Friday, Nov 16 2018 | Time 02:35 Hrs(IST)
image
  • 6 9-magnitude quake hits off Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands -- USGS
  • ICC Women World T20: India crushes Ireland, storms into semi-finals
  • Cong releases 1st list for Rajasthan polls, Ashok Gehlot to contest from Sardarpura, Sachin Pilot from Tonk
Business Economy Share

ICANN seeks to improve internet for ‘Non-English’ speaking

ICANN seeks to improve internet for ‘Non-English’ speaking

New Delhi, Oct 13 (UNI) The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is keen to make internet feasible and accessible across India by improving the internet’s local language content.

In a panel discussion here on Wednesday, it announced that it is looking forward to add the ‘Non-English’ speaking section to this huge spectrum.

ICANN is a global multistakeholder organisation responsible for coordinating the internet’s domain name system, which includes policy development in relating to the names and numbers i e the nuts and bolts of the internet’s addressing system. Its mission is to ensure the stable and secure operation of the Internet’s unique identifier systems.

“Ninety per cent of Indians access internet via smart phones and with the advent of 5G the quality of internet will improve by about 20 times,” said Rajat Kathuria, one of the top officers of ICANN.

However, he admitted, “The attention on local dialects, languages and content has been less. ‘India’s Multilingual Internet and the Road to ICANN63’ seeks to bridge the difference between the rural-urban internet usages.”

ICANN63 is the Annual General Meeting of ICANN for 2018. It is scheduled to take place from October 20-25, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. This year’s meeting will focus on policy development and also showcase the work that ICANN does to a broader global audience.

Emphasising the efforts towards working on a better speed and content for a progressive rural India, ICANN strives to connect the ‘India’s unconnected’ to the world by making the broadband services available for platforms as basic as Khap Panchayats.

Country Head of Corporate Affairs, Data Xgen Technologies, Amit Modi revealed that the statistics of internet usage in urban India is also not as good as it seems. He said, “Survey shows 70 per cent of the internet users consume Indic content, however, 68 per cent of the usage is for entertainment, audio/video consumption only. Critical services like online banking, online search, job search etc. have usage as low as 20 per cent even in Urban India.”

In a different session, Jay Paudyal, Consultant, ICANN NBG Panel, discussed the benefits of switching to a new Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) such as ‘dot Bharat in IDN’- a Digital India Initiative by Accredited Domain Name Registrar to get a fully IDN in one’s native language. Currently it is available in seven Indian languages only, mainly in Devanagri, but will soon be made available in other languages as well.

UNI RHK RSA SHK1700

More News

Energy conservation must to save earth from destruction: Jai Ram Thakur

15 Nov 2018 | 8:47 PM

Shimla, Nov 15 (UNI) Expressing concern over fast-depleting natural resources, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said that energy conservation plays a pivotal role as ithout it the world would deplete its natural resources and the humanity would have to depend on alternative energy resources, which comes at the cost of creating an enormous destructive waste products causing adverse impact on mother earth.

 Sharesee more..
Sensex recovers by 118 55 pts on firm Asian cues amidst softening crude oil prices

Sensex recovers by 118 55 pts on firm Asian cues amidst softening crude oil prices

15 Nov 2018 | 8:46 PM

Mumbai, Nov 15 (UNI) The benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) rebounded on Thursday by 118.

 Sharesee more..

15 Nov 2018 | 8:42 PM

Major gainers were Adani Ports & SEZ, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Hero MotoCorp, Axis Bank and Vedanta, rising by up to 4.

 Sharesee more..

Telecom: 20 lakh BTSs and 5 lakh mobile towers installed

15 Nov 2018 | 7:33 PM

New Delhi, Nov 15 (UNI) The telecom industry has installed five lakh mobile towers, taking the total BTS (base transceiver station) count to over 20 lakh, a statement here said.

 Sharesee more..

Infosys appoints Jayesh Sangharika as interim CFO

15 Nov 2018 | 7:27 PM

Bengaluru, Nov 15 (UNI) IT major Infosys Board of Directors have approved appointment of Mr Jayesh Sanghrajka as the interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from November 17, 2018.

 Sharesee more..
image