Monday, 10 August 2020

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10 August 2020 Current Affairs:Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the submarine cable connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Islands (CANI) through video conferencing. The submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC), which was dedicated to the nation, will connect Andaman & Nicobar Islands to the mainland. The project was laid by the PM on 30th December 2018 at Port Blair.

CANI:
♦ The connectivity will enable endless opportunities in the islands.
♦ CANI will provide connectivity from Chennai to Port Blair, Port Blair to Little Andaman and Port Blair to Swaraj Island.
♦ The Connectivity will boost the opportunities in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
♦ The cables are laid for about 2300 kilometers under the sea as surveying in the deep sea.
♦ It aims to maintain the quality of the cable with specialized vessels.
♦ It will provide better and cheap connectivity to the people of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, which is the responsibility of the country. 
♦ It aims to promote ease of business and simplifying Maritime Logistics, which is the focus of the Government of India (GoI).
♦ With Infrastructure, Andaman & Nicobar will be developed as a hub of Port Led Development as it is at a Competitive Distance from many ports of the World.



source https://naukri.sarkari-exam.in/prime-minister-narendra-modi-launched-submarine-cable-connectivity-to-andaman-and-nicobar-islands/
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