Inmarsat and BSNL are expected to commence services later this year.
This was the 47th launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
PM Narendra Modi made the announcement in an address to the nation.
The successful tests were carried out in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
The new series of coins was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The awards were conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind.
The scheme is expected to benefit crores of people in the unorganised sector.
Two observers from the Guinness Book of World Record were present.
The DotBook is expected to be open for bookings starting March this year.
A trial run has been held for the Hazrat Nizamuddin-Mumbai Rajdhani Express.