World Telecommunication Day is on 17th May

17 May 2021 Current Affairs:World Telecommunications & Information Society Day is celebrated world wide on May 17 annually. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the first “International Telegraph Convention” and the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). 

Highlights:
♦ Since 1969, World Telecommunications and Information Society Day has been celebrated every year. This day is celebrated to commemorate the establishment of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on May 7, 1865. ♦ On this day, the 1st international telegraph convention was signed in Paris.
♦ International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations (UN) information and communication technology specialized agency. It was established in 1865 to promote international connectivity in communication networks. ♦ They allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, formulate technical standards to ensure the seamless interconnection of networks and technologies, and strive to improve the global community’s access to low-level services. ICT access. The headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland and ITU is also the oldest of all the UN Specialized Agencies.
Theme: Accelerating digital transformation in challenging times
 

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