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  • 21 May 2024
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Workshop on Global Standards & IPR

Why in News?

Recently, the workshop was hosted by National Telecommunications Institute for Policy Research, Innovation and Training (NTIPRIT), Ghaziabad under the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in collaboration with International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Area office and Innovation Centre, to commemorate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (17th May).

Key Points

  • The workshop highlighted the importance of “Global Standards & Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)” for any country’s development.
    • It also provided a platform for national stakeholders to forge global partnerships and align with international best practices in telecommunications standards.
  • The workshop set the stage for enhanced participation of Indian experts in the upcoming World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) 2024 and provided an extensive opportunity to the participants to engage with global standards and intellectual property dynamics.

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)

  • The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) can bring to societies and economies, as well as ways to bridge the digital divide.
  • 17 May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

National Telecommunications Institute for Policy Research, Innovation and Training (NTIPRIT)

  • NTIPRIT was established in the year 2010 as National Telecom Academy, the telecom training institute of the Department of Telecommunications.
  • Subsequently, in 2011, the mandate of the institute was expanded by bringing into the activities related to Policy Research and Innovations under its ambit and the institute was rechristened as National Telecommunications Institute for Policy Research, Innovations & Training (NTIPRIT).
  • Since then NTIPRIT has grown and the institute is now the apex Telecom Training Institute in the country.

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Maroon Beret Ceremonial Parade

Why in News?

Recently, to mark the successful completion of training of Air Force Special Forces ‘Garud’ Commandos, Maroon Beret Ceremonial Parade was held at Garud Regimental Training Centre (GRTC), Air Force Station Chandinagar, Uttar Pradesh.

Key Points

  • The Garud Commando Force is the special forces unit of the Indian Air Force. It was formed in February 2004 and has a current strength of over 1500 personnel.
    • Garud forces are tasked with the protection of critical Air Force bases and installations, search and rescue, and disaster relief during calamities.
    • In 2004, Garuds were deployed in Congo as part of the UN peacekeeping operations.

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