09 November, 2019
4 Min Read
Syllabus subtopic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
News: Kerala Cabinet has approved a Rs 1,548-crore fiber-optic network project. To be completed by December 2020, the project seeks to fulfil the government’s aim of making internet access a ‘citizen’s right’.
Prelims focus: About the project.
Mains focus: Significance and the need for the project, challenges present and ways to address them.
About the fiber- optic network project:
The project is expected to help the country’s IT industry and open major opportunities in the fields of artificial intelligence, blockchain, and startups. It is also expected to help in better management of the transport sector.
Source: The Hindu
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