i4d Weekly Newsletter, 13 - 19 July, 2007
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NEWS


AGRICULTURE
ADB Assisting Vietnam in Improving Quality, Safety of Agricultural Products
Dena Bank plans to issue more 1 lakh Kisan credit cards in India
AU signs MoU with APSRSAC to gather satellite info for farmers
Bago rice farmers now use Internet
Vietnam Govt. to bring ICT applications to agriculture
Decline in 2007 crop yield lead to food shortages for 28 countries: UN


e-GOVERNANCE
Government websites 'too complex' : NAO Report
Tamil Nadu Govt. (India) plans to launch e-Governance tools
America's top digital counties ranked for exceptional use of technology
Dutch citizens content with eGovernment
First eGovernment cluster formed in Hungary
On-line real-time road traffic updates in Finland
eGovernment applications for local authorities in Latvia
Lithuanian Finance Ministry launches user-friendly website
Government of India to issue Biometric PAN cards soon


EDUCATION
TN Govt to provide necessary equipments for primary schools
Educomp to invest INR 255 crore in school venture
E-learning boosts education for dozens of Norfolk children
Ugandan E-learning project faces challenges
UNESCO announces winners of 2007 Literacy Prize
New Zealand to continue collaboration in education with Malaysia
Intel introduces Classmate PCs in Pakistan


GENERAL
UN scheme to ensure global biological diversity
Greater Mekong Report talks about need for ecologically sustainable development
Asian-Pacific countries discuss responses to climate change at UN backed meeting


HEALTH
AIIMS' step to ensure faster cure of cancers
Snapshot of India's Development Deficits
Study tracking European physicians' IT usage
A course to account for acute shortage of CVR professionals
Smart clothing for an e-age health
Genetic screening may impede pregnancy among older women
Portable heart monitor sends emergency alerts and ECG as text message
World Bank approves additional funds for health development in Tanzania
Challenges remain for achieving MDGs in Central Asia


LIVELIHOODS
Senate Appropriations Committee approves amendment to improve livelihoods
NSSO reveals employment opportunity in Delhi


m-SERVE
Yoomba makes free VoIP calling via any e-mail.


OPEN SOURCE
Japan Govt. adopts open source standards
NRCFOSS, the Indian Govt. body to promote open source software


SME/SMB
ADB and Japan would be Helping to Improve Economic and Infrastructure Management in Palau
PM's panel puts growth at 9%, inflation at 4%
Indian businessmen most optimistic in world: Study by Grant Thompson
Managing capital inflows into Asia is a key challenge: Finance Minister of Thailand


TECHNOLOGY
Adobe launching Creative Suite 3
Science, Technology, Innovation Key to Changing Africa’s Fortunes
Zonbu introduces new PCs


TELECENTRE
Kenya Govt. to use wireless solutions to connect villages
MP Govt plans to set up CSCs
Sri-Lanka receives Indian funds to set up telecentres
SREI Sahaj e-Village Ltd starts communication network for CSCs in West Bengal, India


TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Indian Defence Ministry agrees to vacate 42.5 Mhz spectrum


WIRELESS
Riverside launches citywide free wireless Internet access
AP Assembly, the first assembly in India to get Wi-Fi network
London gets free Wi-Fi
Student residences to be wired for EDUROAM Wi-Fi in Slovenia

INTERVIEW
Name: Kuanishbek Esekeev
Publish Date: 06 July 2007
Designation : Chairman, Agency for Informatisation and Communications, Republic of Kazakhstan
ANNOUNCEMENT
i4d Award2007
Organisations: CSDMS
Last Date: July 15, 2007

Young Social Entrepreneurs’ Forum @ GK3
Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia
Date: 11-13 December 2007
Last Date: 15 August, 2007

2007 Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) Competition
Organisations: Global Development Network and Japan Government
Last Date: August 20, 2007

UNESCO Prize for Rural Communication $ 20,000
Location: UNESCO Headquarters, France
Date: 26 to 28 March 2008

IFC and FT's Essay Competition Encourages Innovation
Organisations: Rural Marketing Agencies Association of India (RMAAI) & NASSCOM
Last Date: September 30, 2007

EVENTS
Euro-India ICT Co-operation Research Collaboration Workshops
Location: IIT Delhi, IIT Mumbai
Date: September 17, 2007, September 21, 2007

ICET 2007
Date: 11 to 13 December 2007
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


JOBS
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Location: New Delhi
Last Date: August 15, 2007
Email: IntlRecruit@abtassoc.com

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