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ICT facilities to be expanded to 30 more UICs
According to the National Institute of Local Government (NILG), around 52 unions have been primarily selected for setting up union information centres (UICs) where ICT will be available for the grassroots people.



GWEC and Greenpeace Study: Wind power can prevent climate change
The recent published report entitled 'Global Wind Energy Outlook 2008', published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International, finds out wind power can produce 12 per cent of the world's energy needs and prevent 10 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions within 12 years.


Pakistan establishes task force on climate change
New UN initiative to help governments tackle climate change problems


2008-09, year of capacity building for e-Governance: North Eastern State
In another initiative towards promoting e-Governance in North-East India, the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio declared 2008-09 as the Year of Capacity Building which will aim at reforms and renewing the system of governance and delivery of public services


World Bank Funded Project 'GEMS' at 191 Sites
South Korea Wins Best e-Gov


Educational review in Northern Ireland
Local people must 'grab the opportunity' to engage in the forthcoming consultation process, which is being held as part of a major review of education in Northern Ireland.


Maharashtra has highest number of schools with computer facility, says report
Dept. of Education Partners with US computer companies for schools
Nokia announces education service for rural India


European Commission adopts plans distance healthcare programme to help doctors
The European Commission has adopted Communication to support and improve access to telemedicine for EU citizens and healthcare professionals across Europe. In response to a call for action from Member States, this initiative aims to increase and broaden telemedicine services, including diagnosis, treatment and monitoring at a distance across Europe.


India: Online process for clinical trials by 2013


IPDC supports capacity building for community media in Latin America
In the second national meeting of the Uruguayan Network of Community infocentres (RUTELCO), organised on 25 October 2008, UNESCO supported capacity building programme through its IPDC programme for community media in Latin America.


ADB provides support to improve livelihoods of poor Philippine farmers


FCCISL ties up with CBI Netherlands to strengthen SME sector
The Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) has signed a partnership agreement with the Center for the Promotion of Exports from Developing Countries (CBI) in The Netherlands to provide export support services to Sri Lankan businesses involved in exports especially SME.


ADB provides additional support for urban development in Bangladesh
SBI to offer collateral-free loans upto Rs one cr to SMEs

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