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The imperative of digital diplomacy for Pakistan

A diplomatic mission of a country is historically considered as a symbol of sovereignty in the host country and a diplomat is the vices urgent of the sovereign. Diplomacy as an art and science which owes its developments to the societal changes, has become complex , as the world moved from city states to Nation states, to empires, to present day global world, interconnected with internet and other fast means of physical communication . Several stakeholders have emerged ; apart from states who interact globally and have greatly influenced diplomacy in its content as well as its conduct .

The 21st Century world is unrecognizable from 17, 18th,19th and even 20th century world, in terms of foundational societal transformations , and the resultant impact on the state structure and functions. In today’s world the interaction is not confined to two sovereigns, but an interaction between several stakeholders who interact independently

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The UK is building its first commercial quantum computer

The UK’s splashing the cash for its next quantum purchase: the science minister Amanda Solloway has announced the country’s very first commercial quantum computer, backed by a £10 million ($13.36 million) investment from government and industry, to be available to use by businesses within the next few years.

The new machine is expected to help businesses unleash the billion-dollar opportunities promised by the quantum revolution in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals and transport to aerospace.

While the new quantum computer will be physically located in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, partners and customers will be able to access and operate the system over the cloud, to run applications in machine learning, materials simulation and finance. 

Solloway said: “Our ambition is to be the world’s first quantum-ready economy, which could provide UK businesses and industries with billions of pounds worth of opportunities. Therefore, I am delighted that companies across the country will have access to

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New CRPF guideline prohibits use of smartphones by staff in ‘high sensitivity areas’- The New Indian Express

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has issued new guidelines for smartphones and mobile phones stating that smartphones which store and record data are prohibited in “high sensitivity” areas including places designated or accredited for the processing, handling or discussion of classified information in real-time, conference halls and operations rooms.

According to the CRPF’s new guideline, which will be applicable for all staff including jawans and civilian staff, smartphones will be kept at a specified counter if someone brings it to office.

“The basic purpose of having a smartphone guideline in an organisation is to define guidelines for information security within the Force. The fundamental principles of information security are confidentiality, integrity, and availability,” CRPF stated in its guidelines.

“Every element of an information security program and every security control put in place by an entity should be designed to achieve one or more of these principles.

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Banyan Software Announces Acquisition of Trans Plus Software

ATLANTA, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Banyan Software, Inc., a company focused on acquiring, building and growing great enterprise software businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Trans Plus Software, a company that provides an end-to-end software solution to optimize and automate fleet and logistics management.

Headquartered in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Trans Plus is an innovative technology provider offering both asset and non-asset based TMS (Transportation Management System) solutions. The TMS (Fleet Manager Professional or Logistics Manager Professional) not only meets the end-to-end business requirements of transportation companies but has industry leading EDI, document management, telematics, and mileage/routing integrations.

“Trans Plus has dedicated over twenty years to developing the best software solutions for trucking and brokerage clients,” says David Berkal, CEO Banyan Software. “We are excited to partner with the whole team at Trans Plus to continue pursuing their mission of building best-in-class software for the

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