i4d Weekly Newsletter, 31 August - 6 September, 2007
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NEWS


AGRICULTURE
e-Agriculture initiatives for Togolese (Africa) farmers


e-COMMERCE
RBI allows RRBs to open extension counters at places of worship
Indian Govt. plans to merge 13 more RRBs
Citibank to roll out Pragati in India


e-GOVERNANCE
DoJ, Philippines creates task force to deal with cybersecurity, cybercrime
Malaysian Govt. implements online system to check rural projects
UP (India) launches 33 departmental websites
Indian Govt. to spend INR 7K crore a year in IT augmentation
Dubai Finance Ministry launches ‘Made in the UAE’ website to boost home products
Chhattisgarh (India) introduces e-Court system
Indian Govt. approves e-Governance programme for 323 cities


EDUCATION
UP (India) begins e-scholarship for timely payment
Barrett, Intel Chairman pushes Intel programmes in India, Bangladesh
Intel will provide content to 1800 schools in Tamil Nadu (India)
Indian Govt. plans to link educational e-network with US institutes
KISS, Asia's first largest tribal university in India
Makerere University of Africa to charge ICT fee


HEALTH
IBM/Mainsoft Portal Solution to Serve Medical Community
Ireland to invest Euro 500million in e-health
UAE government announced new federal health strategy and modernisation program
Nurses go wireless in Essen
Soon, India will have first mobile mammography unit
Intel works with Indian Government to transform rural healthcare


LIVELIHOODS
Study: slum residents live in sub-human conditions
ILO report underscores ties between poverty and productivity


m-SERVE
DoT, Trai set for battle over spectrum management
Mobiles to become digital wallets
COAI plans to appeal against TRAI
Reliance, ICICI launch money transfer service via mobile phones
Indian receptive to mobile Banking


OPEN SOURCE
Microsoft has been voted for Open Document format
Australia plans to adopt Open XML format


SME
CII-ASCON SURVEY shows Indian manufacturing showing no signs of slowdown
Move for placing Competition Policy Oversight Council in India


TECHNOLOGY
It is the age of quantum computing
China hosts nearly half of malware sites


TELECENTRE
eSeva to be merged with Rajiv Internet centres in Andhra (India)
Intel launches World Ahead Program in Bangladesh


TELECOMMUNICATIONS
ISRO plans INR 1600 crore navigation satellite constellation
Next-generation networks (NGN) is all set to transform communications

INTERVIEW
Name: Ranjit K Maiti
Publish Date: 05 August 2007
Location: New Delhi
Interviewer: Shambhu Ghatak

ANNOUNCEMENT
Young Social Entrepreneurs’ 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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