i4d Weekly Newsletter, 15-21 June, 2007
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NEWS


AGRICULTURE
Cardamom e-Auction set for launch in mid-July, 2007 in India
PM to visit 3 States of India where farmers' suicides prevail


e-COMMERCE
UAE bank launches contact less payment card
Indian Postal Dept. plans to offer banking services


e-GOVERNANCE
BMC, India initiates e-Government strategy
Dubai Protocol and Guest House Department launches online portal
Michigan, US unveils surface water Information Management System
Indian Prime Minister review urban governance
Boston Public Schools, UK launches Cyber security programme
Soon e-Governance in Bangladesh Govt. offices
World Bank to implement e-Governance in Sri Lanka
Orissa (India) Govt. plans to take e-Governance at panchayat level
Boston Police Dept. launches SMS service for citizens of Boston
NCDEX, India approaches State Governments for spot trading
MIPR, Brunei launches e-Fisheries project
GoI seeks World Bank loan for e-Procurement
Singapore businesses benefit from e-Governance
DGEP wins 2007 United Nations Public Service Award


EDUCATION
Jamaica's e-Learning project on target
IGNOU, India expands its reach to abroad
MSU initiates communication programme for students
DANIDA supports e-Learning for Vietnamese
East County School, England provides NGN network to boost e-Learning
Small companies try to bring innovative technology to teaching


GENERAL
Indian Railways' data engine to hook up tech titans
FBI, US announces botnet milestone
Red Hat receives top government security rating
UN Human Rights Council agrees to details for reviewing countries
Inuit leader wins human development award


HEALTH
DFID, UK allocates £250 million fund to India for healthcare services
Sri-Lanka Govt offers medical treatment through broadband link
Asian Heart Institute, India to launch telemedicine project
Telemedicine service goes mobile in India
UN report spotlights socio-economic challenges posed by ageing populations
Bangalore (India) IT firm connects Presidentís Estate Clinic with hospitals
Detect TB within 60 seconds
Roshan launches Afghanistan's first telemedicine project


LIVELIHOODS
World Bank approves $63 million loan for Bihar livelihoods
UN-backed programme assists the poor in mountainous areas


m-SERVE
Indian mobile operators go for biofuel to power base stations
Tata Indicom unveils India's first Internet radio service on mobile phones
Nokia Siemens to launch software package for rural mobile connectivity in India


OPEN SOURCE
Getting the most from Open Source
The Ubunto FOSS


SME/SMB
Corporation Bank, India signs MoU with ICRA for SME rating
NMCC launches manufacturing portal for SMEs
World Bank approves US$100 million loan to support SMEs in China
World Trade and Development Report 2007


TECHNOLOGY
DOC, Minnesota uses RFID system to monitor inmates
The Tech Laboratory
BTIS, India launches INR 350 crore project to control traffic jam
UN-backed partnership aims to use satellites to bolster global disaster response
Social networking through mobiles


TELECENTRE
FINO, India ties with eGov Services for CSCs projects
MPSEDC, India made nodal agency for e-Kiosks


TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Pakistanís Internet sector increases by 40 percent
DOT, India favours WiMAX in 3G frequency band


WIRELESS
smartBridges ties with SREI to set up wireless infrastructure in West Bengal, India
Dharamshala Wi-Fi has an Israeli network
Problem with the Wi-Fi
Citywide Wi-Fi network in Pacifica, California
Morrisville State College, Canada deploys world's fastest wireless connect

INTERVIEW
Name: Harish Vellat
Publish Date: 05 June 2007
Designation & Organisation: Managing Director, HID India Pvt. Ltd
ANNOUNCEMENT
2007 Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) Competition
Organisations: Global Development Network and Japan Government
Last Date: August 20, 2007

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

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


EVENTS
Near Field Communication Australia 2007
Date: 17-19 July 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia

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


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

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