April 2010
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Government approves establish ment of National knowledge Network

New Delhi: The government has given its nod to the establishment of the National Knowledge Network (NKN) which proposes to connect 1500 educational institutes around the country through a high-speed data communication network. 

The establishment of the network—with an outlay of US$ 1.32 billion—was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure, chaired by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. The NKN would be implemented over a period of ten years by the National Informatics Centre.

The core network—which was announced by Finance Minister Mr P Chidambaram in his 2008-09 Budget speech—is forecast to be completed in a period of 24 months and will feature an ultra-high speed core.


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