World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

• World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2020 is being observed on 17 May with the theme “Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

About:

• To help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies.

• It has been celebrated annually on 17 May since 1969, marking the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865.

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Mains Paper 2: International

Prelims level: World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

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