Friday, 7 October, 2022
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Topic: TRAI

64% Indians are pestered by 3 or more spam calls every day, survey finds

According to the LocalCircles survey, a majority of spam calls were offering financial services (51%), real estate (29%), pathology services (8%), phone data plans and job offers (3% each).

We have transparently moved to 5G from corruption-ridden 2G era, says Modi at TRAI event

In a virtual address at the silver jubilee celebrations of the telecommunications regulatory body, Modi promised India 6G by end of decade.

Street lamps & billboards for seamless 5G connectivity? What TRAI plans with pilot study

TRAI study launched in Gujarat aims to determine feasibility of mounting small cells on existing public infrastructure to ensure seamless 5G connectivity.

India doesn’t need a media market regulator. Industry actually needs more economic freedom

Economic regulations make it harder to recoup investments made on content and drive firms towards consolidation for greater efficiencies.

To save TV channels and get quality content, India needs better regulator than TRAI

Design flaws in TRAI are directly responsible for the TV sector becoming litigious, and the regulator’s continued interference could mean the end of it.

Spam SMSes get ‘free highway’ as TRAI suspends filter. Here’s why you have to bear with it

TRAI has suspended for 7 days the Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulation, 2018, which put in place a mechanism to vet messages before they reach customers.

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya’s joy ride on LCA Tejas causes heartburns in party

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

Reliance Jio writes to TRAI, accuses Airtel, Vodafone of ‘capitalising’ on farmers protests

In a letter to TRAI, Jio alleged the rival companies are claiming that migrating to their networks would be an act of support to the farmers' protests.

Why OTT and cloud services in India should not be subjected to licensing regimes

Security concerns and use of licensed resources such as spectrum had motivated TRAI to consider regulating internet-based services.

Why TRAI white paper on smart cities infrastructure mentions ‘security’ 106 times

TRAI says that in smart cities, any device connected to big data systems serve as entry points to cyber attacks, and hence security is of primary importance.

On Camera

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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.
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