- What? CSIR has formally proposed to the Central government that all Indian computers be legally required to synchronise their clocks to the IST
- Globally: All countries require their computer infrastructure to synchronise to their local times
- Why? The time displayed on laptops or smartphones is derived from multiple American servers & is a few seconds off from the actual Indian time
- The frequent mismatches in the time stamps make it harder for Indian cyber security experts to investigate Internet-perpetrated frauds
Discuss: Who defines the Indian Standard Time (IST)?