3rd Aug Current Affairs News Analysis| Prelims & Mains 2020

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IASbhai 3rd Aug Current Affairs News Analysis | Prelims & Mains 2020 is an initiative to dilute major articles from leading Newspapers in India which are most relevant to UPSC preparation –‘THE HINDU, LIVEMINT , INDIAN EXPRESS’ and help millions of readers who find difficulty in answer writing and making notes everyday. Hence we choose articles on daily basis and analyse them with respect to UPSC PRELIMS 2020.

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Shri Sanjay Dhotre inaugurates BHARAT AIRFIBER , a last mile telecom connectivity solution based on Radio Network

      WHY IN NEWS:

With inauguration of Bharat Air Fibre services, residents of Akola & Washim district  will get Wireless Internet Connections on demand.

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Communications
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Communication


For PRELIMS you have to understand the different types internet services , packages and usage . Go through the network configurations too .

For MAINS why BSNL is facing tough competition through it has maximum reach in rural areas ?




  • BSNL is the only company who is providing three types of internet services in the country.

The first one is known as Landline broadband, the second is Bharat Fibre, and, then the newly launched AirFibre.

  • The Landline broadband services are available in almost all circles, while BharatFibre is limited to a few urban circles.

AirFibre is specially designed for rural areas.


  • The Bharat Air Fibre services are introduced by BSNL as part of digital India initiates by the Government of India.

The aim is to providing Wireless Connectivity in the range of 20 KMs from the BSNL Locations.

  • Thus customers at remote places also will be benefitted as BSNL comes with cheapest services with support of Telecom Infrastructure Partners (TIPs).


  • BSNL is providing the “Bharat Air Fibre Services” through local business partners of BSNL.

These services will give fastest internet connectivity in quick time.

  • BSNL will be increasing its customer base with this high Technology services.
  • At the same time BSNL is giving a great opportunity to local residents to join hands with BSNL as Telecom Infrastructure Partners.

Local Residents will earn regular monthly income of about one lakh per month.

  • Hence becoming self-reliable under “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” initiatives of Govt of India.


  • These services are special and different from other operators as BSNL is providing unlimited free voice calling.

These Bharat Air Fibre services opens new way of fastest Wireless internet connectivity as well Voice services in reasonable cost.

  • BSNL provides Bharat Air Fibre connectivity upto 100 Mbps speed.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • Before BSNL is successfully providing Landline/ Broadband & Fibre FTTH connections.
  • In Month July 20, BSNL has provided 15000 FTTH connections in Maharashtra Circle and 162000 FTTH connections throughout India.
  • These are the spectacular achievements during strict lockdown and pandemic COVID 19.
  • With launch of Wireless Bharat Air Fibre, more connections will be provided on demand in very quick time.
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | 3rd Aug Current Affairs News Analysis | Prelims & Mains 2020

U.K. to issue coin to honour Gandhiji


U.K. to issue coin to honour Gandhiji

      WHY IN NEWS:

Finance Minister says members of non-white communities need to be recognised

SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Miscellaneous


Britain is considering minting a coin to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi, amid growing interest in recognising the contributions of people from the Black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities.

  • The Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) is currently considering a coin to commemorate Gandhi.
  • Gandhiji’s birthday, October 2, is observed as the International Day of Non-Violence.
  • Many organisations have taken initiatives to make investments to help the Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities and to support racial diversity.
  • Floyd’s death has led to global protests against racism, colonialism and police brutality.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 


The RMAC is an independent committee made up of experts who recommend themes and designs for coins to Britain’s Finance Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | 3rd Aug Current Affairs News Analysis | Prelims & Mains 2020

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