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PM Modi and PM Hasina Jointly Inaugurates Development Projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Bangladeshi Counterpart Sheikh Hasina jointly unveiled e-plaques for development projects in Bangladesh, through video conferencing.

Development Projects Inaugurated

  • Supply of buses & trucks.
  • Inauguration of 36 community clinics.
  • 11 water treatment plants.
  • Extension of National Knowledge Network to Bangladesh.

National Knowledge Network

National Knowledge Network (NKN) is a state-of-the-art pan-Indian resource sharing network aimed at digitally connecting all national universities, colleges and research establishments to create country-wide virtual classrooms.

National Knowledge Network project was initiated in 2009 for a period of 10 years. At present, the National Knowledge Network programme is a component of the umbrella “Digital India” programme.

NKN facilitates advanced distance education in specialized fields like engineering, science, medicine etc. as well as enable an ultra-high speed e-Governance backbone. NKN will bridge the existing knowledge gap in the country and help the country evolve as a Knowledge Society and also spur economic activities in the Knowledge domain.

As part of its confidence-building measures, India had extended the NKN project to six South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member states Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, leaving out Pakistan.

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COP CONNECT: Telangana Police launches app to support communication needs of police

Telangana Police has launched COP CONNECT’ mobile application to support the professional communication and collaboration needs of entire police department of the state. It has been developed based on Telangana State Police internal Communication strategy on lines of popular internet messaging application WhatsApp.


COP CONNECT app has all features of regular mobile messaging apps and is enabled for chatting, group chats, file sharing (image, audio, video and documents) and location sharing. Using it different types of groups can be created at state level, district and commissionerate levels, zonal level, sub-divisional level, circle level and police station level. It will help in connecting over 60,000 police forces across 31 districts in the state.

It will enable the entire police workforce of the state to pro-actively engage and pass real time information in seconds and also consult each other so that they are able to play an active role in delivery of uniform policing services across the state. It has end-to-end encryption with server being with Police Department to ensure absolute security and confidentiality of internal Police communication. It also has iMeeting feature which will help in creating and scheduling department meeting and setting reminders.


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