ITU 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 Host Country Agreement (HCA)

On 3rd March 2022, Union Minister of Communications, Ashwini Vaishnaw, and Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) signed the Host Country Agreement (HCA). About the agreement HCA was signed in a virtual ceremony during the World Telecommunications Standardization Assembly-20 (WTSA-20) being held in Geneva, Switzerland. HCA provides the legal and financial framework for the ..

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BIS celebrates World Standards Day

The members of IEC, ITU and ISO celebrated the World Standards Day on October 14. The day is celebrated to pay tribute to the experts all over the world who develop voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards The Day celebrates the achievements of following organizations ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers ..

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17 May: World Telecommunication and Information Society Day observed

On 17 May, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) was celebrated throughout the world. The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of WTISD. About WTISD Background: The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was first observed on 17 May since 1969. The day marks the establishment of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and also the ..

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Utkarsh Bangla and Sabooj Sathi Schemes of West Bengal gets Global Recognition

The schemes of the West Bengal government ‘Utkarsh Bangla’ (skill training of youth) and ‘Sabooj Sathi’ (cycles for students) won the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards of UN. Utkarsh Bangla got the topmost award and emerged as a winner in the Capacity Building category and the Sabooj Sathi was ranked in the ..

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India, China home to 39% of young Internet users: UN report

According to recently released report-ICT Facts and Figures 2017, India and China are home to 39% of the 830 million young people worldwide who use the Internet. The report was released by International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialised agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Key Highlights of Report Great strides are being ..

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