DCC clears Rs 5.22 lakh cr spectrum sale plan; auction in March-April
"The DCC has today approved the recommendation of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). We are hopeful that auction shall be conducted in March-April," Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash said. He said the auction will entail sale of over 8300 MHz of spectrum spread over all 22 telecom circles, the reserve price of which comes to Rs 5,22,850 crore.
Will revive BSNL and make it profitable: Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Last month, the government approved a Rs 69,000 crore revival p...
Govt sets aside Rs 426 cr to reskill 4 lakh IT staffers in emerging tech
Shankar Prasad said that, in a digital world, a trained workforce wi...
Tech startups created over 60,000 direct jobs this year: Nasscom
Speaking at the launch of 'Future Skills PRIME' programme, a joint skilling initiative by the IT ministry and industry association, Debjani Ghosh, President of Nasscom said, "Even our startups are creating jobs, tech startups have created over 60,000 direct jobs... just this year".
Modi govt inherited high cost of mobile internet from UPA govt: Ravi Shankar Prasad
"The mobile phone mess was the scam-tainted legacy of UPA. We have set it right, expanded mobile telephony with consumer satisfaction. Also Committed to making BSNL/ MTNL professional and profitable," Prasad said a day after Congress alleged that private operators were set to gain Rs 36,000 crore every month from the tariff hikes.
Government approves Rs 436 crore outlay for skilling 4 lakh persons
Indian IT giants have been investing over Rs 1,000 crore per year to address the reskilling and upskilling requirements of their employees, given the magnitude of the challenge.
Chile-Madrid round of UN sponsored climate talks entered into overtime on Saturday
Countries objected to the lack of ambition in the text as there were no effort to call on countries to step up their efforts to address climate change. Speaking for the alliance of small island states, Belize said, “This was a COP (conference of parties) of ambition, but seems we prefer looking backward rather than forward”.
Climate Talks: India objects to silence of developed nations
Last year at the talks in Katowice, Poland, countries failed to finalise the rules for carbon markets and trading and they agreed to resolve their difference by this year’s annual meeting. However, a resolution on the carbon markets continues to elude.
Government promises broadband access in all villages by 2022; launches National Broadband Mission
The mission will facilitate universal and equitable access to broadband services across the country, especially in rural and remote areas. It also involves laying of incremental 30 lakh route km of Optical Fiber Cable and increase in tower density from 0.42 to 1 tower per thousand of population by 2024.
Parliament passes bill to extend SC/ST reservation in legislatures
Reservation for members of SCs and STs, given for the past 70 years in Lok Sabha and state assemblies, is due to end on January 25, 2020. The bill, which saw heated exchange between the treasury and opposition benches, was approved unanimously in Rajya Sabha. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assured the House that the Modi government would not end reservation.
BSNL, MTNL strategic assets for country, we have decided to revive them: RS Prasad
New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): BSNL and MTNL are strategic assets for the country, therefore the Central Government has decided to revive them, sa...
Govt has no plans to reduce price for 5G spectrum: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said it has no plans to reduce prices of 5G spectrum for the upcoming auction.Industry bodies and tel...
Bengal, samvad kendras, feedback teams - Amit Shah's updated biography reveals his 2019 strategy
The updated biography also looks at Shah's strategy in Bengal elections, where the party created history, winning 18 of the 42 seats.
Telecom sector records Rs 41,000 crore dip in gross revenue over 3 years: Ravi Shankar Prasad
"Due to fierce competition in the telecom sector over the recent years, telecom service providers (TSPs) have revised their tariff downwards. As a result, gross revenue (GR) and AGR of all TSPs have declined for last three financial years," minister said. AGR, on which the govt earns revenue, also declined by around Rs 46,000 cr.
Climate conference extended after outcome eludes countries
Variables in the text around unfulfilled past commitments of historical polluters (rich nations), unwillingness of countries (China, India, Brazil, Japan, Australia and others) towards raising their climate action targets by next year and uncertainties about carrying over (transition clause and cut-off year) carbon credits earned by countries like India, Australia, Brazil and others in pre-2020 period to post-2020 phase were key points of discontentment in the text.
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