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Gujarat Govt Signed MoU with OneWeb

Published on July 21, 2023
Current Context: The Gujarat government has signed an MoU with London-based company OneWeb and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India to set up two 'Satellite Network Portal Sites. One of the sites is to be launched in Jotana, Mehsana, Gujarat.
Gujarat Govt Signed MoU with OneWeb
  • The project is intended to provide high-speed, affordable, and secure satellite internet access across the country, with a focus on villages, district panchayats, local administrative bodies, and government departments.
  • The satellite network portal site is expected to be commissioned in 2023 with a possible investment of over Rs. 100 crores in Phase-I. It will create approximately 500 direct and indirect employment opportunities in the state.
  • OneWeb is a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite company, which has as many as 648 satellites and aims to build a global communication network.
  • It uses LEO to provide a broadband network instead of using the traditional method of using geostationary satellites located 36,000 km above the equator.


Q.1 Which state government in India has signed an MoU with OneWeb to set up a Satellite Network Portal Site?
a. Gujarat

b. Tamil Nadu
c. Maharashtra
d. Kerala

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