Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

PM Modi launches “Ghar Tak Fibre” scheme in Bihar

On September 21, 2020, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched nine highway projects and Optical Fibre Internet Services in Bihar. The optical fibre services are being provided under the scheme “Ghar Tak Fibre”. Highlights The Highway projects are to construct 350 km of road. The roads are to be built at a cost of Rs ..

Software Technology Parks of India

The centre recently announced a 4 months rental waiver for IT companies operating from the STPI centres in light of the COVID-19 crisis. About the Rental Waiver The government announced a waiver of rental payment for small IT firms operating out of STPIs in India. Most of these firms are technology MSMEs and start-ups and ..

RAISE 2020 postponed due to coronavirus

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is to organise the first Global AI Summit in India (RAISE 2020). The AI summit was postponed to October 5-6, 2020 due to the rising number of cases of Covid-19. It was initially scheduled to be held in the month of April. The summit is to be attended ..

Union Cabinet approves elevation of BISAG as BISAG(N)

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently approved the elevation of Bhaskaracharya Institute of Space Applications and Geoinformatics (BISAG) as Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG(N)). The institute located in Gujarat is placed under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEITY). This step is expected to expand ..

NIC Tech Conclave to kick off on Tuesday

The Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad is to inaugurate the second edition of ‘NIC Tech Conclave 2020’ in New Delhi on Tuesday. The Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Communications and Human Resource Development, Shri Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao, the Secretary-MeitY, Shri Ajay Sawhney and the President, CISCO (India and ..