Digital India Current Affairs - 2020

Gumthala Garhu becomes first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana

Gumthala Garhu Village near Pehowa in Kurukshetra district in Haryana became the first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana circle. The service was inaugurated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal from Chandigarh under the bulk plan of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to provide internet services to rural areas. Key Facts The Wifi hotspot facility at the Read More…

India ranks 39th in Asia Pacific on fixed broadband: UNESCAP Report

India ranks a low 39th in terms of fixed broadband adoption in the list of 53 Asia Pacific countries. It was revealed by the recently released report ‘State of ICT in Asia and the Pacific 2016: Uncovering the Widening Broadband Divide’. It was published by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Read More…

TRAI launches Myspeed App to measure real time mobile internet speed

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched ‘MySpeed’ mobile application for measuring real time mobile Internet speed that consumers get. This is the first application to be launched under the Digital India initiative, which is directly trying to tackle the issue of poor data speeds. Key facts Consumers using this app can check Read More…

Union HRD Ministry launches Bharatavani Portal

The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launched the multilingual knowledge portal http://www.bharatvani.in It was launched by Union HRD Minister Smriti Zubin Irani at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh as part of Union Government’s Digital India Mission. The first knowledge portal of its kind in India will help the government to showcase the Indian culture Read More…

Union Government launches ePACE, INFRACON and up-Scaled INAM PRO for Road Transport Sector

The Union Government has launched three IT and ITES initiatives for best practices in road transport sector. They are INFRACON, ePACE and up-Scaled INAM PRO. They were launched by the Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari as part of the Digital India Programme. These innovative IT initiatives were developed in Read More…