1. The Punjab Cabinet paved the way for distribution of 1.78 lakh smartphones to class 12 students of state government schools by November. 2. The distribution of the first batch of 50,000 phones, which has already been received by the state government, will begin shortly. 3. The phones will be equipped with various smart features such as touch screen, camera, and pre-loaded government applications like ‘e-Sewa App’ with e-content related to class 11 and class 12, as approved by the department of school education. 4. The second batch will be procured soon, and the entire distribution process will be completed by November.