Durga Shakti app: 8.5k shared caller details in 3 mths

  • | Sunday | 26th November, 2023

Gurgaon: Since the initiatives launch this July, 8,472 women across the city have registered on a government app that automatically gives information such as name and address of the caller to emergency responders, saving critical time in acting with urgency.Gurgaon police data showed that 2,898 women registered on the Durga Shakti appthis July. Registrations were 2,579 in August and 2,995 in September.Users register important details such as name, age, phone number, occupation and addresses in advance to ensure that during an emergency, on dialing 112, they wont have to go through the lengthy process of sharing their information on the call, said DCP (traffic) Virender Vij, who is currently leading the campaign.The portal was launched in July this year to prevent crimes against women and make way for prompt response in case of emergencies. In effect, any woman whose mobile phone is registered on the app will not lose seconds or minutes in giving her name and other details to an emergency responder. The app will automatically provide this data. Cops said on Tuesday that the initiative was introduced as distress callers, in the past, would often need to answer a series of basic questions, likely delaying time in providing them assistance.Still, police officials said cops in the city have no way to keep records of the callers that would be able to give them granular analysis to ensure womens safety.As of now, we do not have a proper database to keep a record of this initiative. In this case, registering womens data in advance is not enough. Data analytics would allow us to track and analyse data to figure out if there are specific crime hotspots and assess the efficacy of specific campaigns and initiatives, a senior police officer said.He added that understanding user demography is essential to provide targeted support to vulnerable groups such as women belonging to marginalized communities. There is more room for police to tailor their services effectively to meet the needs of these groups, he said. We also published the following articles recentlyCops receive 2nd threat call in 2 days, caller yet to be tracedThe Mumbai police are searching for a man named Shoaib who called the police control room and warned of a forthcoming significant event in the city. The caller, who identified himself as Shoaib, claimed that a woman named Shama was in contact with a Kashmiri man named Asif, who was planning the incident. The caller provided the police with the phone numbers of Shama and Asif. The police believe that the caller is located in Mysuru and are attempting to locate him and gather more information about him and the individuals he mentioned. Previously, the police apprehended Kamran Khan, a mentally challenged man, for making a threatening call to the police control room from Chunabhatti.Panic over arms cache at Delhi airport: Police register FIRDelhi Police files FIR for recovery of arms and ammunition at Delhi airport; consignment meant for defence exhibition in Cairo; FIR filed under Arms Act and Section 420 of IPC; police investigate shipping firm Bhagwati Express; Bharat Electronics Limited claims weapons were inactive; security at Delhi airport on highest alert; incident occurs amidst heightened security for Air India flights due to threats from Sikhs For Justice; National Investigation Agency books SFJ chief Gurpatwant Singh Pannun.Google Pay users, Google wants you to not use these apps on your phoneGoogle Pay, one of the top UPI payment apps in India, uses AI and fraud prevention tech to detect suspicious transactions. Users should be cautious and avoid screen sharing apps during transactions. These apps give fraudsters control over the device, allowing them to make transactions, access card details, and view OTPs. Google Pay never asks users to download third-party apps, and if instructed to do so, users should uninstall and report the issue.

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