Lead News of the Week

UN-supported programme helps African orphans in fight against hunger and AIDS
UN-supported programme helps African orphans in fight against hunger and AIDS United Nations has launched a scheme to reduce hunger and the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people in Kenya.
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NEWS
AGRICULTURE

India debuts 'agricultural Wikipedia'
Scientists from India have launched an 'agricultural Wikipedia', an online repository of agricultural information in the country.

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Website launched for Lam Dong coffee farmers


CLIMATE CHANGE

Japan launches Greenhouse Gas Observation Satellite on 23 January 2009
Japan has successfully launched the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) on 23 January 2009 that will provide a greater insight into climate changes caused by greenhouse gases.

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Biomass could light up the future


COMMUNITY RADIO

First community radio station in Assam launched
The first community radio station has been launched at the Krishna Kanta Handique Open University, Assam on 27 January 2009.

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Community Radio Station launched in Mhaswad, Maharashtra, India
India: Gurgaon to have its own community radio


e-GOVERNANCE

e-Governance for all spheres of Govt by 2020
Second Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) has suggested implementation of e-Governance in all spheres, at all levels of government by 2020 and proposed a legal framework for it in its report.

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Five e-Governance awards bagged by Gujarat
e-Postal tracking made possible in Bahrain


HEALTH

Bangladesh introduces telehealth services
From February onwards, the Bangladesh government will have in place "Telehealth Care Services" at every public hospital in the country. The aim of this project is to make healthcare available to everyone in the country.

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KTwo unveils low cost tele-diagnostics devices
Australia eHealth system in the mill


TECHNOLOGY

GoI to make available low-cost computers
Soon, the Government of India will make available low-cost computers in the market to take knowledge to every household and help students get feed on every subject while sitting at home.

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BPL launches unique rechargeable study light for kids
Soon 'Organic' computer chips from carbon


TELECENTRE

Malwai Government opens telecentre
The Government of Malwa has opened a telecentre in the southern region district of Thyolo in oder to improve ICT development in rural areas.

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Internet kiosks soon in rural post offices in India


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