i4d Weekly Newsletter, 21 - 27, September 2007
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TOP NEWS OF THE WEEK
Indian mobile phone subscribers crosses 200 million mark
It is a landmark achievement for India, that its telecommunications network
has crossed the 200 million mark for wireless subscribers...


NEWS


AGRICULTURE
e-Consultation by experts drive away farmers' problems
INR 45 crore for Tamil Nadu (India) banana cultivators


COMMUNITY RADIO
Indian Govt. expands policy to speed up FM Radio spread
Internews Launches Community Radio Project in Haiti
LMC/RNTC Launches Radio Project in Liberia


e-COMMERCE
Canara Bank launches mobile biometric ATM


e-GOVERNANCE
South Korea supports for Nepal e-Governance project
Broadband speeds under scrutiny in the United Kingdom
Offices to be paperless in Karnataka (India)
Estonia urges for cooperation against cyber crimes
Malta Govt. launches e-Gov portal
Karnataka (India) Govt. to launch e-Halli centres
Railtel (India) OFC communication network to cover 5000 railway stations
Vodafone liable to pay tax to Government of India


EDUCATION
Media Lab Asia brings education to the doorsteps of tribals
S&T Ministry designs software for science education in Nigeria
NCERT checks literacy levels of girls via teachers training program
Mindanao (Philippines) school executives awaiting cyber education
Kenyan Government expands access to education at all levels
Asia Foundation launches Mobile Library in Sri-Lanka
Microsoft Corporation to help train 10,000 teachers
Vodafone supplies 5000 laptops for e-School programmes in Portgual


HEALTH
Online help for Mumbai's (India) heart patients
Palm-sized compact device to detect bird flu
New video game launched for obese kids


m-SERVE
Mobile phone revolution in India
Fresh DoT (India) guidelines by the DoT for screening licence applications


LIVELIHOODS
IFAD's project to boost farmers' profits in Tanzania


SME
Doing Business 2008 Report
Businesses are going green


TECHNOLOGY
Intel will deliver its Menlow platform


TELECENTRE
Computers help UNL bring technology to rural Nebraska
UN Alliance launches Connect Africans
More rural business centres in Ghana


WIRELESS
Singapore's seaport to get WiMax

INTERVIEW
Name: Robert S Sutor
Publish Date: 10 September 2007
Designation & Organisation: Vice President, Open Source and Standards , IBM

ANNOUNCEMENT
Young Social Entrepreneursí Forum @ GK3
Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia
Date: 11-13 December 2007

Leaders in Dubai Business Forum
Date: 18-20 November, 2007
Dubai UAE

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

EVENTS
Digital Asia e-Gov Summit (DAEG07)
Date: 27-28 November, 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Biomedical Asia 2008
Date: 14-17 April 2008
Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore

Mobile Content World Asia 2008
Date: 25-27 April 2008
Suntec International Exhibition & Convention Centre - Singapore

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