Department of Telecommunication Current Affairs - 2019
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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.
- The single emergency number will be similar to the ‘911’ all-in-one emergency service in the United States and 999 of United Kingdom (UK).
- The 211 emergency services will also be accessible even through those SIMs and landlines whose outgoing call facility has been stopped or temporarily suspended.
- A person in distress will need to call only 112, which will direct the call to concerned departments immediately for help.
- All existing emergency numbers will be phased out within a year of rolling out 112, depending upon the awareness about this new facility.
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 support for various activities.
- The financial mobilization will be under the National Ecosystem for Development of Telecom.
- National Institute for Policy Research Innovation and Training (NTIPRT) will be also developed for training and skill upgradation in Telecom.
The Ministry also has launched the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY) Rupay ATM Cum Debit card of Bank of India (BoI). This card will be issued to the students with 1 Lac Rupee PA Insurance Cover.