Telecommunication Current Affairs - 2020

Corona Virus: GoI launched CoNTeC to connect Doctors in India with AIIMS

On March 28, 2020, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched CoNTec. CoNTeC is COVID-19 Telecommunication Centre. The platform aims to connect the doctors in the country with AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences).


The platform is to be active 24/7. Doctors will be available in the platform throughout to answer queries and help in real time treatment of COVID-19 patients.

About CoNTeC

CoNTeC is a telecommunication hub. The hub will act 24/7 where experts from different clinical domains will answer questions from specialists spread across the country. The initiation is to be extended widely all over the world in the future.

The guidelines of patient management advices are framed by AIIMS. Also, CoNTec is to be completely integrated with National Medical College Network.

Currently there are 6 lines that can operate simultaneously under the programme. The lines are to be extended in the future. The programme operated by AIIMS is monitored by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

India Mobile Congress

India Mobile Congress is the largest mobile technology event in South Asia. It is organized by Department of Telecommunications along with Cellular Operation Association of India (COAI). This year the event is being conducted between October 14, 2019 and October 16, 2019.

The Congress brings together Government entities, industries and other ecosystem players. It acts as a common platform to discuss and display the latest technology in the world. Apart from being the largest digital technology event, it is also the largest networking event in India.

Highlights of the event

During the event exhibition and conferences are organized. It also presents most recognized awards in the technology industry, especially in digital technology.

Objectives of the event

  • The event is organized to promote start-ups, innovators and enterprises
  • It also promotes local manufacturing
  • It drives in investments
  • The event acts as a platform to spread knowledge about the ongoing research and development in the field
  • It enhances international regional cooperation in the South and South east region.