Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: 4G

After China rolls out 5G at LAC, Indian Army seeks high-speed network for mountainous terrain

Army has sought bids from companies for 4G- and 5G-based network that's envisaged to provide reliable & secure voice, messaging & data services at altitudes of up to 18,000 feet.

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.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.


IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.