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Facebook Inclusive Internet Index

The Economist Intelligence Unit along with Facebook recently released the Inclusive Internet Index. According to the index, India is at the 49th spot when it comes to internet inclusion and gender equality in accessing the internet. The Facebook Inclusive Internet Index looked at 120 countries. These countries represented 96% of global population and 98% of ..

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What is Public Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (PM-WANI)?

Context in Current Affairs: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently approved the setting up of Wi-Fi Networks all over India. The Public Wi-Fi Access Network Interface is called PM-WANI. The PM-WANI will promote the growth of Wi-Fi networks in the country. This is expected to unleash a massive Wi-Fi revolution in ..

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EIU updates ‘Inclusive Internet Index 2020’ list

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has recently updated the ‘Inclusive Internet Index 2020’ list, which includes 100 countries of the world. As per the updated list, Sweden topped the 2020 index followed by New Zealand and the United States. India’s rank in the list is 46 this year, which is a rank higher than last ..

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Mac-binding in J&K

The internet restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir was partially relaxed and internet connectivity is, now, to be available with mac-binding. Mac-binding: Mac-binding is the binding of the MAC address and the IP address. This implies that all requests from that IP address are served only by the system bearing that particular MAC address. MAC or ..

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Delhi’s free internet scheme

The Delhi government recently announced free internet connectivity in early December. The government is to set up hotspots for providing basic internet connectivity to its population. The scheme is being implemented at the cost of 100 crore INR by the government. The implementation is by a company called Presto through the PPP or public- private ..

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