Facebook India’s Managing Director Kirthiga Reddy Steps Down

A day after closing down its controversy ridden free basics programme in India, Facebook India Managing Director Kirthiga Reddy has stepped down from her current role and will relocate to the US.

She would be moving to Facebook’s headquarters in the US in the next 6 to 12 months. Facebook started looking for her successor in India. Facebook has shut down ‘ Free Basics’ in India, days after telecom regulator TRAI barred operators from charging discriminatory rates for internet access based on content. Free Basics was offered in India in partnership with Reliance Communications and was earlier known as Internet.org.

Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India has barred operators from charging different rates for data access, dealing a blow to Free Basics and other such plans like Airtel Zero. While Facebook had promoted Free Basics as a programme aimed at providing basic Internet access to people in partnership with telecom operators, critics slammed the service saying it violated the principle of net neutrality.

So lets discuss some questions related to this artical which can be asked in th upcoming exams :
1. Name the Facebook India Managing Director ?
2. Where is the headquarter of Facebook ?
3. Expand the term TRAI ?
4. Who was the partner with facebook in ‘Free Basics’ ?
5. Free Basics was also known known as ?

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