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eINDIA 2009
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UNEP partners Microsoft to address environmental issues by leveraging technology
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to work together on leveraging ICT solutions to address environmental challenges.
              
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UNEP partners Microsoft to address environmental issues by leveraging technology
 
NEWS
AGRICULTURE

Malaysia embarks on world's first intelligent plantations
MIMOS, Malaysian applied research agency has signed a deal with Felda Agricultural Services (FAS) to develop the world's first intelligent plantations.

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IGNOU to offer programme on agricultural policy


Malaysia embarks on world's first intelligent plantations
e-GOVERNANCE

e-Governance in Panchayats
As informed by Minister of Panchayati Raj, Mani Shankar Aiyar, in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, the Union Government has proposed a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for e-governance in Panchayati Raj Institutions (e-PRI).

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U.S. Government travel reservation site hacked
Bartronics to help establish 2000 kiosks in Delhi, India


e-Governance in Panchayats
EDUCATION

Rural school education in India
Children in rural areas continue to be deprived of quality education owing to factors like lack of competent and committed teachers, lack of textbooks or teaching-learning materials, and so on.

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Measures are being taken to enhance the ICT knowledge and the literacy rate of 80 % of teachers
New teaching tools for boards


Rural school education in India
HEALTH

ADB to probe health spending in Asia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is planning a study on how spending on maternal, newborn and child healthcare is hurting the poor in the Asia Pacific region.

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Hospital uses Twitter for live surgery info
Panasonic launches mobile clinical computer in UK


ADB to probe health spending in Asia


Next Generation Networks Standarisation

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Special Youth Fellowships by UN and Fulbright

Last Date: 5 March 2009
E-mail to: syp@unaids.org
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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