Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicIndian telecom services

Topic: Indian telecom services

Office Office — Rajiv Mehra’s 2001 satire on the common Indian that gave everyone a chuckle

While helplessness of the show's protagonist Mussadilal against the Indian bureaucracy elicited laughter, it also acted as a social commentary on the failures of society.

Supreme Court gives telecom firms 10 years to clear AGR dues, 10% to be paid by March

A three-judge bench led by Justice Arun Mishra said the time was extended due to Covid-19 pandemic and nonpayment of dues will lead to contempt proceedings.

This is how India ruined its mobile phone companies

High fees, frequent policy flip-flops & endless tax demands from govt’s that treated carriers as cash cows have driven most of the operators aground.

India unveils plan to roll-out 5G services by 2022 to catch up with S. Korea, Japan & China

5G services will be driven by demand and the telecom industry needs to take note of this says Telecom secretary Aruna Sundarajan. 

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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