Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: Telecom

How Gati Shakti master plan has pulled ministries out of silos, is helping plan projects better

PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan, a Rs 100 lakh-crore project for developing infra, is increasing synergy across ministries, which is expected to speed up implementation.

India doesn’t need speed breakers. Modi govt right to help automobile, telecom

Ease of business and industrial output should not remain shackled to constantly changing political processes and rigid bureaucracy.

Retrospective tax is a start, Modi govt needs to do more to make India’s playing field fairer

Retrospective taxes are just one facet of arbitrary state action. MNCs that have committed billions of dollars have many other legal minefields awaiting them.

Reliance Jio emerges biggest bidder for telecom spectrum as it buys 73% of airwaves sold

Of the total Rs 778.2 billion raised in the latest spectrum auction, rival Bharti Airtel spent Rs 186.99 billion while Vodafone India unit acquired spectrum worth Rs 19.9 billion.

Two telecom lines failed to protect NSE, world’s top derivatives exchange

NSE handles highest number of futures & options contracts in the world. It halted trading Wednesday as both its telecom lines went down at the same time.

Govt approves Rs 12,000 crore-PLI scheme for telecom sector

Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the govt is positioning India as a global powerhouse for manufacturing & created a conducive environment for ease of doing business.

Punjab Governor summons state chief secretary, DGP, seeks report on damage to cell towers

Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India has also sought govt intervention in the matter, claiming a daily loss of Rs 3,000-3500 crore due to the destruction.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh asks farmers not to disrupt state’s telecom services

Singh's appeal came after a registered body of telecom service providers asked the state govt to persuade farmers not to resort to any unlawful activity in their fight for justice.

With new telecom policy, Modi govt starts the game of hitting China where it hurts the most

The National Security Directive on Telecommunication Sector has been framed keeping in mind the changed scenario and seeks to put powerful Chinese telecom companies into a corner.

Govt limits buying telecom goods from list of ‘trusted sources’ to ensure national security

Cabinet clears proposal to designate 'trusted source' for purchase of telecom equipment, possibly adding fresh curbs on Chinese goods.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.