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telecentre.org launches telecentre.org Academy
telecentre.org has launched the telecentre.org Academy on 3 October 2008 during the Fifth Convention of Grameen Gyan Abhiyan held at the National Agricultural Science Complex, New Delhi.



Online learning resources for Agriculture
The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has developed a new web repository of learning resources for Agriculture. The repository system will be linked to Moodle, an open source learning management system that hosts more than 500 resources.


East Africa will get $80 million to improve agriculture


Australia national web portal connects to Government services
The Government of Australia has created Australia.gov.au, a national Web site linking users to services and information to aid them at home, work and elsewhere.


India: Assam Government to pilot last mile connectivity project


ADB supports Cambodia to boost technical, vocational education
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping Cambodia to improve its technical and vocational education training (TVET) system and make the country more skilled and educated workforce.


e-University to be launched in Bahrain


Bluetooth system orients pedestrians in urban environments
A new system based on Bluetooth wireless technology places a layer of information technology over the real world to tell pedestrians about points of interest along their path as they pass them.

Now, cancer diagnosis in 15 minutes
GE announces healthcare initiatives


Sony Ericsson visions for environment-friendly phone
Sony Ericsson is working on a new concept phone that will be environment friendly called GreenHeart. The phone emphasizes on being environmentally friendly throughout its life.


GSMA companies roll out mobile broadband
South Asia making great progress in mobile connectivity


Unique experiment for HIV/AIDs workers
The State Institute of Rural Development, Mysore will use of satellite TV technology to bring sex workers across the State and top-level bureaucrats face to face, as a part of its battle against HIV.



Finland plans nationwide broadband connection by 2015
The Government of Finland announced its plan to connect every Finish home with fast broadband Internet by the end of 2015. Its goal is to increase the country's overall productivity, and will cover about a third of the cost to see it happen.


India: PMC plans for Wi-Fi enabled hotspots at kiosks

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