Lead News of the Week

Bangladesh Telecentre establishes e-Centre
Bangladesh Telecentre Network (BTN) has established number of telecentres and Community e-Centres (CeC) to provide local language content for the users besides serving as e-services centre.
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NEWS
AGRICULTURE

IFC partners AGRA to boost agricultural growth in Africa
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has partnered with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in Nairobi to unlock credit and financing for small-scale farmers and agribusinesses across sub-Saharan Africa.

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Origo Sino - India to launch a $300 mln agriculture fund


CLIMATE CHANGE

UNEP: ‘Green’ growth needed to reach Kenya’s development goals
According to recent study, published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), environmental degradation is thwarting the Kenya's current and future development opportunities.

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European cities sign climate change agreement


e-GOVERNANCE

First e-Court of India launched
The first model e-court in the country has been launched by the Gujarat High Court here recently.

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Govt to invest INR 20,175 Cr. in e-Governance projects
SMBs from APAC Region to increase IT spend in 2009


EDUCATION

Doeacc e-learning centre to open in Tripura
The Government of India will set up Regional Institute of e-Learning and Information Technology (Rielit) at Agartala. It is the fifth Department of Electronics Accreditation of Computer Courses (Doeacc) centre in the northeastern region.

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Reports on schools’ broadband network
Free online lectures by Academic Earth


HEALTH

Cyberknife' to treat cancer
Doctors in Britain will for the first time use a robotic radiotherapy machine to treat cancer this week. The machine called Cyberknife is said to be worth 2.5 million pounds.

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IBM teams with Google to mobilise patient data
China passes new medical reform plan


Wireless

APC observations on sustaining rural ICTs in Africa
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) has recently released a study on the need for wireless Internet access for development (W4D) in rural Africa.

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Rural Europe may get €1 billion for broadband



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