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eINDIA 2009
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UN scheme provides $18 million to five countries to slash emissions, create jobs
Five pilot countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America are set to receive $18 million in funding from a United Nations programme aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from forests while boosting local livelihoods
              
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UN scheme provides $18 million to five countries to slash emissions, create jobs
 
NEWS
AGRICULTURE

SBP to launch special project for improved access to agricultural credit
The State Bank of Pakistan is launching a Special Pilot Project in Sindh from the current Kharif season to improve the availability of agricultural credit to the farmers on fast track basis. Initially the project will be launched in seven agriculture intensive districts of Sindh including Hyderabad, Tando Allahyar, Mirpurkhas, Larkana, Sanghar, Nawabshah and Khairpur

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SEAF India to launch Agribusiness gund


SBP to launch special project for improved access to agricultural credit
e-GOVERNANCE

India below China on IT Readiness Index
China occupying the 46th position is ahead from India which stands at 54th position in the Network Readiness Index (NRI). So China has overtaken India on the global IT (information technology) radar, according to the Global Information Technology Report 2008-2009.

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VeriSign unveils platform for national public key infrastructure
Quick services by e-Kiosks in Bahrain


India below China on IT Readiness Index
EDUCATION

Education to be affected by 6 technologies
Collaborative environments, cloud computing, and 'smart' objects are among the technologies that a group of experts believes will have a profound impact on K-12 education within the next five years or sooner. The group, called the New Media Consortium (NMC), has come out with an annual report on emerging technologies in higher education for the last several years

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Online admission for junior colleges back once again
68% students says yes to sex education


Education to be affected by 6 technologies
HEALTH

Siemens introduces elasticity imaging technology for breast cancer detection
Siemens Healthcare known for bringing innovative medical technologies recently launched their latest ultrasound software feature 'eSie Touch' for early breast cancer detection in Mumbai. The technology of elasticity imaging is the first in India for healthcare diagnostics, designed to add useful information for clinical management of breast cancer

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Philips launches home healthcare business in India - introduces innovative sleep therapy and respirtory solutions
GE Healthcare enters Home Healthcare Market in India


Siemens introduces elasticity imaging technology for breast cancer detection
TECHNOLOGY

Green mobile network for rural Sri Lanka under trial
Sri-Lanka based mobile operator company, Dialog Telkom is installing ten trial base stations using solar and wind power to roll out green technologies throughout the country

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Multi-function ATMs for Indian banking sector



Green mobile network for rural Sri Lanka under trial
Next Generation Networks Standarisation
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South Asian Conference on New Media Technologies and Freedom of Expression
Date: 3 - 4 May 2009
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
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Social and Political Implications of Data Mining: Knowledge Management in E-Government

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