Friday, 28 January, 2022
Topic4G

Topic: 4G

Why the ongoing spectrum auction is different from the last round 5 years ago

The Modi government is auctioning 4G at a time many countries have moved to 5G. It is unlikely to sell off all the spectrum that is being auctioned.

J&K govt extends 4G internet ban till 8 January, exempts Ganderbal, Udhampur

Adding curbs on high-speed internet has helped check attempts by terrorists trying to infiltrate from across the border, the order said.

4G internet services restored in 2 Jammu & Kashmir districts on trial basis

The J&K home department said high-speed mobile data services will be restored in Ganderbal district of Kashmir and Udhampur of Jammu region with immediate effect.

4G internet will resume in 2 J&K districts on trial basis after 15 August, central govt tells SC

One district will be selected each in Jammu and Kashmir regions to start the 4G services. The situation will be monitored for two months before being reviewed.

Come up with final stand on 4G services in J&K by 11 August, SC tells central govt and UT

The Supreme Court also asked both the central govt and J&K administration to explore possibilities of restoring 4G network in some areas.

No 4G internet in J&K for now, special panel will review decision after 2 months — MHA to SC

In an affidavit filed before SC, Ministry of Home Affairs has said situation in Jammu and Kashmir will be reviewed by other competent authorities for the next two months.

SC quoted jurist Ronald Dworkin in passing. Kashmir 4G order shows it must read him in full

Given the broad consensus in India on national security, currently raised to the level of a frenzy, it is understandable that judges do not wish to be alienated.

4G internet in J&K or not? SC says special panel headed by home secretary will decide

The Supreme Court said it is looking to ‘balance’ national security and human rights, and is cognizant of Covid-19 and hardships.

Militancy in Kashmir peaked without 4G, but Modi govt keeps forgetting this in court

Covid has brought all academic activity to a halt, and internet is the only source of education. Denying 4G access to J&K amounts to denying fundamental right.

Here’s what Modi govt must do when 5G arrives: give spectrum free to Jio, Airtel & others

Left to itself, telecom industry will take years to come up with the capital needed to exploit 5G opportunity. So, Modi government must step in.

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Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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