25th MARCH 2019 DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
Virtual Sim :
★In virtual SIM connection,one doesn’t need a local registered SIM card to get an active mobile connection.The mobile number is computer generated and depending on the service provider the number can be of UK,US or any other country’s phone number.
★The user needs to download the mobile app of the service provider to make calls via the virtual number.The virtual number is linked to social networking sites like WhatsApp,Facebook,Telegram or Twitter.
★The verification code generated by these networking sites is received on the smartphone to activate the connection.
★Virtual SIMs can allow people to make or receive calls on local phone numbers from as many as over 50 countries.Most virtual SIM providers place no limit on the number of virtual phone numbers one can have.
Model code of Conduct :
★Election Commission of India's Model Code of Conduct is a set of guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India for conduct of political parties and candidates during elections mainly with respect to speeches, polling day, polling booths, portfolios, election manifestos, processions and general conduct.
★The MCC comes into force immediately on the announcement of the election schedule by the commission.
★The Code remains in force till the end of the electoral process.
★Model Code of Conduct(MCC) has no statutory backing.It means that anybody breaching the MCC can’t be proceeded against under any clause of the Code.
★Everything is voluntary.The EC uses moral sanction or censure for its enforcement.