World Telecommunication and Information Society Day: 17th May

World Telecommunication & Information Society Day is observed all over the world on 17th May. The theme forWorld Telecommunication & Information Society Day 2019 is ‘Bridging the Standardization Gap’.

The purpose of observing the Day is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

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Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains 2019:

  • 17th May also marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union.

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