International Telecommunication Union Current Affairs, GK & News

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

May 17th is celebrated annually as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). Why WTISD is celebrated? To commemorate the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865. Who proclaimed May 17th as WTISD? May 17th is proclaimed as WTISD in 2006 by the International ..

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India – ITU Joint Cyber Drill 2021

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Department of Telecommunications operating under the Ministry of Communications conducted a Joint Cyber Drill 2021. What is the India – ITU Joint Cyber Drill? The cyber drill was conducted for the Critical Network Infrastructure operators of India. The Critical Network Infrastructure are the systems, assets and networks that ..

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China launces world’s first 6G experimental satellite

China recently launched the first 6G experimental satellite. The satellite will test the technology of Tetrahertz waves in space. Key Highlights On November 6, 2020, china launched world’s first experimental satellite. It was launched into orbit along with 12 other satellites. The satellite weighs 70 kg approximately. The satellite carries technologies used for forest fire ..

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International Girls in ICT Day

The ITU recently organised the International Girls in ICT Day on April 23rd to empower girls to enter into the ICT sector and it hosted an online dialogue ‘Girls in ICT: Inspiring the Next Generation’. About the Day The International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative of ITU that is observed on the 4th ..

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ITU launches ‘The Global Network Resiliency Platform’

A specialised agency of the United Nations- International Telecommunication Union (ITU) launched ‘The Global Network Resiliency Platform’. The platform aims to ensure availability of telecommunication services during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The new platform will assist governments and the private sector by ensuring that the networks are kept strong and telecommunication services are made available ..

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