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eINDIA 2009
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BSNL rolls out rural broadband kiosk
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has recently rolled out its first Rural Broadband Kiosk at village Savlaj in Sangli District of Maharashtra. The project is part of the BSNL's 'Wire-Line Broadband Connectivity to Rural & Remote Areas' that aims to make information technology work to the advantage of the villagers.
              
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BSNL rolls out rural broadband kiosk
 
NEWS
AGRICULTURE

India: Haryana to confer 'Kisan awards'
The State Government of Haryana has decided to confer 'Kisan Awards' for those leading farmers of the state who make outstanding contribution to agriculture production at the state, district and block levels during the year 2008-09.

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Monsanto and NGO ISAP launch Project Share to improve farmer lives
Now, traders to get commodity rates on mobiles


India: Haryana to confer 'Kisan awards'
CLIMATE CHANGE

Delhi Metro, first railway network to get UN certificate for preventing carbon emission
Delhi Metro has become the first rail network in the world to get a UN certificate for preventing more than 90,000 tones of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.

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ADB to help raise public awareness on climate change
ADB, Japan to help Lao PDR strengthen natural resources management


Delhi Metro, first railway network to get UN certificate for preventing carbon emission
e-GOVERNANCE

ICT for rural folks introduced in Malaysia
A pilot project known as InfoSTI@MOSTI by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation within hi-fi wireless service, computer training and cyber-net browsing are available for free, is aiming towards changing the mindset of rural people in Malaysia.

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VAS for rural India
Biometric identity card system at Cochin port


ICT For Rural Folks Introduced in Malaysia
EDUCATION

e-Learning for children in Kenya
Twenty-five teachers selected from teacher training colleges (TTCs), Centre for Maths and Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA), Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) and Kenya Education Staff Institute (KESI) will be incorporating e-learning teaching methods and teach others.

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Canada - IIT Delhi partnership for wireless research
Government grants INR 250 crore to Maulana Azad Education Foundation


e-Learning for children in Kenya
HEALTH

MCI regulations relaxed for hospitals in rural areas
The Government has asked the Medical Council of India to revise the norms prescribed for opening of new medical colleges to enable opening of colleges in rural and under served areas, Panabaka Lakshmi, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare told the Rajya Sabha recently.

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Heart patients with pacemakers can now undergo MRI
GTI plans to invest INR 2.50 billion in healthcare


MCI regulations relaxed for hospitals in rural areas


Next Generation Networks Standarisation
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Special Youth Fellowships by UN and Fulbright

Last Date: 5 March 2009
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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
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