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BSNL planing to start 5G service trials in India by March 2018

BSNL planing to start 5G service trials in India by March 2018

National, Technology
The state-owned telecom firm BSNL expects to start field trial of 5G services by the end of this financial year, company’s chairman and MD Anupam Shrivastava said today. “We had interaction with Nokia last week (on 5G). Next we are going to present about our requirements after which field trail concept is there. It should start before the end of this financial year,” Shrivastava told reporters today. The state-run firm has started discussion with Larsen & Toubro and HP for end devices that will be required for 5G services. He was speaking on the sidelines of signing its knowledge sharing agreement on 5G technology with network firm Coriant. Under the terms of the agreement, Coriant and BSNL will cooperate to accelerate network architecture and service innovation for 5G services.
Here’s How PM Modi intend to make Bharat a cashless economy

Here’s How PM Modi intend to make Bharat a cashless economy

National
In a bid to drive the cashless economy in the country, the central government is considering making mandatory digital payments at points of consumer interface in all government and departments including railways and road transport corporations. Government payments account for a huge percentage of overall transactions and hence PM Modi wants digital transactions to increase in order to reduce the country's dependence on cash. To achieve this the government is planning to come up with new initiatives. Here is a brief explainer Online payments integrated with BHIM All payment options of government and Public Sector Units will be integrated with with official payment modes such as BHIM and Bharat QR code. Bus, train and Metro ticket counters and licenced kiosks and shops wil...
India’s eighth navigation satellite PSLV-C39 implodes on take off

India’s eighth navigation satellite PSLV-C39 implodes on take off

National
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s eighth navigation satellite imploded shortly after lift off on Thursday, state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. The IRNSS-1H satellite had been expected to join seven others in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) to take the country a step further to developing its own global positioning system. “Satellite got separated internally but it imploded within the heat shield, in the fourth stage itself,” ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar told reporters in a televised news conference. The heat shield is meant to protect the satellite from the heat generated by the friction against atmosphere during take-off. Once a satellite is placed into orbit, it is expected to separate and fall off. The IRNSS-1H satellite had been release
Biased Reporting on Indo-China Standoff Resolution by World Media

Biased Reporting on Indo-China Standoff Resolution by World Media

International
The Ministry of External Affairs today announced "expeditious disengagement of border personnel" at Doklam, signalling that the months-long standoff at the disputed India-China-Bhutan trijunction has come to an end. In response to queries on Doklam disengagement, the Ministry of External Affairs said, "India has always maintained that it is only through diplomatic channels such matters can be addressed. Our principled position is that agreements and understandings reached on boundary issues must be scrupulously respected". While China has also hesitatingly/indirectly admitted to India's official statement by issuing a face saving statement in which Chinese Foreign Ministry had said - "In the afternoon of August 28, the Indian side pulled back all the Indian troops and equipment to t...
India and China to mutually disengage in the Doklam conflict

India and China to mutually disengage in the Doklam conflict

China, National
NEW DELHI: In a diplomatic victory, India and China have agreed to "disengage" from the stand-off in Doklam on Bhutanese territory. After almost 10 weeks of sustained negotiations between top-level Indian and Chinese officials, the MEA on Monday said "expeditious disengagement of border personnel at the face-off site at Doklam has been agreed to and is on-going." By the end of the day, as Indian troops withdrew from their post at Doka La, Chinese troops and their road-building equipment too were removed from the face-off site. The standoff has been on since June 16 when Indian troops physically stopped the PLA from building a road on Doklam plateau. In a second statement at the end of the day, MEA confirmed that both sides had moved out "under verification." The negotiations were cond...
Take speedy decisions,  keep poor & ordinary citizens in minds while taking decisions, PM Modi to bureaucracy

Take speedy decisions, keep poor & ordinary citizens in minds while taking decisions, PM Modi to bureaucracy

National
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked all wings of the government to work in a synchronised manner and pressed the bureaucracy to take speedy decisions, promising that honest decision-making with good intention would always be encouraged. Good governance should be a priority for the officers, he said during an interaction with a group of over 70 Additional Secretaries and Joint Secretaries in the central government, according to a PMO statement. Modi asked the officers to focus attention on the 100 most backward districts of India, so that they can be brought up to the national average level, on various development parameters. The prime minister said the combination of development and good governance is essential for the welfare and satisfaction of citizens, the statement said about ...
President Trump has been urged to appoint US envoy to India on priority basis

President Trump has been urged to appoint US envoy to India on priority basis

USA
An influential US lawmaker has urged President Donald Trump to appoint America’s new ambassador to India on a priority basis, saying that Washington’s relation with New Delhi is of utmost importance. The position has been lying vacant since January 20 when Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. In June, the White House said that Kenneth I Juster, 62, a top economic aide of Trump and an expert on India, will be America’s new ambassador to India. “As the co-founder and former chairman of the Congressional Caucus on India, Indian issues and representing one of the largest Indian-American constituencies in Congress, the relationship between our two great nations is of the utmost importance to me and my constituencies. I urge you to make the appointment of a US amba
PM Modi “Dollar Diplomacy” has sent China in a State of Shock

PM Modi “Dollar Diplomacy” has sent China in a State of Shock

National
As both India and China refuse to cede ground in Doklam , raising the possibility of a conflict between the two countries, India has tried to checkmate China by putting China’s domination under threat. Line of Credit(LoC) are soft loans sanctioned by one country to another with low interest rates to fund infrastructure, agricultural, education projects and enhance co-operation between the two countries i. e. LoCs are soft loans to foreign countries to execute projects of their choice. China is the leader in providing LoCs to under developed and developing countries. But China by no means provides LoCs at low interest rates often sending countries into debt traps. Countries like Sri Lanka, Laos and Myanmar are debt trapped by China. In return China uses its leverage for favourable deci
President Donald Trump realises India has been ‘force for good’ in world

President Donald Trump realises India has been ‘force for good’ in world

USA
On the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit, the Trump administration has dismissed reports that it has been ignoring India, saying President Donald Trump realizes that the country has been a “force for good” in the world and ties with it were important. “I think that it would be wrong to say that this administration has been ignoring or not focused on India,” a senior administration official told reporters ahead of the two-day Modi visit from June 25. The Prime Minister would meet President Donald Trump face-to-face for the first time at the White House on Monday. “I think that the US really appreciates India, and I think that President Trump realizes that India has been a force for good in the world and that it’s a relationship that’s important. And I think that will come
Cornering Anil Kumble was a disgraceful act, a blunder by Virat Kohli

Cornering Anil Kumble was a disgraceful act, a blunder by Virat Kohli

Sports
Virat Kohli usually knows exactly where his off stump is. One of the best batsmen in the world at the moment, Kohli prides himself on his exceptional judgment. Apparently, there is an exception to this rule. When Kohli toured England last for a Test series, he endured a rare failure. At first he left the ball poorly, and having stumps and confidence rattled, he then nibbled at everything outside off to be repeatedly caught behind. On his successful trip to England for the Champions Trophy 2017, Kohli's judgment at the crease was spot on; his decisions as skipper were astute; off the field, however, he made the kind of blunder that can only lead to a lifetime of regret. Kohli pole-axed Anil Kumble as coach. To not want to work with someone is reasonable, but the honourable thing to...