i4d Weekly Newsletter, 24-30 March, 2007
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NEWS

COMMUNITY RADIO
Prabhavi Community Radio, the first Internet radio in Sri-Lanka
I&B Ministry: Govt. policy set free NGOs to set up community radio in India
Local Radio will go digital


e-COMMERCE
Andhra bank plans to set up more 175 Biometric ATMs in India
VISA USA plans to offer mobile payment service


e-GOVERNANCE
Glasgow City Council implements shared services in UK
Denbighshire County Council implements e-Sourcing, e-Commerce to work SMEs
SSC releases Govt. web standards for New Zealand Govt.
C-DAC completes first phase of e-Gov services in India
HCL: e-Governance projects enhances business
PAP urges to use ICT to enhance good governance
Edinburgh Council plans for e-HR system
Identity Document Security In formation comes online
Namibia receives Chinese loan for Govt. software


EDUCATION
Philippines, the first country in Intel’s e-Learning project
Govt.’s policy to set up NRI/PIO University in India
Uptech to open e-Learning centre in Mauritius
ICSI, India plans to introduce e-Learning initiative
DEC allows for Online IIT, IIM courses in India


GENERAL
Government of India clears the way for 74% FDI in telecom
Semi-conductor policy by GoI has been notified
NGOs to have individual websites for grants in India
Commonwealth plans to imitate Malaysia’s IT success in developing countries


HEALTH
Satellite technology to deliver ICT health in sub-Saharan Africa
Indian Govt. plans to bring National Database for patients
FG, Nigeria to link UCH with 6 health centres via tele medicine network
NEHTA standardises HL7 for Health
Fight against Aids in Africa gets mobile power
Israeli scientists transmits cardiac data to doctors via mobile phones


LIVELIHOODS
Orissa is the poorest state in India: National Sample Survey


m-SERVE
Motorola launches MOTOROKR E6 in India
AT&T launches mobile banking service on their mobile phones


SME/SMB
Small, medium firms in India are going for overseas funds
Latam will grow by 4.8 percent: ECLAC
Commercialisation of microcredit
Foreign Trade Policy of India must target 30% growth: Confederation of Indian Industry
SMERA will expand operations in northern region of India
World Economic Situation and Prospects 2007


TECHNOLOGY
3G tech for high-speed downloads on cell-phones by the end of 2007
US economic growth driven by IT: ITIF Report
Broadband connectivity can improve life in villages: APJ Abdul Kalam
Intel to set up semi-conductor plant in China
Study: Denmark, No. 1 country in effective technology use in ICT


TELECENTRE
Africa uses solar energy to access Internet
Brazil Govt. to offer free Internet access to Amazon tribes


TELECOMMUNICATIONS
RCOM to finish rural telephone scheme by March 31, 2007
Airtel offers SMS service in regional languages in India


WIRELESS
Douglas County, the first courthouse in Metro Atlanta to offer Wi-Fi



INTERVIEW
Name: Vis Naidoo
Publish Date: 03 March 2007
Interviewer: i4d


ANNOUNCEMENT
CompTIA’s first SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards for 2007 year
Scheduled Date: July 31-Aug. 2
Deadline for submission: April 30, 2007
To submit an entry: http://www.softwareceo.com/awards/innovation_awards.php.


EVENTS
Two-day Conference on RFID
Location: Mumbai
Date: April 25-26, 2007

Total Telecom World Telecommunications Congress 2007
Dates: 17 April 2007 to 20 April 2007
Location: Amsterdam


JOBS
International Programmer– Hagar International
Human Resource Department
Last Date: April 17, 2007

Information and Communication Officer
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
Last Date: April 9, 2007
Email: sachee@apwld.org; sachee@apwld.org

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