Department of Telecommunication Current Affairs, GK & News

Department of Telecommunication  Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Central Equipment Identify Register: Government launches web portal to trace stolen mobiles

The Government of India on December 30, 2019, launched “Central Equipment Identify Register” portal to block and trace mobile phones. The web portal will operate under Department of Telecom. Highlights The CEIR portal has been established in order to address theft, security and other concerns. The portal will also hold database of IMEI numbers of ..

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Single emergency number ‘112’ to be operational throughout India from January 1, 2017

The single emergency number ‘112’ will be operational throughout India from January 1, 2017 to help people reach immediate services of police, ambulance and fire department. In this regard, Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad approved the provision of a single number for various emergency services. Key facts The single emergency number will be similar ..

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