Chandigarh Current Affairs

India’s first Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre launched in Chandigarh

India’s first Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre (MSDC) was launched at Chandigarh Airport’s old terminal. The Centre is a CSR initiative of Airports Authority of India (AAI) and will initially train 2,360 students free of cost in three years.

Aviation MSDC

The Centre was established in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). It is supported by Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC) of India. It will impart training based on course curriculum and assessments designed by AASSC in accordance with National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF). It will train about 2,400 youth and women in 8 aviation job roles over next 3 years.


Demand for aviation skilled personnel is rising commensurately in India with boom in civil aviation sector witnessed in last 3-4 years. In the coming few years, more than 900 new aircraft are expected to be inducted by Indian scheduled airlines. Air connectivity for both passenger transport and air freight is increasing with new air routes and operationalisation of unserved and underserved airports through UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS). With this, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and ground-handling demands for skilled personnel are also rising in tandem.


BSNL launches 4G services in Chandigarh

State owed telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched the high speed 4G (Fourth Generation) telecom services at Chandigarh in Punjab circle .

With this launch, BSNL became fifth telecom service provider in India to launch 4G service after Airtel (1st), Aircel (2nd), Vodafone (3rd) and Reliance Jio (4th).

Key facts

  • BSNL 4G network will be able to provide high speed data upto 100 Mbps.
  • Its customers will be able to download large files of the order of 1 GB within few seconds which at present takes hours on current 2G/3G networks.
  • BSNL will also provide 4G services to government agencies for video camera surveillance, traffic management solutions and home- land security service in India.

Presently, BSNL has 4G spectrum across India except in states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kolkata. To offer high speed services to its customers it has also entered into an agreement with Reliance Jio, which holds pan-India 4G airwaves in 2300 MHz band across all 22 telecom circles in India.

For more details click here: 4G Technology