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World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2021

Published on March 25, 2021
Current Context: The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2021 was held recently.
World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2021
  • India was represented by the Minister of State for Communication, Sanjay Dhotre.
  • The WSIS Forum is the world's largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for the development community.
  • It was organised by International Telecommunications Union (ITU), UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD.
  • The forum observed the participation of Secretary General ITU, Ministers of Russia, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Zimbabwe, Iran and leaders and high-level dignitaries.
  • At the forum Union Minister Sanjay Dhotre highlighted the role of Information and Communication Technologies(ICTs) in various sectors of growth.
  • He highlighted the policies and programs adopted by India to have a digital drive in the country.
  • He also mentioned various initiatives and platforms like Arogya Setu, CovidSavdhan system developed by India to deal with the pandemic.
  • He mentioned the BharatNet flagship programme of India which aims to have telecom infrastructure development in remote areas of the country.


Q.1 Who among the following represented India at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2021?
a. Prakash Javadekar
b. Ravi Shankar Prasad
c. Sanjay Dhotre
d. PM Narendra Modi

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