PM Modi launches 5G services providing high-speed seamless coverage.

  • PM Narendra Modi launched the 5G telephony services in the country.
  • He also inaugurated the 6th India Mobile Congress at Pragati Maidan.
  • 5G tech will provide seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency, and highly reliable communications.
  • It will increase energy efficiency, spectrum efficiency and network efficiency.
  • The cumulative economic impact of 5G on India is estimated to reach $ 450 bn by 2035.
  • The IGI Airport in Delhi is the 1st 5G-ready airport in India.

President of India Presents Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022.

  • The President of India, Droupadi Murmu, presented the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022.
  • Indore has been adjudged as India's cleanest city, followed by Surat and Navi Mumbai.
  • Madhya Pradesh has secured the first position, followed by Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra in the category of best performing states in Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022.
  • Tripura topped among the states having fewer than 100 urban local bodies.
  • Maharashtra's Deolali was adjudged cleanest Cantonment Board.

USOF launches Telecom Technology Development Fund scheme.

  • Universal Service Obligation Fund, a body under the Department of Telecommunications, launched Telecom Technology Development Fund Scheme on October 01st, 2022.
  • The scheme is aligned with PM Modi’s clarion call of adding Jan Anusandhaan in the new phase of Amrit Kaal.
  • TTDF aims to fund R&D in rural-specific communication technology applications and form synergies among academia, start-ups, research institutes, and the industry to build and develop the telecom ecosystem.

National Mission for Clean Ganga approves 14 projects worth ₹1145 crore.

  • The executive committee of the National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved 14 projects at an estimated cost of ₹1,145 crore rupee.
  • The decision was taken at the 45th meeting of the executive committee under the chairmanship of director general G. Ashok Kumar.
  • These include eight projects of sewerage management in five main stem Ganga basin states - Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal.

Lalit Bhasin elected new IACC national president.

  • Noted lawyer Lalit Bhasin has been appointed as the national president of Indian American Chambers of Commerce (IACC).
  • A well - known name in business and social circles Bhasin was the executive vice president of IACC.
  • Bhasin is the 54th national president of IACC, which was set up in October 1968 and is headquartered in Mumbai.
  • He is closely associated with India’s apex business organizations like CII, PHD CCI and served as chairman of its legal committees.

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