Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicDoT

Topic: DoT

Telcos asked to halt 5G near airports over safety concerns, but experts say ‘don’t worry’

DoT says that 5G sites up to 2.1 km away from airports should be avoided at least till DGCA ensures tech upgrade. Experts, however, assert advanced tech is there to ensure safety.

Signal to Telegram, India wants to monitor communication apps. But telecom bill not the answer

Involving the DoT to now govern digital communications applications may serve as a disruption with no guarantee of desired policy outcomes.

Licence for call, video apps, easing insolvency issues — what’s in Modi govt’s draft telecom bill

Draft bill released Wednesday continues to reserve for govt the right to intercept calls and take control of telecom services during a war or whenever national security is invoked.

Our websites blocked, say 3 environmental groups campaigning against contentious draft policy

The groups were using the websites to raise awareness on a draft Environmental Impact Assessment policy, which has been criticised for giving more discretionary powers to govt.

Hotstar, Netflix urged to stop ads, HD content as coronavirus lockdown overloads internet

Telecom industry tells 11 streaming platforms it is experiencing pressure and wants them to use data as minimally and efficiently as possible.

Airtel pays Rs 10,000 crore towards statutory dues as it rushes to meet DoT deadline

Airtel owes nearly Rs 35,586 crore, including licence fee and spectrum usage charge, to the govt. The company had earlier said it will pay the remaining before 17 March.

Why an IAS officer feels like a tea bag & a Maharashtra minister is in deep water over selfie

Pre-Truth – snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.

I was doing my job, don’t regret it: Civil servant Ashish Joshi suspended by Modi govt

Ashish Joshi was suspended by Narendra Modi govt Tuesday, a day after he filed a complaint against rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra for his 'incendiary' Twitter post.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image: The Alienware R3 gaming laptop | YouTube

Gamers, editors, developers, designers—An Intel comeback is taking the bite out of Apple

Apple made great strides at the expense of Intel. But Chipzilla's Alden Lake processors are proving to be a better match than M1 Max chipsets found in MacBook.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.