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eINDIA 2009
Lead News of the Week

Common service centres to generate 400,000 jobs
The Indian Government's initiative common service centre (CSS) will generate around 400,000 direct employment opportunities and as many as indirect jobs in rural India
              
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Common service centres to generate 400,000 jobs
 
NEWS
AGRICULTURE

TCS's mKRISHI, a new tool for farmers to receive agro-information
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)'s new initiative called mKRISHI, a mobile agro-advisory system that allows farmers to send queries to agricultural experts in their local languages through a mobile and receive personalised advice or relevant information in the local language

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Nanotechnology aid for farmers


TCS's mKRISHI, a new tool for farmers to receive agro-information
CLIMATE CHANGE

EU Commission pushes ICT use for a greener Europe
The European Commission has called its member states and industry to use ICT to improve energy efficiency. These technologies are expected to reduce total carbon emissions in Europe by up to 15 percent by 2020.

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ADB, Japan help Bangladesh to tackle climate change challenges


EU Commission pushes ICT use for a greener Europe
COMMUNITY RADIO

Himachal Pradesh gets first community radio station
The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has approved a grant to Himvani Radio to establish, maintain and operate wireless community radio station in Solan district of Himanchal Pradesh.

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Maharashtra to have one more community radio station
SMART starts community radio station Mewat, Haryana


Himachal Pradesh gets first community radio station
e-GOVERNANCE

NCDMA moves further towards e-Governance
The National Clean Development Mechanism Authority (NCDMA) in the Ministry of Environment & Forests is going all hi-tech. Its recently launched a new website today which will enable CDM Project Proponents to file applications and upload their project documents directly from the comfort of their offices.

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DIT to soon make software that can read all Indian languages
Digital Certification System launched in Oman


NCDMA moves further towards e-Governance
EDUCATION

Pitroda: India must initiate structural educational reforms
India has to initiate 'structural reforms' in the educational system if it wants to reap the benefits of its 'demographic dividend,' National Knowledge Commission (NKC) Chairman Sam Pitroda said here on Thursday.

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IIT Kharagpur develops INR 1 lakh artificial heart
'Internet in the Classroom' in Portugal by CISCO


Pitroda: India must initiate structural educational reforms
GENERAL

Singapore, EU team up on ICT research
The Government of Singapore has signed a MoU with the European Union (EU) to drive collaboration in ICT research and development.

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World Bank commits $2.2bn to ICT



Singapore, EU team up on ICT research
TECHNOLOGY

UN develops new online tool shows food prices in poor countries
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has developed the 'National Basic Food Prices Data and Analysis Tool' as part of its response to high food prices that shows the prices of different food commodities in local currencies or dollars and local measurements as well as standard weights.

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New mobile phone runs on solar power



UN develops new online tool shows food prices in poor countries
Next Generation Networks Standarisation
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EVENTS

South Asian Conference on New Media Technologies and Freedom of Expression
Date: 3 - 4 May 2009
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Book Released

Social and Political Implications of Data Mining: Knowledge Management in E-Government

ISBN: 978-1-60566-230-5
Published under the imprint Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference)
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