BharatNet Current Affairs, GK & News

Merger of BSNL- BBNL

Merger of Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) with the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) was recently approved by the Union Cabinet. BSNL will work as government’s executive arm and the ownership of assets will be with the government. Currently, BSNL has an optical fibre cable network of more than 6.83 lakh kilometre. With the merger ..

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BBNL-BSNL merger

In this month, the merger of Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will be completed. Overview: The decision to merge BBNL and BSNL had already been taken by the government and this process was scheduled to be completed before 31st March. The government has plans to infuse funds of around ..

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Cabinet approves BharatNet PPP model

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved for revised implementation strategy of BharatNet under Public Private Partnership mode on June 30, 2021. Key Points Project would be implemented across16 States of India. Under the revised proposal, BharatNet will now extend up to all inhabited villages beyond Gram Panchayats (GPs). Revised strategy also includes ..

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Free Wi-Fi services provided to all villages till 2020

On December 25, 2019, Union Minister of Communication and IT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated “Digital Village Guruwara”. During the launch, it was announced that the Government has planned to offer free Wi-Fi services to all villages till March 2020. Highlights The Government of India has so far connected 1,30,000-gram panchayats through Bharatnet. More than ..

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All panchayats to have Broadband Connectivity by March 2020: Govt

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister Electronics and Information Technology in a written reply in Lok Sabha informed Parliament that all gram panchayats will be provided high speed broadband connections under BharatNet project by March 2020. Key Highlights As per the government, as of today 128870 gram panchayats have been connected with optical fibre under BharatNet ..

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Government launches 5000 Wi-Fi Choupals in partnership with CSC

The Union Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeITY) launched 5000 Wi-Fi Choupals in villages in partnership with common service centres (CSCs). It was jointly inaugurated by Union Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi. Wi-Fi Choupals The aim of Wi-Fi Choupals is to transform rural Internet ..

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