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A team from the Indian Institute of Science has created a "record-breaking" true random number generator (TRNG) that can increase data encryption and security for sensitive digital data like credit card numbers, passwords, and other personal information. The paper describing this gadget was published in the journal ACS Nano, according to a news release issued by the Bengaluru-based IISc on Friday.

"For security reasons, almost everything we do on the internet is encrypted. "The quality of random number generation determines the strength of this encryption," says Nithin Abraham, a PhD student from IISc's Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE).

Abraham is a member of the IISc team lead by associate professor of ECE Kausik Majumdar.

Only approved individuals with access to a cryptographic "key" can decode encrypted material. However, to prevent hacking, the key must be unpredictable and so created randomly.

Pseudorandom number generators (PRNGs) rely on mathematical formulae or pre-programmed tables to generate numbers that appear random but aren't.

A TRNG, on the other hand, obtains random numbers from naturally unpredictable physical processes, hence increasing its security.

On the occasion of the BJP-led central government's completion of eight years, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur stated on Saturday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually engage with all Chief Ministers of states on Tuesday from Himachal Pradesh.Today, the Chief Minister examined the arrangements at Ridge Maidan in Shimla in preparation for Prime Minister Modi's visit."The people of Himachal Pradesh are really enthusiastic, and it is a point of pride that the Prime Minister is coming to the state on the completion of the central government's eight years," Mr Thakur told ANI. Ridge Maidan in Shimla holds a special place in his heart. He will make virtual connections with all of the Chief Ministers. In addition, he will establish a virtual connection with all district headquarters of the BJP."  .

PM Modi's eight-year rule, according to Mr Thakur, has been highly successful.

"I can claim that India has succeeded in many dimensions in forging an identity and leaving behind the world's great powers," he continued.

"Today, it is a source of joy for us that, despite Himachal's tiny size, he expressed his desire to visit the state, and we have welcomed him," the Chief Minister added.

"While the roads in Shimla are quite small, people still want to welcome the Prime Minister as this is the first time he would address the people from Ridge Maidan," he added when asked if a roadshow is possible.

On May 30, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP administration will finish eight years in power, which the party plans to commemorate with a fortnight of activities around the country.