Department of Telecommunication Current Affairs, GK & News

Six lakh villages to get internet connectivity by 2024

According to Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajeev Chandrashekhar, six lakh villages in India will get internet connectivity by 2024 under the Bharat Net programme. Key Points According to the minister, about 2.8 lakh villages have got internet facility as of now. Government is working towards its aim to provide internet ..

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Cabinet allocates 5 MHz spectrum for Indian Railways

Union Cabinet allocated 5 MHz spectrum in 700 MHz band for Indian Railways. It will help in boosting hi-speed radio communication. Highlights ₹25,000 crore will be spent in next 5 years to modernize signals and implement 5G spectrum in Railways. Collision avoidance system which has been developed by 4 Indian companies under Make in India ..

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25 years of mobile telephony in India

The Prime Minister has congratulated the telecom industry in the country for completing 25 years of mobile telephony in the country. The Department of Telecommunications and the Cellular Operators Association of India organized a special online event ‘Desh Ki Digital Udaan’ to commemorate this occasion. Highlights The PM has appreciated the contribution made by the ..

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COVID-19 Quarantine Alert System: Geo Fencing application to locate Quarantine Violators

The Department of Telecommunications has issued Standard Operating Procedure for the use of COVID-19 Quarantine Alert System (CQAS). The CAQS is an application used to track COVID-19 patients who have violated quarantine. Highlights The application was developed by DoT and C-DoT (Centre for Development of Telematics). The app collects phone data of the quarantine violator ..

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DoT launches ‘5G Hackathon’

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) of the Ministry of Communication has recently launched ‘5G Hackathon’ in association with government and industry stakeholders. The Hackathon aims to convert new ideas into feasible 5-G products and solutions in the country. All students, start-ups, SMEs, academic institutions and registered companies in India and even NRIs can participate in ..

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