Correct Answer : Option (B) - Narendra Modi
Prime Minister "Narendra Modi" launched the 5G services at a function at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on 1st October 2022. 5G technology will provide seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency, and highly reliable communication.
It will also increase energy efficiency, spectrum efficiency and network efficiency. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Modi said that the launch of 5G services is a gift from the telecom industry to 130 crore Indians and a step towards a new era and also the beginning of infinite opportunities.
He mentioned that at the time of 2G, 3G and 4G services, India was dependent on other countries for technology but with the launch of 5G services, the country has created a new history. He added that with 5G, India is setting a global standard in telecom technology for the first time.
Touching upon the vision of the Digital India programme, the Prime Minister said, the programme has a very big vision of development and its aim is to take the technology to the common people which works for the people and by connecting with the people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said, the cost of data is among the lowest in the world. He added that earlier, the cost of 1GB of data was about 300 rupees which has come down to about 10 rupees per GB now. On average, a person in India consumes 14 GB per month which would have cost about 4200 rupees per month in 2014 but now it costs 125 to 150 rupees.
5G’s direct contribution
to the Indian economy is estimated to be 450 billion dollars over the next 15 years
. The earliest applications of 5G will be in sectors
with high digital technology maturity, like Industry 4.0, Smart Cities
, and FinTech
. With the introduction of 5G
, India is poised to become a global leader in FinTech
..Source : News on Air