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Major News and Events of 13 November 2017

What Happened on 13 November 2017


BharatNet phase 2 launched
Governmnet of India has launched BharatNet Phase 2 to provide high-speed broadband service in all Gram Panchayats by March 2019. It is expected to cost around 34 thousand crore rupees.
Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has signed MoUs with states for the implementation of the second phase of BharatNet. Under this phase, broadband connectivity will be provided in remaining 1.5 lakh Gram Panchayats in the country. Broadband infrastructure on Optical Fibre network has been made available in more than one lakh Gram Panchayats as part of BharatNet Phase-1 and by December this year, all these Panchayats will be operational on the BharatNet infrastructure.
Almost 90 thousand installations have been completed and broadband services are expected to commence in 80 thousand Gram Panchayats soon.
Northeast to get country's first-ever air dispensary based in helicopter
According to Minister of Development of Northeast Dr Jitendra Singh said, his Ministry has contributed 25 crore rupees as part of the initial funding for initiating country's first-ever air dispensary based in a helicopter for the region. The helicopter based Dispensary and OPD service will help far flung and remote areas, where no doctor or medical facility was available.
According to the Minister the proposal has been accepted and is in the final stages of process in the Ministry of Civil Aviation.



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