence Ministry to Replace Microsoft Windows
  • Maya OS is a homegrown operating system that has been developed by the Defence Ministry in collaboration with some government agencies, such as DRDO, C-DAC, and NIC.
  • Maya OS aims to provide a robust defence against cyberattacks by offering an interface and functionalities that are similar to Windows, ensuring a seamless transition for the users.
  • Chakravyuh is an innovative feature of Maya OS that creates a virtual layer between the user and the internet, blocking hackers from accessing sensitive data.
  • The Defence Ministry has decided to install Maya OS in all its internet-connected computers by the end of this year, starting with South Block before August 15.
  • This initiative will not only enhance the nation’s cybersecurity, but also reduce its dependence on foreign software and foster indigenous innovation.

Question:

Q.1 What is the name of the homegrown operating system developed by the Defence Ministry?
a. Shakti OS
b. Bharat OS
c. Maya OS
d. Indra OS
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