Internet connectivity: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

For the first time in India: More rural Internet users than Urban

Published: May 7, 2020

The Internet and Mobile Association of India recently released a report according to which the active internet users in rural India has increased by 10% as compared to that of rural India. According to the report, rural India had 227 million active internet users and urban India had 205 million internet users. This is the ..

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Foreign Envoys from Gulf and EU visit Jammu and Kashmir for the second time

Published: February 14, 2020

On February 13, 2020, foreign envoys from Gulf countries and European Union visited Jammu and Kashmir for the second time after Abrogation of Article 370. Highlights The delegation met secretary level officers of Government of India and other senior officers of Jammu and Kashmir. They also visited business women, traders, entrepreneurs in Jammu and Kashmir. ..

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All panchayats to have Broadband Connectivity by March 2020: Govt

Published: June 28, 2019

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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First 60 satellites in massive Starlink Internet Constellation Launched

Published: May 28, 2019

SpaceX successfully deployed all 60 Starlink satellites into orbit through Falcon 9 rocket. The Falcon 9 rocket was landed back successfully for the third time i.e. going to space and back. Starlink Project Starlink is SpaceX s ambitious internet-from-space initiative. The 60 satellites launched were part of the initial probe and do not have all ..

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Inclusive Internet Index 2018: India ranks 47th

Published: February 27, 2018

India was ranked 47th out of 86 countries in Inclusive Internet Index (III) 2018 report. India has slipped by 11 positions compared to 36th rank in 2017 III report due to low internet usage and poor quality. The report was commissioned by Facebook in 2017 and is conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). It ..

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