i4d Weekly Newsletter, 4-10 May, 2007
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NEWS


AGRICULTURE
USAID brings Indian farmers, retailers in single platform
Punjab, India moves for e-Agriculture services


COMMUNITY RADIO
Community Radio brings revolution in tribal Gujarat, India
Indian parliamentary panel: Promote community radio in villages


e-GOVERNANCE
Uganda invests Shs1 billion to establish 20 ICT hubs
Portugal Govt. implements Biometric ID cards
Indian Govt. to fund for e-Courts in districts
All village panchayats in India come under e-Governance
Chandigarh, India village receives e-Governance facilitation centre
Handheld GPS computers for Indian Army
NeGSt commences to roll out e-Product in Nigeria
South Africans check their govt. services via SMS
Multi-purpose ID Cards for Indians
Malta holds 24 in E-Readiness Worldwide rankings
Indian Govt. plans to introduce Biometric Passports in India
Rel Comm bags e-Governance project from WB, India govt.


EDUCATION
USDA grants $153 million for e-Education and telemedicine
Microsoft develops software suit for poor children
HRD Ministry of India plans to bring laptop at $10 for schoolchildren
ictQatar luanches e-Learning portal
ICT access for the visually impaired in Bhutan
Intel piloting Classmate PC in India
40% Japan's Universities facilitated with e-Learning systems
NEPAD plans to link African schools via satellites
Intel offers education programme in UP, India
All Indian institutes receives educational programmes via EDUSAT


GENERAL
Uganda Govt. approves US$120m fund for National ICT deal
IFC partners Nigerian ICT firm to improve education
9 African countries receive UNCEA awards for promoting ICT use

HEALTH
AIIMS' telemedicine project reaches Africa
Bluetooth technology uploads health data into mobile phone


m-SERVE
Nokia unveils mobile phones for rural India
Microsoft debuts Windows Live Hotmail for small business enterprise


SME/SMB
IBM offers entry-level storage solutions for SMBs
China's SMB invests US$9.5 billion on wireless
IACC, World Trade Center to promote SME sector in India, US
Indian Govt. offers more aid to MSMEs
Indian SMBs may spend $330 million on printers


TECHNOLOGY
India based EI labs shrinks the size of Linux computer
HP unveils 12 new printers for Indian market


TELECENTRE
Jindal, Satyam bring BPO services in rural India
Microsoft grants $90,000 to BIITC to set up digital village in Nigeria


TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Nokia Siemens offers low-cost mobile services for rural India
Airtel plans to expand connectivity in rural area
UK falls in IT readiness and digital services
C-DOT, India hangs up on 3G policy


WIRELESS
BSNL plans for Wimax infrastructure in 10 cities of India
St. Louis, US to get Wi-Fi network
Malaysian city receives MAN networking


INTERVIEW
Name: Klaus Pendl
Publish Date: 07 April 2007
Interviewer: i4d

EVENTS
Navigating RFID Adoption Roadmap
Date : 25-26 Apr 2007
Location : Mumbai - India


First Supply Chain Management & Logistics Forum
Date: 21-22 Jun 2007
Location: Mumbai, India

JOBS
Short-term Expert for Creating Information Exchange/Data Transfer
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine and Moldova
Last Date: May 20, 2007
Email: vacancies@eubam.org, vacancies-bam@undp.org

Senior Information Officer
Food and Agriculture Organization
Location: Berlin and Stockholm
Last Date: May 30, 2007
Email: VA-1611-KC@fao.org

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