Department of Electronics and Information Technology Current Affairs - 2020

IIT Kharagpur Inks MoU for High Performance Computing Facility & Data Center

IIT Kharagpur has signed an MoU with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to set up a 1.3 Petaflop high-performance computing facility and data centre funded under the National Supercomputing Mission. The new supercomputing system would be used for specific challenge domains like cryptography, chemistry, molecular dynamics, drug discovery, artificial intelligence and data sciences Read More…

Now minimum broadband speed is 512 kbps: TRAI

As per a notification released by Telecom Regulatory Authority India (TRAI),the minimum broadband speed has been raised to 512 kilo bytes per second (kbps). The earlier minimum broadband speed of 256 kbps was as per the Broadband Policy 2004. The telecom regulator has made amendment to the Telecom Consumers Complaint Redressal Regulations, 2012 and the Read More…

DeitY’s ”Mobile Seva” project wins UN Public Service Award

India’s Mobile Seva Project started by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) has won the 2014 United Nations Public Service Award. The award has been given in the category of promoting whole of government approaches in Information Age. The United Nations Public Service Awards is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public Read More…

Union Government okayed two plants to manufacture Semiconductor chips

In a bid to give boost to local production of electronics, the Union Government approved the setting up of two plants to manufacture semiconductor chips in India. The two electronic chip manufacturing units will be set up by: India’s Jaiprakash Associates, IBM and Tower Jazz at a cost of Rs 34,399 crore near the Yamuna Read More…

Govt. launched ‘National Cloud’ Under ‘MeghRaj’

Govt. launched the National Cloud under ‘MeghRaj’ initiative. National Information Centre (NIC) is providing Cloud services under the umbrella of ‘MeghRaj’.  About MeghRaj In order to utilize and harness the benefits of Cloud Computing, the Central Government has embarked upon an ambitious initiative – ‘GI Cloud’ which has been named as ‘MeghRaj’. Focus: To accelerate Read More…