UPSC 2017 IAS Exam: Important PIB Articles – April 29

Tripartite MOU for broadband services to Post Offices 
  • MoU has been signed between BBNL, Department of Posts and BSNL for providing broadband connectivity of BharatNet to Post Offices in rural areas
  • The MoU signed is the first tri-partite agreement to provide broadband connectivity to about 1.3 lakh, post offices in rural areas and 25,000 sub-post offices for high speed internet connectivity to the rural masses
  • BharatNet is one of the 9 pillars of realizing the Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India

 

President confers the 52ND Jnanpith Award on Prof. Sankha Ghosh