Department of Telecommunication Current Affairs - 2020

COVID-19 Quarantine Alert System: Geo Fencing application to locate Quarantine Violators

The Department of Telecommunications has issued Standard Operating Procedure for the use of COVID-19 Quarantine Alert System (CQAS). The CAQS is an application used to track COVID-19 patients who have violated quarantine. Highlights The application was developed by DoT and C-DoT (Centre for Development of Telematics). The app collects phone data of the quarantine violator Read More…

Central Equipment Identify Register: Government launches web portal to trace stolen mobiles

The Government of India on December 30, 2019, launched “Central Equipment Identify Register” portal to block and trace mobile phones. The web portal will operate under Department of Telecom. Highlights The CEIR portal has been established in order to address theft, security and other concerns. The portal will also hold database of IMEI numbers of Read More…

Single emergency number ‘112’ to be operational throughout India from January 1, 2017

The single emergency number ‘112’ will be operational throughout India from January 1, 2017 to help people reach immediate services of police, ambulance and fire department. In this regard, Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad approved the provision of a single number for various emergency services. Key facts The single emergency number will be similar Read More…

Government inks MoU to implement Action Plan for skill development in Telecom

The Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has signed MoU with Department of Telecommunication (DoT) for Skill Development in Telecom Sector. The MoU has signed to implement National Action Plan for Skill Development in Telecom Sector. Under this MoU Both signatories will make concerted joint efforts towards skill development by facilitating mobilization of financial Read More…