i4d Weekly Newsletter, 25 - 30 August, 2007
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NEWS


AGRICULTURE
e-krishi makes Onam happier for farmers in Kerala (India)
Comesa designs electronic marketing system for African farmers


COMMUNITY RADIO
12 community radio stations to come up in Karnataka (India)
CMDA to implement first e-Governance initiative by month end


e-GOVERNANCE
BMC to launch e-Governance initiative in Mumbai (India)
Indian Highways Dept. introduces e-Tender facility
IIT Delhi Professor proposed Integrated model for information sharing.
1 million Green card holders to replace their cards
100 Countries Adopt e-Government Programs
3i Infotech works with Goa Govt.
Indian Govt. goes for e-Transfer


EDUCATION
100 Secondary schools of Bostwana to be ICT connected
Intel Foundation's fillip to women's education
CPN to issue IT policy for education in Nigeria
Oman introduces e-Admission system
ICSI offers virtual classrooms on mobile phones
Indian Govt. plans to set up central university in every state


HEALTH
SGRH launches telemedicine centres in Haryana and Rajasthan
Space Hospitals rolls out V-SAT ambulance fleet for rural health service
Wockhardt opens doors of its new super speciality facility in Rajkot
CWS - BITS Pilani using Telecom Technology to Provide Healthcare Services
Fortis HealthWorld forays into rural India
TeleDiagnosys set to open more Teleradiology reporting centres


LIVELIHOODS
Climate change will hamper agriculture production


m-SERVE
BSNL to launch WiMAX in Visakhapatnam (India)
Trai wants telecoms operators to pay more for spectrum
Nokia enters into new music, gaming services


OPEN SOURCE
German universities going for Linux


SME/SMB
Small business enterprise project for HIV-positive women in Asia
PM lauds the 'spirit' of entrepreneurs from SMEs
CII workshop exploits IP potential to provide advantage to MSMEs


TECHNOLOGY
Mizoram will use renewable energy to light up villages


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
No Wi-Fi for Chicago


WIRELESS
Jaipur (India) plans to become Wi-Fi
No Wi-Fi for Chicago

INTERVIEW
Name: M. Moni
Publish Date: 02 August 2007
Designation & Organisation: Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre, Government of India
ANNOUNCEMENT
Young Social Entrepreneursí Forum @ GK3
Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia
Date: 11-13 December 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
Digital Asia e-Gov Summit (DAEG07)
27-28 November, 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

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

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