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Submarine Cable Connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Islands (CANI)

Published on August 11, 2020
Current Context: Submarine Cable Connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Islands (CANI) has been launched via video conference by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Submarine Cable Connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Islands (CANI)
  • This submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) will provide a connectivity for Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Island.
  • The CANI will connect island to the mainland. It will help to provide faster and seamless mobile and landline connection to Andaman and Nicobar island.
  • The costing for Submarine OFC cable is about Rs 1224 crore.
  • This project of connecting a distance of 2312 km between Chennai and Andaman and Nicobar Island was laid by PM Narendra Modi o 30th Dec 2018.
  • The CANI will led to ease of business and maritime logistics support to the island.
  • It will be offering 2x200 gigabits per second of bandwidth between Port Blair and Chennai and 2x100 gigabits per second of bandwidth between Port Blair and other islands.
  • The project was funded by GOI through the USOF (Universal Service Obligation Fund), which comes under Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Communication.
  • The project was executed under the guidance of BSNL and technical guidance was provided by TCIL (Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd).
  • Static Part: 
    • Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Island: Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi

Question: 

Q.1 Who among the following inaugurated the Submarine Cable Connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Islands?
a. Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi
b. Venkaiah Naidu
c. PM Narendra Modi
d. Ravi Shankar Prasad
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